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Posted 11/20/2011 10:19pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Thanksgiving week

We had a great day at the market on Saturday- The market was packed from opening until closing, so it was a lot of fun.  Thanks to everyone that supports the market and your local farmers.

I want to update everyone on the schedule for this week....


Wednesday, November 23 (the day before Thanksgiving)

We are open the day before Thanksgiving- from 5 am until about 10 am.

Many people have ordered their Holiday meats from J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand, so this is the big pick-up day.  I asked Val Kennedy if there are still any holiday birds available for you procrastinaters out there.  She said yes there are a few birds left, but its important to call out to the farm as soon as possible.  Val also said there are PASTURE-RAISED CAPONS (special roasting chickens) available. The deadline for ordering is Tuesday at 5 pm, but obviously you should call as soon as possible.  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316.

The Kennedy's will also have their fabulous home baked pies- they will offer pumpkin, apple, Caramelapplewalnut, pecan, and strawberry/ rhubarb. Yum.  No need to bake when these pies are available.

Zang's and Greenawalts will be open with a wide selection of veggetables available.  Kistaco Farm will not be open.

As far as other vendors, the Kew Park Coffee Bar, California Olive Oil Connection and PA Made Cheese will all be open.

Saturday, November 26

The market will be open as usual the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  I think all farmers and vendors will be open with the exception of J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand.  They will be taking a much deserved break.

See you at the market.

David Lagnese

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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 11/17/2011 9:01pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday November 19th

We should have a great market this Saturday as people prepare for the big holiday.  We will have a wide selection of foods available at the market.  Hopefully you already have your order in with the Kennedy's for a holiday bird.  Please stop by on Saturday with your shopping list in hand.  Consider buying a gift item to take with you if you are visiting friends or family for the holiday.


Kistaco Farm
 

Kistaco will have many varieties of apples this week including:  

Gala
Jonathan
Rome
Red Delicious
Golden Delicious
Idared
Mutsu
Fuji
Jonagold
Stayman Winesap
Empire
Northern Spy

In addition, Pittsburgh's best cider from Kistaco Farm will also be available in 1/2 and full gallons.  The Thanksgiving table would be incomplete without cider!

Apple Butter made from Kistaco Farm apples will be available. 

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Zang's Greenhouse

Rick from Zang's Greenhouse will have a wide variety of local vegetables, including potatoes, beets, leeks, onions and shallots.  

Rick will also have local lettuce, mushrooms, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage and carrots.

Imports include navel oranges from Florida, Cranberries from Wisconsin, and Chestnuts from Italy. 

In the flower department- cycleman flowers.

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Greenawalt Farm

Locally grown items include radishes, turnips, cauliflower, brocolli, buttercup lettuce, white potatoes, sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts.  Lots of squash is available-  varieties include- Blue Hubbard, Kabocha (Green and Orange), Delicata, Spaghetti, Butternut, Butter Cup and Acorn.  Kohlarabi, and cabbage are available. 

In the fruit department, a few varieties of apples and pears.

When I spoke with Brian this evening, he was still visiting farms and picking up items, and he was not sure if he will have locally grown strawberries.

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PA Made Cheese

There are a few items to note this week.  

I received a new shipment of aged cheeses from Clover Creek Cheese Cellar.  They include a wheel of their "Pirate Blue" Blue Cheses which I will have available this Saturday.

We will also have the Blue Cheese from Common Folk Organics- amazing stuff from Lancaser County, PA, and fresh curds- from Arsenal Cheese in Lawrenceville.

We still have some Membrillo (quince paste) and will give away 1oz pieces with a purchase of cheese.

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Kew Park Coffee Bar

We will have hot coffee availale as always.  In the juice department we will have fresh squeezed tangerine, orange and grapefruit juice.  Packaged whole beans are available. 

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Dried Organic Fruit

As I mentioned last week, we received a new batch dried organic fruit from Van Dyke Farm in Gilroy, California.  

