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Media Farmers Market Returns Next Week!

Check Out the Opening Day Event Page!

The Media Farmers Market returns next week! Your favorite vendors are returning, along with some fantastic new ones. FishCastle will be performing, and Jim Burkardt will be entertaining with his amazing balloon creations! Visit the Opening Day Facebook event page for updates…and be sure to share!

 

 

Tips for visiting the Market!

PARKING INFO
When parking on the street, we ask that you please make sure you are in a parking space and are not blocking any driveways or access areas. Please adhere to all No Parking signs and zones. Parking is also available across the street in the Media Elementary School parking lot after 4pm. You can access this lot from the Front Street side of the school.

DOG INFO
Local health regulations do not permit dogs on the Market grounds. Our friendly volunteers would be happy to watch your dog for you at the Market Manager’s Table while you shop if your four-legged buddy is out with you.

 

It’s not too late to volunteer!

If you’d like to get involved 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, May 9. Join us! If you’re interested, or need more information, email manager@mediafarmersmarket.com.

 

 

See you next Thursday!

 

 

Three Weeks til Media Farmers Market Opening Day!

Check Out the Opening Day Event Page!

Media Farmers Market opens on Thursday, May 12! FishCastle will be performing, and Jim Burkardt will be entertaining with his amazing balloon creations! Visit the Opening Day Facebook event page for updates…and be sure to share!

 

Here’s a Taste of What’s Coming!

 

Only three more weeks to fresh market produce, pasture-raised meats, hearty breads, and homemade prepared foods, plus so much more! Here are a few of the vendors who’ll be at Media Farmers Market for 2016 to whet your appetite: E. Fudd and Son produce, J&J Farm produce, Big Sky BreadCanter Hill Farm poultry and eggs, Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms, Firehouse DonutsNew Avenue FoundationRafiki Taste of AfricaVera PastaNether Providence Soap Company, and J&J Kettle Korn!

 

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, May 9. Join us! If you’re interested, or need more information, email manager@mediafarmersmarket.com.

 

Happy Earth Day!

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!

 

Fresh Market Fare…Plus Balloon Sculptures Tomorrow!

Balloons by Jim Returns Tomorrow!

 

(photo courtesy of Balloons by Jim)

Expert balloon sculptor Jim Burkardt, who entertained our young shoppers (and adults, too!) in September with hats, animals and crazy creatures all fashioned from balloons, returns to Media Farmers Market tomorrow. Enjoy the fun from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.! Jim has been featured on the Today show. Check out a video clip and some balloon sculpture samples at balloonsbyjim.com.

 

Enjoy the Sunshine, a Warm Fall Day and a Gift from Media Farmers Market to You!

MFM-$5-token
Show it to us on your phone, print it out, or memorize it!

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Bring that code with you to the Market Manager’s Table tomorrow for 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!

 

Sure, You’ll Find In-Season Produce and Fresh Meats at Media Farmers Market…

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and also…

..award-winning fresh and dried pastas (Vera Pasta, winner of 2014 Best of the Main Line and Western Suburbs for From-Scratch Pasta!)…
...fresh-baked pumpkin pies (Roundtop Farm)…
…argon oil (see Mediterra for all its uses and benefits)…
…ginger snap cookies (Big Sky Bread)…
...and even alpaca yarns (Happy Fiber Farms, part of New Avenue Foundation‘s group of vendors)…

…and more!

 

 

(photos courtesy of Emily Zacharczyk)

 

Vendor Note

Look for Fruitwood Farm and J&J Farm of Glen Mills for produce this week. e3garden will return next week. Bill and Janice of E. Fudd & Son have wrapped up this season, but will be back in the spring!

 

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

 

See You Tomorrow at the Market!

 

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!

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