First Cherries of the Season!

The farmers have some big sweet surprises coming to the Media Farmers Market this Thursday, June 9.  Shoppers should remember to bring a extra big bag to snap up the season’s first cherries when the market opens at 3 p.m.  The parking lot next to the Media Theater on W. State Street is bound to be busy right through to closing time at 7 p.m.

The cherries come to the market from Pennsylvania and New Jersey farms fresh picked less than 24 hours before they arrive in Media.

“There is nothing like a fresh, juicy cherry to refresh a humid afternoon,” says market committee member Addie Cianella.   “We have been anticipating the arrival of this new fruit of the season.

To date, shoppers have been taking advantage of the bumper crop of sweet, fresh-picked strawberries and many healthy and delicious greens that are available in local farms at this time of year:  asparagus, sugar snap peas, scallions, spinach, kale, arugula and many different varieties of green and red lettuces.  And while there has been rhubarb available, it isn’t really a fruit, so the cherries will be a welcome addition to the market basket this week.

Alongside the farmers there are many interesting vendors sharing their unique and delicious products.  This week plan to serve amazingly fresh produce with humanely raised meat and poultry, excellent cheeses, fresh breads and delicious desserts. Bakers include a gluten-free baker.

One market regular bought muffins without realizing they were gluten free and came back looking for more.  “They were delicious,” she said, and was disappointed to find out that all the chocolate chip muffins had already been sold.

It is going to be warm this Thursday, so plan to start your shopping day with fresh squeezed lemonade flavored with strawberry and sweetened with agave.  It is not too sweet and not too tart and just right for a hot day.   Or if iced coffee is your pleasure, when it is made with fair-trade coffee beans it just tastes better.

Come to the Media market for good food.  Leave with everything you need for a week’s worth of delicious, nutritious meals.





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