8/4-8/6/2016 Gorgeousness (and what we've got this week)

Quick Things:

  1. Life is back to normal! Or as normal as it gets at the Market…
  2. We’ll have organic sweet corn this week, but it won’t arrive until mid-day Friday. I’m excited!
  3. We also have tomato seconds available in bulk for preserving — 20 lbs for $20. These are a mix of “slicers” and paste, but are mostly slicers, meaning a higher water content. These are usable for sauce if you don’t mind cooking them down a little bit, or adding tomato paste separately, but they’ll really shine in tomato-based soups, or as the base for V8-type juices. (FWIW, I’m still hoping that we’re going to get some good deals on paste tomatoes for canning whole or as sauce, but I’ll probably do a round of these, too. I’ve yet to have enough tomatoes frozen or canned to get me through the winter.)
  4. Scroll down to see the list of what we’ll have available this week.


So yes, life is back to normal following the chaos of a major party presidential candidate visiting last week. Maybe you heard about it? The whole weekend felt kind of surreal, and was both frantic with excitement and…incredibly slooooow, thanks to the road closures all around the market, and probably concern that it would be too crowded to get in. While midtown was incredibly crowded during the rally itself, the neighborhood remained fairly quiet (if you could ignore all the Secret Service agents swarming through) until the very end of the day.

After we cleaned up for the day on Friday, Dusty and I walked down toward the line of people waiting to get in, just to see what was going on. We couldn’t see the end of the line, so we got curious, and started following it. And following it. And following it. I don’t think I have ever seen a line like that for anything in my life. It wound up one street, turned a corner, down a couple of blocks, turned another corner, down a few more blocks, turned a corner, came to a dead-end and snaked around the other side of the street, then down a few *more* blocks before finally turning one last corner and sort of petering out. I don’t have a good sense of how many blocks long it would have been if it had just stretched straight down Third, but Dusty’s guess is 6-8 blocks, which would have taken it nearly all the way to Maclay from in front of the Market! Regardless of anyone’s politics, it was cool to see so many people in the neighborhood, so many neighbors out and about, and, of course, the Market marquee displayed for the whole world!

Still, I’m not complaining about the return to “normal”. Or the cooling off in the forecast (it’s GORGEOUS out there right now!). Or the explosion that seems to have come about with the recent rain. I’ll leave you with just a small representation of the beauty we’ve got in store this week:



See you at Market!




Beans & Peas

  • Green Beans

Braising Greens

  • Green Curly Kale


  • Cantaloupe
  • Yellow Freestone Peaches
  • Saturn White Donut Peaches


  • Basil
  • Dill (limited quantities)
  • Mint
  • Parsley (sad)
  • Rosemary
  • Sage (limited quantities)
  • Thyme (limited quantities)


  • Cremini Mushrooms
  • White Mushrooms

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Onions & Garlic

  • Garlic
  • Scallions (Red & White)
  • Red Onions
  • Fresh Sweet Onions


  • Cabbage (Green & Red)
  • Sweet Corn! (arriving mid-day Friday)
  • Cucumbers
  • Italian Eggplant
  • Japanese Eggplant
  • Kohlrabi
  • Okra


  • Green Bell Peppers
  • Yellow Bell Peppers
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • Poblano Peppers


  • Purple Majesty Blue Potatoes
  • Gold Potatoes
  • Gold Fingerling Potatoes
  • Red Thumb Fingerling Potatoes

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  • Mixed Beets (mostly white)
  • Carrots
  • Purple Carrots

Salad Greens

  • Baby Red Leaf Lettuce (tentative)

Summer Squash

  • Delicata Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Gold Zucchini


  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Red Tomatoes
  • Sungold Cherry Tomatoes
  • Tomato Seconds (in bulk)



Keswick Creamery

  • Brie
  • Morbier
  • Quark
  • Ricotta
  • Vermeer
  • Wallaby
  • Wine-Washed Tomme

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Lykens Valley Creamery

  • Baby Swiss
  • Clothbound Cheddar
  • Colby
  • Goat Gouda
  • Cheddar
  • Sharp Cheddar
  • Smoked Cheddar
  • Jalapeno Cheddar (new! arriving Friday)

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Camelot Valley

  • Chevre (asst varieties)
  • Feta
  • Chevre d’Azure (Blue Goat!)
  • Starlight Crotin

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  • Apple Tree Feta
  • Hope Springs Mild Cheddar
  • Hope Springs Monterey Jack
  • Millwood Springs Blue Cheese




McGrath’s Brick Oven Bakehouse
(fresh Friday & Saturday)

  • McGrath’s Original
  • Sesame Original
  • Irish Oatmeal Pan Bread
  • Three Seed
  • Parmesan Peppercorn
  • Cranberry Orange
  • Baguettes (Saturday only)

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Talking Breads
(fresh Thursday)

  • Batard
  • Ciabatta
  • Miche
  • Seeded


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