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Posted 5/9/2012 9:11pm by Miranda Combs.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND special items for this Saturday, May 12th...

 

**SIRLOIN/ROAST BURGER PATTIES...sold frozen in stack of 8...we pressed sirloin steak plus other beef roasts into these lean patties


**KOLBASSI GRILLER LINKS IN REGULAR OR HOT PEPPER CHEESE...sold by piece or pound

**PLEASE NOTE GRASS FED BEEF DATE IS NEXT WEEK...MAY 19 th...

**LEAN GROUND TURKEY OFFERED AGAIN FOR NEXT WEEK OF MAY 19TH to finish those customers who did not get their orders from last week plus a limited number of orders if placed early enough...thanks for all your patience with these orders while we struggle with order helpers being away on certain dates...


**SMOKED BEEF DOG BONES


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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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 5/4/2012 9:21am by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday Saturday May 5th

I just have a brief update for this week.  As I mentioned last week, we are all waiting for more locally grown items, but they are starting to  trickle in.  I am hearing from the farmers that this strange weather we are having is impacting many spring crops.  Here is an update on events at the market this Saturday.   A summary of the produce is at the bottom of the messsage. 

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The Update

Greenawalt Farm

Greenawalts will have a number of locally grown items this week inlcuding asparagus, rhubarb, and chives.  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

They will have a variety of locally grown meats.  Special items for this week include:

EXTRA LEAN GROUND TURKEY

PORK SPARE RIBS AND BABY BACK RIBS

You can call orders in to the farm up until 6pm today (Friday).  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316.

Just a reminder that GRASS FED BEEF date is May 19 th...it will be cut, wrapped, and frozen...any and all beef cuts are available by calling in order or stopping at Saturday stand.. it will sell out soon.. 

Kistaco Farm... continues to have locally raised apples.  Items for this week include:

Cider
Fresh Appples
A variety of shipped in veggies
Homegrown Kistaco Farm Salad Mix
Vegetable and Herb transplants!
And don't forget about the bread made at Wood Street Bakery!

Zang's Greenhouse... Special items for this week include locally grown asparagus.  Rick also will have a vegetable called kayland which he said is like broccoli rabe. He is hoping to have foraged Morels, but could not guarantee that.  Rick will also have cooking greens (shipped in) such as kale, collards and swiss chard.  

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- Last Saturday we sold nearly all of the mushroom leek cheese from Common Folk Organics from Lancaster County.  I guess people liked it.  We got in lots of new cheese this week:

- Fresh curds from Arsenal Cheese
- Luddington Lace Swiss from God's Country Creamery
- Chev and Feta from Riverview Dairy

Also please note that Dave Rice from Clover Creek Cheese Cellar will be making a visit to the market next Saturday May 12th.  We are really excited to have Dave visit us at the market since he has such a large following of fans who love these cheese that he makes.  I will have more details next week.

Kew Park Coffee Bar- As many of you know, we have been out of dark roast for about a month now. The reason is that we are still in the process of transitioning to having beans roasted here locally vs., on the farm in Jamaica. I am happy to report that we will have both light and dark roast at the market this Saturday.  The beans were just roasted yesterday so will be very fresh.

Summary of Produce Available

Veggies

  • Potatoes
  • PA Mushrooms
  • Squash
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots and other root vegetables
  • Onions
  • Cauliflower
  • Tomatoes
  • Shallots
  • Peppers- sweet and hot
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Green beans
  • Turnips
  • Broccoli

Fruit

  • 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.


Posted 5/2/2012 8:49pm by Miranda Combs.

J.L.KENNEDY MEAT STAND special items for this Saturday, May 5 th...


EXTRA LEAN GROUND TURKEY

PORK SPARE RIBS AND BABY BACK RIBS back by popularity

**remember we can have any cut if called in by Thursday evening...like your

" cinco de mayo" flank or skirt steak or pork

***GRASS FED BEEF date is May 19 th...it will be cut, wrapped, and frozen...any and all beef cuts are available by calling in order or stopping at Saturday stand.. it will sell out soon.. 

