Saturday, October 29, 2011

Market Buzz - Catching Up

My heavens - it's been a while since our last blog - excuse us please - we were busy planning the East Goshen Harvest Festival - hope you were all able to attend - it was a great day!

Now onto the East Goshen Farmers' Market Harvest Dinner - The Gathering. There are only a few tickets remaining - if you're interested, please let me know. Tomorrow, a full post on just the dinner - - - today we just want to catch you up on the market.

Despite soggy conditions this past week we were happy to see a nice crowd of market shoppers - our hours are 2 PM - 6-ish PM - - - as the days shorten we need to close up shop earlier to be out of the park by darkness. This little guy came prepared for the day in his bright red boots.
Because of the rain this past week we decided to move many of our vendors under the pavilion - it worked out just great. Of course a number of the vendors have too much to cart to the pavilion so they made camp in the parking lot including Blueberry Hill Produce, Livengood Produce, Frecon Fruits, Ridge Valley Maple Syrup and Lindenhof - - - Axel from Lindenhof is getting all ready for Thanksgiving - - - pre-order your fantastic turkey from Axel. You gotta love a guy that will wear this hat!

 Peg's been bringing her beautiful gourds.
Livengood Produce had amazing leeks - I made a delicious confit of leeks which is going onto my pizza tomorrow night - confit of leeks, saga Bleu from Shellbark Hollow, roasted delicata squash from Peg, and Frecon apple slices - YUM!
 Livengood also had these things - truth be told I didn't know what they were - flame red and about the size of duck egg - - - eggplants - never saw anything like them!!! I sauteed them in a little olive oil - - -
and then added some bitter greens from Taproot. They kept their color after sauteeing - so cool! 
Look at these gorgeous purple beans from Livengood
 This little guy came to the market all ready for trick or treating -
Kari from Pureblend Tea introduced me to her Ginger Papaya Tea - my new favorite tea.
 Kate's been making hot soup for the market - nothing like a brisk day at the market with a bowl of soup to keep you warm. She was sick this past week but will be back to market next Thursday.
Issa from Mompops has been bringing his specialty pizzas to the market - bake at home. Here's a hint - if you want one get to market early - they go fast - he welcomes pre-orders!
 Marie over at My House Cookies has amazing Pumpkin Pie - perfect for the fall.
Herc and his lovely wife will be at market this week with their bouquet of mushrooms - what a handsome couple!
Who says Ellen April's soaps are just for girls - here's her Handy Man Special - love her labels!
Peg's got corn again - a late season variety - Aztec - white and sweet!
And nothing says fall like the bounty of cruciferous veggies - giant cabbages,
And perfect cauliflower.
See you at market this week!

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