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Posted 7/11/2012 9:25am by Miranda Combs.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special items for this Saturday July 14 th..

- PASTURE- RAISED ROASTING CHICKENS...last offering for a while

- PORK TENDERLOINS

- ANY STEAK OR BEEF ROAST cut to order if called in by Thursday evening

- LOCAL SMOKED CHEDDAR CHEESE..  Which directly benefits beaver/ butler dairy judging team

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

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As always, we will have a nice variety of our regular selections available.

Remember to call by Thursday evening!  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316.

Also, please remember that order pick-up time is from 5am-10:30 am.  We will try our best to hold the orders if you run into problems and are running late... BUT...please call the stand # (412-661-1875) so that we KNOW you are running late !!   

Thanks and see you Saturday!!

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

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Please visit the market's website for information on the market and all the vendors.  You can sign up for a weekly email update.
 


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The Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty is located at 344 North Sheridan Ave., adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot.  The market operates year round- and is open from 5 AM until 12 noon every Saturday of the year.
 
Posted 7/5/2012 9:45pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday July 7th

I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July holiday.  Too bad it was a short one this year.  I went out to Berks county to visit some relatives, and took a quick trip to Lancaster to visit some cheese makers.  Please see the PA Made Cheese update below for some details.

I expect the market to have a great selection of locall grown items this Saturday, so please stop by the market to get some of the local fruit, produce and meat.  The corn is really starting to come in.  Check todays article in the PG on local corn and some great recipes.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/life/food/a-salute-to-the-kernels-and-the-cobs-643351/

Also, Miriam Rubin is at it again with her "Miriam's Garden" series.  This week she is talking about growing onions- and has 2 great recipes.  

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/life/food/miriams-garden-enough-to-make-you-cry-an-ode-to-onions-643381/

I must say that I have had some excellent locally grown onions so far this season.  At first we were getting the small ones, but the past few weeks we have been getting the larger PA Simply Sweets.  I have been cutting them in half, drizzling with lots of olive oil, salt and pepper and roasting them in the oven.  I served them with steaks from Kennedy's.  Yum.

Please see below for an update on items at the market.   

David Lagnese

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The Update

Greenawalt Farm

Locally grown items include sweet corn, zucchini, yellow squash, pickle cucumbers, radishes, green onions, peaches, lettuce, swiss chard, blueberries.  Brian always has a few surprises because he visits with a variety of Amish farmers on Fridays to pick up items for the market.  Check out their fresh cut herbs such as chives and mint.  In addition they will have locally grown eggs and their normal selection of Amish made products.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special items for this week include: 

** Pork spare ribs

** Pork baby back ribs

** Any steaks cut to order

** Chipped sirloin

Phone hours are mon- thurs 9-9 and 9-6 pm on friday.  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

Kistaco Farm... Local items for this week include:

Peaches
Plums
Snap Peas
Shelling peas
Snow peas
Cucumbers
Pickling Cukes
Zucchini
Collards
Kale
Herb plants

Wood Street Bread Company bread- and much more
 
Zang's Greenhouse...Locally grown items this week include leeks, fresh garlic, cucumbers, pickles, sweet onions, zucchini, beets, micro greens, green onions, lettuce and sweet corn from McElhaney farm.  Also, get some local blueberries- they are only here for a short time.  

California Olive Oil Connection

This is the time of year that I really love olive oil because it goes so well with all these locally grown veggies.  I like to use ths spicier oils raw poured on slads and blanched vegetables.  I also like to roast all sorts of veggies (including onions and garlic) drizzled with lots of olive oil.  We have six varieties of California grown, certified extra virgnin olive oil available.  This is the real thing, not the fake, adulterated stuff.

The Greek Gourmet- will have homemade spinach and meat pies to the market each week- in addition to 20+ flavors of hummus.  Stop by and talk to Jack at the booth.

PA Made Cheese-   Many of you have grown to love the Blue Cheese and the Mushroom Leek Cheese made by Common Folk Organics in Lancaster County.   I went to visit them on July 4th.  I met with Ivan Lapp, an Amish farmer in Ronks.  He spent about an hour with me-  showing me around the farm and talking to me about what he does.  Ivan has 6 children, and they help manage a herd of about 35 cows.  He is part of a cooperative called Common Folk Organics.  Most of the milk goes into the cooperative and is consumed as drinking milk.  Making cheese is a project to make a higher value product from the milk.  He partnered with local cheese maker Amos Miller.  Amos lives a few miles away in Leola.  Ivan's family has been farming the same land for nearly 100 years.  The farm and the facilities are very neat, clean and organized.  

