The August 19th Market will be a delightful one!

Yo, it’s Pennsylvania Produce Month. Our vendors have wheelbarrow loads of fruits and veggies for your buying and eating pleasure!

Owl appreciation for the kids! Led by our friends from The Creative Living Room, kids will be making snowy owls. It’s important to keep in mind that many owls are on the endangered species list.

Great food though not via truck! We are really excited that Taste of Puebla will be serving not only their usual and delicious take-home delights but also their authentic Mexican food for breakfast and lunch! For breakfast, you’ll enjoy hot tamales made with your choice of chicken, pork, or vegetables (vegan). Yes, tamales are traditional breakfast items in Mexico. For lunch, let your mouth water in anticipation of nachos, made with your choice of pico de gallo, pulled pork or chicken, garnished with sour cream and either salsa verde or spicy red salsa, plus guacamole as an extra cost option.  Or quesadillas, made with pico de gallo, pulled pork, or chicken. And if you are seeking something to wet your whistle, consider an Agua Fresca of Hibiscus.

There will be outstanding music, courtesy of Matt Wenger at 9:30 and David Falcone at 11:30. Hailing from Lancaster county's rich pastures of plenty, Matt, a young multi-instrumentalist, plays old-time traditional songs of our land as well as the songs of musical revolutionaries such as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Donovan, Johnny Cash, Woody Guthrie and Townes van Zandt. Songs are delivered honestly and acoustically. Matt is balladeering the way into tomorrow, so come along for the ride!

David is a finger-style acoustic guitarist/vocalist whose influences include the styles and techniques of artists such as Kottke, Renbourn, and Bensusan. His original compositions reflect a unique synthesis of Celtic, traditional, and classical sounds and forms. His vocal works are often backed with the intricate details blended from these sources of inspiration.

Local art for your dear pups! Our featured artist is Dawn Gomeau of DOCs, or Dawn's Original Collars. She creates fashion dog collars made in seasonal, holiday, cancer awareness, military, and general doggie-themed fabrics. Hmmm, is there a canine fashion show in our future?

Wanna know what the vendors have up their sleeves? Glad you asked! Back for the first time since the spring will be Holy Myrrh Bearers Church and their amazing perogies (including, if you can believe it, Cheese Steak, Sauerkraut with Kielbasi, and Buffalo Chicken).

Whiskey Hollow Maple Syrup will also be at the market for their monthly visit and will be bringing with them not only their beautiful maple syrup and preserves but also maple candy along with maple-candied peanuts!

Our bi-weekly vendors include, as mentioned, Taste of Puebla along with Crisp Pickles and...

Randalia Bee Hives with some fresh-from-the-hive comb honey, and

D’Emilio’s Old World Ice Treats with Sahlab, based on the famous middle eastern drink that consists of pistachios, rose water, cinnamon, and coconut milk; Cucumber Lime Mint; and the result of a collaboration with our friends at A Taste of Puebla, an Hibiscus Raspberry Ice Treat made from Mariana’s homemade hibiscus tea!

As for our weekly vendors…

Beechwood Orchards has been picking McIntosh and Gala apples, along with Asian pears. Don’t despair, the stone fruit is still going strong – they’re picking plenty of white and yellow peaches, yellow nectarines, and white donuts (though not the Firehouse kind…).

Berry Patch has plenty of tomatoes, green, red and yellow peppers, eggplant, fresh dried garlic cloves, and some amazing lima beans!

Kneehigh is harvesting away, including some gorgeous ground cherries (you might not have heard about them, but you want them!) along with snack-size peppers and Padron peppers. And colorful Kneehigh Farm buttons (well, they didn’t grow them, but they have them, and you can wear them).

Ironstone will have fresh pasture raised chicken: whole birds and cuts from a new heritage breed they have been raising. Also lemon and plain yogurt, Greek yogurt, yogurt smoothies with no added sugar, and chocolate milk.

See you there!


 

The sweet music of Hanna Paige.


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