The fruit is certified organic. Its hand grown, picked and processed- then dried under the California sun.  The flavor is incredible.  Blenheim apricots are their signature item, but we also have nectatarines, pears and parsimons. Dried fruit and nuts always have a place on our Thanksgiving table.

Check out the Van Dyke Farm website for more information.

http://www.vandykeorganics.com/

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Recipe of the week

The Post-Gazette has some nice Thanksgiving recipes in todays food section.  Check out the one for oven-roasted vegetables with apple cider glaze:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11321/1190303-34.stm


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Please visit the market on Saturday!

David Lagnese

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

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 11/15/2011 5:47pm by Miranda Combs.
J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand Update

Special items for this upcoming holiday weekend of Saturday, November 19th:

ROASTING CAPONS

Pasture raised DUCKS

Any special beef or pork item can be cut to order if called in by Thursday afternoon please.

** Per request we have offered local honey and bee pollen for the past few weeks and until it runs out!


Val Kennedy 

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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!!

Val Kennedy 


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

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 11/10/2011 10:17pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday November 12th

We are all gearing up for Thanksgiving.  And thanfully, the selection of food available at the market is excellent.  There are still many locally grown items, as well as some carefully selected "imports."  I was able to connect with all the farmers today, and here is a summary of the items available this week.

Kistaco Farm 

Kistaco will have 12 varieties of apples this week including:  

Gala
Jonathan
Rome
Red Delicious
Golden Delicious
Idared
Mutsu
Fuji
Jonagold
Stayman Winesap
Empire
Northern Spy

In addition, Pittsburgh's best cider from Kistaco Farm will also be available in 1/2 and full gallons.

Also, Apple Butter will be available.  In the vegetable department, check out the fresh Kale. 

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Zang's Greenhouse

Rick from Zang's Greenhouse will have a wide variety of local vegetables, including potatoes, beets, leeks, onions and shallots.  

Rick will also have local lettuce, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage and carrots.  In the fruit department- bosch pears.

Zang's will also have artichokes from California, Cranberries from Wisconsin, and Chestnits from Italy. 

In the flower department- cycleman flowers.

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Greenawalt Farm

Brian Greenawalt will come through again with strawberries, yes locally grown strawberries.  Hard to believe this time of year.  I bought a quart last week and they were excellent.  The only problem is that they don't last very long around the house.

Other locally grown items include cauliflower (white and orange), buttercup lettuce, white potatoes, sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts.  Lots of squash is available-  varieties include- Blue Hubbard, Kabocha (Green and Orange), Delicata, Spaghetti, Butternut, Butter Cup and Acorn.  Kohlarabi, and cabbage are available. 

In the fruit department, a few varieties of apples and pears.

I am pretty sure Greenawalt will have some quince available- last of the season.

Finally, Brian will have a small amount of fresh horseradish.

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PA Made Cheese

There are a few items to note this week.  

I have been "over-ordering" lately so we have lots of Pennsylvania cheese at the market.

o Fresh curds- from Arsenal Cheese in Lawrenceville

Blue Cheese from Common Folk Organics- amazing stuff from Lancaser County, PA

o Small wheels of Camembert from  Stone Madow Farm, Centre County, PA

We still have some Membrillo (quince paste) and will give away 1oz pieces with a purchase of cheese.

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Kew Park Coffee Bar

We will have hot coffee availale as always.  In the juice department we will have fresh squeezed tangerine, orange and grapefruit juice.  

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Dried Organic Fruit

Last fall, we started carrying dried organically grown fruit from Van Dyke farm in Gilroy California.  We carried it throut the winter, until fresh local fruit was available.  But we have had a lot of requests for it, so we reordered a new batch from Van Dyke.  This is another family run operation.  I have been working with Peter Van Dyke.

