Month: May 2018

Decoration Day, Now Memorial Day
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Decoration Day, Now Memorial Day

Memorial Day –  known to some as “Decoration Day,” first honored the Civil War dead by decorating their graves with flowers. On the first Decoration Day in 1868, 5,000 participants helped to decorate the graves of the more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried in Arlington National Cemetery. By the late 19th century, many communities...

E-Update May 26th
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E-Update May 26th

The sun has returned, the fields have dried and the flowers are rejoicing with gorgeous blooms. Come kick off your Memorial Day weekend with us at America’s oldest, continuous open-air market. Soak up some rays, enjoy some live music and treat yourself to all your favorite foods, and maybe a fresh bouquet too.  Planning on...

The Farmer is IN!
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The Farmer is IN!

Yes, you can … meet the farmer that grows or produces the food that you buy at EFM. Visit Salvaterra’s Gardens and meet farmers Jess and Matt Salvaterra.  Their farming roots go back to Matt’s grandfather who cultivated special varieties of produce and that love of working the soil and harvesting its bounty was inherited...

Down on the Farm
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Down on the Farm

Farmers are a hardy sort – no faint of heart enters this way of life as much of it depends on Mother Nature, and despite all of our modern technologies, no one tells Mother Nature what to do.  Case in point is this May, it began unseasonably warm to our delight and then the clouds...

Market e-Update – May 19th
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Market e-Update – May 19th

What’s happening at EFM this week? Okay, so maybe more rain wlll fall this Saturday, but nevertheless our farmers, bakers, and makers are pulling on their galoshes and making the trek to market this Saturday. We hope you’ll do the same. Grab your umbrella and your market bag and get your weekly fill of fresh and...

The Farmer is IN!
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The Farmer is IN!

Yes, you can … meet the farmer that grows or produces the food that you buy at EFM.  This week meet Farmer Tom of Blooming Glen Farm.  He will be at the Blooming Glen tent on May 12th bringing the early spring produce grown at the farm in Perkasie.  Blooming Glen Farm is a reflection...

Market E-Update – May 12th
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Market E-Update – May 12th

What’s happening at EFM this week?  We are celebrating Mother’s Day weekend, so bring your mom, grandmom, aunt, or friend and share the day with her… and fill a market bag with fresh local goodness. We’ve got gorgeous flowers and hanging baskets, and all the makings for a delicious Mother’s Day brunch or dinner.  Click...

Opening Day 2018
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Opening Day 2018

What a vibrant start to the 266th season of EFM!!  Seems a lot of locals come to the market on the first Saturday of May to celebrate — finally — the end of winter and the beginning of fresh and local for all!  Mayor Panto and State Senator Freeman were there to welcome the crowd...

The Farmer is IN
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The Farmer is IN

So, have you heard about ‘jumping on the bandwagon?’ Well, it begins when something good happens and others want to start reaping the benefits.  That’s why today it is almost impossible to shop at a grocery chain and not see the words ‘local farms’ in the produce section.  Something good was happening so food marketers...

This Week’s E-Update
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This Week’s E-Update

What’s happening at EFM on Saturdays.  In this blog you will find the link to this week’s e-update to see weekly vendor specials, information about events and kids activities, local bands in the music tent, and current news about EFM and the food revolution.  Yes, the food revolution – we raise our hands in support...

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