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Posted 1/28/2016 11:47am by Miranda Combs.

We missed you last week! We hope to see you on Saturday!

Below is a list of offerings this week from a few of our vendors:

Greek Gourmet Hummus

  • Up to 20 different types of hummus!

Greenawalts Farm

  • Vegetables
  • Eggs and Pastas 
  • Dried Fruits and Nuts

J.L.KENNEDY MEAT STAND
Special items for Saturday, January 30th:

  • OUR SATURDAY FARMER’S MARKET IS ALWAYS OPEN IN WINTER WEATHER!! We enjoy your company, so stop in to see us at the J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand for free copies of the latest Butler County tourism guide book.
  •  
    EXTRA-LEAN TOP ROUND FOR BEEF SOUPS & STEWS
  • SHOULDER POT ROASTS AND ENGLISH CHUCK FOR BOURGUIGNON
     
  • SIRLOIN STEAKS 1” FOR STIR-FRY’S, HEARTY SALADS, OR STROGANOFF
  • WE ARE TAKING ORDERS FOR ALL YOUR SUPERBOWL MEAT ITEMS LIKE STEAKS, SAUSAGES, KOLBASSI, ETC. FOR NEXT WEEK, 2/06
  • WE’LL BEGIN TAKING VALENTINE’S DAY ORDERS FOR 2/13 PICK-UP, SO CALL FARM OR STOP IN AT OUR SATURDAY MARKET TO PLACE PRE-PAID ORDERS FOR ANY SPECIAL STEAKS OR ROASTS
  • Please call in your orders as soon as possible: To place an order with the Kennedys, please call their farm office at (724) 898-2316. Ordering hours are Monday-Thursday 9AM-9PM and Friday 9AM-6PM, or call the market on Saturdays at 412-661-1875.
Kistaco Farm
Fresh from our fields this week:
  • Freshly Squeezed Cider - gallons and 1/2 gallons available
  • Cider Donuts, mad fresh, will be available!
  • Homegrown Apples:  Idared, McIntosh, Jonathan, Macoun, Red Delicious, Empire, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Rome, Stayman Winesap and Fortune!
  • We'll also have spinach, red and green leaf lettuces, brussels sprouts, avocados, potatoes, kiwi & more!

Neal's Yard Remedies Organic

  • Valentine Special:
    Get a jump start on Valentines Day with this limited time gift offer!
    Share this special sale and get valentine gift for him and her at these discounted prices!
    - Men's ORGANIC grooming collection with body wash, close shave cream, cooling after shave balm.
    - Women's Rejuvenate frankincense beauty collection cleanser, toner, hydrating cream.
    - Lots of other ORGANIC products available 
    - Stop and sample the products!

Straight Up Mixer

  • Fresh coffee and OJ will be available as well as our homemade coffee cake muffins.  
  • Of course, all three mixers will be available for tasting and purchase - Sharp Ginger Beer, Bitter Lemon Soda and Raw Lime Cordial.

Wheel and Wedge

  • Fresh chèvre is back in the case this weekend for all your cooking needs. 
  • Sugar House Creamery lovers: Pound Cake is back! This fudgy washed rind is sold by the half or full wheel.

Zang's

  • Beans, Color Peppers
  • Mushrooms, Root Veggies
  • Onions & more!
 
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!  
Posted 1/14/2016 10:08am by Miranda Combs.

We hope to see you on Saturday!

Below is a list of offerings this week from a few of our vendors:

Greenawalts Farm

  • Vegetables
  • Eggs and Pastas 
  • Dried Fruits and Nuts

J.L.KENNEDY MEAT STAND
Special items for Saturday, January 16th:

