Author: Farmers' Market Staff

E-Update October 6, 2018
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E-Update October 6, 2018

EFM moves to the 300 block of Northampton Street during Garlic Fest on October 6th from 10 am to 6 pm. We’ll be at the farm-to-fest area all day so you can shop fresh and local during the festival. And don’t forget to cast your vote in the Garlic Growers Tasting Competition starting at 11...

E-Update September 29, 2018
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E-Update September 29, 2018

It’s the last Saturday of September and the market will be bustling in the bright sunshine!!  Summer’s shining stars are waning as the last stone fruits of the season — sweet and juicy peaches, plums, and nectarines — and the beloved tomato will be saying goodbye soon.  But the good news is more autumn vegetables...

E-Update September 22, 2018
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E-Update September 22, 2018

Blue skies, crisp cool air and the first cider of the season. The market will be awash in the colors and flavors of fall this Saturday. Come pick out some pumpkins, bite into your favorite apple, and grab some ingredients for a hearty soup or stew. Enjoy a sweet treat from our new vendor –...

The Farmer is IN!!
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The Farmer is IN!!

FARMING FUNGI – Thanks to our good friend, Sophia Feller who recently shared the Winter 2016 issue of GROW, the magazine of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, we saw the cover story about EFM vendors Matt Sicher and Jesse Tobin of Primordia Mushroom Farm. Here is an excerpt from the article:  Matt Sicher and Jesse Tobin...

E-Update September 15, 2018
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E-Update September 15, 2018

This Saturday come celebrate the fiery peppers of fall! Our vendors are offering some spicy delicacies including salsa verde and chile quiche and our farmers have unique varieties of hot and other (milder) heirloom peppers like the sweet and delicious Jimmy Nardello pepper. You’ll even find gorgeous hot pepper plants!  And don’t forget the infamous...

E-Update September 8, 2018
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E-Update September 8, 2018

WHEN SEASONS COLLIDE! These are the days when zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, peaches, eggplant and the other gifts of Summer mingle with Fall’s hardier produce… think pears, apples, and butternut squash. And the season’s first garlic is here now too, and that means Garlic Fest can’t be far behind (October 6th & 7th in fact). Come...

Can You Take the Heat?
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Can You Take the Heat?

The 2017 hot pepper competition at EFM was the longest in history — and we’ve been doing this for many years — but nothing was more competitive than the two remaining fire-eaters last year.  Eating through all of the chile peppers including the dreaded ‘Scorpions,’ these two fierce competitors even downed some gut-burning hot sauce...

E-Update September 1, 2018
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E-Update September 1, 2018

We’re celebrating sunflowers this weekend! Bring a smile to your face, sunshine to your home, or a burst of color to your holiday picnic table with a single stem or a whole bouquet!  Click here to see this week’s e-update,

Sunflower Glory!!
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Sunflower Glory!!

BE A SUNFLOWER — STAND TALL AND FOLLOW THE SUN!! Early September brings thoughts of chilly nights and colorful trees.  I can’t think of anyone in the Northeast who doesn’t look forward to fall and the beautiful weather it brings especially after enduring the hot summer heat.  But, until then, we enjoy the fruits of...

E-update August 25, 2018
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E-update August 25, 2018

August is winding down and the market is showing the first signs of fall this weekend with the arrival of winter squash and a plethora of pears. But don’t let the tastes of summer slip away — stock up on peaches, tomatoes, sweet corn, peppers and more, and preserve them for the winter by canning...