The fruit is certified organic. Its hand grown, picked and processed- then dried under the California sun.  The flavor is incredible.  Blenheim apricots are their signature item, but we also have nectatarines, pears and parsimons. Dried fruit sure beats candy for a snack and kids love them.


Check out the Van Dyne website for more information.

http://www.vandykeorganics.com/

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Recipe of the week

The Post-Gazette had a great spread on thanksgiving resipes.  

In particular they have recipes from 9 of our great loal chefs.


Check it out:

http://www.post-gazette.com/food/


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

Please visit the market on Saturday!

David Lagnese

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

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 11/9/2011 5:36pm by Miranda Combs.
J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand Update

Special items for this Saturday, November 12th:


SMOKED PHEASANT @ $18 each until they run out for now through Thanksgiving

CHIPPED SIRLOIN

CHICKEN LIVERS

PORK TENDERLOINS

** please reserve your fresh turkey, turkey breast, capon, duck
ASAP! Certain sizes are already sold out so please call farm or stop in the market this Saturday! 

Val Kennedy 

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

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!!

Val Kennedy 


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

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


*********************************************************
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 11/4/2011 12:13am by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday, November 5th


Hello Friends and neighbors,

I was traveling on business this week so I did not have an opportunity to speak with the farmers.  So I don't have a specific update, but I expect that the items available will be similar to last week, so I have included the information from my last week update below.  I was impressed that last week we had a really strong turnout even though the weather was nasty.  It was snowing or raining the whole time but it did not seem to dampen people's enthusiasm.

Kew Park Coffee Update

I needed to travel to Washington, DC this week on business for my day job.  As luck would have it, Peter Williams and his wife Gina, the owners of Kew Park Coffee Estatate, live part of the year in Washington.  They shuttle back and forth between the farm in Jamaica and Washington where their 2 children go to school.  In any case, we were able to get together and catch up on things.  

They updated me on the status of the 2011 coffee crop.  I am happy to report that the crop is ripening very well. The harvest is just about to begin.  They worked really hard this year to fertilize the coffee plants with chicken manure.  Peter said that the results were very good.  The crop is large and of very high quality.  So I am very excited to get some of the new crop into the market in the near future.

I also got an update on the status of shipping green (unroasted) beans into the market.  Up until now, we heve been receiving small shipments (20 to 30 pounds) of beans that are roasted on the farm in Jamaica, and shipped directly to Pittsburgh for sale at the market.  But we have been working on getting licensed to ship much larger shipments of green (unroasted) beans to Pittsburgh, and then roasting them locally.  We have been working on getting through all the regulatory red tape for over one year!  But finally, we have a 60 kilo shipment of beans that have arrived here in Pittsburgh.  As soon as they get through US Customs and FDA approvals, we will be able to get them into our hands.  I will keep you posted.

Pittsburgh East Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast

The 15th Annual Pittsburgh East Rotary Club (PERC) Pancake Breakfast & Auction will be held this Saturday from 8:00 a.m. ~ 12:00 noon, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church (across from the Market and The Home Depot parking lot).

This is a really fun event.  The food is excellent, and proceeds benefit charities.  Last year we donated a basket of Farmers' Market goodies for the auction, and we will be doing that again this year.

So please plan to participate in this event either before or after stopping by the Farmers' Market.

If you are interested in learning more about PERC, check out their website.  We certainly feel an affinity for this organization since they were founded in the same era as our market.  The Farmers' Market Coop of East Liberty started operations on July 6, 1941, and PERC was founded in 1945.  Check them out at:

http://www.pittsburgheastrotary.org/

 

So please support the farmers by stopping by the market and also support PERC by going to the Pancake Breakfast.

David Lagnese

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Update for Saturday October 29th

We had a great market last saturday with tons of locally grown fruit and vegetables. I heard from the farmers this week and here is a summary of the items available this week.

Kistaco Farm 

Kistaco will have 12 varieties of apples this week including:  McIntosh, Cortland, Jonathan, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Empire, Gala, Macoun, Northern Spy.  


