Tuesday Farmers Market Previews – April 30, 2013

State College Downtown Farmers Market – 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Locust Lane

(From Betsy Green)

April 30 is OPENING DAY for the Tuesday Downtown State College Farmers’ Market 11:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.  on Locust Lane….RAIN OR SHINE!!

Come on down and check out the new vendors and say hello to the ‘old timers.’ Joining us for this year will be:

  • SAMANTHA DOAN from COTTAGE CONFECTIONER:  Samantha will be bringing tea cookies, breakfast bars, baked goods…ALL VEGAN!
  • TAMMY WOLFE..SUN & MOON CREATIONS:   Featuring handmade soaps and soy candles….and would you believe….ALL HER PRODUCTS ARE VEGAN!
  • KARLA CALDWELL of CAFÉ KARLA:  Karla will be making hummus, salsas, breakfast tacos and beverages of all kinds.
  • Our Amish friends AMOS & SUSANNE KING will have onions, potatoes, luscious honey, beeswax candles, cupcakes (carrot & pumpkin -yum), and awesome pies (apple & oatmeal).
  • Also RAYMOND FISHER from SPRING BANK ACRES will be joining us again with his ‘totally’ delicious yogurt, cheeses and other daily products.  He’ll also be bringing first-of-the-year cut greens.
  • SARAH BERNDT from LARKSMIRTH MANOR will be bringing along her perennials, houseplants and if weather permits, cut flower arrangements.
  • BARRY & MANDY MOSER of MOSER’S GARDEN PRODUCE  will be supplying the market with vegetable plants and potted & cut herbs.
  • DAN LOWENSTEIN of the famous RED HAWK PREMIUM PEPPERS will, as always, have his gourmet hot sauces; mustard, relish & pepper jams, pepper seeds & pepper plants.  Yep…everything PEPPER!
  • TONY from GEMELLI BAKERS bringing his beautiful breads and baked goods AND the Latin Kitchen will be joining us also.
  • DESSIE from Dn’D FARMS will be along again this year with her eggs, beef, pork, veal, lamb…*offering meat shares…check it out!  Also, goats milk soaps & lotions made from their own goat’s milk.
  • BETSY GREEN: EGG HILL GARDENS bringing potted perennials, herbs, French Breakfast radishes, Spring Salad Mix and a few other surprises.

And this is only the beginning folks…more vendors arriving next week.

Hope to see you there!

Boalsburg Farmers Market – 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Boalsburg Fire Hall

(From Jim Eisenstein)

Early greens are in full swing, and you can find spring salad mix, tender young kale, baby kale, spinach, green garlic, spring onions, and probably other nutritious green stuff.

Kats Raw Foods will be a guest vendor featuring cookies, kale chips, spreads, crackers, and fresh juice.  Several vendors will have rhubarb.  Byler Goat Dairy has goat milk yoghurt in three flavors along with its other raw goat milk products, and Clover Creek has its usual selection of raw milk cheeses (as does Stone Meadow) along with raw milk from cows on fresh grass pasture.

Eden View Organics has beets, garlic, and sprouted breads.  Tamarack Farms has lamb sausage.  Way Fruit Farm still has four varieties of apples plus cider.  Bee Kind Winery will bring a new supply of its Rails to Trails wine.

You can get tongue, ground veal (with the veal fed by mom), and hot dogs from Stone Meadow Farm.  Bill Callahan’s succinct message to his customers is “Fresh Cheeks,” and he suggests you try to guess just what that means.

Wild For Salmon will soon sell out of salmon and head back to Alaska for this year’s fishing season.  Their salmon is a real treat and one of our most popular items.

This week music will be provided by Picker and Papa (from 4:00 to 5:30).  The market is open from 2:00 to 6:00.

A final note:  This week’s market is the second to last before we move outdoors on May 14. Hooray!

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