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Hearty Sausages for Fall Suppers!

Sausage and Salumi at Maiale!

(photo courtesy of Maiale)
Based in Wilmington, Del., Maiale brings unique combinations and flavors of sausage and salami to Media Farmers Market. They make over 30 different varieties of fresh sausage and over ten different types of salami. Their signature salumi include Tuscan salami (traditional, dry-cured made with ground pork and seasoned with garlic, wine, and fennel), sopressata (large, coarsely ground, dry-cured sausage), finocchiona (heavily seasoned salami with fennel and garlic), cacciatore salami (seasoned with coriander, caraway, and red pepper), landjagger (smoked German-style salami seasoned with caraway, coriander, and garlic), and guanciale (cured and dried pork jowel). Mail also carries a line of fresh sausages, including sweet sausage, hot sausage, bratwurst, chorizo, andouille, sun-dried tomato, basil, and chicken sausage, and chicken sausage with spinach and sharp provolone. All sausages and dried salumi are handcrafted in house and made fresh daily. Perfect with pasta and wine, in sandwiches, with roasted vegetables (all available with one good walk around the Market!), and great for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

 

Produce This Week!

All produce vendors are sustainably minded farmers using organic practices or integrated pest management. Be sure to ask them to learn more!

Check out E. Fudd & Son, and J&J Farm for fall greens, squash and potatoes (regular and sweet), and at Fruitwood Farm, apples and apple cider! e3garden will have butterhead and summer crisp lettuce, fresh dill for pickling, and basil.

 

Vendor Update!

Tomorrow will be Pelta’s Smoked Foods’ last market. Lee is phasing out his business, but wanted to make one more market before wrapping up the season. So stop by Pelta’s tomorrow for smoked salmon…and also “buy one get one” pierogi!

And Mushrooms has wrapped up its season with Media Farmers Market. Long-time vendor Meryle Voytilla sends a thank you to the Market, her fellow vendors, and Market shoppers!

 

Media-Upper Providence Shredding Event!

If you have documents with sensitive information that need to be shredded in a safe, secure, and environmentally friendly method, bring them to the Acme parking lot on Beatty Road, off of Baltimore Pike in Media, on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Read this flyer for complete information on the event, or go to Media Borough’s website.

 

Classic Apple Pie

Recipe and photo courtesy of Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 to 7 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg white
  • Additional sugar

Directions
In a small bowl, combine the sugars, flour and spices; set aside. In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Add sugar mixture; toss to coat.

Line a 9-inch pie plate with bottom crust; trim pastry even with edge. Fill with apple mixture; dot with butter. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in pastry.

Beat egg white until foamy; brush over pastry. Sprinkle with sugar. Cover edges loosely with foil.

Bake at 375° for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake 20-25 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 8 servings.

 

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See You Tomorrow at the Market!

 

Olive Oil and Olive Wood!

A Bit of the Mediterranean at Media Farmers Market!

(photo courtesy of Mediterra)

Mediterra’s olive oils come from Les Moulins Mahjoub–a fourth generation owned and operated family company located in the fertile Mejerda Valley of North Central Tunisia. Their farm is situated in a unique micro climate that naturally defends and nourishes the farm, where they combine organic farming and traditional production methods. When choosing your olive oil, gather a few of Mediterra’s jarred specialty items as well to complement breads, cheeses, wine, and pastas. You’ll find preserved lemons, sun-dried tomatoes, harissa spreads, olives and olive spreads, fig jam, piquant orange slices, and so much more! They also carry balsamic vinegar. And if you need a something beautiful to serve it all on, look no further than their olive wood serving pieces with beautiful wood grains and shapes.

 

Produce This Week!

All produce vendors are sustainably minded farmers using organic practices or integrated pest management. Be sure to ask them to learn more!

Check out Fruitwood FarmE. Fudd & Son, and J&J Farm for fall greens, squash and potatoes (regular and sweet), and more! Longview Farm will be bringing their first sweet potatoes as well as head lettuce, and e3garden will have butterhead and summer crisp lettuce, plus dill and basil. You’ll find a mix of mushrooms at Meryle’s Mushrooms, and ready-to-eat mushroom quiche, chili and mac and cheese.

 

Neil’s Sharpening Service Tomorrow!

If your gardening tools are needing some attention after a summer of regular use, bring them to the Market tomorrow, and Neil’s Sharpening Service, which had to postpone a couple weeks ago due to rain, will get them back into shape! And knives, scissors, saw blades, drill bits, animal clippers, and …the list goes on!

 

Balloon Sculptures Tomorrow!

(photo courtesy of Balloons by Jim)
Expert balloon sculptor Jim Burkardt fashions balloons into amazing hats, animals and creatures for the kids from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. tomorrow! Jim has been featured on the Today show. Check out a video clip and some balloon sculpture samples at balloonsbyjim.com.

 

September’s Market Basket Winner!