And of course Kistaco cider is a must for the Haloween weekend.

 

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Zang's Greenhouse

I spoke with Rick Zang from Zang's Greenhouse.   Rick will have a wide variety of local vegetables, including potatoes, beets, beans, greens, leeks, peppers, onions and shallots.  

Rick will also have local lettuce, diakon radishes, and red fingerling potatoes.  Cranberries from Wisconsin are in.

Fresh Romanesco will be available.  What's Romansco?  Not being sure myself, I looked it up and here is what I found:

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2009/10/seriously-italian-broccoli-romanesco-recipes.html

Looks like a cross between broccoli and cauliflower.

***********************************************************************************************
Greenawalt Farm

Brian Greenawalt will come through again with strawberries, yes locally grown strawberries.  You will need to get there early for these, as they went quickly last week.

Other locally grown items include cauliflower, tomatoes, buttercup lettuce, sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts.  Lots of squash is available-  varieties include- Blue Hubbard, Kabocha (Green and Orange), Delicata, Spaghetti, Butternut, Butter Cup and Acorn.

*********************************************************
PA Made Cheese

There is an ever expanding selection of Pennsylvania made cheeses available at the PA Made Cheese stand.  A fresh shipment of goat cheeses from Riverview Dairy arrived this week.  The Blue Cheese from Common Folk Organics is back.

We are also continuing to give away free membrillo samples (quince paste) with any cheese purchase. And speaking of quince.....

 

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SAVE THE QUINCE UPDATE

 

We have had fresh quince available at the market for the past 6 weeks or so. My call to action to use quince has really worked.  The quince available at the market has sold out quickly each week.  I got a call today from a woman in Wheeling WV who plans to drive up to visit the market this Saturday to see if she can get some quince.  I told her I could not guarantee that quince will be available, but she plans to come anyways.  Wow, what a reaction!

Update on Legume Bistro...

Trevett Hooper, owner and chef at Legume Bistro picked up some of quince and made duck liver and quince mousse.  I stopped by to taste it and it was fabulous.  

If you have not had a chance to visit Legume Bistro at their new location, you need to put it on your "must do" list.  Legume is now located on Craig Street at the former More Restaurant location.  They renovated the whole place.  The dining room is spacious and comfortable.  No longer a BYOB, they have a wonderful bar area with lots of retro features.  The kitchen is well equipped and spotlessly clean.  Of course the food is consistent with the old legume- simple but delicious.  They source most of their ingredients locally, so their menu features seasonal items.  Check out their site and make a reservation as soon as possible!

http://legumebistro.com/

And thanks to Trevett for supporting the market.

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

Kew Park Coffee Bar

A fresh shipment of beans from Jamaica arrived this week.  At the juice bar, we will have fresh made cranberry juice.

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

Fruits and vegetables are also available at the Kennedy Farm stand.

Lots of fall and Haloween items are available all over the market.  We have pumpkins, gourds, indian corn, and corn stocks. 

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Posted 11/2/2011 8:13pm by Miranda Combs.
J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand Update

Special items for this Saturday, November 5th:


CHIPPED SIRLOIN is very thinly sliced for flash frying steak hoagies

CHICKEN THIGHS

SMOKED PHEASANT


**PLEASE call in your fresh turkey, capon, turkey breast, duck, and smoked pheasant orders ASAP...

Or... stop by the market on Saturday to place your holiday orders...

 
Val Kennedy 

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

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!!

Val Kennedy 


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

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


*********************************************************
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 10/27/2011 10:58pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday October 29th

We had a great market last saturday with tons of locally grown fruit and vegetables. I heard from the farmers this week and here is a summary of the items available this week.

Kistaco Farm 

Kistaco will have 12 varieties of apples this week including:  McIntosh, Cortland, Jonathan, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Empire, Gala, Macoun, Northern Spy.  


