Nov 21, 2013

Market Preview: November 23, 2013


Gobble Gobble! 

This is your last chance to pick up your Thanksgiving needs before Turkey Day! Think through your side dishes, your appetizers, your desserts. Do you need a hostess gift? We'll have you covered!

Note: If you will be picking up a turkey this week, give yourself some extra time, as sometimes the line is a bit of a wait! 
Here's what's happening:


THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAY WINNER






Congratulations to Ruth Vattilano. She was absolutely thrilled and will pick up her prize this Saturday - we'll try to get you a photo!



WCGM Holiday Gift Guide


One of the best gifts you can give to your community is to SHOP SMALL and SHOP LOCAL. So where better to do some holiday shopping than The West Chester Growers Market!  We are coming up with some unique gift ideas (you'd be surprised how many great gifts involve fresh produce), so keep an eye out over the next few weeks for some Farm Fresh Holiday Ideas :)


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Show us some Market Love!

If you are on Twitter or Instagram, snap pics and share them with @WCGrowersMarket and use hashtag #WCGM


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Stay updated on Market News by checking out the Market Calendar here on the blog, as well as our Facebook Page.



Nov 14, 2013

Market Preview: November 16, 2013

The days are growing shorter and colder, and the holiday season is around the corner!  Is your life becoming more harried with planning, preparations, making lists, and shopping? We would love to encourage you to take time during each day of the next few weeks to STOP, SLOW DOWN and SAVOR moments. 

Instead of focusing on the dishes to clean from the family meal, savor the moments with family. Instead of grumbling over shopping, savor the faces of grateful gift recipients. Instead of scurrying around the kitchen while preparing recipes, savor the smells of wonderful things baking for loved ones. 

These are the moments that make memories - each one worth savoring!

We savor every Saturday morning with you, our Market Goers!  This Saturday will be no exception!  Stop by to gather ingredients for the upcoming holiday, chat with new friends and old, and make sure to enter our Thanksgiving Giveaway!





THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAY!


It is your LAST WEEK to enter the drawing to win a fabulous Thanksgiving Dinner courtesy of the West Chester Growers Market. You'll get everything you need to create a turkey dinner with all the trimmings for ten people. The Winner will be drawn at the end of the market this week and the winner must pick up their prize at the market on November 23 between 9 AM and 1PM.

The prize includes:

Turkey
Stuffing Bread
Onions and Celery
Mushrooms
Broccoli
Butternut Squash
Cabbage
Kale
Variety of other Seasonal Vegetables
White and Sweet Potatoes
Dinner Rolls
Maple Syrup
Honey
Apples
Apple Cider
Mulling Spices
Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Wine
Soap



Terms and Conditions:
One entry per person per week.  It’s not necessary to be present to win.  Winner will be drawn at 1pm on November 16th and notified by phone. Winner must pick up their prize at the Market on november 23 between 9am and 1pm.


Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

If you need some inspiration as you head into the holiday season, check out our post from a few years ago that shares several Thanksgiving-worthy Farm Fresh recipes!





Monthly Food Drive



It is the 3rd Saturday of the month, and we'll be conducting our monthly Market Food Drive. Food and monetary donations can be dropped off at the Community Table. All proceeds benefit our local food bank.
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Show us some Market Love!

If you are on Twitter or Instagram, snap pics and share them with @WCGrowersMarket and use hashtag #WCGM






Stay updated on Market News by checking out the Market Calendar here on the blog, as well as our Facebook Page.








"Ellen April will be at the market this week with their variety of soap and body products. Soap is the perfect gift for your thanksgiving hosts."


Lindenhof Farm


"We are still accepting orders for medium and large Thanksgiving turkeys. No more large heritage turkeys available, and no more small Thanksgiving turkeys available. 
This week we will be bringing lots of fresh chicken, fresh turkey and some fresh ducks, (whole, breasts, and legs) . In addition, a nice selection of roasts, steaks, plenty of ground beef, pork, lamb, turkey and chicken. Don't forget your eggs.


Thank you for a great summer season and looking forward to a wonderful Holiday season!"




North Star Orchard

"This week we'll have a smaller assortment of veggies, but we'll still have your favorite apples (Gold Rush, Winecrisp, Golden Russet, Reinette Simerenko, Enterprise) AND Asian pears (Hosui, Olympic, Niitaka). NEXT WEEK (11/23) is varietal Gold Rush cider week! Place your order for the most amazing cider, as well as 'stocking up' bags of Gold Rush and other apples, plus Asian pears here: http://www.northstarorchard.com/orders.php."




Applied Climatology





Yellow Springs Farm Goat Cheese 

"We are taking orders for goat cheese platters for the upcoming holiday.