  • LAMB LOIN CHOPS
  • BONELESS LEG OF LAMB
  • BEEF SIRLOIN STEAKS 1” THICK, most versatile steak for hearty salads, stroganoff’s, gravies, etc.
  • CHIPPED SIRLOIN TIP, extra-lean and fast for steak and eggs, tacos, wraps, stir-fry, or 30 minutes in sauce you like
  • BEEF SHOULDER POT ROASTS
  • EYE OF ROUND ROAST OR SLICES
  • CANADIAN BACON
  • SMOKED HAM HOCKS
  • THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THIS LOCAL-LIVESTOCK FARMING FAMILY!  Your kind words and thoughts  mean so much to us and our children.  Jacob and Taylor won grand champion and reserve champion Southdown market lambs at the PA State Farm Show this past weekend!  
  • Please call in your orders as soon as possible: To place an order with the Kennedys, please call their farm office at (724) 898-2316. Ordering hours are Monday-Thursday 9AM-9PM and Friday 9AM-6PM, or call the market on Saturdays at 412-661-1875.
Kistaco Farm
Fresh from our fields this week:
  • Homegrown Buttercup, Acorn and Butternut Squash - only $1 each
  • Possibly Cole Crops (we have yet to see how they have weathered the cold this week) - hopefully some Blue Scotch Kale & Cabbage
  • Freshly Squeezed Cider - gallons and 1/2 gallons available
  • Homegrown Apples:  Idared, McIntosh, Cortland, Jonathan, Macoun, Red Delicious, Empire, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Rome and Stayman Winesap!

Straight Up Mixer

  • Good news!  We have decided to continue to brew the Kew Park Jamaican coffee!   You've asked our plans about it, and we've heard how much it's liked by everyone.   We will have pound and halfpound bags of both light and dark roasts available this Saturday.
  • Of course, fresh OJ and coffee cake muffins at the stand for while you shop, and all three mixers will be available - Sharp Ginger Beer, Bitter Lemon Soda and Raw Lime Cordial.

Wheel and Wedge

  • Two new Jasper Hill cheeses in the case this weekend:
    - Landaff: a creamy, crumbly, cave aged cow's milk cheese with notes of buttermilk
    - Cabot Clothbound: a clothbound cheddar cave aged with tangy notes of mustard

Zang's

  • Knob Onion, Maroon Carrots
  • Swiss Chard, Kale, Bunch Spinach
  • Blood Oranges, Cara Cara Oranges
 
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!  
Posted 1/7/2016 4:33pm by Miranda Combs.

We hope to see you on Saturday!

Below is a list of offerings this week from a few of our vendors:

Greek Gourmet
  • Up to 20 different types of hummus!

Greenawalts Farm

  • Vegetables
  • Eggs and Pastas 
  • Dried Fruits and Nuts
  • Handmade Gifts

J.L.KENNEDY MEAT STAND
Special items for Saturday, January 9th:

  • HAPPIEST OF NEW YEAR’S TO EVERYONE FROM THE J.L.KENNEDY MEAT STAND
    WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A WONDERFUL YEAR AHEAD IN RAISING BEEF, PORK, LAMB, & POULTRY FOR YOU!
  • SAGE GROUND PORK
  • PLAIN SALT AND PEPPER GROUND PORK
  • BONE-IN PORK LOIN CHOPS  3/4” THICK
  • BEEF SIRLOIN STEAKS 1” THICK
  • EXTRA-LEAN GROUND SIRLOIN
  • TOP ROUND FOR STEW
  • BEEF SHOULDER POT ROASTS
  • Please call in your orders as soon as possible: To place an order with the Kennedys, please call their farm office at (724) 898-2316. Ordering hours are Monday-Thursday 9AM-9PM and Friday 9AM-6PM, or call the market on Saturdays at 412-661-1875.
Kistaco Farm
Fresh from our fields this week:
  • Homegrown Celery!
  • Homegrown Buttercup, Acorn and Butternut Squash - only $1 each
  • Freshly Picked Cole Crops:  Blue Scotch Kale, Collards, Cabbage
  • Freshly Squeezed Cider - gallons and 1/2 gallons available
  • Homegrown Apples:  Idared, McIntosh, Cortland, Jonathan, Macoun, Red Delicious, Mutsu, Empire, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Rome and Stayman Winesap!

Straight Up Mixer

  • Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and prosperous 2016!  We know its cold outside but we hope to see you at the market Saturday.
  • We will have both the Sharp Ginger Beer and Bitter Lemon Soda mixers as well as the Raw Lime Cordial available.  The coffee at the stand will always be fresh and hot!

