From the Mt. Pleasant Farmer's Market Newsletter
- Children’s Play Area: We love kids! Make your
market trip a family affair. Shop with your
young-ones and then relax and play in our kids
space. We’ll bring the toys!
- Mt P Market Buskers: Feel like busking? Come on
down! Andrew Marcus on accordion and Dave Casserly on sax play
jazz-influenced folk music, from Quebecois reels to Scandinavian
waltzes. Come see a new addition to centuries-old tradition.
- Farmers’ Mkt Bike Clinic: We need volunteers! Can you lend a hand as a bike tinkerer? Email Manager@MtPFM.org to sign-up.
Earth Spring Farm: Beautiful red tomatoes,
plums and just a few cherries. Ginormous eggplant, fresh cut
basil, baby cabbage, red beets, striped chiogga beets, green
zucchini, green okra, beautiful carrots, and their hot pepper
collection. Tender red and white potatoes, green peppers,
cucumbers, and some early sweet blue Hubbard, butternut and
spaghetti squash. Fresh cut baby lettuce mix, arugula and vitamin
greens along with baby spinach and mustard greens, snow peas, large red leaf lettuce heads, and possible some broccoli! Don’t forget! Place your wholesale order by Thursday at 9pm for pick-up on Saturday at the farmers’ market. Check-out their other weekly offerings.
Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: Penny and her crew
have four cheeses for you this week: West Virginia Blue —
wild and wonderful crumbled on a salad or melted on top of a
burger; Jersey Gold – smooth and creamy gouda, perfect for
snacking or for grilled cheese sandwiches; Shenandoah
Sunrise – southern French-style farmstead cheese, great for a
cheese plate with bread and fresh fruit; and Farmhouse Feta –
aged over two months for a distinct tanginess. Don’t forget
your duck eggs! There’s a limited supply (~4 dozen) sold by the
half-dozen and they go fast. Come early!
People’s Bao: Peter has Chinese steamed edamame buns
with tender, slow roasted free range pork or
duck. Also available – baked taro chips with edamame
purée and creme brûlée made with local farms’ eggs
Pleasant Pops: This week’s treats
include – Peaches and Ginger, Peach Hibiscus, Watermelon Mint, &
Chongos: Mexican Sweet Cream and Cinnamon.
Quaker Valley Orchards: Applesauce and butter, jams
in blueberry, tart cherry, peach, blackberry and strawberry, tomato
sauce and honey, potatoes, sweet onions, yellow peaches and
nectarines, sweet seedless grapes, blackberries, sweet corn, apples
-gala and honeycrisp. New this week – acorn, butternut, kabocha & spaghetti squash!
Reid’s Orchard: Yellow peaches (Autumn Glo), White
peaches (Snow giant), Yellow nectarines, Italian plums, pluots, Asian
pears, seedless grapes, blueberries, blackberries, red raspberries,
apples (ginger gold, Honeycrisp, gold supreme, Gala, Elstar, Pinova,
Yataka, Early Fuji, McIntosh, Macoun, Cox Orange Pippen and other
Atwater’s Bread: Naturally leavened, hand shaped
loaves like Peasant Wheat, Caraway Rye, Cranberry
Pecan, Kalamata Olive, traditional San Francisco
Sourdough, Ciabatta, Country White, Jalapeno
Cheddar, Spelt, Sunflower Flax, more. Ned Atwater does
slow fermentation with carefully tended starters and
wild yeast, organic stone ground flour from a
family mill in North Carolina. Also yeasted breads
like the slightly sweet, traditional Irish Struan bread.
Great scones, muffins, cookies, brownies, granola,
bagels and delicious soups to take home!
Groff’s Content Farm – Beef: steaks, short ribs, roasts, jerky, ground beef. Lamb. Most pork cuts. Eggs. Complete raw meat dog food. Tallow soaps.
Truck Patch Farms – Green and purple beans, wax
beans, green and yellow squash, arugula, mesculin, baby
spinach, kale, collards, swiss chard, eggplant, bunches of basil,
cantaloupe, 3 varieties of cucumbers and lots of beautiful heirloom tomatoes!
Truck Patch Meat Department – All cuts of pork, like
loins and chops, plus ham, bacon, jowl, salt
pork, lard and scrapple. Eggs. Whole chickens
and fresh chickens parts. Ground turkey and cut
Richfield Farm – Cucumbers, squash and
zucchini, new potatoes, green beans, large slicing tomatoes,
cherry tomatoes, honey, eggplant, fingerling eggplant, corn, onions,
beets, cantaloupes, okra, watermelons, cabbage, cut flowers, peppers –
jalapenos, pablano, and bell.
Radius: Tanya of the soon to be launching, Craft
Kombucha is back with the ever popular ginger, peach, blackberry, and
watermelon plus a surprise or two. Want a sneak peak of the flavors
before the opening bell? Follow @craftkombucha on twitter.
- Mark your calendars! Common Good City Farm will host a Night on the Farm Oct 3rd. Join them for a magical evening with food, gardening workshops, and music.