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Today, It’s Kitchen Harvest! Plus, Add Spice to Your Kitchen!

Jason McHugh from Desert Rose is regrettably unable to do the cooking demo he’d intended at the Market today. Will let you know the reschedule date, plus we have other cooking demos coming up in the near future. We’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, be sure to talk to Chris Pieretti about local composting, and stop by new vendor Mistress of Spice!

Compost Happens!
Kitchen Harvest’s Chris Pieretti is passionate about compost, and began “Compost Happens,” an initiative that creates local composting communities in the western Philadelphia suburbs. Kitchen and yard waste is collected from homes and businesses, taken to a nearby farm, and turned into premium compost. Active participants receive discounts on the finished compost and other products and services from like-minded local businesses. 80 tons of waste was turned into soil in 2013!
For full program details, click here, or, better yet, talk to Chris in person today!

If You Like Things Spicy…
…then stop and visit Mistress of Spice, an artisanal spice blends producer from West Chester, PA, featuring all-natural, aromatic herbs and exotic spices that are gluten- and mono-sodium-glutamate (MSG)-free. No fillers, preservatives, additives, or anti-caking agents. And who can resist names like Cowboy Keeper, Latina Sabrosa and Southern Comfort Zing!

Playing at the Market…
Tom Curtis, Jr.!

Singer/songwriter Tom Curtis, Jr., is back! To find out more about Tom, check out his info at reverberation!


For a complete list of Media Farmers Market vendors, click here!


See you at the Market!

While Your Pizza’s Baking, Learn About Raising Your Own Chickens!

Bonjoon Pizza!

Now you can bring a hot-from-the-oven pizza home for dinner. Bernie and Kristen Carozza have hitched a wood-fired oven to their truck, and are bringing it to Media Farmers Market every Thursday, making your pizza while you shop!

Raising Chickens, Part 1…Some First-Hand Expertise!
Seasoned chicken-raisers, Media Farmers Market’s own Amy Johnson and Becky Solomon have lots to share in person for anyone who’s been thinking of raising chickens at home. Find out how to choose chickens, where to buy chickens, and what kind of space and set-up you need. No live chickens on hand (because they’d be miserable sitting in a cage!), but plenty of pictures. You can find Amy and Becky next to the Market Manager’s table from 4 to 6 p.m. They’ll be happy to talk chickens!

Raising Chickens, Part 2…Bring Home a How-To Guide!
Media Farmers Market has the pleasure of hosting cookbook author April White on Thursday, August 21! Yes, still a few weeks away, but here’s what’s good to know now. She has not only assembled a beautiful collection of recipes from top Philadelphia restaurants and chefs in Philadelphia Chef’s Table, she has also recognized the growing interest in raising backyard chickens, and co-created a fun and useful guide, Chickens in Five Minutes a Day, written with Murray McMurray Hatchery, which “has been sending out hardy, healthy and terrific birds for home flocks for nearly 100 years.”

Copies of Chickens in Five Minutes a Day, as well as Philadelphia Chef’s Table, are for sale at the Market Manager’s Table…Chickens for $15, Chef’s Table for $18.
Playing at the Market Tomorrow…Fishcastle!
Catherine Braik Selin and Cyril Everett Caster have been playing together since 2011. They are prolific composers and songwriters, and play an amazing number of instruments. Check them out at reverberation!
Grilled Peaches and Cream
Peaches are starting to make an appearance at the vendor tables, and grilling is becoming the cooking method of choice as the days get hotter. This month’s Delicious Living magazine combines the two with this simple, elegant dessert that you can make all summer long, switching out peaches for nectarines, nectarines for plums, and plums for apricots as they each come in season.

Photo: Pornchai Mittongtare
Recipe: Nicole Rosenbach

Serves 6

1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon fresh orange zest or vanilla extract
3 large ripe freestone peaches, halved and pitted
1/2 tablespoon organic canola oil
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds, for garnish

Lightly coat grill with cooking spray and preheat to high.

In a small bowl, combine mascarpone, honey, and orange zest or vanilla. Brush peach halves with canola oil. Grill peaches, cut side down, for 3 minutes, until grill marks form. Turn and grill for an additional 3 minutes.

Remove and spoon a dollop of mascarpone mixture into each center. Top with raspberries and garnish with toasted almonds. Serve warm.Enjoy!

Vendor Notes
Neil’s Sharpening Service will be here tomorrow, so bring your knives, scissors, garden tools!

Twelve Baskets will be off for a few weeks off, but will be back the first Thursday in August.

For a complete list of Media Farmers Market vendors, click here!


See you tomorrow at the Market!

Welcome Back, Belle’s Acres and J&J Kettle Korn!

Good-for-You Skin Care!

