If you have attended the Fermentation Festival at Market in previous years, then you already know that it’s a fun and education -al day.  If you have never been, you are probably wondering what the fuss is about – fermentation??  Join us this week to learn about the many benefits of fermented foods and beverages (see the sidebar), to sample the variety of tastes, and to either purchase some fermented products or learn to make them yourself.

 Among the afternoon’s activities, Harvest Market will be sampling tangy sauerkraut, Market Manager Abby will be demonstrating kimchi, and the meat guy, William Rawstrom, from Maiale will offer “Fermentation 101” and its use in preserved meats.  

Certainly there will be the usual panopoly of wonderful fresh and local foods that our vendors bring every week, highlighted by some special fermented products.  

Wander the market enjoying the sights and also the sounds of The Durkan Brothers music. Then cross State Street to the MEET THE MAKERS event, where you may sample “adult” fermented beverages and artisan cheeses, while listening to the lively music of Scott & Steve from The Sin City Band. MEET THE MAKERS runs from 4:30 to 8:00 pm.

Meet reps and sample Flickerwood Wines, Frecon Farms hard ciders,  craft brewers Argilla, Forest & Main, and Round Guys, plus spirits by Art in the Age and Quaker City Mercantile and Cheeses from Amazing Acres Dairy, Birchrun Hills Farm, Doe Run Dairy, Highland Farm Sheep, and Yellow Springs Goat Dairy. 

Tickets are only $10 for this great evening and may be purchased at the gate or online.  

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  FM Saurkraut 150x150

COUNTRYSIDE FARM & BAKERY brings yummy Pennsylvania Dutch saurkraut. 

LONDON VALE FARM will have lovely Daikon radishes, a mild tasting Japanese radish that is ideal for making the fermented kimchi recipe below. 

FOOTPRINT ARCHITECT, Will Hurd, will be bringing copies of his free booklet “What Should I Do With My House”. Supplies are limited so first come, first served.

NICK’S SUCCULENTS will be featuring their “Autumn Joy” sedum, which is just gorgeous at this time of year and will return perennially.

SHADY GROVE GREENHOUSE has ornamental pumpkins, dramatic purple fountain grass, & lovely fall cut arrangments. The large Mum planters are only $5!!

TASTE ARTISINAL will have pickled fig preserves (spicy & sweet) that are perfect with cheese, charcuterie, or meats.  Also try their new creamy mushroom spread made with caramelized wild mushrooms & onions.

DESIGNS BY FRANCINE is showcasing three wine-infused chocolates:  Dark Chardonnay, Cranberry Blush, and Toasted Pecan Merlot.  Also check her special offers.

LA CUCINA will be selling their fermented products at the Market Table this week.     



Amazing Acres

Anita’s Guacamole 

Beyond The Spice

Big Sky Bakery

 Cool Breeze Gourmet Greens

Countryside Farm and Bakery

Down to Earth Harvest

Footprint Architecture and Design

Frecon Farms  

FreshaPeel Hummus

Guinea Hen Garden

Harvest Market

Jack’s Jams and Jellies

La Cucina Verde 

                                                                     London Vale Farm

Maiale Sausage and Charcuterie

Nomadic Pie Truck 

Papa’s Pastries

Produce Place

Pure Blend Tea

Shady Grove Greenhouses

Sunset Park Cookies

Taste Artisanal 

Whitney’s Heirloom Jewelry & Tattoos