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International Dumplings at Media Farmers Market!

Delightful Dumplings!

With four generations of pierogi makers on the Czech side and five generations of ravioli makers on the Italian side, Ben and Emily Zacharczyk began to take a closer look at the world of filled pockets of dough, and the many types of dumplings and different fillings that come to the modern family table from so many different cultures…and International Dumpling Company was born! Fresh produce from local farmers fill these delicious pockets of dough with a fresh, contemporary twist: spicy black bean and plantain empanadas, sweet dessert ravioli with seasonal fillings called pulumpas, classic potato and cheddar pierogi, vegetable potstickers! Flavors will change with the seasons, so try them all!

Media Farmers Market Recognized by Fair Trade Committee!

This past Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the Bastille Day celebration in downtown Media, Drew Arata of the Media Fair Trade Committee (and co-owner of Earth & State in Media) presented Media Farmers Market vice-president Linda Coulston with a “Local Award” for supporting the “Buy local, buy fair” initiative in Media. Look for fair trade items at the Fair Trade Trolley Stop at the Market each week!

Give Media Farmers Market Gift Certificates!

Wondering what to give your favorite cook who has everything? Look no further. Gift certificates are now available at the Market Manager’s Table!

A Note About Parking

Though you can find street parking in the immediate radius of Media Farmers Market, parking is also available across the street in the Media Elementary School parking lot during the summers, and after 3 p.m when school’s back in session. The parking lot is easily accessible on the Front Street side of the school. After parking, you can walk right across to State Street and cross the street to the Market.

Reminder…The Library’s at Media Farmers Market!

Media-Upper Providence Free Library continues to have a “desk” at the Market through July while their temporary digs at the firehouse get set up! Visit their table to get prizes for the Summer Reading Challenge, to participate in the Delaware County Library Quest activity, and to pick up RTMSD Summer Reading books for grades 6-12!

Playing at the Market Tomorrow…Percy Shaw!

Percy Shaw is the “original one-man band”! You can find out more about Percy here.

Peach Chutney

Recipe and photo courtesy of Food & Wine
Ingredients

  • 4 pounds firm, ripe peaches
  • 1 2/3 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh peeled ginger
  • 1 small red onion, slivered
  • 12 cardamom pods, lightly cracked
  • 2 to 4 dried hot red chiles, such as cayenne—stemmed, seeded and thinly sliced
  • Salt

Directions
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and fill a large bowl with ice water. Using a paring knife, score the bottom of each peach with a small X. Add the peaches to the boiling water for 30 seconds, then transfer them to the ice water with a slotted spoon. Peel the peaches, then halve them and remove the pits. Cut the peaches into 3/4-inch dice.

In a medium, enameled cast-iron casserole, combine the brown sugar with the vinegar, ginger, onion and cardamom; stir to dissolve the sugar. Simmer over moderately low heat until the onion is slightly softened, about 8 minutes. Add the peaches, chiles and a pinch of salt and simmer over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until the peaches are very soft and translucent, about 1 hour.

Ladle the chutney into five 1/2-pint canning jars, tapping lightly on a flat surface to release any air bubbles. Seal the jars and refrigerate for up to 6 months.

Enjoy!

For the complete list of vendors, visit the Media Farmers Market Vendors page!

 

See You Tomorrow at the Market!

Delicious Dips!

Dips and Chips for Your 4th of July Cookout!

Anita’s Guacamole. Anita’s Guacamole is a vegan power-punch: a unique blend of peppers, tomatoes, onions, herbs and spices, mixed into the superstar Hass avocado, then elevated by a hint of citrus. Anita’s Guacamole is a family recipe on a mission to provide all-natural, wholesome goodness. And they have salsa and tortilla chips, too!

Lancaster Hummus. Lancaster Hummus Co. is based in Lancaster County, Pa, where they handcraft in small batches to create a silky smooth hummus with tantalizing flavors like lemon kale, blazin’ buffalo, mushroom sage, chipotle black bean and red beet garlic. Their hummus is tahini-free, preservative-free, gluten-free and dairy-free, plus low in fat and sodium! New flavors are always in the works, so stop by their table weekly to check out the hummus selection…and guacamole, smoked pineapple salsa, and tzatziki, too!

 

Never Too Young to Shop Local!

Toddler Jennifer of Media may be one of the youngest enthusiastic shoppers at last week’s Market! Her mom says she loves the sauerkraut! Very good taste, Jennifer!

 

Reminder…The Library’s at Media Farmers Market!

While Media-Upper Providence Free Library reconstruction gets underway, look for them at the Market through July! Visit their table to get prizes for the Summer Reading Challenge, to participate in the Delaware County Library Quest activity, and to pick up RTMSD Summer Reading books for grades 6-12!

 

Enter Media in a Photo Contest!

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is celebrating 50 years, and in honor of that is hosting a “What Do You Love About Greater Philadelphia?” photo contest. Take a photo showing what you love about the Delaware Valley and you could win a GoPro camera! So go ahead, upload your favorite shots of Media (maybe Media Farmers Market?!) for a chance to win. You’ll find complete info here.

 

Join in Media’s Independence Day Celebration!

Media Recreation Board invites you to join them for their annual Independence Day Celebration at Barrel Field on Saturday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for food, fun, and entertainment. There will be a water slide, crafts and games for the kids. For more information, please contact the recreation office at (610) 566-5210, x255.

 

For the complete list of vendors, visit the Media Farmers Market Vendors page!

 

See You Tomorrow at the Market!

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