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Truffles and Butters for Bath and Home!

Care for Home and Body with Eco-Friendly Products!

Blackberry and vanilla-scented soap, laundry butter, bath teas, rose bath truffle…these are just a few of the inviting names for Nether Providence Soap Company’s line of eco-friendly bath, body and home care products. Owner Saarene Panossian is a scientist-turned-entrepreneur, committed to creating safe and natural personal-care products. The natural colorings come from clays, spices, teas, flowers, leaves, and roots. No artificial or synthetic colors are ever used. Soaps are naturally scented with essential oils (or fragrance oils in instances where certain essential oils are not available in a sustainable manner). All fragrance oils are phthalate-free. Laundry butters are not only effective and phosphate-free, but they can also be used to cut through tough grease on your stove, and several Media Farmers Market committee members became quick fans of the laundry stain stick!

 

Nut Butters at Roundtop Farm!

If you haven’t tried them yet, check out the selection of nut butters now available at Roundtop FarmPeanut butter, chocolate peanut butter, and almond butter, with organic options. They come in large and small sizes, so you can bring home an assortment in the size that’s just right for you!

 

Produce This Week!

Fruitwood Farm: watermelons, cantaloupes, tomatoes, stone fruit
E. Fudd & Son: Beauregard (orange-flesh) sweet potatoes, second planting of bi-color sweet corn, shelled lima beans, heirloom cherry tomatoes, hard-neck garlic
J&J Farm: Malabar Spinach, potatoes, tomatoes, blackberries, zephyr summer squash, pickling cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, watermelon, herbs, Japanese onions, eggplant, peppers, New Zealand spinach, swiss chard, aloe plants, arugula
(Longview Farm will be back next Thursday.)

 

July’s Market Basket Winner Gathering 

Media Farmers Market Goodies!

 

Don’t forget to fill a raffle ticket at the Market Manager’s Table for your chance to win!

 

Spinach Risotto

Recipe and photo courtesy of David Rocco at cookingchanneltv.com

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • Salt
  • 14 ounces Arborio rice
  • Bunch fresh spinach
  • 5 ounces soft ricotta cheese
  • Freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

Directions
In a pot, bring salted water to a boil, and add the Arborio rice. Stir constantly for the first minute to prevent the rice from sticking to the pot.

In a separate pot, add the spinach along with 1/4 cup of water, and cook for a few minutes. Once the spinach has softened, remove it from the heat, and puree using a food processor.

Cook the rice for approximately 12 minutes, or before the rice gets to the al dente stage. Pour most of the water out of the pot, leaving 1/4 of the water behind with the rice. Add the pureed spinach to the rice, and cook a few minutes more on low heat.

Add the soft ricotta, grated cheese and butter into the rice, and stir until it is uniform and creamy. Salt to taste.

Transfer the rice to a warm plate and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil. Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

For the complete list of vendors,

visit the Media Farmers Market Vendors page!

 

See You Tomorrow at the Market!

Media Farmers Market’s Sixth Season Opening Day Tomorrow!

A Coupon for a Token!

Look in today’s Town Talk for a coupon redeemable for a $1 token at Media Farmers Market’s Manager’s Table! Token good at all vendors’ booths.

At Tomorrow’s Market…!

At the Market Manager’s Table:
Complementary birch beer while you shop!
For our young shoppers…Produce Passport and swirly paper flowers craft project!
And remember to fill out a raffle ticket for the monthly Market Basket drawing!

Healthy Pizza Project…From 3:30-5:30 p.m., Media-Upper Providence Free Library will offer a fun, drop-in craft for all ages called the Healthy Pizza Project. Everyone gets to build their own construction paper pizza with whatever healthy fruits, veggies and other ingredients they’d like.

Special Kids Deserve Special People is accepting donations for Media Food Bank at tomorrow’s Market.

Music:
Norm LeDonne with his eclectic mix of music and guitars! Singer/songwriter Tom Curtis, Jr.!

Remember…Neil’s Sharpening Service Will Be at the Market Tomorrow!

Bring your knives, scissors and garden tools. Neil Jacob’s Sharpening Service will make them better than new! Neil comes to the Market once a month.

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

See You Tomorrow at the Market!

 

One Week to Media Farmers Market!

See This Year’s Line-Up of Vendors!

Fresh produce, meats and cheeses. Wine. Chocolate. Pastas. Dumplings. Hummus and specialty spreads. Olive oil and vinegars. Coffee. Baked sweet treats and breads. Pizza. Fermented vegetables. Smoked foods. African fare. Fair trade. Is your mouth watering?!

Get your farmers market totes out and ready to fill on Opening Day! For a look at the 2015 line-up, visit the Media Farmers Market Vendors page!

 

Produce Passport and More!

Produce Passport for kids continues again this year at the Market Manager’s Table. Kids love to draw and color the fruit or vegetable of the week and earn a prize after four weeks, again at seven weeks, and a grand prize at ten weeks! Along with Produce Passport, there’ll be a weekly craft project at the Market Manager’s Table, too! For May’s crafts, visit the May Events page on the website.

And visit the Events page throughout the year for additional events and weekly music guests.

 

Neil’s Sharpening Service on Opening Day!

Neil Jacobs’ Sharpening Service returns to Media Farmers Market. Bring your knives, scissors and garden tools, and Neil will make them better than new! It’s a great time to get your garden tools ready for the summer! Neil will be at the market on Opening Day, and once a month throughout the market season.

 

 

 

 

See You Next Week at the Market!

 

Media Farmers Market Opens in Just Three Weeks!

It’s Spring…Plant a Sign!

If you don’t have one, be sure to stop by the Market Manager’s Table on opening day to get one!

It’s Earth Day…Learn About Seed Libraries!
(Image by David Woolley)

Transition Town’s Free Store now has a seed library. Community seed libraries allow the saving and exchanging of seeds, a practice many consider part of the larger issue of food sovereignty. And this Saturday, April 25, Media Free Store will be holding a seed swap from 2 to 4 p.m. Find out more about seed libraries (which need to follow state regulations) and seed swaps (which do not!) at Transition Town. Media Free Store is located at 350 W. State Street.

Happy Earth Day!

 

Nine Weeks and Counting Til Opening Day!

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Welcome, Spring!

March may have come in like a lion, but it inevitably ends with spring. In fact, spring officially arrives on March 20 at 6:45 p.m. EDT. The Media Farmers Market committee has been meeting every other week, deep in preparation for the upcoming season. With the delightful addition of several new members, we’re busy mapping out this year’s market season, connecting with vendors, and updating our website!

March Is National Nutrition Month!
Stop by the Media-Upper Providence Free Library to explore nutrition with this display provided by the Delaware County Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC), and check out some of their kids books on nutrition!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy First Day of Spring!

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