Sep 18, 2014

Market Preview: September 20, 2014

How are you using your #WCGM apples? The variety of sizes, colors, flavors and textures have been beautiful these past few weeks has been amazing!  Add thinly sliced apples to your grilled cheese sandwiches, mix them into your green salads, bake them into pies and muffins, and throw some into your blender with some cinnamon and ice cream for an extra special treat!

We have this and so much more in store for you at the Market over the next two months. So don't let yourself miss a Saturday morning with us!



ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)


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




















Special Guest: AutumnLeaf Fundraisers

We are excited to host AutumnLead Fundraisers as our special Non-Profit Guest this week. A little about our guests:

"Some of our handmade items (made by Sierra and her friends) include knit ruffled scarves, washcloths, cell phone holders; crocheted catnip balls; jewelry such as beaded bracelets, paracord bracelets, friendship bracelets; duct tape wallets, roses, and bracelets; paper photo cards; wooden and cloth ornaments; sewn cat & dog mats and little bitty animals (elephants, cats, dogs, giraffes, bears, and bunnies). We also have quilts made by an 80+ year old woman and birdhouses made by my grandparents. 



100% of the sales go to Forgotten Cats, a local cat rescue."


 



Connect with them on Facebook: AutumnLeaf Fundraisers


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North Star Orchard

"Delicious September fruit goodness abound: seedless grapes, Asian pears, and lots of apple varieties are all in abundance. Peaches are dwindling now, but the variety of apple flavors will knock your socks off (try Rubinette and Crimson Crisp for starters!). Asian pear and apple cider will be at market, as will assorted veggies including large delicious leeks, winter squash, and more!"

Oley Valley Mushrooms

"We will be at the Market this week!"








"Perennial herb plant clearance sale this Saturday! Choose from Italian Oregano, English Thyme, French Thyme, Chives, Spearmint or Tarragon.

Also available this weekend: Chrysanthemums, Asters, Echinacea (Coneflowers), Hydrangeas, Viburnum, Coreopsis, Irises, Daylilies, Ornamental Grass, Sedum & much more!"



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Sep 10, 2014

Market Preview: September 13, 2014

Are you feeling the chill in the air? We have our warm ups, but overall, the breeze has an edge to it. It's cozy to throw on a sweatshirt and snuggle up when the sun goes down. 

And on cool Fall-ish evenings, there is nothing that hits the spot more than a warm beverage. We are lucky at the WCGM to offer a great array of wonderful tea and coffee. It's the perfect time to stock up so you have some good resources to go to when the temperature dips down!

Enjoy the Autumn harvest at the WCGM! Apples, pumpkins and hearty vegetables abound. Don't forget to drop by for apple cider as well!




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Applied Climatology

Monarda 'Balmy Purple'
"This week's featured plant: Monarda 'Balmy Purple' (Bee Balm) - This is a 2014 introduction that we were lucky enough to get our hands on. ‘Balmy Purple’ has a compact growth habit, growing only 10” – 12” tall & 12” – 14” wide. This variety will bloom June – September and has good mildew resistance. Monarda can be grown in full sun or part shade locations, however it needs at least 5hrs of direct sunlight each day to consistently bloom. It’s adaptable to most soil types and deer resistant. It is a favorite of butterflies, hummingbirds and bumble bees! We love the unusual purple color and compact habit! 

Also available this Saturday: Aquilegia, Asters, Azaleas, Bergenia, Callicarpa (Beauty Berry), Carex, Chrysanthemums(Garden Mums), Echinacea (Coneflowers), Eucomis, Heucheras, Hostas, Hydrangeas, Irises, Japanese Forest Grass, Sedum, Viburnum and much more!"


Oley Valley Mushrooms

"We will Be back next week, week of 9/20!"




North Star Orchard


"It's September! You know what that means (other than the kids back in school)? It means Asian pear season! This week, we see the return of both Asian pear cider AND lots of crisp, juicy, and sweet Hosui Asian pears. Be sure to bring your bib! Also this week: lots of ALL THREE of our seedless grape varieties, plus Honeycrisp, Crimson Crisp, and more in the apple-ly line. Veggies will include the first of the fall leeks and carrots, Yukon Gold potatoes, Farmer Ike's Golden Beets and Sweet Peppers, and more!
Next Saturday (9/20 from 2 to 5PM) - after shopping at the market - come for a visit to the farm for some Adventures in Flavor! We'll have tastings of dozens of apple varieties, farm tours, DIY cider pressing, and a Goo Fest! (More info here:http://www.northstarorchard.com/calendar.php)"



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Sep 3, 2014

Market Preview: September 6, 2014

Hello, September!

We had a fantastic Summer, didn't we? It was so fun celebrating our 20th Anniversary with you in July. Our "birthday" isn't over yet - we still have the rest of the season!  Stay tuned for more fun promotions and giveaways to celebrate our community!

It is (almost) Autumn! And we have plenty of fun in store for you. From giveaways and activities to musical guests and more. Make sure to check out the blog, subscribe to the newsletter or LIKE us on Facebook to get a peek at what is to come.



SOON, friends. So, so soon!



WCGM Special Guests


We are excited to welcome as Cub Scout Pack 110 as our Market Guest today. 

They will be participating in an annual Scout fund raising drive to help raise money for their local Scout organization by selling popcorn. This is a national program which not only helps to support their work within our local community, but it also helps cover the costs associated their activities, such as camping, hiking, biking, fishing and so much more.



So go grab some popcorn and support our Scouts!




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Lindenhof Farm

"Sliced Sweet Bologna is back for those school lunch boxes; and beef jerky, beef sticks, chipped ham, bacon and many other wonderful meat choices. This week plenty of fresh chicken, fresh turkey, fresh pies and fresh eggs. Check out Lindenhoffarm.net for more info or just show up and ask questions!!!! Thanks for thinking of local farmers!"

North Star Orchard

"Did you just love the grapes last week? Well, there's more on the way! Grape season is short - just a few weeks - so get 'em this coming Saturday and next before they're gone for the year. This week, we'll have 2 or 3 seedless varieties on board!

Plus: several apple varieties, including H______crisp (I think you can fill in the blank), and some late-season peaches will round out the fruit selection. Still clamoring for Asian pears? They're just about ready...maybe for next week. We'll see - but we'll pick no Asian pear before its time, so if we don't have any this Saturday, check back next Saturday.

Veggie selections include Farmer Ike's fabulous home-bred sweet peppers in red and yellow (both excellent for roasting - you still have your grill out, right?). Plus Farmer Ike's rainbow beets and other veggies including garlic, tomatoes, Delicata and spaghetti squash, and the start of delicious fall broccoli."


Yellow Springs Farm Goat Cheese

"Stop by the Market and then come join us at the Farm! We're hosting our annual Open Farm Days this weekend and next weekend. You can come and see the farm live and in person and See dairy goats in their pasture—take photos! Taste and purchase delicious, award-winning goat cheeses and caramel sauces. Get a free cooler bag with purchase of 3 or more cheeses. You can also enroll in our Fall “Cheese CSA Test Drive” 4 cheese pickups from late Sept to mid-November"

Applied Climatology





"Stop by our tent this Saturday to enter to win a 'El Desperado' Daylily!

Hemerocallis 'El Desperado' (Daylily) - This is a 1991 introduction that produces 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 as well. It will grow up to 28" tall & 18" - 24" wide."








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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


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

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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

"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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