Amos Miller has a small goat herd and cheese making facility.  He makes a variety of aged goat cheeses, but also does contract cheese making for Ivan and others.  While I was there, he had a vat full of cows milk and was in the process of making a tome cheese.  I tasted a lot of cheeses and had some great conversation with Amos.  He has 11 children!  I picked up a few wheels of his aged aged goat cheeses in addition to the Blue and the Mushroom Leek.

I must say I was really impressed by what I saw Lancaster County.  The area visited was nearly all Amish farms, as far as the eye could see.  Horse and buggies definitely out number autos.  The beauty of landscape is incredible.  Its lush and green with rolling hills.  I met two really impressive people that are committed to making great food.  I can't wait to go back.  Please come and support their farms by buying their cheese.

Kew Park Coffee Bar- Fresh locally roasted Kew Park Coffee- we have Dark and Medium roast beans available.  To help beat the heat, we will have fresh squezed lemon aid available.

Summary of Produce Available

Veggies

  • Zucchini
  • Cucumbers
  • Potatoes
  • PA Mushrooms
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Cooking greens
  • Carrots and other root vegetables
  • Onions
  • Cauliflower
  • Tomatoes
  • Shallots
  • Peppers- sweet and hot
  • Micro greens
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Green beans
  • Turnips
  • Broccoli
  • Rhubarb
  • Asparagus

Fruit

  • Peaches
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Pears
  • Florida Citrus such as lemons, limes and oranges
  • Grapes

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Please visit the market's website for information on the market and all the vendors.  You can sign up for a weekly email update.
 

http://www.farmersmarketcooperativeofeastliberty.com/

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The Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty is located at 344 North Sheridan Ave., adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot.  The market operates year round- and is open from 5 AM until 12 noon every Saturday of the year.


Posted 6/28/2012 9:33pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday Saturday June 30th

Please stop by the market to get some of Fourth of July items.  We have a few new items appearing this week- peaches, plums, fresh garlic, corn, tomatoes red potatoes and blackberries.

Thanks to all those who spoke with the videographer last week.   Michael Pisano thinks he got some great footage and dialog about the market.  We can't wait to see the final product.   Thanks also to Jim and Rita Kennedy for coming in to visit.   It was great to see them.

Please see below for an update on items at the market.   

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The Update

Greenawalt Farm

Locally grown items include zucchini, yellow squash, pickle cucumbers, radishes, asparagus (maybe), green onions, peaches, lettuce, swiss chard, strawberries (maybe) and  blueberries.  Brian always has a few surprises because he visits with a variety of Amish farmers on Fridays to pick up items for the market.  Check out their fresh cut herbs such as chives and mint.  In addition they will have locally grown eggs and their normal selection of Amish made products.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special items for this week include: 

** ANY STEAK CUT TO ORDER.. as usual and esp for the 4 th of july ...
** BABY BACK RIBS and SPARE RIBS
** KOLBASSI GRILLERS in reg or hot pepper cheese
** BUTCHER-MADE HOT DOGS in reg or cheese
** BOLOGNA RINGS in reg or garlic

Phone hours are mon- thurs 9-9 and 9-6 pm on friday.  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

Kistaco Farm... Local items for this week include:

Peaches
Plums
Snap Peas
Shelling peas
Snow peas
Cucumbers
Pickling Cukes
Zucchini
Collards
Kale
Herb plants
Wood Street Bread Company bread- and much more
 
Tim from Kistaco Farm would like to extend a great big thank you to everyone that voted for Kistaco Farm on Facebook.  Thanks to support from our customers, they got enough votes to become qualified for the  small business grant application!

Zang's Greenhouse...Locally grown items this week include fresh garlic, shelling peas, cucumbers, pickles, sweet onions, zucchini, beets, micro greens, green onions and lettuce.  Also, get some local blueberries and blackberries- they are only here for a short time.  Finally, sweet corn from McElhaney farm is here. 

