Oct 28, 2014

Market Preview: November 1, 2014


Can you believe it is November?

We have another month of our Regular Market Season - the perfect time to stock up on items for your Thanksgiving feast!  We'll also extend the season into December as we turn our focus (and harvests) to the holidays. Stay tuned for more on this as well as our Winter Market Season!

We have a great and festive month ahead - keep reading to learn more about how YOU might have a Thanksgiving feast courtesy of the WCGM!

But first…

In case you missed it (ICYMI), here are pictures from last week:

























Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway 


We will be holding a raffle drawing for one of our lucky Market Goers to win a plentiful Thanksgiving Basket full of WCGM goodies for your Turkey Day feast. Stop by the community tent to enter. We will be choosing a winner on 11/15 at the close of Market.

Good luck!


#WCGM

Be sure to share your Market tweets and photos on Twitter and Instagram, tagging us @WCGrowersMarket and using hashtag #WCGM. We love seeing your Market Pics!

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






Note: In Schaeffer Flowers spot, the WCGM will be hosting Kevin and his wonderful evergreen products. Kevin will be at the Market this weekend showcasing his evergreen wreaths, swags and Christmas trees. If you cannot make it to the Market, you can call him at 717-725-0338 with orders.
He will return Nov 29 to fill orders and sell trees, greens and wreathes.




North Star Orchard

"Chilly weather on tap for the weekend, sure - but warm your hearts and bellies with some of the awesome varieties of fruits and veggies we'll have.


Check it out - the

first of the Gold Rush have been harvested (cheers heard all 'round!). Get your first taste this weekend, and remember to stake your claim in the Gold Rush Rush of 2014 (info: northstarorchard.com/GoldRush.php)


If you have more of a sweet tooth, pick out some Winecrisp, Enterprise, Florina, Niitaka and Hosui. Other varieties will be around, of course, as well as cider (which would be a great thing to warm up when you get home. Add some spices and/or rum, and you'll be toasty in no time!)


Veggies will include those fall favorites: leeks, NSO rainbow beets, orange AND purple carrots, butternut squash, and brassicas (broccoli, Romanesco, cauliflower), and more.



Remember, you Zombies, eat locals!"



Heucherella ‘Solar Eclipse

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:
$10 each – Geranium ‘Perfect Storm’
$12 each – Heucheras (1-quart pot), Cornus ‘Arctic Sun’ & Siberian Iris ‘Strawberry Fair’
$15 each – Blackberry plants, Hakonechloa (Japanese Forest Grass), Callicarpa, Heucherella ‘Solar Eclipse’ & Louisiana Iris ‘Black Gamecock’
$18 each – Azalea ‘Bloom-a-Thon Pink Double’, Cornus ‘Cardinal’ & Ilex ‘Berry Poppins’
$20 each – Hydrangea ‘Cityline Mars’, Hydrangea ‘Let’s Dance Starlight’ & Viburnum ‘Cardinal Candy’

Check out our Facebook page for photos of all of these varieties, plus much more!

Facebook.com/AppliedClimatologyLLC"



"Axel is now accepting orders for Thanksgiving turkeys. Better hurry,(only four more weeks.) He raises 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 bacon, pork chops, kielbasa, shoulder roasts and, beef and some lamb. E-mail Axel with any orders: axel@lindenhoffarm.net, and visit the website for more options www.lindenhoffarm.net




Chile Spot

"Chile Spot will be at the market with some of its Fall season favorites such as Chile Pepper Caramel Corn and Honey Roasted Chile Pepper Almonds. This will also be the final week to get any Shishito peppers. If you haven't tried them yet they are amazing when simply blistered in some olive oil and sprinkled with a coarse sea salt. We'll have plenty of our customer favorite Heirloom Tomato Fatalii Pepper Salsa as well as plenty of other fresh chile peppers."

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Complete List of this week's Vendors:


North Star Orchard 

Vera Pasta

Ellen April Handcrafted Soap

Stargazers Vineyard

Applied Climatology

Lizzie's Kitchen

Schaeffer Flowers

Maple Hill Farm

Maiale Deli and Salumeria

Big Sky Bread Company

London Vale Farm

Lindenhof Farm

Queens Farm

Golden Valley Farms Coffee
  
Yellow Springs Farm Goat Cheese

Fahnestock's Fruit Farm

 Elkdale Greenhouse

Blueberry Hill Farm
  
Red Earth Farm

Windy Acres

Chile Spot

Kings Kreamery

Oley Valley Mushrooms

 Pureblend Tea






Check back for:
Ridge Valley Farm Maple Syrup
Bryer Apiary



Oct 23, 2014

Market Preview: October 25, 2014

As we count down the days until October ends, we'll be celebrating the harvest at the WCGM! Stop by this weekend for a fun Harvest Festival (details below), as well as a chance to grab your pumpkins for carving jack-o-laterns or baking pies. It's also an important time to reserve your fresh Thanksgiving turkey!