Wheel and Wedge

  • We're back from our holiday break and have plenty of cheese in stock! Our personal favorite for these cold, winter nights is Reading Raclette from Spring Brook Farm in Vermont. If you've never had raclette before, prepare to get hooked. It's the ultimate melter, making it perfect for grilled cheese, mac and cheese or fondue. 

Zang's

  • Broccoli, Colored Peppers
  • Mushrooms, Swiss Chard
  • Root Veggies and more!
 
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!  
Posted 12/29/2015 10:57am by Miranda Combs.

Sorry for the confusion - the market will be open on Thursday, New Years Eve, December 31st.  Not tomorrow, Wednesday, December 30th.  

Happy Holidays!

Special note:  Holiday dates and hours for the Farmers' Market will be as follows:
 - OPEN - Thursday, December 31st, 5am - 10am
 - CLOSED - Saturday, January 2nd
 - OPEN and back to normal schedule on Saturday, January 9th, 5am to 12 noon
Happy Holidays from all of us!  Thank you for your continued support!

Below is a list of offerings from a few of our vendors:

J.L.KENNEDY MEAT STAND
Special items for Thursday, December 31st:

  • BACON & SAUSAGES
  • BONE-IN & BONELESS PORK LOIN ROASTS AND CHOPS
  • PORK TENDERLOINS
  • HICKORY SMOKED KOLBASSI
  • LOCAL-MADE SAUERKRAUT
  • PLEASE call farm to order or just stop in the market for pork items you need that day on 12/31.
  • Thank you for a wonderful 2015! And best wishes to you for 2016!!!
  • Please call in your orders as soon as possible: To place an order with the Kennedys, please call their farm office at (724) 898-2316. Ordering hours are Monday-Thursday 9AM-9PM and Friday 9AM-6PM, or call the market on Saturdays at 412-661-1875.

Neal's Yard Remedies Organic

  • Last minute gifts:
    - Shower/bath gel sets
    - Jasmine
    - Rose and geranium
    - Aromatic collection
    - English lavender collection
Straight Up Mixer
  • The New Year is here and so are we!  The coffee stand will be open on Thursday and we will have all three mixers available, Sharp Ginger Beer, Bitter Lemon Soda and the Raw Lime Cordial which was sampled last week. Consider a mixer pack as a gift of good cheer. (And, who says you cannot gift yourself?)  Nothing's quite a cheerful as toasting "Cheers" with something small and cold.  See you Thursday!

Zang's

  • Root veggies
  • Mushrooms
  • Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts and more
 
Happy New Year from all of us!
We look forward to serving you in 2016!
Posted 12/24/2015 9:45am by Miranda Combs.

Special note:  Holiday dates and hours for the Farmers' Market will be as follows:
 - OPEN - Thursday, December 31st, 5am - 10am
 - CLOSED - Saturday, January 2nd
 - OPEN and back to normal schedule on Saturday, January 9th, 5am to 12 noon
Happy Holidays from all of us!  Thank you for your continued support!

Below is a list of offerings from a few of our vendors:

J.L.KENNEDY MEAT STAND
Special items for Thursday, December 31st:

  • BACON & SAUSAGES
  • BONE-IN & BONELESS PORK LOIN ROASTS AND CHOPS
  • PORK TENDERLOINS
  • HICKORY SMOKED KOLBASSI
  • LOCAL-MADE SAUERKRAUT
  • PLEASE call farm to order or just stop in the market for pork items you need that day on 12/31.
  • Thank you for a wonderful 2015! And best wishes to you for 2016!!!
  • Please call in your orders as soon as possible: To place an order with the Kennedys, please call their farm office at (724) 898-2316. Ordering hours are Monday-Thursday 9AM-9PM and Friday 9AM-6PM, or call the market on Saturdays at 412-661-1875.