California Olive Oil Connection

To promote education, I have copies of the book Extra Virginity book available to borrow.  So stop by and borrow a copy when you have some time to give it a read.  

Also check out the website for more information:
http://www.extravirginity.com/

Of course we also have six varieties of California grown, certified extra virgnin olive oil.....

The Greek Gourmet- will have homemade spinach and meat pies to the market each week- in addition to 20+ flavors of hummus.  Stop by and talk to Jack at the booth.

PA Made Cheese- We have new cheese shipments of chevre and feta from Riverview Dairy.  We will also have fresh curds.  I will be visiting Common Folk Organics in Lancaster County over the 4th of July Holiday.   I will have an opportuntiy to meet with owner Ivan Lapp and tour the farm and cheese making facilities.  I expect to bring back wheels of Blue Cheese and mushroom leek cheese.

Kew Park Coffee Bar- Fresh locally roasted Kew Park Coffee- we have Dark and Medium roast beans available.  To help beat the heat, we will have fresh squezed lemon aid available.

Summary of Produce Available

Veggies

  • Zucchini
  • Cucumbers
  • Potatoes
  • PA Mushrooms
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Cooking greens
  • Carrots and other root vegetables
  • Onions
  • Cauliflower
  • Tomatoes
  • Shallots
  • Peppers- sweet and hot
  • Micro greens
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Green beans
  • Turnips
  • Broccoli
  • Rhubarb
  • Asparagus

Fruit

  • Peaches
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Pears
  • Florida Citrus such as lemons, limes and oranges
  • Grapes

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Please visit the market's website for information on the market and all the vendors.  You can sign up for a weekly email update.
 

http://www.farmersmarketcooperativeofeastliberty.com/

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The Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty is located at 344 North Sheridan Ave., adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot.  The market operates year round- and is open from 5 AM until 12 noon every Saturday of the year.


Posted 6/28/2012 10:21am by Miranda Combs.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special items for this 4 th of july holiday weekend!!!

** ANY STEAK CUT TO ORDER.. as usual and esp for the 4 th of july ...
** BABY BACK RIBS and SPARE RIBS
** KOLBASSI GRILLERS in reg or hot pepper cheese
** BUTCHER-MADE HOT DOGS in reg or cheese
** BOLOGNA RINGS in reg or garlic

****AS USUAL WE WILL BE GIVING COMPLIMENTARY SAMPLES FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

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As always, we will have a nice variety of our regular selections available.

Remember to call by Thursday evening!  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316.

Also, please remember that order pick-up time is from 5am-10:30 am.  We will try our best to hold the orders if you run into problems and are running late... BUT...please call the stand # (412-661-1875) so that we KNOW you are running late !!   

Thanks and see you Saturday!!

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

*********************************************************

Please visit the market's website for information on the market and all the vendors.  You can sign up for a weekly email update.
 


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The Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty is located at 344 North Sheridan Ave., adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot.  The market operates year round- and is open from 5 AM until 12 noon every Saturday of the year.
 
Posted 6/21/2012 9:54pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday Saturday June 23rd

We have a few exciting events at the market this Saturday.

The folks from East Liberty Development (ELDI) are making a documentary-style video about our Farmers' Market- the oldest continuously operating farmers market in the city.  Local artist and videographer Michael Pisano will be doing the shoot and conducting the interviews.  He is interested in interviewing both farmers and patrons of the market.  And I am happy to report that Jim and Rita Kennedy will make a special visit to the market on Saturday.  They will be there from 7 am until 8 am.  So please try to stop by and say hello to Jim and Rita (especially you old-timers)!

Please see below for an update on items at the market.  Please note that local peaches will be available for the first time this season at Kistaco Farm. Please also read the note below on a special item from Kistaco Farm.   

