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Shop Media Farmers Market for Memorial Day Weekend!

Fire Up the Grill!

Whether it’s for meats or veggies, you’ll find them at Media Farmers Market! Check out Maiale for specialty sausages, and Canter Hill for pasture-raised poultry. Pick your produce at E. FuddFruitwood, J&J, Longview, or Meryle’s Mushrooms.

Round it out with Big Sky for bread; Roundtop for cheeses; jarred condiments. olive oil and vinegar at Mediterra, and pickles at E. Fudd and J&J!

And for dessert, nothing says summer’s coming like strawberry shortcake!

 

Classic Strawberry Shortcake

Photo and recipe courtesy of finecooking.com

 

For the strawberries:

  • 1 lb. ripe strawberries, hulled (about 4 cups)
    (strawberries this week at Longview and Fruitwood!)
  • 2 Tbs. granulated sugar; more to taste

For the biscuits:

  • 9 oz. (2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour; more for rolling
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • 2-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 4 oz. (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream; more for brushing
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk

For the whipped cream:

  • 1-1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 Tbs. granulated sugar
Prepare the strawberries:
Put one-third of the berries in a medium bowl and, using a potato masher, crush them into a chunky purée. Slice the remaining berries 1/4 inch thick and stir them into the mashed berries along with the sugar. Taste the berries, adding more sugar if necessary. Let the berries sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.

Make the biscuits:
Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 425°F. Line a large heavy-duty baking sheet with parchment.

Sift the flour, 1/3 cup of the sugar, the baking powder, and baking soda into a large bowl. Stir in the salt. Using a pastry blender, a fork, or your fingertips, work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.

In a small bowl, beat the egg and heavy cream with a fork. Mix in the buttermilk. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the cream mixture. Mix with the fork until the dough is evenly moistened and just comes together; it will still look a little shaggy. Gather the dough and gently knead it three or four times. If the dough seems dry and doesn’t form a cohesive mass, work in more cream, 1 tsp. at a time.Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and roll it into a 3/4 -inch-thick disk. With a sharp 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter, press straight down to cut the dough into rounds and lift straight up to remove (don’t twist the cutter or it will seal the sides of the biscuits and interfere with rising).

Transfer the rounds to the prepared baking sheet. Gather the dough scraps, gently knead them together, re-roll, and cut out more biscuits until you have a total of 6.Lightly brush the biscuit tops with cream (about 1 Tbs.) and sprinkle with the remaining 1 Tbs. sugar. Bake, rotating the baking sheet once, until the biscuit tops are lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Let the biscuits cool slightly while you whip the cream.

Whip the cream:
In a large, chilled metal bowl, whip the heavy cream and sugar to soft peaks with an electric hand mixer. (Use immediately or refrigerate, covered until ready to serve).

Assemble the shortcakes:
Using a serrated knife, split the warm biscuits in half horizontally and transfer the bottoms to 6 dessert plates. Spoon about three-quarters of the macerated berries and their juice evenly over the biscuit bottoms. It’s OK if some of the berries spill out onto the plate. Top with a generous dollop of whipped cream and cover each with a biscuit top. Spoon more berries and cream over each shortcake and serve immediately.

Make Ahead Tips:
The biscuits can be baked 10 to 12 hours ahead and reheated in a 350°F oven before serving. The strawberries can be macerated up to 2 hours ahead. The cream can be whipped up to 2 hours ahead and refrigerated, covered. If necessary, lightly rewhip before using.

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!

azalea 3.11.15

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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