Neal's Yard Remedies Organic

  • Last minute gifts:
    - Shower/bath gel sets
    - Jasmine
    - Rose and geranium
    - Aromatic collection
    - English lavender collection
Straight Up Mixer
  • The New Year is here and so are we!  The coffee stand will be open on Thursday and we will have all three mixers available, Sharp Ginger Beer, Bitter Lemon Soda and the Raw Lime Cordial which was sampled last week. Consider a mixer pack as a gift of good cheer. (And, who says you cannot gift yourself?)  Nothing's quite a cheerful as toasting "Cheers" with something small and cold.  See you Thursday!

Zang's

  • Root veggies
  • Mushrooms
  • Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts and more
 
Happy New Year from all of us!
We look forward to serving you in 2016!
Posted 12/23/2015 9:11am by Miranda Combs.

We hope to see you on Saturday!

Special note:  Holiday dates and hours for the Farmers' Market will be as follows:
 - OPEN - Thursday, December 24th, Christmas Eve, 5am - 10am
 - CLOSED - Saturday, December 26th
 - OPEN - Thursday, December 31st, 5am - 10am
 - CLOSED - Saturday, January 2nd
 - OPEN and back to normal schedule on Saturday, January 9th, 5am to 12 noon
Happy Holidays from all of us!  Thank you for your continued support!

Below is a list of offerings this week from a few of our vendors:

Greenawalts Farm

  • Vegetables
  • Eggs and Pastas 
  • Dried Fruits and Nuts
  • Handmade Gifts

J.L.KENNEDY MEAT STAND
Special items for Thursday, December 24th:

  • BONE-IN STANDING RIB ROAST OR STEAKS, Hand-trimmed
  • BONELESS PRIME RIB ROAST OR STEAKS
  • BONELESS LEGS OF LAMB
  • LARGE CAPON ROASTING CHICKENS
  • We'll also be open for breakfast sausages and bacon.
  • Please call in your orders as soon as possible: To place an order with the Kennedys, please call their farm office at (724) 898-2316. Ordering hours are Monday-Thursday 9AM-9PM and Friday 9AM-6PM, or call the market on Saturdays at 412-661-1875.
Kistaco Farm
Fresh from our fields this week:
  • Fruit and Gift Baskets available to purchase
  • Homegrown Buttercup, Acorn and Butternut Squash only $1 each!
  • Homegrown Celery!
  • Freshly Picked Cole Crops:  Dinosaur Kale, Blue Scotch Kale, Red Russian Kale, Collards, Kohlrabi, Cabbage & Broccoli
  • Freshly Squeezed Cider - gallons and 1/2 gallons available
  • Homegrown Apples!  We'll have Fuji, Idared, Gala, Mutsu, Empire, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Rome and Stayman Winesap!

Neal's Yard Remedies Organic

  • Last minute gifts:
    - Shower/bath gel sets
    - Jasmine
    - Rose and geranium
    - Aromatic collection
    - English lavender collection
Straight Up Mixer
  • Christmas is here and so are we!  The coffee stand will be open on Thursday and we will have all three mixers available, Sharp Ginger Beer, Bitter Lemon Soda and the Raw Lime Cordial which was sampled last week. Consider a mixer pack as a gift of good cheer. (And, who says you cannot gift yourself?)  Nothing's quite a cheerful as toasting "Cheers" with something small and cold.  See you Thursday!

Zang's

  • Root veggies
  • Mushrooms
  • Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts and more
 
Merry Christmas from all of us! 
Posted 12/10/2015 11:54am by Miranda Combs.

We hope to see you on Saturday!

Special note:  Holiday dates and hours for the Farmers' Market will be as follows:
 - OPEN - Saturday, December 12th, 5am - 12 noon
 - OPEN - Saturday, December 19th, 5am - 12 noon (some vendors only until 10am)
 - OPEN - Thursday, December 24th, Christmas Eve, 5am - 10am
 - CLOSED - Saturday, December 26th
 - OPEN - Thursday, December 31st, 5am - 10am
 - CLOSED - Saturday, January 2nd
 - OPEN and back to normal schedule on Saturday, January 9th, 5am to 12 noon
Happy Holidays from all of us!  Thank you for your continued support!