$60 serves 12-15
$80 serves 20 and more

Customers can pickup platters at Wch market next Sat 11-23 or at our farm in Chester Springs Sun 11-24 thru Wednesday 11-27"




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Complete List of this week's Vendors:





















Maiale Cured Meat - (1st and 3rd)

Vera Pasta (1st and 3rd)

Stargazers Vineyard (1st and 3rd)



Check back for: 


Pureblend Tea - (2nd and 4th Saturday) 

Ridge Valley Farms Maple Syrup - (2nd Saturday)

Bryer Apiary - (4th Saturday)






Nov 8, 2013

Market Preview: November 9, 2013



Is it starting to feel like Autumn or what?  Have you started planning your Thanksgiving meals yet? Now is the time to get those lists written - and make sure to bring them to the Market over the next few weeks so you can slowly gather ingredients and prep side dishes and desserts so you are ready for the Big Day!

Are you not up for cooking this year or are you attending someone else's dinner? Place orders for pies or pick up hostess gifts so you don't attend a celebration empty handed!

The Market always goes out with a BANG! We have plenty of fun happening over the next month before we move to our Winter Market hours. 

Here are a few things of note:


THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAY!


We'll be starting our MONTH LONG giveaway for a Thanksgiving Feast for 10 people!  You can enter each week at our Community Tent. Here are more details:




Terms and Conditions:
One entry per person per week.  It’s not necessary to be present to win.  Winner will be drawn at 1pm on November 16th and notified by phone. Winner must pick up their prize at the Market on november 23 between 9am and 1pm.


Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

If you need some inspiration as you head into the holiday season, check out our post from a few years ago that shares several Thanksgiving-worthy Farm Fresh recipes!


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Show us some Market Love!

If you are on Twitter or Instagram, snap pics and share them with @WCGrowersMarket and use hashtag #WCGM






"Available this Saturday:
Fresh brown eggs (from our cage-free chickens)
Cauliflower (limited quantity available)
Tomatoes (regular – red & low-acid yellow)
Grape Tomatoes (yellow & red varieties)
Broccoli
Carrots (large – perfect for juice or canning)
Bell Peppers (red & green varieties)
Italian Sweet Peppers
Potatoes (red & white varieties)
Cabbage (green & purple varieties)
Napa Cabbage
Kale
Swiss Chard
Brussels Sprouts (loose & on stalks)
Butternut Squash
Acorn Squash (green & striped varieties)
Red Kuri Squash
Buttercup Squash (red & green varieties)
Turks Turban Squash
Hubbard Squash (red & blue varieties)"




North Star Orchard

"Veggies are winding down a bit, but we'll have a nice fall assortment of carrots, beets, and kohlrabi. 

Meanwhile, apples are STILL cranking up! We'll have the first few Gold Rush available for sale by the pound this week! Plus, standout varieties Winecrisp and Stellar are sure to please those who prefer a sweeter apple.
Be sure to stake your claim in this year's rush for Gold Rush! Order bulk bags and varietal cider here:http://www.northstarorchard.com/GoldRush.php

And special this year, you can order bulk bags of Asian pears, Winecrisp, and more! Order here:
http://www.northstarorchard.com/localstockingup.php"





Lindenhof Farm

"We are now accepting orders for Thanksgiving turkeys. Better hurry (only a few more weeks)! We raise them as naturally as possible: outdoors, plenty of grass, local feed, whole wheat and lots of sunshine. You can order online or come to the market and ask questions and pick up lots of other wonderful farm fresh products. This week we are bringing plenty of fresh eggs, fresh chicken, fresh turkey and lots of pork, lamb, and beef items. New this week will be fresh duck and duck breast and legs."




Applied Climatology

"All plants – BUY 1 GET 1 FREE!  No quantity limitations.  Everything must go!  Final weekend to take advantage of some great bargains on perennials.  Fall is the perfect time for planting! 

Saturday, 11/9/13, will be our last day at the Market this season.  We will return to the Market in April of 2014, with a large selection of new and unusual varieties of perennials, shrubs and small trees! 

Sign up for our Garden Club email mailing list this weekend and receive an exclusive copy of our 2014 plant catalog next spring, plus coupons and special offers throughout the season!"





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Oct 31, 2013

Market Preview: November 2, 2013

Hello November!

Can you believe we've come to nearly the end of our Regular Market season? We have several weeks more to go, then we will head into our bi-weekly Winter Season. This time of year is so festive, with turkeys selling for Thanksgiving and evergreens selling for the December holidays! Don't let the cold hold you back: grab a cup of hot tea or coffee and walk around to all the vendors to stay warm!

Here is what we have to offer this week:


THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAY!


We'll be starting our MONTH LONG giveaway for a Thanksgiving Feast for 10 people!  You can enter each week at our Community Tent. Here are more details:




Terms and Conditions:
One entry per person per week.  It’s not necessary to be present to win.  Winner will be drawn at 1pm on November 16th and notified by phone. Winner must pick up their prize at the Market on november 23 between 9am and 1pm.



Music

Thanks to the WCASD teachers who came last week to serenade the Market! It was wonderful seeing teachers connect with their community, as well as their students coming to cheer them on!







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Show us some Market Love!

If you are on Twitter or Instagram, snap pics and share them with @WCGrowersMarket and use hashtag #WCGM






"Ellen April will be at the market with their large variety of soaps and body products, including their once-a-year soap … Pumpkin Spice."



Heuchera 'Sugar Berry' - available this weekend only!