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The Update

Greenawalt Farm

Locally grown items include zucchini, pickle cucumbers, radishes, asparagus, rhubarb, green onions, strawberries and possibly blue berries.  Also, fresh cut herbs such as chives and mint.  In addition they will have locally grown eggs and their normal selection of Amish made products.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special items for this week include: 

- LEAN FROZEN STEAK BURGER PATTIES in stack of 8

- BEEF STICKS softer than jerky and easy, quality snack

- CHICKEN TENDERLOINS by the pound

- PORK SLAB/SPARE RIBS

Phone hours are mon- thurs 9-9 and 9-6 pm on friday.  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

Kistaco Farm... Local items for this week include:

Peaches (first week available)!
Blueberries
Collards
Red Russian Kale
Blue Scotch Kale
Swiss Chard
Snap Peas
Zucchini
Broccoli
Wood Street Bread Company bread- and much more
 
Also, please help Kistaco Farm become eligible for a small business grant! They need 250 votes by 6/30 to move onto the next level. Please go tohttps://www.missionsmallbusiness.com/ and log in through facebook. Then put Kistaco Farm in the business box and Apollo, PA in the address boxes. They'd LOVE to be eligible for the $250,000.00 grant $$$$.  So please take a moment to do this to help a farmer.
 
Zang's Greenhouse...Locally grown items this week include, shelling peas, cucumbers, pickles, sweet onions, zucchini, beets, micro greens, green onions and lettuce.  Local strawberries.

California Olive Oil Connection

To promote education, I have copies of the book Extra Virginity book available to borrow.  So stop by and borrow a copy when you have some time to give it a read.  

Also check out the website for more information:
http://www.extravirginity.com/

Of course we also have six varieties of California grown, certified extra virgnin olive oil.....

The Greek Gourmet- will have homemade spinach and meat pies to the market each week- in addition to 20+ flavors of hummus.  Stop by and talk to Jack at the booth.

PA Made Cheese- We have new cheese shipments from Riverview Dairy (aged goat cheses) and Hidden Hills Dairy (aged cow milk cheeses).  We will also have fresh curds.

Kew Park Coffee Bar- Fresh locally roasted Kew Park Coffee- we have Dark and Medium roast beans available.  To help beat the heat, we will have fresh squezed lemon aid available.

Summary of Produce Available

Veggies

  • Zucchini
  • Cucumbers
  • Potatoes
  • PA Mushrooms
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Cooking greens
  • Carrots and other root vegetables
  • Onions
  • Cauliflower
  • Tomatoes
  • Shallots
  • Peppers- sweet and hot
  • Micro greens
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Green beans
  • Turnips
  • Broccoli
  • Rhubarb
  • Asparagus

Fruit

  • Peaches
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Pears
  • Florida Citrus such as lemons, limes and oranges
  • Grapes

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Please visit the market's website for information on the market and all the vendors.  You can sign up for a weekly email update.
 

http://www.farmersmarketcooperativeofeastliberty.com/

*********************************************************

The Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty is located at 344 North Sheridan Ave., adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot.  The market operates year round- and is open from 5 AM until 12 noon every Saturday of the year.


Posted 6/20/2012 3:54pm by Miranda Combs.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND special items for this Saturday, June 23rd


LEAN FROZEN STEAK BURGER PATTIES in stack of 8

BEEF STICKS softer than jerky and easy, quality snack

CHICKEN TENDERLOINS by the pound

PORK SLAB/SPARE RIBS

***please call by 9 pm thursday  for any special cut steaks,pork etc. Or by 6 pm fridays for basic items

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

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As always, we will have a nice variety of our regular selections available.

Remember to call by Thursday evening!  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316.

Also, please remember that order pick-up time is from 5am-10:30 am.  We will try our best to hold the orders if you run into problems and are running late... BUT...please call the stand # (412-661-1875) so that we KNOW you are running late !!   

Thanks and see you Saturday!!


J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

*********************************************************

Please visit the market's website for information on the market and all the vendors.  You can sign up for a weekly email update.
 


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The Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty is located at 344 North Sheridan Ave., adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot.  The market operates year round- and is open from 5 AM until 12 noon every Saturday of the year.
 
Posted 6/15/2012 8:14am by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday Saturday June 16th

It looks like this will be another good week at the market as more and more locally grown itmes make an appearance at the market.  I am even hearing from the farmers that local corn is not too far off.  I will keep you posted on that.

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The Update

Greenawalt Farm

Locally grown items include zucchini, pickle cucumbers, radishes, asparagus, rhubarb, green onions and STRAWBERRIES.  A new item offered by Greenawalt is cut fresh herbs such as chives and mint.  In the plant department they will have potted plants for the house, and a variety of transplants for the garden.

In addition they will have locally grown eggs and their normal selection of Amish made products.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special items for this week include: 

PASTURE-RAISED ROASTING CHICKENS...limited time offering...