Sep Market Basket winner 9.23.2015September’s market basket winner was Thomas! His mom helped hold the goodies while Thomas shopped.
Don’t forget to fill out a raffle ticket at the Market Manager’s Table for your chance to win!

 

Weatherize Your Home!

Transition Town Media is hosting a workshop on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Media Community Center. Learn all about how to weatherize your home yourself so you can use less energy, be comfortable, and save money in the bargain. You’ll find complete details on Transition Town Media. Please note that it’s a potluck, starting at 6 p.m., so bring a dish to share if you can. Representatives from AFewSteps.org will be co-presenting, and folks from PECO’s Smart House Call will be on hand to give you discounts on energy assessments if you’d like to find out how your house is doing before you start in on it.

 

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

 

See You Tomorrow at the Market!

Pork-apalooza at Media Farmers Market!

Pork-apalooza?!

Yup…that’s what Canter Hill is calling their first-ever, huge pork sale at Media Farmers Market this week! Save $2/lb. on ribs, tenderloins, bone-in shoulders, bacon and hot dogs, and $1/lb. on pork sausage (rope, links and caseless)!

New product:  Based on Media Farmers Market shoppers’ feedback, Canter Hill now offers sausage samplers, including one link from each of their chicken and turkey sausage flavors (garlic and wine, sun-dried tomato, spinach and feta, and mild Italian turkey). And this week Canter Hill will begin taking Thanksgiving turkey orders, so check out their website under “Thanksgiving Turkeys“!

Wayne and Jeannette Grabe raise their pigs on forage in the forest around their farm in Malvern, PA, on kitchen and garden scraps, and supplement their diet in the winter (when forage is scarce) with organic, soy-free feed. Similarly, they raise their laying hens, turkeys, guineas and ducks on pasture and forage (they wander into the woods, too!), weeds, grass cuttings from the property (so that they know nothing is sprayed), and supplement them with organic feed in the winter. Wayne and Jeannette started Canter Hill Farm in 2008 with the goal of growing their own food so that they knew exactly what was (and what wasn’t) in it. They didn’t set out to start a business, they already had two full-time jobs, but the more they talked to people who read the books that they did and cared as much as they did, they decided to try to grow for them, too! You can read more about Canter Hill here.

 

Produce This Week!

All produce vendors are sustainably minded farmers using organic practices or integrated pest management. Be sure to ask them to learn more!

Here’s just a sampling of what to look for this week!

Fruitwood Farm:, bell peppers, squash, leeks, onions, greens
E. Fudd & Son: purple sweet potatoes, orange sweet potatoes,  acorn squash, butternut squash, shelled lima beans, fancy tomatoes, and beginning of fall greens
J&J Farm: squash, potatoes, leeks, greens, berries, eggplant, Jerusalem artichokes, peppers
Longview Farm: squash, tomatoes, and greens
e3garden: butterhead lettuce, dill and giant parsley
Mushrooms: cremini, portobello and shiitake

 

Playing at the Market Tomorrow…Christine Winslow!

Learn more about singer/songwriter Christine Winslow here!

 

Mushroom, Leek, and Fontina Frittata Recipe

Recipe and photo courtesy of Bon Appétit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 medium leeks, whites and pale green parts only, chopped
  • 8 ounces crimini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup crème fraîche or sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 3/4 cup shredded Fontina cheese, divided
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper

Directions
Place a rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 350°. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 10-inch nonstick ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add leeks; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until softened and all liquid has evaporated, 8-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk eggs, crème fraîche, and parsley in a large bowl; mix in 1/2 cup cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

Increase the heat to medium-high and add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the skillet. Pour the egg mixture over the mushrooms, shaking the pan to evenly distribute mixture. Cook the frittata, without stirring, until its edges begin to set, about 5 minutes.

Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup cheese over eggs and transfer skillet to oven. Bake frittata until golden brown and center is set, 25-30 minutes.

Enjoy!

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

 

See You Tomorrow at the Market!

Fresh-Baked Breads at Media Farmers Market!

Big Sky Bread!

With whole grains and minimal ingredients, North Wilmington’s Big Sky Bread Co. creates European-style loaves that owner Patrick O’Neill loved from his childhood in Queens. They’ve become the centerpiece of his business, flanked by other handmade loaves like alpine whole wheat sunflower, honey wheat, baguettes, and sourdough, to name just a few! Big Sky products are shortcut-free, with no chemicals or hydrogenated oil. A Culinary Institute of America grad, O’Neill worked at Kennedy Center, Winterthur, and Longwood Gardens before opening Big Sky Bread Co. several years ago. O’Neill says one of the best parts of his business is working with his hands: “You can feel something and know it’s right.” And you’ll know it’s right, too, just by looking at the selection of breads, pastries, cookies and granola Big Sky brings to the Market every week. When you stop by for your favorite bread for dinner, why not pick up a second something you haven’t tried yet, and discover a new favorite!