And of course Kistaco cider is a must for the Haloween weekend.

 

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

Zang's Greenhouse

I spoke with Rick Zang from Zang's Greenhouse.   Rick will have a wide variety of local vegetables, including potatoes, beets, beans, greens, leeks, peppers, onions and shallots.  

Rick will also have local lettuce, diakon radishes, and red fingerling potatoes.  Cranberries from Wisconsin are in.

Fresh Romanesco will be available.  What's Romansco?  Not being sure myself, I looked it up and here is what I found:

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2009/10/seriously-italian-broccoli-romanesco-recipes.html

Looks like a cross between broccoli and cauliflower.

***********************************************************************************************
Greenawalt Farm

Brian Greenawalt will come through again with strawberries, yes locally grown strawberries.  You will need to get there early for these, as they went quickly last week.

Other locally grown items include cauliflower, tomatoes, buttercup lettuce, sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts.  Lots of squash is available-  varieties include- Blue Hubbard, Kabocha (Green and Orange), Delicata, Spaghetti, Butternut, Butter Cup and Acorn.

*********************************************************
PA Made Cheese

There is an ever expanding selection of Pennsylvania made cheeses available at the PA Made Cheese stand.  A fresh shipment of goat cheeses from Riverview Dairy arrived this week.  The Blue Cheese from Common Folk Organics is back.

We are also continuing to give away free membrillo samples (quince paste) with any cheese purchase. And speaking of quince.....

 

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

SAVE THE QUINCE UPDATE

 

We have had fresh quince available at the market for the past 6 weeks or so. My call to action to use quince has really worked.  The quince available at the market has sold out quickly each week.  I got a call today from a woman in Wheeling WV who plans to drive up to visit the market this Saturday to see if she can get some quince.  I told her I could not guarantee that quince will be available, but she plans to come anyways.  Wow, what a reaction!

Update on Legume Bistro...

Trevett Hooper, owner and chef at Legume Bistro picked up some of quince and made duck liver and quince mousse.  I stopped by to taste it and it was fabulous.  

If you have not had a chance to visit Legume Bistro at their new location, you need to put it on your "must do" list.  Legume is now located on Craig Street at the former More Restaurant location.  They renovated the whole place.  The dining room is spacious and comfortable.  No longer a BYOB, they have a wonderful bar area with lots of retro features.  The kitchen is well equipped and spotlessly clean.  Of course the food is consistent with the old legume- simple but delicious.  They source most of their ingredients locally, so their menu features seasonal items.  Check out their site and make a reservation as soon as possible!

http://legumebistro.com/

And thanks to Trevett for supporting the market.

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

Kew Park Coffee Bar

A fresh shipment of beans from Jamaica arrived this week.  At the juice bar, we will have fresh made cranberry juice.

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

Fruits and vegetables are also available at the Kennedy Farm stand.

Lots of fall and Haloween items are available all over the market.  We have pumpkins, gourds, indian corn, and corn stocks. 

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

Recipe of the week

Miriam Rubin has another of her periodic articles in the PG today, so check it out if you missed it:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11300/1185043-34-0.stm?cmpid=newspanel1


Also, Miriam was nice enough to share a great recipe that uses lots of fall goodies.  I have not tried it yet, but any recipe that uses beet greens has got to be good!  Thanks Miriam!


 

Beet and Beet Greens Borsht

 

This is a perfect seasonal soup for cooler weather, adapted from my first book, "Grains." Cook and dice the beets a day ahead, if you like. Remember to keep the greens, as they go into the soup as well.