LAMB SHANKS AND LOIN CHOPS

BONELESS NEW YORK STRIP STEAKS... hand cut to order

Phone hours are mon- thurs 9-9 and 9-6 pm on friday.  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

Kistaco Farm... Local items for this week include:

snow peas snap peas
zucchini
swiss chard
blue scotch kale
red russian kale
broccoli
green onions
bedding plants
herb plants
cider
Wood Street Bread Company bread

Zang's Greenhouse...Locally grown items this week include, shelling peas, cucumbers, pickles, sweet onions, zucchini, beets, micro greens, green onions and lettuce.  Local strawberries.

California Olive Oil Connection- 

To promote education, I have copies of the book Extra Virginity book available to borrow.  So stop by and borrow a copy when you have some time to give it a read.  

Also check out the website for more information:
http://www.extravirginity.com/

Of course we also have six varieties of California grown, certified extra virgnin olive oil.....

The Greek Gourmet- will have homemade spinach and meat pies to the market each week- in addition to 20+ flavors of hummus.

PA Made Cheese- We have new cheeses shipments from Riverview Dairy (aged goat cheses) and Hidden Hills Dairy (aged cow milk cheeses).  We will also have a shipment of fresh curds.

Kew Park Coffee Bar- I just picked up a new batch of freshly roasted Kew Park Estate Coffee.

Summary of Produce Available

Veggies

  • Zucchini
  • Cucumbers
  • Potatoes
  • PA Mushrooms
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Cooking greens
  • Carrots and other root vegetables
  • Onions
  • Cauliflower
  • Tomatoes
  • Shallots
  • Peppers- sweet and hot
  • Ramps
  • Micro greens
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Green beans
  • Turnips
  • Broccoli
  • Rhubarb
  • Asparagus

Fruit

  • Strawberries
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Pears
  • Florida Citrus such as lemons, limes and oranges
  • Grapes
  • Other fruit such as berries

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Please visit the market's website for information on the market and all the vendors.  You can sign up for a weekly email update.
 

http://www.farmersmarketcooperativeofeastliberty.com/

*********************************************************

The Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty is located at 344 North Sheridan Ave., adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot.  The market operates year round- and is open from 5 AM until 12 noon every Saturday of the year.


Posted 6/7/2012 10:07pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday Saturday June 2nd

Summer seems to really be here and we seem to be getting a few new locally grown items each week.  This week we will have local zucchini and pickle cucumners for the first time this season.  Also, I am told by the farmers that the local strawberries are starting to slow down.  They have been excellent the last 2 weeks, so come and get them while you can.

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Please note an upcoming special event.  Its called "Sous Chefs for a Cause".  It is a special dinner being held this Sunday at Legume restaurant.  Funds from the dinner will benefit a scholarship for cheese makers in western Pennsylvania.  The idea is to get more and better local cheese.  It is a great cause and I am sure it will be a great dinner.  Some of Pittsburgh's finest chefs will be preparing the food.  The folks at Slow Food Pittsburgh came up with the idea and are organizing the event.  More information is available by clicking on the link below.

http://www.slowfoodpgh.com/calendar/sous-chefs-cook-for-a-cause-more-better-local-cheese

To make a reservation for the dinner, click the link below.  The 7:30 session is already sold out but there are spaces for the 4:00 seating available.

See you on Saturday!  David Lagnese


 

Register - 4 pm Seating

 

SOLD OUT - 7:30 pm Seating 

 
 
  

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The Update

Greenawalt Farm

Locally grown items include zucchini, pickle cucumbers, radishes, asparagus, rhubarb, green onions and STRAWBERRIES.  A new item offered by Greenawalt is cut fresh herbs such as chives and mint.  In the plant department they will have potted plants for the house, and a variety of transplants for the garden.

In addition they will have locally grown eggs and their normal selection of Amish made products.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special items for this week include: 

BONELESS PORK SHOULDER....this is a wonderful and affordable cut for cooking slow and shredding for "pulled pork" sandwiches... wraps... burritos/tacos...can be bbq or not...sauerkraut or not...many options

Phone hours are mon- thurs 9-9 and 9-6 pm on friday.  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

Kistaco Farm... Local items for this week include:

Snow Peas
Red Russian Kale
Blue Scotch Kale
Salad Mix
Collards
Swiss Chard
Green Onions
Veggie plants
Herb plants
Flower plants
Hanging baskets
Cider
Wood Street Bread Company bread

Zang's Greenhouse...Locally grown items this week include, zucchini, spinach, beets, micro greens, green onions and lettuce.  Local strawberries.  In the plant department, hanging baskets and potted herbs.