Below is a list of offerings this week from a few of our vendors:

 

BANDY Woodworks

  • BANDY Woodworks returns to the market this week with a great selection of gifts for everyone on your list.  Don't miss their wooden toys for kids of all ages and Peculiar Pittsburgh ornaments.
Greek Gourmet
  • Up to 20 different types of hummus to try!

Greenawalts Farm

  • Vegetables
  • Eggs and Pastas 

J.L.KENNEDY MEAT STAND
Special items for Saturday, December 5th:

  • KENNEDY PASTURE-RAISED ROASTING CHICKENS
  • BEEF SIRLOIN STEAKS  1” THICK
  • BEEF SHOULDER ROASTS, best pot roast for fall-apart shredded beef sandwiches, tacos, wraps, etc.
  • EYE OF ROUND ROAST
  • LOCAL SMOKED CHEDDAR CHEESE IS BACK sold in $5 bundles, and all profits benefit the Butler 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Team where children travel to numerous universities to learn how to judge and raise top-quality dairy cattle for the best milk and milk products
  • PLEASE call your holiday orders in A.S.A.P.!! Pickup is on Saturday 12/19 or Thursday 12/24 from 5-10 AM.  Specialty items include: FRESH TURKEYS, ROASTING CAPON CHICKENS, DUCKS, PORK ROASTS, BEEF STANDING RIB AND BONELESS PRIME RIB STEAKS AND ROASTS, BONELESS LEG OF LAMB, HICKORY-SMOKED HALF AND WHOLE HAMS
  • Please call in your orders as soon as possible: To place an order with the Kennedys, please call their farm office at (724) 898-2316. Ordering hours are Monday-Thursday 9AM-9PM and Friday 9AM-6PM, or call the market on Saturdays at 412-661-1875.
Kistaco Farm
Fresh from our fields this week:
  • Homegrown Celery!  Freshly Picked Swiss Chard too!
  • Freshly Picked Cole Crops:  Dinosaur Kale, Blue Scotch Kale, Red Russian Kale, Collards, Kohlrabi, Cabbage & Broccoli
  • Freshly Squeezed Cider - gallons and 1/2 gallons available
  • Homegrown Apples!  We'll have Fuji, Idared, McIntosh, Gala, Cortland, Jonathan, Macoun, Red Delicious, Mutsu, Empire, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Rome and Stayman Winesap!

Neal's Yard Remedies Organic

  • Special gift packages of organic formulations available this week!  
    - Radiant Rose Collection
    - Loving Care Hand Cream Set
    - Refresh Orange and Geranium Set
    - English Lavender Collection
  • This week only:  buy 2 gifts, get one free!  Stop and sample the Citrus Hand Cream.
New Vendor: Straight Up Mixer
 
We would like to thank everyone for great first day at the market last weekend.  It was great meeting everyone and a special THANK YOU to Dave for helping to make it an easy transition!  
We will continue to offer fresh coffee and juice along with the introduction of our homemade Ginger Beer and Lemon Soda.  Be sure to try some, there will always be free samples.
A mixer pack is a great holiday hostess gift, so order yours today.
Thanks,  John & Diana Volkar

Wheel and Wedge

  • We're taking orders for holiday cheese platters. Stop by the stand or email us with orders and questions!  Wheelandwedge@gmail.com.  
  • We have organic cheeses in from Cowgirl Creamery in stock just for the holidays. Get them before they're gone!
    - Mt. Tam is a triple cream with notes of fresh butter and mushroom. 
    - Red Hawk is a bolder, washed triple cream, a rare style that will blow you away. 

Zang's

  • Wreaths & Holiday flowers
  • Mushrooms & Winter Squash
  • Parsnips, Turnips, Beets
  • Citrus and more!
 
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!  
Posted 12/3/2015 12:48pm by Miranda Combs.

We hope to see you on Saturday!