Again our phone hours are mon- thurs 9-9 and 9-6 pm on friJ.L. KENNEDY

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 4/26/2012 10:21pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday April 28th

I just have a brief update for this week.  As I mentioned last week, we are all waiting for more locally grown items, but they are still trickling in slowly.  Here is an update on events at the market this Saturday.   A summary of the produce is at the bottom of the messsage. 

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The Update

Greenawalt Farm

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

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

There is one correction to yesterday's update for the J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand.... There will not no lean ground turkey for this week...it was out of our control but date had to be changed for the following Saturday, May 6 for pick up... thanks and see you Saturday!!!

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

Kistaco Farm... continues to have locally raised apples.  Items for this week include:

Cider
Appple varieties- Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Idared
A variety of shipped in veggies
Homegrown Kistaco Farm Salad Mix
Vegetable and Herb transplants!

Zang's Greenhouse... Special items for this week include locally foraged Morels, as well as Ramps  Zangs will also have local asparagus and micro greens.  Rick will also have cooking greens (shipped in) such as kale, collards and swiss chard.  Morels are a very special product.  Check out this web site.

http://thegreatmorel.com/

The Greek Gourmet-  Mike from the Greek Gourmet wanted me to let everyone know that he will continue to bring the homemade spinach and meat pies to the market each week- in addition to 20+ flavors of hummus.

PA Made Cheese- We will have a new cheese from Common Folk Organics from Lancaster County.  This is a mushroom and leek cheese.  Yum, check it out.

Kew Park Coffee Bar- We will have the last of tangerine juice of the season and orange and grapefruit juice.

Summary of Produce Available

Veggies

  • Potatoes
  • PA Mushrooms (including Morels)
  • Squash
  • Ramps
  • Micro greens
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots and other root vegetables
  • Onions
  • Cauliflower
  • Tomatoes
  • Shallots
  • Peppers- sweet and hot
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Green beans
  • Turnips
  • Broccoli

Fruit

  • 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.


Posted 4/25/2012 6:40pm by Miranda Combs.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND special items for this Saturday, April 28 th...

BABY BACK PORK RIBS

SLAB STYLE PORK SPARE RIBS

LEAN GROUND TURKEY

***time to start thinking about your next GRASS-FED BEEF order for May.  We will know a date soon and will sell out of this special product quickly.  As soon as we post the date feel free to call in any items esp any specialty cuts you like. Any and all cuts of beef are also available for this upcoming grass- fed variety so feel free to research any cuts or call farm with details.

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 4/19/2012 11:18pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday April 21st

Here is a brief update on events at the market this Saturday.   Just a few new additional items are noted below.  We are all waiting with anticipation for more locally grown items, but we are not quite there yet.  A summary of the produce is at the bottom of the messsage. 

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The Update

Greenawalt Farm

The Greenawalts will have lots of locally grown eggs, as always.  I spoke to Brian this evening and he was not 100% what he would have locally grown, but does expect to have locally grown rhubarb.  

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

As mentioned in yesterday's update, special itmes for this week include:

**PORK TENDERLOINS

**split and/or quartered chickens weighing 3-3.5 #

**HICKORY SMOKED BEEF STICKS

They will also have a nice selction of their regular items.  If you want to place an order, please call out to the farm at 724-898-2316.

Kistaco Farm... continues to have locally raised apples.  Items for this week include:

Cider
Appple varieties- Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Idared
A variety of shipped in veggies
Homegrown Kistaco Farm Salad Mix
Vegetable and Herb transplants!

Zang's Greenhouse... Special items for this week include, local lettuce, and local micro greens.  Rick will also have cooking greens such as kale, collards and swiss chard and fresh cut basil.  Rick will have shipped in asparagus.  He told me local asparagas is right around the corner.

The Greek Gourmet-  Mike from the Greek Gourmet wanted me to let everyone know that he will continue to bring the homemade spinach and meat pies to the market each week- in addition to 20+ flavors of hummus.  Yum!

Kew Park Coffee Bar- Rick was able to get us one last box of tangerines, so we will have fresh tangerine juice for the next 2 weeeks.  They are extremely ripe and make excellent juice.

Summary of Produce Available

Veggies

  • Potatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Squash
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots and other root vegetables
  • Onions
  • Cauliflower
  • Tomatoes
  • Shallots
  • Peppers- sweet and hot
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Green beans
  • Turnips
  • Broccoli

Fruit

  • 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.