California Olive Oil Connection- Last weeek I mentioned that I read the book Extra Virginity while I was in Paris.  The book basically tells the story about how most of the oil that we get here is definitely not "extra Virgin" olive oil.  In most cases it is much lower quality oil and in some cases actually adulterated oil.  It is really a shocking story.  The book also does a lot to educate on the history of olive oil and some of the keys to obtaining high quality EVO today.  I am happy to report that he gave pretty high marks the artisinal olive oils which are being produced in California and that I am carrying at the market.  It made me feel really good about what we are doing at the market by bringing these oils to Pittsburgh.

To promote education, I started a little lending library at the market and lent out 3 of the 4 copies of Extra Virginity book.  So stop by and borrow a copy when you have some time to give it a read.  

Also check out the website for more information:
http://www.extravirginity.com/

The Greek Gourmet- will have homemade spinach and meat pies to the market each week- in addition to 20+ flavors of hummus.

PA Made Cheese- No new cheeses this week.  But I am hoping a few people can make it to the fund raising dinner mentioned above that will benefit a local cheese maker.   I have encouraged all the western PA cheesemakers that I work with to apply for the scholarship.  

I also want to mentioned that I got a rather large order of cheddar cheese wheels this week from Clover Creek Cheese Cellar.  I ordered the oldest cheese that they had in inventory, which is 9 months old.  I plan to age it for several more months until it is at least a year old.  I have been getting a lot of requests for this longer aged cheese from the cheedar lovers out there.

Kew Park Coffee Bar- We have more locally roasted beans from Kew Park Coffee Estate in Jamaica.

Summary of Produce Available

Veggies

  • Zucchini
  • Cucumbers
  • Potatoes
  • PA Mushrooms
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Cooking greens
  • Carrots and other root vegetables
  • Onions
  • Cauliflower
  • Tomatoes
  • Shallots
  • Peppers- sweet and hot
  • Ramps
  • Micro greens
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Green beans
  • Turnips
  • Broccoli
  • Rhubarb
  • Asparagus

Fruit

  • Strawberries
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Pears
  • Florida Citrus such as lemons, limes and oranges
  • Grapes
  • Other fruit such as berries

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Please visit the market's website for information on the market and all the vendors.  You can sign up for a weekly email update.
 

http://www.farmersmarketcooperativeofeastliberty.com/

*********************************************************

The Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty is located at 344 North Sheridan Ave., adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot.  The market operates year round- and is open from 5 AM until 12 noon every Saturday of the year.


Posted 6/6/2012 4:41pm by Miranda Combs.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND special items for this Saturday, June 9th

BONELESS PORK SHOULDER....this is a wonderful and affordable cut for cooking slow and shredding for "pulled pork" sandwiches... wraps... burritos/tacos...can be bbq or not...sauerkraut or not...many options


PLEASE indicate how many pounds you need when calling in order...

PLEASE note our ordering guidelines, times, etc are in each one of the emails and thanks again!

Our phone hours are mon- thurs 9-9 and 9-6 pm on friday

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

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As always, we will have a nice variety of our regular selections available.

Remember to call by Thursday evening!  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316.

Also, please remember that order pick-up time is from 5am-10:30 am.  We will try our best to hold the orders if you run into problems and are running late... BUT...please call the stand # (412-661-1875) so that we KNOW you are running late !!   

Thanks and see you Saturday!!


J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

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The Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty is located at 344 North Sheridan Ave., adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot.  The market operates year round- and is open from 5 AM until 12 noon every Saturday of the year.
 
Posted 5/31/2012 11:18pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday Saturday June 2nd

Last Saturday was a great day from the market.  Thanks to everyone for stopping by.

