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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!

Customer Appreciation Day at Media Farmers Market Tomorrow!

Thank You, Media Farmers Market Shoppers!

MFM shoppers 11.20.13Our fourth Farmers Market season wraps up tomorrow, and it has been a great season! We are grateful to all our marvelous vendors who’ve supplied us with fresh produce, meats, pastas, pizzas, cupcakes, breads, chocolate truffles, cheeses, baked goods, kettle korn, hummus, guacamole, creative jarred spreads and specialty items, olive oil, and even flowers and personal care products! Wow!

And we’re grateful to you, our shoppers, for embracing Media Farmers Market and making it a vital part of the Media community. And as a thank you, as you shop tomorrow, enjoy samples of apple cider from Fruitwood, mushroom soup at Mushrooms, and focaccia from baker Jerome Sheehan.

There’s lots to pick up for your Thanksgiving table, and to stock up on to hold you through the winter! We’ll see you again in May for our fifth season!

A Fun Pumpkin-Flavored Twist!
freshapeel pumpkin hummus 11.20.13FreshaPeel Hummus! Is featuring Sweet Pumpkin for Thanksgiving! Made from chickpeas, pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, ginger and a touch of raw sugar to complement your Thanksgiving meal and for watching the game! Goes great with fresh, fall apples! Or ginger snaps!

Our Final Market Basket Winner of the Season!

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Congratulations, Kate!

Winter Food Swap!
Oakmont Farmers Market is holding their Winter Food Swap Tuesday, December 10, 7 to 9 p.m. A Food Swap is part silent auction/part village marketplace/part fun-loving open house where your homegrown, homemade or foraged creations become your own personal currency for use in swapping with other participants. For location, additional information, and to register, please visit the website at http://ofmwinter2013foodswap.eventbrite.com/.

 

For a Complete List of Media Farmers Market Vendors, Click Here!

See you tomorrow at the Market, and wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Quilt Raffle Drawing Tomorrow!

Winner’s Name Will Be Drawn Tomorrow!

Linda's quiltThank you to everyone who bought a raffle ticket over the past few months to win the beautiful, produce-inspired quilt made by Media Farmers Market committee member Linda Coulston!

The lucky winner’s name will be drawn at tomorrow’s Farmers Market, the next-to-last of the season. You do not need to be present to win. The winner will be contacted.
Good luck!

More Than Olive Oils and Jarred Specialties!

mediterra olive oils 11.13.13Along with the organically farmed olive oils and jarred specialty items such as harissa, wild capers and preserved lemons shoppers have come to know at Mediterra, in recent weeks, Ali Hammi has added new offerings: beautiful olive wood pieces to serve them up in, and also a new vinegar to add to his line of products! Check them out!

Kudos to Lisa Ferraro of  Taste Artisanal Market!

Taste southern pimiento 11.13.13Ferraro’s Southern Pimiento Spread recently got a plug in the Philadelphia Inquirer. You can click here to read.
Not a surprise to Media Farmers Market shoppers, who’ve enjoyed Ferraro’s Marinated Asiago Spread and inspired honeys as well!
Congratulations, Lisa!

 

 

 

For a Complete List of Media Farmers Market Vendors, Click Here!

See you tomorrow at the Market!

 

Three More Markets Before Thanksgiving!

While you shop at the Media Farmers Market the next few weeks, don’t just shop for the week, look ahead to the holidays and winter. Stock up on non-perishables and on foods you can prepare and freeze, carrying the bounty of the Farmers Market with you right through the cold months ahead! In fact, check out ”3 Ways to Freeze Butternut Squash“—raw, cooked or puréed—to get you started!

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Bacon Waffles!
Waffatopia is launching the Maple Bacon Caramelized Belgian Waffle!  Made with real bacon, and natural maple flavor, this is the fourth flavor in Waffatopia’s lineup. This also begins Waffatopia’s Market 12-packs, pre-filled with three of each variety (Cinnamon & Vanilla, Chocolate Stuffed, Punkin Spice and Maple Bacon). Perfect for a wonderful holiday treat or as great party items—but quantities are limited. Waffatopia will be at the Market this Thursday, and again at the last Market of the season on November 21. To ensure Market goers can get a 12-pack, customers can also pre-order by emailing hello@waffatopia.com to guarantee availability.
Waffatopia will also begin online shipping by the end of November, so you don’t have to do without over the winter!  For more info, and to sign up for notifications, go to waffatopia.com.

Great Harvest Bread Co. Update
A note to all you Great Harvest bread and cookie fans that Darren and Debbie Henderson had to wrap up their season a little early and won’t be at the remaining Farmers Markets this month. You can still find them in person at their Glen Mills and Wayne locations, and online at greatbreadpa.com! We look forward to seeing Darren and Debbie next year!

 

For a Complete List of Media Farmers Market Vendors, Click Here!

See you tomorrow at the Market!

 

Wear a Costume…Get a Treat!

Happy Halloween!

halloween pumpkins 10.30.13Start off your trick-or-treating at the Media Farmers Market tomorrow! When you come in costume to shop for your farmers market fare, be sure to stop by the Manager’s Table for a treat!

And while you’re shopping, think about picking up some apple cider, so when all you witches, superheroes and ghosts are tired after a night of tricks and treats, you can put your feet up and enjoy a cup of hot apple cider.

Hot Apple Cider

Servings: 6

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 6 whole allspice berries
  • 1 orange peel, cut into strips
  • 1 lemon peel, cut into strips

DIRECTIONS

hot apple cider 10.30.13Pour the apple cider and maple syrup into a large stainless steel saucepan.

Place the cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice berries, orange peel and lemon peel in the center of a washed square of cheese cloth; fold up the sides of the cheesecloth to enclose the bundle, then tie it up with a length of kitchen string. Drop the spice bundle into the cider mixture.

Place the saucepan over moderate heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cider is very hot but not boiling.

Remove the cider from the heat. Discard the spice bundle. Ladle the cider into big cups or mugs, adding a fresh cinnamon stick to each serving if desired.

Recipe from allrecipes.com.

Enjoy!

 

Change in Media Farmers Market Hours

Since it’s getting darker sooner, starting tomorrow, October 31, through the last Market of the season on Thursday, November 21, Market hours will be 3-6:30 p.m.

 

For a Complete List of Media Farmers Market Vendors, Click Here!

See you tomorrow at the Market!

 

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