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Music at the Market

The local musicians that have played each week have added to the festive mood at the market. We’ve had musicians playing acoustic guitars, violins, banjos and fiddles. Some have sung originals, others have covered folk rock favorites. Some are funky and upbeat; some are soulful and sing the blues. Some are teens and some have been playing for years and years.

One common thread running throughout our market musicians is that they love what they do! They are not doing it for the money…our market musicians play for free! So support them by listening to their unique songs and offer whatever you can when you are able. Any please, contact the market manager, Brendan, if you or anyone you know wants to share your own unique music at the market.

Big Sky Bread Co.

Big Sky Bread Co. has been a steady and much welcome presence at the market this season. They have a faithful following and always seem to attract market newcomers with their irresistible selection of baked goods. Where do these yummy treats and wholesome breads come from and who is the creative force behind this bakery?

Meet Patrick O’Neill – whose Wilmington, Delaware bakery also features a cozy cafe selling soups, sandwiches and specialties for kids. O’Neill is a Culinary Institute of America graduate. After stints at both Winterthur and Longwood Gardens, O’Neill opened Big Sky Bread about 11 years ago. The bakery features both rustic, European style sourdough breads, and healthy wheat and multigrain sandwich breads.

Everything you see at the market is made fresh daily. Anything that doesn’t sell at market (or at his Bakery) is given to a food kitchen in Wilmington. Every evening, 60 to 100 pounds of Big Sky Bread are taken to some of Delaware’s poorest citizens.

So if it’s a baguette you’re after to go with your hearty fall soup, or chocolate chip cookies for dessert, stop by Big Sky Bread and support a local baker who knows what it means to be community minded.

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