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Media Is Blossoming with Spring Events!

The Spirit of the Season

Media Farmers Market opens on Thursday, May 12! In the meantime, get into the spirit of the spring season by enjoying these Media events in April!

April 1-2…Media Film Festival!
Now in its ninth year, the 2016 Media Film Festival, happening Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, at the Media Theatre on State Street, will include short films from our community and around the world. Featuring narrative, documentary, animation and experimental films, the festival’s goal is to build a greater appreciation of artists and filmmakers within our community and beyond. For the complete lineup of films and to get tickets, visit Media Film Festival’s site.

April 3-15…Media Restaurant Weeks!
It’s Media Restaurant Weeks for the first two weeks of April. Enjoy three- to five-course dinners at participating restaurants for just $30! Whether you’re in the mood for classic American fare, Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Indian, and so much more, you’ll find it in Media. Go to visitmediapa.com/restaurantweek for a complete list of participating restaurants. Parking is free after 5.

April 9…The Americana Roots Ramble!
Begun in 2003, the Americana Roots Ramble features a diverse variety of American roots music, from early rock & roll and rockabilly to folk, swing and alternative country. Acts are presented in over 20 indoor venues. Check out their website for complete information and for tickets!

 

If You’d Like to Volunteer…!

If you’d like more direct involvement with Media Farmers Market, consider becoming a volunteer. Media Farmers Market is an all-volunteer organization and is always happy to have new members. The next planning meeting is Monday, April 11. Join us! If you’re interested, or need more information, email manager@mediafarmersmarket.com.

 

Happy Spring!

 

Mark Your Calendars… Media Farmers Market’s Seventh Season Opens Thursday, May 12!

Seventh Season Planning Is Underway!

The Media Farmers Market Committee already has two meetings under its belt as we begin getting ready for our seventh season opening on Thursday, May 12! The 2016 season is starting to shape up as we connect with returning vendors and potential new vendors. We’ll be sending out monthly newsletters to keep you updated until May, at which time the newsletter will go out weekly to keep you in touch with the weekly markets. You can also find us on the Media Farmers Market website, on Facebook, and Twitter!

 

Be a Media Farmers Market Volunteer!

If you’d like more direct involvement with the Market, consider becoming a volunteer. Media Farmers Market is an all-volunteer organization and is always happy to have new members. Following are specific current opportunities.

Children’s Activities. Media Farmers Market is looking for someone to provide a series of children’s activities, once a month or so, over the course of the Market season, to take place at the Market Manager’s Table. Media Farmers Market currently hosts the weekly Produce Passport for children, and these activities would be in addition to that.

Fundraising Subcommittee. Media Farmers Market would like to create a subcommittee to focus on fundraising ideas for the Market, as the Market continues to grow and look forward to its next seven years!

Market Manager’s Table Volunteer. At every Thursday’s Market, volunteers work at the Market Manager’s Table in one-and-half- to two-hour shifts between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Volunteers answer shoppers’ questions, process credit cards and SNAP cards for Market tokens, and help kids with their Produce Passports.

Other. All are welcome, and no amount of time is too small to donate!

The next planning meeting is Monday, March 14. Join us! If you’re interested, or need more information, email manager@mediafarmersmarket.com.

 

Happy Leap Day 2016!

Roundtop and Fruitwood Tomorrow for Thanksgiving Pick-ups!

Fruitwood Farm turnips 11.23.15Pick Up Your Pre-Ordered Turkeys and Other Fall Goodies!

From 3 to 5 p.m. tomorrow:
Pick up your pre-ordered turkeys from Melvin of Roundtop Farm! Plus, Melvin will have Roundtop’s other offerings: cheeses, nut butters, eggs and desserts!

Fruitwood Farm will have their delicious selection of fall produce. Do you still need Brussels sprouts, squash, and potatoes to serve with your Thanksgiving turkey?! Plus, Fruitwood’s honey and cider!!

 

It’s the Season of Giving Thanks…

 

…and the Media Farmers Market Committee is grateful all season long!

We are grateful to our vendors for the variety and quality of fresh food and specialty items you have brought to each week’s Market: from fresh produce and meats, to pastas, chocolates, wines, cheeses and breads, to smoked salmon, millet breads, fair trade bananas, guacamole, hummus, olive oils, kettle corn, waffles, fermented veggies, coffee, eco soaps, knife-sharpening services, and even jewelry and alpaca gloves!