Although November is upon us (where does the time go??), our Winter Markets do not begin until December. So there is still an entire month left before the Regular Market Season ends - so soak it up!

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)


Here's a look at last week's market in pictures:




















WCGM Harvest Festival

We'll be hosting a family-friendly Harvest Festival this Saturday at the WCGM. Jack Be Little Pumpkins will be available for children (Free but in limited supply - so come early! One per customer). Kids may also find some "treats" from our vendors as well!


There will also be a fun photo opp with our Harvest Picture Stand. This is free for our customers - so bring a camera or smart phone to snap some fun Fall pictures!



#WCGM

Be sure to share your Market tweets and photos on Twitter and Instagram, tagging us @WCGrowersMarket and using hashtag #WCGM. We love seeing your Market Pics!

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




 
"The time has come, anxious prospectors: it's now time to stake your claim in the 2014 Gold Rush Rush! Check here (http://northstarorchard.com/GoldRush.php) for complete info and to pre-order your stash of the best apples on the planet!

Meanwhile, at the market: no Gold Rush apples yet (they're still getting ripe!), but we'll have plenty of other amazing delights including those favorites Winecrisp, Florina, Sugar Snap, and Gold Russet (just to mention a few). Two kinds of Asian pears, plus cider wrap up the fruit end of things.

Veggies: We continue on with ready-for-soup-season leeks, potatoes, garlic, beans, carrots, beets, and brassicas (that would be LOTS of broccoli, plus Romanesco and cauliflower). What a delicious season!"


Bryer Apiary

"Bryer Apiary will be at this Saturday's market with plenty of raw, local, Chester County honey. This is fragrant and very tasty honey just as the bees produced it and with no heating or processing to denature their wonderful work. The bees visit 2 million blossoms to produce just 1 pound of honey! I do my best to keep up with them and to get the honey to you. See youSaturday."


"Axel is now accepting orders for Thanksgiving turkeys. Better hurry,(only five more weeks.) He raises 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 chops, kielbasa, boneless shoulder roasts and, beef and some lamb.E-mail Axel with any orders: axel@lindenhoffarm.net, and visit the website for more options www.lindenhoffarm.net"





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Oct 14, 2014

Market Preview: October 18, 2014


What is your favorite way to enjoy pumpkin? Do you like it in a latte? Do you like it wafting from a candle? Do you like it in a pie? Do you like it carved upon your front porch?

We're overflowing with pumpkins at the West Chester Grower's Market!  Pumpkins of every shape, size, texture and color. Grab small ones for kids or centerpieces. Grab medium-sized ones for baking and puree. Grab large ones for jack-o-laterns! Whatever the need, we can fill it!

As we are in this celebratory season of Autumn, we have lots in store at the WCGM. Here are a few things of note:

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)




















NEXT WEEK: Harvest Fun

Next week we'll be offering some Harvest Fun at the WCGM! More info to come - but this will be a family-friendly, kid-centric event with fun activities. Stay tuned!




Monthly Food Drive


It is the 3rd Saturday of the month, which means we'll be doing our Monthly Food Drive. We will be accepting both monetary donations and non-perishable items food bank donations during the Market tomorrow. Donations can be dropped off at our community tent. We are a community, let's take care of each other!


#WCGM

Be sure to share your Market tweets and photos on Twitter and Instagram, tagging us @WCGrowersMarket and using hashtag #WCGM. We love seeing your Market Pics!

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






North Star Orchard


"This week is sponsored by the color gold! It's time to be wowed by sweet and juicy Stellar and antique Golden Russet apples - two of our Top Ten favorites! We'll also have golden Asian pears, golden beets, golden-orange carrots, and heirloom yellowish-golden Arikara dry beans - perfect for chili and soup! And for those of you wondering about our most famous gold apple, stay tuned; ordering will begin soon!

Other colors in attendance this week: green, red, purple, and white. It's time to eat a rainbow of colors for dinner!"





London Vale Farm




"London Vale Farm will have pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes this weekend!"


 Siberian Iris 'Strawberry Fair' - $12




"Our Fall Clearance Sale continues this weekend! We'll have great deals on nearly all of our perennials & shrubs. Join our Garden Club and save up to 20% off all plants, including clearance items! We hope to see you at the Market on Saturday!"











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