 

Produce This Week!

All produce vendors are sustainably minded farmers using organic practices or integrated pest management. Be sure to ask them to learn more!
Here’s a sampling of what to look for this week:

Fruitwood Farm: corn, tomatoes, green beans, bell peppers, squash, melons
E. Fudd & Son: bell peppers, poblano peppers, hard-neck garlic, herbs
J&J Farm: spinach, potatoes, tomatoes, squash, herbs, and greens
Longview Farm squash, melons, tomatoes, and cut greens
e3garden: butterhead lettuce and giant parsley
Mushrooms: Meryle is back with cremini, portobello and shiitake mushrooms!

 

J&J Kettle Korn on the Cooking Channel!

Jeff Siep and J&J Kettle Korn are featured on the Cooking Channel’s Carnival Eats! Tune in tonight at 10 p.m. to watch your favorite kettle corn maker on “From Strawberry to Silver Dollar: The Brandywine Strawberry Festival,” where J&J wowed the crowds with their strawberry kettle corn!

 

A Taste of Uganda!

Dorothy at Rafiki is cooking up delicious take-home fare featuring Ugandan cuisine tomorrow: Uganda chicken—chicken cooked with fresh peanut sauce served with rice or cooked plantains; and peas with potatoes cooked in coconut sauce served with rice or cooked plantains. Gather up salad fixings from the Market’s produce vendors, and dinner is served!

 

Neil’s Sharpening Service Tomorrow!

If your gardening tools are needing some attention after a summer of regular use, bring them to the Market tomorrow, and Neil’s Sharpening Service will get them back into shape! And knives, scissors, saw blades, drill bits, animal clippers, and …the list goes on!

 

Fun for Kids (and Kids at Heart)!

Christine of Art for Everyone! will be on hand tomorrow and engaging kids using fruits and veggies to make colorful prints, plus releasing some energy with playful, kids yoga poses! Hosted by Christine of Art For Everyone! and Allison from World of Song, in partnership with the Media Arts Council.

 

Playing at the Market Tomorrow…FishCastle!

Cyril Everett Caster and Catherine Braik Selin—FishCastle—return to Media Farmers Market with their mix of indie/children’s/fusion music!

 

Vendor Update

Due to another commitment International Dumpling Company has wrapped up their season with Media Farmers Market this year, and want to thank shoppers for their patronage!

 

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

See You Tomorrow at the Market!

Greens Abound!

Community and Good BBQ!

If you like bar-b-que—especially Nelson’s Port-a-Pit BBQ—then here is where you need to be Friday, September 11, 2015: Chambers Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2 E. Sylvan Avenue, Rutledge PA! Just $13 for a half-rack rib platter, $8 for a half-chicken platter, and $3.50 for a pulled pork sandwich! Part of the proceeds go to New Avenue Foundation, a weekly vendor at Media Farmers Market. New Avenue Foundation is a nonprofit with a focus on community and a mission to create more meaningful lives for people with disabilities and autism. They feature several artisans under their tent selling jewelry, textiles and cards, plus e3garden produce (see below for this week’s offerings!).

Orders for the bar-b-que must be made in advance to Jim Wurster at jim@newfdn.org or via phone at (610) 328-3824. After your meal, check out the indoor yard sale and listen to live music at 7 p.m. by Sophie Biesecker at Our Community Cup Coffeehouse!

Produce This Week!

All produce vendors are sustainably minded farmers using organic practices or integrated pest management. Be sure to ask them to learn more!

Here’s a taste of what they’ll have this week:

Fruitwood Farm: prune plums, apples, greens…and always Fruitwood Orchards honey!
E. Fudd & Son: third planting of sweet bi-color corn, purple sweet potatoes (the original seed strain from Peru), hard-neck garlic and an assortment of fresh herbs.
J&J Farm: spinach, potatoes, tomatoes, squash, herbs, and greens
Longview Farm winter squash, summer squash, melons, tomatoes, and cut greens
e3garden: butterhead lettuce, Genovese basil and giant parsley

Vendor Notes

Bow Wow Treats is back this week with dog treats and jerky!

This week International Dumpling Company will be debuting their newest seasonal ravioli: fresh caprese ravioli! These tender ravioli are filled with roasted heirloom cherry tomatoes, fresh torn basil and shredded mozzarella cheese. Pick some up today, they’ll only be around while tomatoes are in season!

Playing at the Market Tomorrow…

Geri Smith and Jim Daughton!

Singer-songwriter Geri Smith teams up with husband Jim Daughton at tomorrow’s Market from 4 to 6 p.m. Prolific and versatile, Geri easily moves between pop, movie and commercials themes, and children’s music. Check out her website, www.gerismith.com!

 

For the complete list of vendors,

visit the Media Farmers Market Vendors page!

 

See You Tomorrow at the Market!

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