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Media Farmers Market Opening Day in Just 3 Weeks!

Cookbooks for Sale…and the Cookbook Author to Sign Them!

We’re excited to announce that award-winning writer and researcher April White will be at Media Farmers Market to sign cookbooks on August 21st! The former food editor for Philadelphia magazine, April is the author of Philadelphia Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the City of Brotherly Love, which features recipes from over 50 Philadelphia dining establishments, as well as Chickens in Five Minutes a Day, a guide to raising chickens in your own backyard! By the way, she also authored Latin Evolution, the debut cookbook of Iron Chef (and Philadelphia restaurateur) Jose Garces.

April will be on hand to sign copies of Chef’s Table and Chickens in Five Minutes a Day on August 21. Both books will be available at the Manager’s Table as of Opening Day: just $18 for Chef’s Table and $15 for Chickens. To pre-order either or both of the books, and have them all ready and waiting for you at the Manager’s Table on Opening Day, please send a check made out to Media Farmers Market, and mail to 417 S. Edgmont Street, Media, PA 19063, including preferred contact info (email or phone number) so that we can verify your order.

And Here’s a Taste of More Things to Expect at This Year’s Market!
Media Farmers Market shopping totes…

Updated Produce Passport program for our young shoppers…

Food Bank donations drop-off…

And a kids concert from local folk singer John Flynn!!

And, of Course, a Full Line-Up of Vendors!
Fruitwood Farms is returning, as well as Hillside Farms, E. Fudd, Althouse, Mushrooms, Waffatopia, Akima Botanicals…and many more. We’ll be getting the full list up on the website shortly, so be sure to to go to mediafarmersmarket.com to check for your returning favorites…as well as new vendors!

See you at Media Farmers Market’s Opening Day, May 8!

Media Farmers Market Opens in Just 5 Weeks! In the Meantime…

April 12-14…Media-Upper Providence Library’s Spring 2014 Book Sale!

A huge community event and fundraiser for the library, the Spring Book Sale takes place at the Stone Cottage and Media Community Center, 4th and Jackson streets in Media, 10-5 each day. Browse through books, DVDs, CDs, videos, tapes, records, puzzles, and ephemera! For more info, check out the Library’s book sale website page.

April 12…Americana Roots Ramble!
The Americana Roots Ramble Music Festival returns to Media on Saturday, April 12. This festival features more than 20 venues and presents a diverse variety of distinctly American roots music from Early Rock & Roll and Rockabilly to Folk, Swing and Alternative Country. Click here for discounted tickets and more info!

April 13…Super Sunday in Media!
Spring Super Sunday in Media is set for 9 to 4 Sunday, April 13. Sponsored by Crozer Keystone Health System and coordinated by Town Talk Newspapers and the Delaware County News Network, the event will feature over 150 vendors, offering bargains on everything from antiques, appliances and books, to bric-a-brac, collectibles, attic treasures and handmade crafts. Many of Media’s stores and restaurants will be open for business, offering Super Sunday specials. (For safety reasons, according to borough ordinances, no pets, bikes or skateboards are allowed).

April 13…Philly Farm and Food Fest!
More than 100 local farmers, food artisans, farm-to-table chefs, and sustainable business owners will convene at the PA Convention Center Annex Sunday, April 13. This is the third year for this event, which is presented by Fair Food Philly and Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA). Tickets for the Fest are on sale now for this one-day-only marketplace. All proceeds benefit Fair Food and PASA’s work towards a sustainable food system. For complete information, go the Fest’s website.

 

See you at Media Farmers Market’s Opening Day, May 8!

Lots of Local Events to Lead Us From Winter to Spring!

March 9-13…Media Restaurant Week!

Check out the first Media Restaurant Week! Taking place Sunday, March 9, through Thursday, March 13, enjoy three- to five-course dinners at participating restaurants for just $30! Whether you’re in the mood for classic American fare, Mexican, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Indian, Middle Eastern, farm-to-table, and so much more, Media restaurants have got you covered. Go to visitmediapa.com for a complete list of participating restaurants. Parking is free after 5.

March 11…Spring Food Swap!
Oakmont Farmers Market is holding their Spring Food Swap on Tuesday, March 11 from 7-9 p.m. at the Haverford Township Free Library Community Room, 1601 Darby Road, Havertown. A food swap is part silent auction/part village marketplace where your homegrown, homemade or foraged creations become your own personal currency for use in swapping with other participants. Click here to register.

March 18…Getting Garden-Ready!

Join Master Gardener Candidate Linda Coulston (and a founding member of Media Farmers Market!), Tuesday, March 18, when she presents Getting Your Garden Ready for Planting. Just the thing to get you spring-thinking! She will have books, handouts, references, soil test kits and an interactive project. It all takes place at the Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr. The program is sponsored by GMO Free PA, and will run about one hour.

April 4-5…Media Film Festival!

Media Arts Council is getting its line-up ready for the 7th Annual Media Film Festival. This year, they’re aiming to feature the event at the Media Theatre. Click on this link to find out how you can help make that happen!

 

Volunteer Opportunities!
If you’re interested in being part of the workings of Media Farmers Market, we’d love to have you! Specific needs:
Education Committee: exploring ways to expand educational opportunities at the Market for both children and adults.
5th Anniversary Celebration Committee: overseeing special events, entertainment, and demos for the coming year.
Other: We welcome all volunteers!
(P.S., We recently filled the Treasurer position posted in the last newsletter.)

If you’re interested, please contact Addie Ciannella by email or phone (acianc@verizon.net or 484.620.1218), or send us a message via our Facebook page! We look forward to hearing from you!

Community Supported Agriculture Event at Media-Upper Providence Free Library

CSA Round-Up event 2.22.14

Learn More About GMOs!

 

Join GMO Free PA & Brad’s Raw Foods for a special Valentine’s Day Open House event on February 15th to learn about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the various impacts to our world, including your health, the environment and animals.

William Woys Weaver will speak on problems trying to raise GMO -Free heirlooms. Tara Cook-Littleman, Esp (leader of GMO-Free Ct) will speak on how they passed the bill in CT to signed law.

Not only will we provide you with the latest, most up to date information and news about GMOs but we will be joined by some special guest speakers who will share their years of experience, knowledge and expertise in their field with us. In addition we will arm you with the “know how” and tools to be an advocate for this cause and provide you with action steps to take in helping to create a transparent food system in the commonwealth of PA!

There will also be an opportunity to taste some delicious GMO free food from Cucina Verde as we demonstrate how to substitute your everyday pantry ingredients and cook safely with GMO free alternatives. Plus CSA and local businesses that operate a GMO free way of life will table their resources and provide plenty of additional information.EAt

Come and be inspired to create a healthier and more sustainable way of living and being in the world!

Please register at aPlease register here http://www.gmofreepa.org/eat-live-love-the-gmo-free-way/ after clicking “join” for a $5 registration fee or free with a new paid membership.
Doors open at 9.30am to check in.
Program begins at 10am until 2pm.
Address: 7034 Easton Rd, Pipersville, PA 18947.

Open to all and Free (with new paid membership). For additional information, go to www.gmofreepa.org or www.Facebook.com/GMOFreePAand email questions to RightToKnowPA@gmail.com

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