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This Week At Market…

Be sure to see a complete vendor list below to get your shopping lists started for Friday… 

 And yes, strawberries are HERE!!!  

        Fresh, seasonal berries are so delicious, but they’re also quite delicate.   There’s nothing more tragic than buying a pint of local berries, only to look in the fridge the next day and find that fuzzy mold growing.   Here’s a tip on how to  prevent the mold:  Wash them with vinegar!

 When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider work best) and ten parts water.  Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse if you want (though the mixture is so diluted you can’t taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge.  The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria that might be on the surface of the fruit, and voila!  Raspberries should last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft.  Enjoy!

THIS WEEK’S VENDORS  

Rambling Roots on the street

Lettuce tell you.  It’s probably thyme that we begin to talk about produce.  We carrot believe it’s May and we’ve bean meaning to feature the vegetables.  How long dill we wait?     

Happy Cat Farm  will be with us this week, featuring the cream of their tomato crops. This is the place to stock up on heirloom, hard-to-find tomato varieties for your garden.  

Rex Farm will have strawberries, Come early, as they will go quickly.  Also find broccoli rabe, asparagus, and their delicious apples and apple products.

Rambling Roots Farm will also have strawberries and then spring onions, lettuces and other bagged greens, chard, radishes, and mushrooms. Their radishes are especially mild right now.

 

London Vale Farm brings wonderful fresh produce and a variety of herb plants.  :ook for collard greens, snap peas, cucumbers, green onions, kale and lettuce. Also, free-range eggs! 

Vera Pasta (bi-weekly vendor) will have their different flavors of penne pasta (have you tried their sriracha pasta?), pappardelle, linguini, fettucini, and more, including their yummy marinara and gravy.   

Shadygrove Greenhouses will have their bounty of hanging plants, perennials, bouquets and more for your garden or centerpiece. Look for Daniel in a new spot, with more space: still on State St, just moved down slightly towards the intersection of State and Union. 

Meadowset Farm  announces that Camel’s Back is BACK! This cheese is a more mild, nutty, Basque-style mini tomme that is the perfect snacking cheese, and the kids love it. Try it tomorrow at market! Also find their grass-fed lamb (ground & chops), beef (ground & pre-made burger patties), and The Last Straw, a hard pecorino-style artisanal cheese. 

Crossan Kettle Corn features a Memorial Day special “Patriotic Kettle Corn,” in addition to their usual selection of sweet cheddar, cinnamon, honey mustard, crab-seasoned, and herb.  Buy some for the parade or your cook-outs!

Additional Vendors:

  • Taste Artisanal spreads
  • Will Hurd:  Your Personal Architect
  • Anita’s Guacamole
  • KAS Cake Emporium 
  • God’s Country Creamery cheeses
  • Sunset Park Gluten-Free/Vegan Cookies
  • Golden Valley Roasters
  • Philly Bill’s Dills (2-4pm)
  • Maiale Meats 
  • Naughty Nutty Love
  • Big Sky Bakery
  • Jack’s Jams & Jellies
  • Guinea Hen Gardens – eggs, honey, herbs
  • Nomadic Pie Truck
  • Papa’s Pastries 
  • Sweet Salvation Truffles  
  • Nick Castelli’s Plants

Don’t forget the Kennett Food Bank accepts food and cash donations every week at Market.  The need for food continues and actually increases during the summer months when children are no longer in school.  Thank you!

 

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