As I mentioned last week, I was away- actually in Paris, France with my wife Cristy.  We had a fabulous time, eating and drinking our way across the city.  We stayed in an apartment so we could visit farmers markets and small neighborhood markets to buy food and cook at home.  The markets were fabulous and we were able to procure a great selection of breads, cheese, fish, meat, fois gras, pastries, wine, etc.  The quality of the food was incredible.  I took lots of photos so please stop by the PA Made Cheese booth if you would like to check them out.

Also, I finally had some time to read the olive oil expose book- Extra Virginity by Tom Mueller.  It was a very interesting read- please see the California Olive Oil Connection below for more information.

As far as the market update, I had a chance to speak with all the farmers this week and have an update below.  I am happy to report that we have a number of new locally grown items this week.  Enjoy!

David Lagnese 

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The Update

Greenawalt Farm

Locally grown items include radishes, asparagus, rhubarb, green onions and STRAWBERRIES.  A new item offered by Greenawalt is cut fresh herbs such as chives and mint.  In the plant department they will have potted plants for the house, and a variety of transplants for the garden.

In addition they will have locally grown eggs and their normal selection of Amish made products.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special items for this week include: 

- Pork baby back ribs

- Ham slices

**remember to ask for whatever cut of beef you need...

**butcher-made hot dogs and kolbassi s will be available every week and our local meat does have limits in supply so please let us know..

Phone hours are mon- thurs 9-9 and 9-6 pm on friday.  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

Kistaco Farm... Local items for this week include:

Snow Peas!
Red Russian Kale
Blue Scotch Kale
Salad Mix
Collards
Swiss Chard
Green Onions
Veggie plants
Herb plants
Flower plants
Hanging baskets
Cider
Wood Street Bread Company bread

Zang's Greenhouse...Locally grown items this week include, spinach, beets, micro greens, green onions and lettuce.  Local strawberries.  In the plant department, hanging baskets and potted herbs.

California Olive Oil Connection- As I mentioned I read the book Extra Virginity while I was in Paris.  The book basically tells the story about how most of the oil that we get here is definitely not "extra Virgin" olive oil.  In most cases it is much lower quality oil and in some cases actually adulterated oil.  It is really a shocking story.  The book also does a lot to educate on the history of olive oil and some of the keys to obtaining high quality EVO today.  I am happy to report that he gave pretty high marks the artisinal olive oils which are being produced in California and that I am carrying at the market.  It made me feel really good about what we are doing at the market by bringing these oils to Pittsburgh.

The biggest take-away I got from the book is that the key is to continue to educate consumers on quality oils.  So I am working on developing some materials that can be used to provide more information on the orgins and taste profiles of the oils that we carry.

I also though it would help if more people can read the Extra Virginity book.  It cost about $25, so I decided to buy 4 copies and will start a little lending library so people can check out the book out and then return it when done.  I will have the books at the market this Saturday so stop by and borrow a copy.

Also check out the website for more information:
http://www.extravirginity.com/

The Greek Gourmet- will have homemade spinach and meat pies to the market each week- in addition to 20+ flavors of hummus.

PA Made Cheese- As mentioned last week, we now have wheels of that fabulous Pecorino Romano from Otterbein Acres called "Ewe's Dream".  This is a very flavorful cheese thart can be used for grating on pasta or jus eating.  We also have fresh shipments from Riverview Dairy (Goat milk cheese) and Common Folk Organics Blue cheese and mushroom leek.  Fresch curds from Arsenal cheese will also be available.

Kew Park Coffee Bar- We have more locally roasted beans from Kew Park Coffee Estate in Jamaica.

Summary of Produce Available

Veggies

  • Potatoes
  • PA Mushrooms
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Cooking greens
  • Carrots and other root vegetables
  • Onions
  • Cauliflower
  • Tomatoes
  • Shallots
  • Peppers- sweet and hot
  • Ramps
  • Micro greens
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Green beans
  • Turnips
  • Broccoli
  • Rhubarb
  • Asparagus

Fruit

  • Strawberries
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Pears
  • Florida Citrus such as lemons, limes and oranges
  • Grapes
  • Other fruit such as berries

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Please visit the market's website for information on the market and all the vendors.  You can sign up for a weekly email update.
 

http://www.farmersmarketcooperativeofeastliberty.com/

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The Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty is located at 344 North Sheridan Ave., adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot.  The market operates year round- and is open from 5 AM until 12 noon every Saturday of the year.