Aug 28, 2014

Market Preview: August 30, 2014

It's one of those bonus FIFTH weeks of the month, so you luck out with an extra Growers' Market this August!  Join us for great produce, local products and our annual Labor Day Picnic!


Labor Day Picnic

Join us for hotdogs and iced tea to celebrate the holiday weekend!  We'll be serving them up all morning (as long as supplies last). A nice snack to enjoy as you walk around the Market.

#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.




Ellen April Handcrafted Soap

"Ellen April will be bringing their large selection of soap and body products this week, including their newest soap Tropical Orange. If you haven’t yet experienced the pleasure of their soap, stop by and ask for a sample."


Jenny and Frank's Artisan

"Although it's been a fantastic summer, we're not done yet! This week , come and taste our amazing Watermelon Mint sorbetto (a perfect blend of cool sweetness). We'll be introducing our dairy-free Coconut Cream (wonderfully rich and smooth). Also on hand will be Pistachio, Rustic Lemon, Sea Salt Caramel, and Chocolate Supreme. Stock up for your holiday weekend!

Please note: we've changed our Factory Store hours based on demand. We are now open Weds, and Thurs, 3-6 PM, Fri, 3-7 PM and Sat noon - 4 PM. (plus any time during the day we are producing)."

Yellow Springs Farm Goat Cheese

"For Labor Day weekend, we say goodbye to summer with Goat-za-rella—bring it home together with the best tomatoes and basil while it lasts! We will also have plenty of chevre and aged cheeses, too."

"We will not be at the Market on Saturday, due to space limitations. We will return on Saturday, 9/6, with plenty of new varieties & bargains for fall planting!

In the meantime, check out our Facebook page for both photos and growing information for our perennials & shrubs!


Facebook.com/AppliedClimatologyLLC


We hope you have a safe & relaxing Labor Day weekend!"





North Star Orchard

"Golly great grapes, Batman! This week sees the first of the table grapes - a lovely little seedless and quite addictive variety called "Petite Jewel". Don't miss 'em!

We'll also have peaches, some new apple varieties such as Showtime! and Golden Supreme, plus veggies including Farmer Ike's "Right On" red tomatoes, our home-bred NSO Rainbow beets, mountains of super-sweet peppers, guilt-free spaghetti squash, large heads of garlic, and uber-sweet Delicata squash!

With all of the bounty this week, your hardest decision will be what to eat next!"



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Aug 21, 2014

Market Preview: August 23, 2014

How are you getting reading to end your Summer? As we approach the last few weeks of the season, we wrap up one harvest and welcome another. Summer is a sweet season of fresh fruit and berries, which we will miss. But Autumn brings with it new crops to enjoy: Apples, Pumpkins, Squash and evergreens. We do love the WCGM in the Fall!


ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)


Here's a look at last week's market in 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.






Big Sky Bread

"Big Sky will be bringing a low-glycemic bread designed for diabetics. We are making in our store its called breaDr."



Oley Valley Mushrooms

"We have Chanterelles. We found them in Maine!"


Ellen April Handcrafted Soap

"Ellen April will be at the market this week featuring their newest soap, tropical orange. Stop by for a sniff of this and all twenty varieties of their luxurious handcrafted soap."



Applied Climatology

Rhododendron 'Magnifica'

"This week's featured plant: Rhododendron mucronatum 'Magnifica' (Azalea) - We are beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to grow this RARE variety of Azalea. 'Magnifica' is exclusively found on the grounds of Winterthur Museum & Gardens. It will grow 8' - 10' tall & 6' wide. Azaleas thrive in part shade locations with well-drained slightly acidic soil.

Also available: Echinacea 'Hot Papaya', Echinacea 'Aloha', Hibiscus 'Sanchoyo', Redbud trees, Coreopsis, Daylilies, Heucheras, Hostas, Blackberry plants, Strawberry plants (on sale), Herb plants (on sale) and much more!"
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Aug 14, 2014

Market Preview: August 16, 2014

Can you believe we are halfway through August? Where is the time going?

As much as we love Summer, we are excited for the Autumn Harvest: apples, pumpkins and more!

In the meantime, enjoy grabbing up your Summer favorites before the cool weather hits!

ICYMI

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























August Giveaway 


The 20th Anniversary celebration continues! We will be giving away a Customer Appreciation Basket this month.  Stop by the community tent to enter to win this bountiful basket full of WCGM goodies!







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!