Below is a list of offerings this week from a few of our vendors:

 

BANDY Woodworks

  • BANDY Woodworks will not be at the market on Saturday, 12/5.  You can find them at Handmade Arcade (http://www.handmadearcade.com/on Saturday 11 am - 7 pm at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.  The event features 150 crafters and makers selling clothing, jewelry, home decor and other locally handmade gifts.  On-street parking and in City-owned lots is free on Saturdays in December.
  • BANDY Woodworks will be back at the market December 12 and 19.
Greek Gourmet
  • Up to 20 different types of hummus!

Greenawalts Farm

  • Vegetables
  • Eggs and Pastas 

J.L.KENNEDY MEAT STAND
Special items for Saturday, December 5th:

  • PORK TENDERLOINS
  • EXTRA-LEAN GROUND SIRLOIN
  • BEEF SHOULDER ROASTS
  • BEEF SIRLOIN STEAKS CUT 1”
  • LOTS OF HOLIDAY MEAT IDEAS FOR PICK UP ON SAT. DEC. 19TH, OR CHRISTMAS EVE, THURSDAYDEC.24TH.  BOTH DAYS WILL HAVE STRICT PICK-UP TIMES OF 5 AM-10 AM.
  • HOLIDAY ITEMS INCLUDE: BEEF STANDING RIB ROASTS, BONELESS PRIME RIB, BEEF TENDERLOIN - ALL CUT TO SIZES YOU REQUEST
  • ALL CUTS OF STEAKS, PORK CROWN ROASTS, PASTURE-RAISED ROASTING CHICKENS AROUND 8 # EACH ON AVG., FRESH TURKEYS OF ALL SIZES, SMOKED PHEASANTS
  • Please call in your orders as soon as possible: To place an order with the Kennedys, please call their farm office at (724) 898-2316. Ordering hours are Monday-Thursday 9AM-9PM and Friday 9AM-6PM, or call the market on Saturdays at 412-661-1875.
Kew Park Coffee Bar
  • Fresh Cranberry Juice, Orange Juice and Coffee.  
Kistaco Farm
Fresh from our fields this week:
  • Homegrown Celery!  Freshly Picked Swiss Chard too!
  • Freshly Picked Cole Crops:  Dinosaur Kale, Blue Scotch Kale, Red Russian Kale, Collards, Kohlrabi, Cabbage & Broccoli
  • Freshly Squeezed Cider - gallons and 1/2 gallons available
  • Homegrown Apples!  We'll have Fuji, Idared, Granny Smith, McIntosh, Gala, Cortland, Jonathan, Macoun, Red Delicious, Mutsu, Empire, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Rome and Stayman Winesap!

New Vendor:  Neal's Yard Remedies Organic

  • Gift set options available and 20% off select items!
  • Great selection of inner health, outer beauty and well-being products make great holiday gifts!

Wheel and Wedge

  • We're taking orders for holiday cheese platters. Stop by the stand or email us with orders and questions!  Wheelandwedge@gmail.com.  
  • New cheeses this week:  
    - Harbison: One of Alix's all-time favorite cheeses and winner of American Cheese Society awards every year. Invite some friends over and dig into this beautiful bloomy cow's rind wrapped in spruce bark. 
    - Nancy's Hudson Valley Camembert: Not your typical camembert. Buttery and decadent. 

Zang's

  • Wreaths
  • Cabbages & Root Vegetables
  • Citrus and more!
 
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!  
Posted 11/27/2015 11:33am by Miranda Combs.

We hope to see you on Saturday!

A special note from one of our vendors, David Lagnese, appears at the end of our vendor offerings this week.  Please take a moment to read his message to all of you!

Below is a list of offerings this week from a few of our vendors:

 BANDY Woodworks

  • BANDY Woodworks will not be at the market on Saturday, 11/28.  You can find them at I Made It! Market for the Holidays, which runs Friday noon -8pm, and Saturday 11-6pm at Nova Place (the former Allegheny Center Mall, Northside), 100 S Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.  The event features 100 crafters and makers selling clothing, jewelry, home decor and other locally handmade gifts. 
  • http://imadeitmarket.com/i-made-it-for-the-holidays-2015/

California Connection

  • Its the time of year for Olio Nuovo - fresh pressed olive oil!  The olives were grown in Santa Ynez, California and recently harvested and pressed by the folks at Figuora Farm.
Greek Gourmet
  • Jack will not be at the market this week.