 Applied Climatology


"Final weekend to earn or redeem rewards this season!  Stop by for some great bargains on perennials and shrubs this weekend.  Fall is the perfect time for planting! 

Last chance to purchase these great plants this season:
$8 each – Black Mondo Grass, Tiarella ‘Spring Symphony’ & Fern ‘Burgundy Lace’
$10 each – Louisiana Irises, Coreopsis ‘Mercury Rising’, Heuchera ‘Delta Dawn’, Heuchera ‘Fire Alarm’ & Tradescantia
$12each – Euphorbia & Hibiscus ‘Lavender Chiffon’
$15 each – Reblooming Azaleas, Blackberry plants, Callicarpa, Hellebores, Goji Berry plants, Caryopteris & Hydrangea ‘Next Generation Pistachio’


Check out our Facebook page for photos of our plants that are on sale.  All photos were taken this season!

Facebook.com/AppliedClimatologyLLC"





"Axel is now accepting orders for Thanksgiving turkeys.  Axel and his family raise them as naturally as possible, outdoors, plenty of grass, local feed, whole wheat and lots of sunshine.  You can order online or come to the market and ask questions and pick up lots of other wonderful farm fresh products.  This week he is bringing plenty of fresh eggs, fresh chicken, fresh turkey and lots of pork, lamb, duck and beef items.  Special this week: lower price on chicken wings, and chicken drumsticks!"





Yellow Springs Farm Goat Cheese

"We will be at market with our goat milk yogurt, and fresh and aged cheese, and caramel sauces!"




Stargazers Vineyard 


"Stargazers will be bringing a sparkling wine for sampling and Solar Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignnon.  And some persimmons."



London Vale Farm



Swiss Chard and Kale
"Available this Saturday:
Fresh brown eggs (from our happy cage-free chickens)
Cauliflower (limited quantity available)
Tomatoes (regular – red & low-acid yellow)
Grape Tomatoes (yellow & red varieties)
Broccoli
Carrots (large – perfect for juice or canning)
Bell Peppers (red & green varieties)
Italian Sweet Peppers
Potatoes (red & white varieties)
Cabbage (green & purple varieties)
Napa Cabbage
Kale
Swiss Chard
Brussels Sprouts (loose & on stalks)
Butternut Squash
Acorn Squash (green & striped varieties)
Red Kuri Squash
Buttercup Squash (red & green varieties)
Turks Turban Squash
Hubbard Squash (red & blue varieties)"




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Maiale Cured Meat - (1st and 3rd)




Check back for: 

Pureblend Tea - (2nd and 4th Saturday)


Ridge Valley Farms Maple Syrup - (2nd Saturday)

Bryer Apiary - (4th Saturday)

Oct 25, 2013

Market Preview: October 26, 2013





Can you believe it is the LAST Market of OCTOBER? November is upon us, and luckily there are plenty of Market's left in this season!  We have a FABULOUS month-long giveaway you'll want to take note of, as well as special music guests this week!

Here's what's happening:


THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAY!


We'll be starting our MONTH LONG giveaway for a Thanksgiving Feast for 10 people!  You can enter each week at our Community Tent. Here are more details:




Terms and Conditions:
One entry per person per week.  It’s not necessary to be present to win.  Winner will be drawn at 1pm on November 16th and notified by phone. Winner must pick up their prize at the Market on november 23 between 9am and 1pm.



Music

This week we'll be hearing the music stylings from a few of our very own WCASD teachers! Stop by and hear them rock!






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Show us some Market Love!

If you are on Twitter or Instagram, snap pics and share them with @WCGrowersMarket and use hashtag #WCGM




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Stay updated on Market News by checking out the Market Calendar here on the blog, as well as our Facebook Page.





Ellen April Handcrafted Soap

"We will be featuring our pumpkin spice soap this week!"




"Axel is now accepting orders for Thanksgiving turkeys.  Axel and his family raise them as naturally as possible, outdoors, plenty of grass, local feed, whole wheat and lots of sunshine.  You can order online or come to the market and ask questions and pick up lots of other wonderful farm fresh products.  This week he is bringing plenty of fresh eggs, fresh chicken, fresh turkey and lots of pork, lamb, duck and beef items.  Special this week: lower price on chicken wings, and chicken drumsticks!"




Applied Climatology

Hibiscus 'Lavender Chiffon' - on sale for $12 each!
"Our fall clearance sale continues this Saturday!  Stop by for some great bargains on perennials and shrubs this weekend.  Fall is the perfect time for planting! 
Some of our best bargains include:
$2 each – Oregano (perennial)
$6 each – Daylilies & Astilbe
$8 each – Buddleia ‘Asian Moon’, Campanula, Coreopsis (select varieties), Monarda & Tiarella
$10 each –Echinacea ‘Pink Poodle’, Heuchera (select varieties), Heucherella, Hostas, Louisiana Irises, Hydrangea ‘Tuff Stuff’ & Tradescantia
Check out our Facebook page for photos of our plants that are on sale.  All photos were taken this season!
Facebook.com/AppliedClimatologyLLC"


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