Dec 17, 2014

Market Preview: December 20, 2014

To stay updated during December and the Winter Market Months, sign up for our newsletter! You can find the sign up on the bottom left side of our website: http://westchestergrowersmarket.com.

It is the LAST Saturday before Christmas! We'd love to see you. Stop in and do your holiday shopping with us. Whether you need to stock up on ingredients for a holiday meal or you are looking for the perfect holiday gift, we've got you covered. Consider making a Farm Fresh Local Gift Basket -  it's the best kind of gift to receive!













Every Saturday

9AM - 1PM 

through 3rd week of December





1st and 3rd Saturdays 

10AM - noon 

January through April





#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 at the market (weather permitting) with last minute gifts for everyone on your list. We’ll have our soap, lotions and balms plus special seasonal items and gifts. This will be our last time at the market until May."







"Pureblend will be there with a wide variety of our hand blended organic teas and gifts!Tea Samplers $5.00 and 3 teas and mug $20.00"










Yellow Springs Farm

"We'll be hosting pickups at the market for orders placed for the holidays! We are still accepting orders for cheese platters and gift certificates for pickup at market on Saturday. Please call or email for assistance."

North Star Orchard

"This week we'll have Gold Rush apples and a few things from the greenhouse. Plus beans for soups and chili-making and fruit butters and applesauce to help tide you over winter! Have a last-minute request for a 20-pound bag (or bags) of Gold Rush? 

Email Lisa directly at: Lisa@northstarorchard.com (make sure to mention the West Chester Growers' Market if you do, in case she doesn't recognize your name!)"


Bryer Apiary

"Bryer Apiary will be at this Saturday's market with plenty of raw, Chester County honey in a variety of containers. This is a good time to stock up for the holidays and winter season, though I will be attending some winter markets. Beyond the honey always available, I will also have many handmade, 100% pure beeswax candles for sale and these make great gifts and create a special ambiance when burning--wonderful fragrance, dripless, smokeless, and long-lasting. Our candles are made only with yellow cappings wax--just the beeswax caps when they are cut off the comb to harvest honey. The natural color is beautiful and a rare treat. Hope to see you Saturday!"

Chile Spot


"We will be there on Saturday. Don't forget: our specialty pepper products make great Christmas gifts!"

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Dec 11, 2014

Market Preview: December 13, 2014

To stay updated during December and the Winter Market Months, sign up for our newsletter! You can find the sign up on the bottom left side of our website: http://westchestergrowersmarket.com.

2 more Market Saturdays before Christmas (and only 1 before Hannukah!).  Get your local and farm-fresh shopping done here!  

What are some #WCGM items that make great gifts? We'd love to hear all about it! Leave a comment or share your ideas with us on twitter and Facebook!













Every Saturday

9AM - 1PM 

through 3rd week of December




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





#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.







Yellow Springs Farm

"We will be at Market Dec 13. Glad to take orders for cheese platters and Cheese gift boxes for pickup at Dec 20 market or pickup at our Farm another day."

North Star Orchard



"Looks like it'll be a lovely weekend to put an end to all the weekday rain, wind, and snow, and we aim to brighten your weekend even more with some yummy winter produce!

Make your mouth smile with sunny-golden Gold Rush apples! We'll also have a handful (in some cases literally) of other varieties and you'll have to argue with each other over the remaining Niitaka pears. We'll also have a bunch of wonderful greens like kale, spinach, and arugula, plus carrots and dry beans."

A view this week from inside the high tunnel:



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Dec 3, 2014

Market Preview: December 6, 2014

To stay updated during December and the Winter Market Months, sign up for our newsletter! You can find the sign up on the bottom left side of our website: http://westchestergrowersmarket.com.

Thank you to everyone for making our big 2-0 an awesome year! We had an amazing season - and we are looking forward to marketing with you during the holidays! :)

There are 3 Market Saturdays before Christmas (and only 2 before Hannukah!) - so start making those holiday shopping lists and come ready to shop! There are so many fantastic gift ideas - make your holiday local, sustainable and farm-fresh!













Every Saturday

9AM - 1PM 
through 3rd week of December


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





#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.






Yellow Springs Farm

"We will be there the first three Saturdays in December!"

Lindenhof Farm

"Thank you all for a wonderful Thanksgiving Season! For this Saturday we will be bringing lots of fresh chicken, turkey and a few ducks. Also hoping to have fresh pork chops and roasts available. Along with plenty of fresh eggs, beef and lamb."




North Star Orchard

"After having a nice holiday weekend break from market, we're excited to be returning this weekend and for every market day up to Christmas!

While our supply of veggies is dwindling, you'll still see a few to restock your fridge with like: carrots, kale, arugula, and beans. We'll still have a good supply (shock and awe) of Asian pears; although they may not be around still for next weekend. And we'll have a few apple varieties including Gold Rush, Enterprise, Golden Russet, and Reinette Simerenko.

You can order to resupply your dwindling stash of Gold Rush (because we KNOW you use up a bunch of them at Thanksgiving!): Order here!

PLUS: Stumped for gifts for the hard-to-buy-for folks like aunts and uncles, coworkers, and the hostess? How about a Gift Of Deliciousness?? Gift bags of fruit, our jarred fruit butters, and gift certificates are always the right size, and come to you all set to give - just add a gift tag! Order here
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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.






Yellow Springs Farm

"We will not attend Market this weekend's market, Saturday Nov 29. But we will be there the first three Saturdays in December…"


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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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