Greenawalts Farm

  • Vegetables
  • Eggs and Pastas 

J.L.KENNEDY MEAT STAND

  • Kennedy's will not be at the market on Saturday, November 28th.  They will return on Dec 5th and will be ready to take all holiday meat orders for Saturday, Dec. 19th and Thurs. Dec. 24th Christmas Eve.
Kew Park Coffee Bar
  • Fresh Cranberry Juice, Orange Juice and Coffee.  
Kistaco Farm
Fresh from our fields this week:
  • Homegrown Celery!
  • Freshly Picked Cole Crops:  Dinosaur Kale, Blue Scotch Kale, Red Russian Kale, Collards, Kohlrabi, Cabbage & Broccoli
  • Freshly Squeezed Cider - gallons and 1/2 gallons available
  • Homegrown Apples!  We'll have Fuji, Idared, McIntosh, Gala, Cortland, Jonathan, Macoun, Red Delicious, Mutsu, Empire, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Rome and Stayman Winesap!

New Vendor:  Neal's Yard Remedies Organic

  • NYR Organic is a line of award winning organic health and beauty products.  This family business is located in Britain, and each ingredient is homegrown and organic. 
  • Nice selection of inner health, outer beauty and well-being products make great holiday gifts!

Wheel and Wedge

  • New cheeses this week:
    - Ba Ba Blue - a super creamy sheep's milk blue from Carr Valley
    - Reading - a raclette style cheese from Spring Brook Farm. Your ultimate melting cheese!
    - Mobay - An old favorite! Half sheep's milk, half goat's milk from Carr Valley
    - Savahschaff - an aged sheep's milk from Lancaster County, PA
  • We're taking orders for holiday cheese platters. Stop by the stand or email us with orders and questions!  Wheelandwedge@gmail.com.  

Zang's

  • Rick will not be at the market this Saturday.

A special note from David Lagnese:

Dear Farmers Market fans,
 
Its been a while since I have done a shout out to the East Liberty Farmers Market community.  But, I want to send this message to let everyone know that I will be transitioning out of managing the three market booths - Kew Park Coffee Bar, California Connection and Wheel and Wedge Cheese.  
 
I first got involved in the market back in February 2007, after the fire.  I offered the farmers to help get the word out that the market was still open.  So I started building an email list based on an initial one started by the Kennedy’s.  Then we started to build a web site, and send out weekly update blasts.  I was spending so much at the market that, in 2010 I decided to open the Coffee Bar with my wife Cristy and two children Marco and Maria.  It was a great opportunity for the kids to learn some valuable work skills.  One thing led to another and soon enough had three booths!  I learned so much and really enjoyed the experience - particularly getting to know farmers and food producers and all of you.
 
But things change, and now Marco and Maria are off at college and my day job has gotten more demanding.  So Cristy and I decided that its time to move on.  At the same time, I wanted to keep things going at the market, so developed a transition plan.  Here is the plan:
 
Wheel and Wedge Cheese
Alix Wiggins is going to take over.  She is a perfect fit!  Alix and I have been working together for nearly 2 years now.  I have developed great respect for her knowledge and work ethic.  A recipient of the 2014 Slow Food Pittsburgh Cheese Scholarship, Alix attended the American Cheese Society Conference - so she knows a lot about cheese.  She currently also runs the cheese program at Arriba Winery and also manages a number of wholesale cheese accounts.  I expect she will continue to focus on local and regional cheese, but I am sure will add her own twist.  Alix is a new young entrepreneur, so please show her your support.  If you have not met her yet, please stop by and say hello!
 
Kew Park Coffee Bar & California Connection
We are very lucky to have another family take over and run this as a small business!  John and Diana Volker are going to take over.  You may know Diana as she has been helping out at the Kennedy Farm Meat Stand.  Initially, they plan to run the coffee bar and California Connection pretty much as is.   So we will continue to have Kew Park Jamaican Coffee, olive oil and dried fruit.  I am sharing all my farmer contacts with them.  But I would expect that over time they will make some tweaks and changes.  One thing that is very exciting is that they are developing a line of home made mixers that they will add to the product offerings!  Keep an eye out for these in the near future!
 