Posted 4/18/2012 5:36pm by Miranda Combs.

J.L.KENNEDY MEAT STAND special items for this Saturday, April 21 st


**PORK TENDERLOINS

**split and/or quartered chickens
     Weighing 3-3.5 #

**HICKORY SMOKED BEEF STICKS

**REMEMBER TO PLEASE CALL IN ANY SPECIAL CUT ORDERS ...we can have a special item if you need it! !!!!

**we will take orders for lean ground turkey for NEXT SATURDAY...April 28th...

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 4/12/2012 10:07pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday April 14th

Thanks to all who visited the market last Saturday.  We had a really great day.  Hopefully everyone who celebrated Easter had a great holiday.


Here is a brief update on events at the market this Saturday.  
 A summary of the produce is at the bottom of the messsage. 

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The Update


Building Improvements

The roof replacement project is complete!  We are still doing some clean-up work around the building.  We also completed the sink installation at the Kew Park Coffee Bar.  Stop by and check it out.

Greenawalt Farm

The Greenawalts came through strong with many dozens of eggs (chicken, duck and goose) for the Easter season.  Well that is all over, but the Greenawalts should be fully restocked for this week. 
  

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND special items for this Saturday

CANADIAN BACON
DELMONICO STEAKS
PORTERHOUSE AND T BONE STEAKS
SIRLOIN STEAKS
CHICKEN THIGHS

They will also have a nice selction of their regular itmes.  If you want to place an order, please call out to the farm at 724-898-2316.

Kistaco Farm... continues to have locally raised apples.  Items for this week include:

Cider
Appple varieties- Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Idared
A variety of shipped in veggies
Homegrown Kistaco Farm Salad Mix
Vegetable and Herb transplants!

Zang's Greenhouse... Special items for this week include ramps, local lettuce, and local micro greens.  Rick will also have cooking greens such as kale, collards and swiss chard.  Rick will have shipped in asparagus.  He told me local asparagas is right around the corner.

The Greek Gourmet-  Mike from the Greek Gourmet wanted me to let everyone know that he will continue to bring the homemade spinach and meat pies to the market each week- in addition to 20+ flavors of hummus.  Yum!

Kew Park Coffee Bar- We are at the end of tangerine season. This means they are extremely ripe and juicy.  So stop by and have a glass of fresh squeezed tangerine before it is gone for another year.

Sumnmary of Produce Available

Veggies

  • Potatoes
  • Ramps
  • Mushrooms
  • Squash
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots and other root vegetables
  • Onions
  • Cauliflower
  • Tomatoes
  • Shallots
  • Peppers- sweet and hot
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Green beans
  • Turnips
  • Broccoli

Fruit

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Pears
  • Florida Citrus such as lemons, oranges and tangerines
  • 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 4/9/2012 10:04pm by Miranda Combs.

Customer Survey

We have been conducting a survey of our customers over the last month.  We have been using a paper survey form at the market.  We would like to wrap things up and begin tabulating the responses.  So we want to give our customers one more opportunity to complete the survey using this on-line link.

The survey is being conduced by Shelly Dank+Day who is a graduate student in the Chatham University Food Studies Program.  The survey is part of her thesis.  So thanks to Shelly for supporting our market!

Here is the link: https://qtrial.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_86eo73JU3qkcSMs

David Lagnese

P.S. We will select one person from the online surveys to win a gift basket full of some of your favorite things from the market!

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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/

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

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 4/6/2012 7:38am by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday April 7th

This Saturday is the day before Easter, so I know many of will be preparing your homes and tables for an Easter feast.  The farmers and all the vendors at the market will have lots of items that we hope will end up on your Easter table.  Here is an update of special items.  A summary of the produce is at the bottom of the messsage. 

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The Update

Greenawalt Farm

Last week the Greenwalt's had tons of eggs, and they were flying out of the cooler.  They will have lots more this week.  It's not too late to dye and decorate eggs on Saturday after the market.

At our Italian Easter meal, we make a big thick fritata omlette that takes about 2 dozen eggs to make.  We make it in a big skillet and slice in pies shaped slices to eat with the roast lamb.