We are grateful to the musicians and other performers who entertained this season, and to Media-Upper Providence Free Library for their children’s activities and for being part of the Market while they were in transition to their new temporary location.

We are grateful to Media Farmers Market shoppers for making the Market a regular part of your weekly shopping!

Thank you to all for a successful 2015 Market season!!

 

Consider Being a Media Farmers Market Volunteer

 

The Media Farmers Market Committee is taking a break over the holidays, but will reconvene in the new year to start making plans for the Market’s seventh season! We’re an all-volunteer organization, and will let you know of specific volunteer opportunities at that time. If you’re interested in the meantime, just email manager@mediafarmersmarket.com.

 

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

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hot Apple Apple Cider and Ginger Cookies Tomorrow!

Hot Apple Cider and Ginger Cookies, and…!

Media Farmers Market wraps up its sixth season tomorrow, and as a thank you for another successful Market season, we’re serving up hot apple cider (provided by Fruitwood Farm) and ginger cookies for you, our faithful customers, at the Market Manager’s Table!

MFM-$5-tokenPlus, if you say the word

Rutabaga

you also get a $5 Media Farmers Market token, which you can use as payment at any vendor’s table. Share the code with your friends and family, too!

And look for a $1 coupon, good at Media Farmers Market, in this week’s Town Talk as well!!

 

Sides for Thanksgiving!

Check out Fruitwood Farm and J&J Farm for fall greens, squash, root vegetables, Brussels sprouts, and potatoes for your Thanksgiving classics. e3garden will have lettuces, Genovese and lemon basil, and mache. Choose a hearty bread from Big Sky for your stuffing!

 

Get Your Carving Knives Thanksgiving-Ready!

Change in schedule last week, but Neil’s Sharpening Service will be here tomorrow to make sure your knives are in tip-top shape for carving your turkey, your butternut squash, and for chopping all those vegetables for roasting! And, of course, scissors and garden tools, too!
(image courtesy of flikisdblog.com)

Music This Week…

Folk ’n Irish will be playing from 4 to 6 p.m. tomorrow!

 

Roasted Rutabaga with Brown Butter

Recipe and photo courtesy of The Kitchn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 large rutabaga, about 1 1/2 pounds
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Flaky salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

Directions
Heat the oven to 450°F. Peel the rutabaga with a vegetable peeler and cut into 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch cubes.

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes, until the butter foams then browns into a nutty, toasty-smelling liquid.

Toss the rutabaga with the browned butter and season with salt and pepper. Transfer the rutabaga to a large baking sheet and spread into a single layer. Roast for 25 to 40 minutes or until browned and tender. Remove from the baking sheet and toss with lemon juice and parsley.

Enjoy!

 

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

 

See You Tomorrow at the Market!

Two More Markets ’Til Thanksgiving!

Get Your Carving Knives Thanksgiving-Ready!

Neil’s Sharpening Service will be here tomorrow to make sure your knives are in tip-top shape for carving your turkey, your butternut squash, and for chopping all those vegetables for roasting! And, of course, scissors and garden tools, too!
(image courtesy of flikisdblog.com)

 

 

A Note from From Sweet Salvation Truffles…

Thank you to all my customers for making this season one of the best. I really appreciate your coming out and supporting local. This week we have our pumpkin spice truffles. Pre-order to ensure you get your Thanksgiving chocolates. Contact Cheryl at (619) 220-4157 or order on SweetSalvationTruffles.com for delivery at the Market.

 

If You’re Starting to Think Ahead About Gifts for the Holidays, Consider…

Olive wood serving pieces from Mediterra

…and, at New Avenue Foundation,
handmade bracelets by Ellie…

alpaca fingerless gloves and booties by Yellow Lotus Creations

and alpaca yarn and shoe inserts from Happy Fibers Farms.

 

 

Shopping at Media Farmers Market Can Make Your Brain Healthy!

According to a CBS news report, citing a recent article in Popular Science, it may not be doing crossword puzzles that keep our brains sharp after all, but exercise, sleep, eating your greens and socializing with others. So walk to the the Market (or drive to it, and then enjoy walking while you shop), buy fresh fall greens to prepare at home later, and socialize with your local vendors and neighbors while you shop. All of that’s bound to help you sleep better, too! So come on out to tomorrow’s Market for better brain health. Only two Markets left ’til Thanksgiving!

 

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

 

See You Tomorrow at the Market!

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