This Saturday will be my last day at the market.  Please stop by and say hello.  There is no need to say good-bye since I will still be around helping with the transition and of course continuing to be a loyal customer of the market. 
 
I want to thank each and every of the farmers who run the market - The Kennedy’s, the Greenawalts, the Hileman’s and of course Rick Zang.  Each one makes a huge contribution to the market, and also to helping us get our booths up and running.  Thanks so much!
 
See you at the market!
David Lagnese
 
 From all the farmers: 
We are very thankful that David has joined us for the past few years, and we are looking forward to working with Alix and the Volker family. We hope you'll stop by and let David know how much we will all miss him, Cristy and the kids! 
 
We hope to see you on Saturday!  
Posted 11/19/2015 1:08pm by Miranda Combs.

We hope to see you on Saturday!

Thanksgiving is almost here. Pickup last minute items for your Thanksgiving meal this week!  

Below is a list of offerings this week from a few of our vendors:

 

BANDY Woodworks

  • BANDY Woodworks will have a great selection of holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list!

California Connection

  • Its the time of year for Olio Nuovo - fresh pressed olive oil!  The olives were grown in Santa Ynez, California and recently harvested and pressed by the folks at Figuora Farm.  
  • Dried Figs and Apricots should be here too!
Greek Gourmet
  • Up to 20 different types of hummus!

Greenawalts Farm

  • Vegetables
  • Eggs and Pastas 

J.L.KENNEDY MEAT STAND
Special items for Saturday, November 21st:

  • PLEASE order capon roasting chickens, smoked pheasants, and all cuts of steak A.S.A.P. to ensure availability on Saturday, November 21st.
  • Kennedy's will be at the market on Wednesday, November 24th, to deliver Thanksgiving turkey's and ordered meats. 
  • Please call in your orders as soon as possible: To place an order with the Kennedys, please call their farm office at (724) 898-2316. Ordering hours are Monday-Thursday 9AM-9PM and Friday 9AM-6PM, or call the market on Saturdays at 412-661-1875.
Kew Park Coffee Bar
  • Fresh Cranberry Juice, Orange Juice and Coffee.  
Kistaco Farm
Fresh from our fields this week:
  • Homegrown Celery!  Freshly Picked Swiss Chard too!
  • Homegrown Green Tomatoes & Heirloom Tomatoes (probably the last fresh tomatoes for this year)
  • Freshly Picked Cole Crops:  Dinosaur Kale, Blue Scotch Kale, Red Russian Kale, Collards, Kohlrabi, Cabbage & Broccoli
  • Freshly Squeezed Cider - gallons and 1/2 gallons available
  • Homegrown Apples!  We'll have Fuji, Idared, Granny Smith, McIntosh, Gala, Cortland, Jonathan, Macoun, Red Delicious, Mutsu, Empire, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Rome and Stayman Winesap!

New Vendor:  Neal's Yard Remedies Organic

  • NYR Organic is a line of award winning organic health and beauty products.  This family business is located in Britain, and each ingredient is homegrown and organic. 
  • Nice selection of inner health, outer beauty and well-being products make great holiday gifts!
  • Stop by an say "Hello" to Mary Ann, we are very happy that she is our new vendor!

Wheel and Wedge

  • We're taking orders for holiday cheese platters. Stop by the stand or email us with orders and questions!  Wheelandwedge@gmail.com.  
  • We also have a new cheese from Goat Rodeo this week: Chickabiddy. It's a fantastic little bloomy rind goat cheese perfect for sharing. 

Zang's

  • Cranberries
  • Potatoes & Root Vegetables
  • Green Beans
  • Mushrooms
  • Amaryllis and Cyclamen
  • Rick will be also be attending the market on Wednesday, 11/24, to sell you any last minute vegetable needs for Thanksgiving day!
 
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at
the Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty!