Jul 31, 2014

Market Preview: August 2, 2014

Is it really August, friends?

We had a fantastic month celebrating our 20th Anniversary with you - and we will continue to revel in how far we've come over the past 2 decades over the course of this Market Season.

Thank you for your support and celebrating with us! We wouldn't be here without YOU!

This month, many of us will be squeezing in last minute holidays before summer "ends," as well as gearing up for back-to-school. We are ready to supply your cookout and school lunch needs!


Original Market Bag


One of our Faithful Market Goers, Barbara Williams of West Chester, brought this ORIGINAL Market Bag to the WCGM last weekend. She has been a customer of the market for twenty years and that is the first, original West Chester growers Market bag. She brought it to the market to show our Market Manager, Paul.


In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)

Here are photos from last week!






















Market Bag Trick


North Star Orchard put together a 24-second video with the BEST. MARKET. MAGIC TRICK. EVER.


....which would be, how to open those darned plastic bags - and it's easy!


(They can give free live demos at our stand too, if anyone is still confounded by them!






WCGM Special Guests

We are excited to welcome Tri-State Bird Rescue as our non-profit guest today. Stop in and find out the great things this organization is doing!

Connect with them on Facebook.

#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.





Jenny and Frank's Artisan

"The hot, wonderful days of summer mean the Peaches are in - so our amazing Ginger Peach makes its return this week - sweet, tangy and creamy! Also making its debut is another incredible traditional flavor, Hazelnut - complex, rich, and delicious.

Also available will be Black Cherry, Chocolate Supreme, Rustic Lemon, and (of course) Sea Salt Caramel! Come and see us all markets, and our Factory Store (2847 Ridge Pike, Eagleville). Ciao!"


North Star Orchard

"We'll be a bit light on fruit this week, as we are in between things, so no guarantees there. But we will have our getting-to-be-famous sweet Rainbow Beets (a North Star born and bred variety!), lettuce, purple potatoes, Swiss chard, large bulbs of dry garlic, and more!"

Yellow Springs Farm Goat Cheese


"The first Saturday in August is the start of tomato season in our garden, and we will celebrate with Goat-za-rella tm—perfect for flatbreads and tomato salads.- photo attached—if you would like to use it.

We were glad to give away cooler bags with 3-cheese purchase in July to celebrate the market’s 20thanniversary. We will keep the cooler bags on hand for purchase throughout the summer in case you need to keep your cheese cool on a hot day."
"Ellen April will be at the market with lots of luxurious soap and body products. Stop by and say hi to Ellen’s son David who will be subbing for her for a couple of weeks."



Applied Climatology

Daylily 'El Desperado' - Available on Saturday
"This week's featured plant:  Daylily 'El Desperado' - This is a 1991 introduction that produces beautiful 5" yellow blooms with a purple eye & purple ruffled edges. It typically blooms in July. Daylilies are low maintenance and will grow in most soil types. 'El Desperado' can be planted in full sun to part shade locations. It will grow up to 28" tall & 18" - 24" wide.

New this week:  Agastache 'Summer Glow', Aquilegia 'Dorothy Rose', Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed), Blackberry plant 'Kiowa', Coreopsis 'Imperial Sun', Coreopsis 'Snowberry', Delphinium 'Moonlight Blues', Eucomis 'Oakhurst' & French Thyme"



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Complete List of this week's Vendors:


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
North Star Orchard 






Jul 24, 2014

Market Preview: July 26, 2014

While this may be the last week of our Anniversary Month Celebration, we will continue to honor the great legacy that has become the WCGM all this season.  We'd love to hear YOUR stories about what the Market means to you - so don't hesitate to come by and share with us or email us. We would be delighted!

More great things coming to the Market this week - so keep reading!


ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)


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













20th Anniversary Giveaways




Each week in July, in honor of our big 2-0, we'll be giving away $20 Market Dollars as well as a Market t-shirt to one lucky Market Goer. Stop by the community tent to enter!





#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.






Bryer Apiary

"Bryer Apiary will be at the market this Saturday with plenty of Chester County raw honey in a variety of containers. For a limited time, we will also have some comb honey from this year's crop. Very special treat and no honey is as fresh as opening a honey comb cell sealed by the bees inside the hive. Finally, we will also have some chunk comb honey--a piece of honeycomb but in the jar with exracted honey. Fun to enjoy. See you Saturday!"


Lindenhof Farm

"We will be bringing lots of Cold fresh meat, cold cuts (chipped ham), frozen meats, chilled eggs, anything to keep your cool. Too hot for the inside oven, So how about the outdoor grill? steaks, sausages, pork chops, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken breast, drumsticks, thighs, wings and many other wonderful meats.

Special sale on ground beef, beef cubes and more. (probably some pork sausages. )

Thank you for buying from local farmers!"


Yellow Springs Farm Goat Cheese



"We are running this special thru July for the anniversary celebration—buy 3 cheeses and get a free YSF cooler bag—many customers have asked for assistance in getting their cheese home safely during warm weather, so we now can help them."






North Star Orchard

"We'll have peaches, nectarines, juicy plums, and the first apples of the season! Plus assorted veggies, including large heads of garlic - great for roasting!"



Ellen April Handcrafted Soap

"Ellen April will be at the market this week with lots of soap and other goodies. Don’t miss the last week our participation the market’s anniversary celebration sale. We’ll be offering a great discount on a great soap!"



Applied Climatology

Coreopsis 'Ruby Frost'

"New this week: Coreopsis 'Ruby Frost' - WOW! What a unique looking color pattern. This is a 2010 introduction that blooms June - September and stands up to 26" high when in bloom and 32" wide. Coreopsis can be planted in a full sun or part shade location. It's adaptable to most soil types & reportedly deer resistant."




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Jul 16, 2014

Market Preview: July 19, 2014

It has been so delightful celebrating our 20th Anniversary with our treasured Market Goers. Seeing you each week is such a joy! Be sure to keep an eye out for special discounts and promotions at your favorite vendors all month long!


Corn is all the talk at the Market, and the perfect cookout companion. We'll start seeing Peaches as we near the end of July, plus the multitude of nutrient-packed greens from our farmers!

ICYMI

Were you unable to make the Market last week? In case you missed it (ICYMI):























20th Anniversary Giveaways




Each week in July, in honor of our big 2-0, we'll be giving away $20 Market Dollars as well as a Market t-shirt to one lucky Market Goer. Stop by the community tent to enter!







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.







Jenny and Frank's Artisan

"This week's anniversary special: buy-one-get-one-free on Cinnamon Honey gelato. If you haven't tried our farm-fresh Blueberry Basil, you are in for wonderful and unique taste - perfect when paired with fresh whipped cream. The blueberries and the basil are from Old Homestead Farm. Also back is our Stracchiatella (gelato's answer to Chocolate Chip) - drizzled with Belgian dark chocolate. Also available this week: our bold and flavorful Black Cherry Sorbetto, Chocolate Supreme, Rustic Lemon, and our ever-popular Sea Salt Caramel. Take a few flavors to your next party!"


"Coreopsis 'Bengal Tiger'"

Applied Climatology

"New this week: Coreopsis 'Bengal Tiger' - This gorgeous 2013 introduction has unique golden yellow & red blooms. It will grow 20" - 22" tall & 24" wide. 'Bengal Tiger' will bloom June - October, making it a continuous performer in the garden. Coreopsis prefers well-drained soil & is adaptable to most soil types. It is reportedly deer resistant too!

Also new this week: Clematis 'Crystal Fountain', Clematis 'Piilu', Coreopsis 'Red Satin', Daylily 'Cherokee Star', Daylily 'El Desperado', Echinacea 'Aloha', Echinacea 'Passion Flute', Iris 'Strawberry Fair' & Sedum 'Neon'."





Lindenhof Farm

"Got meat? Fresh pork chops, fresh sausages and fresh spare ribs, will be available this week at The Great West Chester market. Along with plenty of fresh chicken, fresh turkey breasts and many other wonderful cuts of meat for the grill!"


Ellen April Handcrafted Soap

"Ellen April will be at the market this week with their large selection of soap and body products including their newest soap, Buttermilk Almond. Don’t forget to look for our sale item for the third week of the market’s anniversary celebration."



North Star Orchard

"We'll have peaches, plums, plus veggies such as beets and Swiss chard. And maybe the first apples of the year!

This week, to celebrate the market's 20th anniversary and to placate you who are waiting for Asian pears, enjoy 20% off Asian pear butter (while supplies last)!"

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