Enjoy Fall at Media Farmers Market!

New Avenue Foundation!

This is New Avenue Foundation’s second year with Media Farmers Market. New Avenue Foundation is a grassroots, nonprofit organization comprised of families who are interested in creating innovative programs and services for people with disabilities and autism, focusing on goal-oriented social programs, community inclusion and new housing alternatives. One outlet is Media Farmers Market, providing young adults the opportunity to showcase and sell their crafts. Check out handmade jewelry by Ellie of Jewel Grotto and homemade dog biscuits by Woolfies! To learn more about New Avenue Foundation, stop by their table and visit their website!

Farmers Market Stamps at the Post Office!

The U.S. Postal Service® celebrates the abundance and bounty of America’s farmers markets with four colorful stamps featuring baked goods, artisan cheeses, and eggs, vegetables and fruits, cut flowers, and live plants! $9.80 for a sheet of 20.

Concord Grape Pie Recipe
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For the pastry:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 18 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

For the filling:

  • 2 pounds concord grapes, stemmed
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

For the pastry: Whisk flour and salt together in a large bowl. Using a pastry cutter or 2 table knives, work butter into flour until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle in up to 10 tbsp. ice water, stirring dough with a fork until it just holds together. Press dough into a rough ball, then transfer to a lightly floured surface. Give dough several quick kneads until smooth. Divide dough into 2 balls, one slightly larger than the other, wrap each in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 2 hours.

For the filling: Slip pulp of each grape out of its skin into a medium saucepan, put skins into a large bowl, and set aside. Cook pulp over medium heat, stirring often, until soft, 8–10 minutes, then strain into bowl with skins, pressing on solids with the back of a spoon. Discard seeds. Set aside to cool completely. Stir sugar and tapioca into grapes and set aside.

Preheat oven to 400°. Roll the larger dough ball out on a lightly floured surface into a 12″ round, then fit into a 9″ pie plate. Transfer grape filling to pastry bottom and scatter butter on top. Roll the remaining dough ball out on the lightly floured surface into a 10″ round, cut a 1″ hole in center of dough to let steam escape, then cover filling with pastry round. Fold edges of dough under and crimp edges. Bake pie for 20 minutes, reduce oven temperature to 350°, and continue baking until pastry is golden brown, 45–50 minutes more. Set pie aside to cool completely.


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See you tomorrow at the Market!

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