Belle’s Acres is back with nourishing goat-milk soaps and lotions! Located in Cecil County, Maryland, Belle’s Acres’ products are loaded with vitamins and nutrients. Their soaps are made with olive, coconut and palm oils and shea butter. They use steam-distilled essential oils or phthalate-free, skin-safe fragrance oils. Soaps produce a rich and creamy, gentle lather that leaves your skin smooth and soft. Lotions are made with jojoba oil and vegetable glycerin, are non-greasy and healing. Belle’s Acres goat-milk soaps and lotions are wonderful for treating the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis.

Authentic Hand-Popped Kettle Korn!
J&J Kettle Korn is popped in an open kettle with oil and sugar. It is salted to taste after it is popped, giving kettle corn its slightly sweet, slightly salty flavor. Unlike caramel corn, its flavor is not overwhelmingly sweet. J&J Kettle Korn uses mushroom corn kernels which pop larger, giving it that classic kettle-corn look. A portion of proceeds from all kettle-corn events are donated to charity.

Asian-Inspired, Fusion Cupcakes!
Ah, Twelve Baskets! With flavors like Azukies ’n Cream and Black Sesame Honey, who can resist the exotic combinations? Two cousins who love to bake, and whose grandmother instilled in them an appreciation for food and sense of heritage, have created a unique cupcake business. Their name is based on the Bible story of loaves and fishes…when five loaves of bread and two fish miraculously fed crowds of people, with twelve baskets of food left over. These conscientious bakers, grateful for the abundance in their own lives, give a portion of their profits to mission work overseas.

Playing at the Market Tomorrow…Tom Curtis, Jr.!
Singer/songwriter Tom Curtis, Jr., returns to Media Farmers Market! Check out more about this self-taught guitarist on reverberation.


For a complete list of Media Farmers Market vendors, click here!


See you tomorrow at the Market!

School’s-Out-for-the-Summer Party!

Heat’s On, Summer’s In, and School’s Out!

The first day of summer’s on Saturday, so come celebrate at the Market tomorrow. We have your favorite vendors, live music and fun kids’ activities!

Kids’ concert by local folk singer and songwriter John FlynnJohn Flynn will be at the Market at 3:45 tomorrow. A local favorite, Flynn has a national reputation. With a body of work that ranges from country to story songs, love songs, songs for kids (like “My Brother Ricky’s for Sale,” inspired by a Haverford Township second-grader!), funny songs, and songs of social justice, he has performed with the likes of Arlo Guthrie, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, who has sung on several of Flynn’s CDs. Ticket Magazine wrote that “John Flynn is at the near end of a long line of American poets, thinkers and folk artists stretching from Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman, all the way up to Kris Kristofferson.” You don’t want to miss it!

We’ll also have:

Seed planting for the kids!

A kids’ scavenger hunt and prizes presented by the Media-Upper Providence Library! A staff member will be at the Manager’s Table to oversee that, and will also have library info and schedules.

And, of course, Produce Passport at the Manager’s Table, too!

For a Cool Drink on a Hot Day…
…check out ION Sport Juice, a sports drink alternative! Ion Sport is made from 100% real fruits and vegetables. Paralleling the leading sports drinks, it contains the potassium, sodium, and electrolytes that your body needs to support you through any athletic challenge. The best part of all, each bottle is made with organic ingredients!

Vendor Heads Up!
J&J Kettle Korn will be back next week. Owner Jeff Seip is a schoolteacher, so when school’s out for the summer, Media Farmers Market shoppers get Jeff’s amazing kettle korn!


For a complete list of Media Farmers Market vendors, click here!


See you tomorrow at the Market!

Bring the Latin Flavors Home!

Taste of Puebla Joins the Media Farmers Market This Year!

Chef Mariana and husband Cristobal have re-created a little bit of home in Kennett Square with their gourmet Mexican restaurant, Taste of Puebla. And from Kennett Square, they now bring their home’s cuisine to Media Farmers Market every Thursday.

From guacamole, salsa verde and pico de gallo with homemade chips to mushroom, pork, and chicken tamales, stop by their table and see what delicious, south-of-the-border treats you can take home for dinner!

And if You Need Something to Carry It All In…

…check out the new Farmers Market totes! You’ll find them at the Market Managers Table. Just $5!

Thank you to Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union for their generous support!

Reminder: Neil’s Sharpening Service Tomorrow!
Neil’s monthly visit to the Market this month is tomorrow! So bring your knives, scissors, garden cloppers, garden shears, rotary lawn mower blades, reel mower blades, animal clippers, axes and hatchets, planes, drill bits, circular saw blades, chain saw chains….

School’s-Out-for-the-Summer Party Next Week!
Kids’ concert by local folk singer John Flynn! There’ll be seed planting for the kids! Of course, Produce Passport! More details in next week’s newsletter.

For a complete list of Media Farmers Market vendors, click here!


See you tomorrow at the Market!

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