Greenwalt's will also have fresh duck eggs and goose eggs.   

J. L. Kennedy Meat Stand...  As always, locally grown meat from the Kennedy's. They have been taking orders for special cuts of lamb, beef and hams all week, so I am not sure what is left.  But you can call out to the farm (724-898-2316) or take your chances and get to the market real early on Saturday.

Kistaco Farm... continues to have locally raised apples.  Apple varieties this week include
 Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Rome, Empire and Idared.  Fresh pressed cider will also be available- plus lots of veggies.  Don't forget about the fresh bread from Wood Street Bakery.

Zang's Greenhouse... Special items for this week include ramps, and artichokes.  Rick will also have lots of greens, such as kale, collards and swiss chard- fresh asparagus and lettuce.  In the flower department, Rick will have a variety of Easter flowers.  But get to the market early if you want flowers.

The Greek Gourmet-  Mike from the Greek Gourmet wanted me to let everyone know that he will continue to bring the homemade spinach and meat pies to the market each week- in addition to 20+ flavors of hummus.  Yum!

Rebecca Plum Baked Goods-  Rebecca has really been turning out a wide variety of baked goods in recent weeks.  So I would expect to see lots of items that will be great for the Easter table.

California Fruits and Nuts

Over the past few months I have been increasing the selection of organic dried fruits and nuts avaiable- we noe have 9 varieties. This week I have yet another new organically grown item from California.  Please consider adding dried fruits and nuts to your Easter table.

Organic Pistachios- grown on a family farm called Santa Barbara Pistachio by the Zannon family.  These nuts were grown organically and processed on the farm.  They are roasted in small batches very soon prior to shipping.  They are roasted at a low temperature so that they are not over-cooked.

Learn more:  http://santabarbarapistachios.com/


And in case you missed it, we added two items last week.

Organic Walnuts- grown on a family owned farm called Rancho La Vina- located in the Santa Rita Hills.  The trees range in age from about 15 to 40 years old.  The variety is called Coastal Paynes.  The nuts are certified organic and are raw (unroasted or pasturized)  They are really delicious with a rich, sweet taste.  They are great for baking or just plain eating.

Learn more: http://www.rancholavina.com/

Eco-Dynamic Dates- I personally have always loved dates, both raw and in baked goods.  Some people don't appreciate them, but I encourage folks to give them a try.  I always say that dried fruit and nuts are a great replacement for candy, and that is especially the case with dates.  But they are also very nutricious- packed full of protein and minerals.  They have been consumed by humans for thousands of years.

These particular dates are grown on a family owned farm called Flying Disc Ranch.  The farm was started by Robert Lower back in the 1970s.  He is recognized as a pioneer in cultivating dates in California.  The quality of these dates have been recoginized by many chefs and foodies.  They grow many varities of dates- we will offer 2 for sale at the market- Zahidi and Deglet Noor.

Learn more: http://flyingdiscranch.com/

PA Made Cheese

I visited the Bylers on Wednesday at Riverview Dairy and farm in Clarion County.  I had a really great visit.  I had lunch with Sam and Susie, we tasted lots of cheese and got lots of updates on what is happening on the farm and new cheese thaey are making.  When we went out to visit the goats, I got to see lots of little baby goats (kids).  I was lucky enough to see a goat being born!

I brought home a wheel of a new aged tome cheese that they made.  Unlike the mild tasting tome cheeses that Sam has been making (Meadowbelle and Purple Goat)  this one has a nice sharp flavor.  Sam doesn't have a name for it yet.  He said we can try it and  make some suggestions.

California Olive Oil

The new oil I just got in from California has been getting rave reviews.  Come on in and give it a try.  

Sumnmary of Produce Available

Veggies

  • Artichokes
  • Potatoes (still locally grown at Greenawalt's)
  • Ramps
  • Mushrooms
  • Squash
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots and other root vegetables
  • Onions
  • Cauliflower
  • Tomatoes
  • Shallots
  • Peppers- sweet and hot
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Green beans
  • Turnips
  • Broccoli

Fruit

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Pears
  • Florida Citrus such as lemons, oranges and tangerines
  • 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.