Special Guest: Barclay Friends


We look forward to hosting Barclay Friends this weekend at the WCGM. Learn more about this community organization and consider buying tickets for the Barclay Friends 10th Annual Festival of Gardens on September 6!
This is an exclusive walking tour of 12+ private gardens in the south central neighborhood of West Chester Borough. Local artists can be found working in many of the gardens. A plant sale that offers a variety of unique plants will be held from noon to 4 p.m at Barclay Friends. The event benefits Barclay’s Horticultural Program and runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Special thanks to presenting sponsor Flowers and More, Inc. http://www.flowersandmore.biz/

Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance and $25 the day of the event. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please contact the Development Office at 610-696-5211 or visit BF.Kendal.org.

Barclay Friends is located at 700 N. Franklin Street in the Borough of West Chester


#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

"Summer almost over? Not even close! Come and taste our incredible Hazelnut Gelato (dust with espresso or coffee grounds for a wonderful treat). Other flavors of the week include Simply Blueberry Sorbetto (we let the fruit to the talking), Ginger Peach (featuring peaches from Frecon Farms), Rustic Lemon, Chocolate Supreme, and Sea Salt Caramel.

Note: We'll be taking our own vacation next week and will be operating with a skeleton crew. WE WILL NOT BE AT WEST CHESTER GROWER'S MARKET ON 8/23. Please see our website for other markets we will attend and our abbreviated store hours for that week. Ciao!"


 Hibiscus 'Sanchoyo' (Rose of Sharon)

Applied Climatology

"This week's featured plant: Hibiscus 'Sanchoyo' - This is by far one of our all-time favorite plants! We grew this variety 11 years ago at our garden center in Lewes, DE and it has taken us 11 years to find this Japanese hybrid again. Beautiful double peony-like lavender blooms, unlike any other Rose of Sharon. This variety will grow 8' - 10' tall & 4' - 6' wide. It should be planted in a location that receives more than 6hrs of direct sunlight each day. 'Sanchoyo' is adaptable to most soil types and reportedly deer resistant.



Be sure to stop by our tent for our perennial herb plant & strawberry plant sale too!"

Yellow Springs Farm Goat Cheese

"Our Black Diamond cheese won First prize at the American cheese society competition in Sacramento CA earlier in August among aged goat cheeses.We will have this now internationally-recognized winner for customers at the Market this Saturday!"



North Star Orchard

"This week at market we'll have: apples, peaches, and some scrumdidlyumptious must-have plums (OMG - Oullins and/or Pearl!). Veggie selections will include: Swiss chard, large delicious garlic, squash, colorful potatoes, our own NSO Rainbow beets, and tomatoes (including Ike's own "Number 8")
Saturday, at the farm, we have TWO great events to choose from. Come on out, see where you food is coming from, and sample some great taste sensations:

  • 1 to 3 PM: Garden/Orchard Tours with peach and tomato tastings!
  • 5:30 to 8:30 Potluck - in conjunction with PASA: the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (say that fast 3 times...). You need not be a PASA member to come, just be interested in sustainable food production.

Full details about both events are here: http://www.northstarorchard.com/calendar.php
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Aug 7, 2014

Market Preview: August 9, 2014

We are soaking up every last bit of Summer as the August days fly by. This is a great time to stock up on summer veggies and fruits for canning and preserving (and let's be honest - making pies!).  

What is YOUR favorite Summer produce?

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





















August Giveaway 


The 20th Anniversary celebration continues! We will be giving away a Customer Appreciation Basket this month.  Stop by the community tent to enter to win this bountiful basket full of WCGM goodies!



#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

"This week's featured plant: Daylily 'Cherokee Star' - This is a 1995 introduction that produces large 6" beautiful bold red blooms. It typically blooms in July. Daylilies are low maintenance and will grow in most soil types. 'Cherokee Star' can be planted in full sun to part shade locations as well. It will grow up to 32" tall & 18" - 24" wide.

Also available: Coreopsis, Agastache (Hummingbird Mint), Echinacea, Pennisetum (ornamental grass), Hostas, Phlox, Asclepias (Butterfly Weed), Heucherella, Delphinium, Sedum, Blackberry plants, Strawberry plants, Herb plants & MUCH MORE!"




"We'll have sweet NSO Rainbow beets, lettuce, blue potatoes, purple eggplant, yellow Marvel of Venice Beans, blue stars, and green clovers (that bit just to see if you're paying attention and remember certain TV commercials...). Peaches should return - hopefully yellow and white! Plus some more delightful Delight pears and maybe a few apples!."
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