 

1 large bunch beets with greens (about 3 beets, the bunch should weigh about 1 1/4 pounds)

 

2 tablespoons olive oil

 

1 large onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)

 

2 large stalks celery, diced (about 1 cup)

 

1 large carrot, diced (about 1/2 cup)

 

3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar

 

1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger

 

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

 

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

 

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

 

2 cups coarsely shredded green cabbage (1/4-inch shreds)

 

2 medium tart green apples, diced (about 2 cups)

 

6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth

 

Kosher salt, to taste

 

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

 

Sour cream and snipped fresh dill

 

1. Trim stems of beets to 1 inch and scrub the beets. Trim the stems from the leaves and cut leaves into 1/2-inch ribbons.  Place beet roots in a large saucepan and add cold water to cover. Cover and heat to boiling over high heat.  Reduce the heat to medium and simmer about 40 minutes, or until fork-tender. Drain the beets in a colander; rinse briefly under cold running water. Cool to warm, slip off the skins and cut into 1/2-inch chunks.

 

2. In a Dutch oven, warm oil over medium heat.  Add the onion, celery, and carrot and sauté for 6 to 8 minutes, or until tender.  Stir in the brown sugar, ginger, thyme, pepper, and allspice and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.  Stir in cabbage, apples, and beet greens, reduce the heat to low, cover and cook, stirring several times, for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are wilted.

 

3. Add chicken stock and cooked beets; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the flavors are blended and heated through. Remove from the heat and stir in the vinegar.  Top servings with sour cream and snipped dill.

 

Makes about 6 servings

 

Miriam Rubin is a freelance food writer and a columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where she writes "Miriam's Garden" and other food features. She is now at work on a book about southern ways of preparing tomatoes for the University of North Carolina Press.

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Please visit the market on Saturday!

David Lagnese

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

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 10/27/2011 7:54pm by Miranda Combs.
J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand Update

Special items for this Saturday, October 29th

- DRESSED QUAIL @ $6.50 each

- DRESSED PHEASANT @ $16.00 each

**please remember to place your holiday fresh turkey and capon orders ASAP by calling or stopping in the market on saturday


Val Kennedy 

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

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!!

Val Kennedy 


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

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


*********************************************************
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 10/25/2011 9:46pm by Miranda Combs.

I usually only send out one or two messages a week on the farmers market.  But I am sending out this message about an interesting upcoming event that I want share with all of you.

Food writer Mark Bittman is coming to Pittsburgh and giving a talk as part of the LITERARY EVENINGS Monday Night Lecture Series. Mark is a well know author on food and also reports on food for the New York Times.

The lecture is Monday, Nov. 7th at 7:30pm at the Carnegie Music Hall.  There are still general admission tickets and some limited reserved seats available.

To get tickets, call the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures office at 412-622-8866, or buy online at www.pittsburghlectures.org

Ticket prices are $35 for Orchestra seats; $25 for First Floor and First Balcony seats and $15 for General Admission. Students can come for $10 with student ID.


To learn more about Mark and his writings, please check out his website.  

http://markbittman.com/

He has authored a new book- Food Matters which looks very interesting.  I have included some information on the book below.

I know many of you that come to the market will really appreciate this talk, so please try to attend.

David Lagnese

 

 

Food Matters Meal Plan

Why become a lessmeatarian? For the sake of your health—and the earth’s!

It’s indisputable that if you adjust the proportions of what you consume—emphasizing plants at the expense of animal products and highly processed foods—you’ll improve both your personal health and that of the world.

If you’re ready to eat more sanely, here’s a 7-day meal plan, loosely based on the way I’ve been eating for the last couple of years (you’ll find recipes for these dishes in Food Matters).

Follow this plan as closely or as loosely as you like; the main idea is not to have predetermined days, weeks, or months, but to gradually get to the point where simply cooked (or even raw) plant food dominates your diet. If you reduce the amount of meat in your diet by ten percent a year, for example, in five years you’ll be eating half of what you’re eating now. In the meantime you’ll start feeling better about yourself (and the world) almost immediately.

To learn more, click here, or just pick up a copy of Food Matters.
To print the 7-Day Sample Meal Plan, click here to download the PDF version.




7-Day Sample Meal Plan

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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.