Monday, August 29, 2011

Labor Day Picnic Shopping List

Planning a Labor Day Picnic - allow us to help you plan your menu. You can get everything you need at Thursday's Farmers' Market - over 25 growers and producers will be at market this week - hope you will be too! 

Market Shopping List for Your Labor Day Picnic       
Avello - surprise the vegetarians at your picnic with delicious portobello sliders - check out the blog for the recipe. Herc is bringing a new product this week - marinated mushrooms - use them to top a burger and everyone will be talking!  
Blueberry Hill Farm - the freshest and the sweetest corn on the cob, the juiciest watermelons, and a whole lotta frsh stuff! 
Carmen B's - sweeten up your favorite iced tea and lemonade with Carmen's local honey.
Chile Spot - New this week - Chile Spot offers a wide selection of hot sauces, salsas and spicy chili condiments - their Chipotle Finishing Sauce is fantastic on grilled burgers.  
Dia Doce - Thais has tasty cupcakes for everyone at the picnic - including gluten free and vegan options.  
Ellen April - Ellen's soap makes for a perfect hostess gift! This week they'll be introducing two new citrus soaps... Citrus Sorbet and Citrus & Clary Sage.  
Frecon - love to bake pies - make sure you pick up the tastiest of fruits from Frecon - peaches, plums and early pears - all pie perfect!
Fresh A Peel Hummus - the easy button of appetizers. Pick up a tasting of Richard's flavorful hummus and pair them up with crudites and dippers.
Golden Valley Coffee Roasters - hot or cold - Golden Valley has something for every coffee lover at the picnic. Stop by to try out their delicious iced coffee - a perfect alternative to iced tea.
Good Spoon Soup - Not sure what Kate from Good Spoon is cooking up for this week - just know it's gonna be good! A refreshing cold soup is a perfect light appetizer for any picnic.  
Highland Farm - try a brebis topped with some spicy jam for a crowd pleasing snack! 
John and Kira - Another great option for a hostess gift - who doesn't love chocolate, especially these gorgeous chocolates. 
Laura's Biscotti - house guests over the Labor Day weekend - stock up on Laura's biscotti and granola for an easy breakfast for your guests.
Lindenhof - a grills best friend - you just can't go wrong purchasing quality meats to grill at your picnic. Fantastic chicken selections for the grill. 
Made in the Shade Lemonade - everyone needs a glass of lemonade to sweeten up your market shopping experience. If only Aldo would pack up that amazing beverage in bulk.
Maysies Farm - Sam's got picture perfect veggies for your crudites plate - lighten up your snacks with veggies.
Mompops - buy those amazing popsicles in bulk - everyone is going to ask you where you got them. 
My House Cookies - Marie has the perfect dessert for your picnic - pies or cookies - everyone will think you made it.
Red Haven - a grills best friend - another quality meat option for your BBQ needs. Oh my, the BBQ pork is amazing. 
Schaeffer's Flowers - every picnic table needs a beautiful bouquet of flowers - let Denny recommend something special.   
Shellbark Hollow - be it portobello or beef, every burger is better topped with some delicious cheese. Their marinated cheeses and spreads make great appetizers as well. 
Stadium Grille - Plan your picnic menu over dinner at the park - you can get a lot of great ideas from Bob at Stadium - this week he will be offering a grilled Avello portobello mushroom burger topped with roasted red peppers and Shellbark Hollow goat cheese, and, a grilled Lindenhof chicken sandwich topped with pesto and served on a Wild Flour challah roll!     
Sugartown Smoked - more easy appetizer options - try their smokey spreads on crackers or a baguette. Slice the baguette in half - grill the baguette to toast, slather on a smoked fish spread and top with pieces of more smoked fish.
Taproot Farm - my favorite veggie this summer has been the baby zucchini and yellow squash from Taproot - perfect for a BBQ. Simply grill the baby squash whole - every one loves them! 
Veronica's Doggie Delight - even your four legged friends like to celebrate the Labor Day - pick up a special treat for Rover.
Wentworth Dairy- new this week - Wentworth will be bring cows' milk cheese to the market: hamburger - - - meet cheese - perfect!
Wild Flour Bakery - If you haven't tried the challah rolls you don't know what you're missing - perfect with your choice of burger! 

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