Nov 23, 2014

Market Preview: November 29, 2014

Can you believe the Regular Market Season is almost over? We've had a fantastic season with you! And luckily, we're not going anywhere. You'll see us for 3 weeks in December and bi-weekly January-April. Here is the complete schedule:





 


Every Saturday
9AM - 1PM 
through 3rd week of December


1st and 3rd Saturdays 
10AM - noon 
January through April



Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway Winner





The winner of our Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway, Kittie Herigstad of West Chester, picked her prize last weekend - just in time for Turkey Day! Kitty was so pleased to have won, and was delighted with all the wonderful market products she received!


Congrats again, Kittie!


#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.




Nov 19, 2014

Market Preview: November 22, 2014

Are you ready for Turkey Day?

It will be your last chance to get farm fresh food and local products for your Big Feast. But think beyond the bird. Here are some of our favorite ways to bring some WCGM into your Thanksgiving:









  • It doesn't take a sommelier to know a bottle or two of wine from Stargazer's Vineyard will impress your guests.



  • Chop up some Maiale sausage and Oley Valley Farms Mushrooms into your stuffing.

  • Quarter a North Star Orchard apple or Asian pear along with an onion and place into the cavity of your turkey to infuse aromatic flavor.


  • Our farm vendors have every veggie you need to "green up" your menu.

  • End dinner with a hot cup of Golden Valley coffee (pairs perfectly with a pie from Lizzie's Kitchen).



The WCGM wants to make YOUR Thanksgiving fresh and local. So stop by and stock up!


Congrats Winner!

The winner of our Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway (a feast for 10 people!) is Kittie Herigstad of West Chester. She said she has never won anything before and is thrilled! Every market vendor has donated an item or items. Kittie will have everything she needs to make a fresh, local Thanksgiving meal:

Fresh turkey
Bread, onions, celery, sausage parsley & sage for stuffing
Sweet potatoes
White potatoes
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Turnips
Rutabaga
Mushrooms
Cabbage for coleslaw
Lettuce, tomatoes, peppers & radishes for salad
Apricot habenero jam
A selection of cheese
Pasta for soup
Dinner rolls
A selection of apples
Pumpkin pie
Apple pie
Apple cider
Wine
Coffee
Soap



#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

"That super-cold blast earlier in the week pretty much put an end to the outdoor harvest this year. However, our intrepid crew braved the rain and cold to save as much as possible before it was too late. That means we still have a lot for you at market this week! 

We'll have plenty of apples and Asian pears, plus a lovely assortment of veggies - it's time to stock up for your Thanksgiving festivities!"

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."



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Nov 14, 2014

Market Preview: November 15, 2014

It's finally feeling like NOVEMBER! The wind is turning chilly and we are all feverishly planning for our Thanksgiving feasts! This week, you'll have a chance to win a WCGM Thanksgiving basket, place orders for Gold Rush apples and Thanksgiving turkeys, as well as get the various components and ingredients for your Thanksgiving dinner!

It's a week you won't want to miss!

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)

In case you missed the Market last week, here are some pictures!























Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway 


It's your LAST CHANCE to enter our drawing for a Thanksgiving Basket full of WCGM goodies for your Turkey Day feast. Stop by the community tent to enter. We will be choosing a winner  THIS SATURDAY, 11/15, at the close of Market.

Good luck!


GET THOSE ORDERS IN!


There is still time to get your Thanksgiving orders in!


Head to the Lindenhof Farm website to order your Thanksgiving Turkey. Pick up will be the Saturday before Thanksgiving.


North Star Orchards is taking orders for their Gold Rush apples, a staple for the holidays! You can order them here: http://northstarorchard.com/GoldRush.php.





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.








Lindenhof Farm


"Axel is accepting orders for Thanksgiving turkeys. Better hurry,(only one more week.) 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 hopefully some fresh lamb. E-mail Axel with any orders: axel@lindenhoffarm.net, and visit the website for more options www.lindenhoffarm.net."



North Star Orchard

"Welcome to the Gold Rush Rush of 2014! For those of you who haven't placed orders yet, there is still time to stake a claim this season. PLUS: next week is varietal Gold Rush cider week, so if you'd like some of that amazing nectar, place your order now! To order Gold Rush apples or cider: http://northstarorchard.com/GoldRush.php

Also on tap this week: Although the weather is getting cold and Thanksgiving is getting to be on the brain, there's still plenty of amazing fresh fruits and veggies available. Get your hands (forks and mouths...) on some leeks, brassicas, greens, purple and orange carrots, and golden and striped beets! Plus, delight in a variety of fruit flavors: Winecrisp, Golden Russet, Enterprise, Reinette Simerenko, Gold Rush, Hosui, Olympic, and Niitaka.

Here, Sophie Dog is admiring her favorite apples (Gold Rush, of course - it's true, I'm not making this up). She loves them, but she's willing to share!"


Yellow Springs Farm Goat Cheese

"Our cheeses that will be available at the market this week are:
-Cloud 9
-Blue Velvet
-Yellow Brick Road
--Plain chevre
-Tarragon chèvre"




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Nov 5, 2014

Market Preview: November 8, 2014

This month?

We're all about Turkey Day!

There are so many ways to make your feast local and lovely. And it all starts at the WCGM. Grab a sugar or goose-neck pumpkin to create a pumpkin pie from scratch. Grab soap as a gift to give to your hosts or to give as favors to guests. Stock up on tea and coffee for post-meal beverages. A jar of pepper jam over goat cheese makes a fantastic appetizer.

Everything you want for your Thanksgiving Dinner is all at the Market. In the next 2 weeks, we'll show you how!



GET THOSE ORDERS IN!


There are 2 important things you need for Turkey Day (and you need to order them ASAP): A Turkey and Gold Rush Apples!

Head to the Lindenhof Farm website to order your Thanksgiving Turkey. Pick up will be the Saturday before Thanksgiving.


North Star Orchards is taking orders for their Gold Rush apples, a staple for the holidays! You can order them here: http://northstarorchard.com/GoldRush.php.



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.






Applied Climatology

"Saturday 11/8/14 will be our last week at the Market for the 2014 growing season.
We've heavily reduced prices on all remaining inventory and hope you will stop by on Saturday to take advantage of some terrific prices on perennials & shrubs! Fall is the perfect time for planting!

Some of the plants available this weekend include: Asters, Azaleas, Blackberry plants, Carex, Chrysanthemums, Coreopsis, Cornus, Daylilies, Echinacea, Gaura, Geraniums, Herb plants (Italian Oregano, Spearmint & Chives), Heuchera, Heucherella, Hostas, Hydrangeas, Ilex (Winterberry), Irises, Peonies, Tradescantia & Viburnum

We will return to the Market in April 2015, with a large selection of new and unusual varieties of perennials, shrubs & small trees!"











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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