Category: Experience the Market

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...

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...

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...

Tomato Day 2018
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Tomato Day 2018

It’s tomato time! Come celebrate summer’s shining star in all its glorious forms. Taste test your way through a table of farm-fresh heirlooms, savor their subtle nuances and chat with Penn State Master Gardener Sophia Feller about the many varieties of tomatoes grown in the Lehigh Valley. Watch Chef Ada Chandler as she demonstrates ‘How...

The Farmer is IN!
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The Farmer is IN!

Established in 1939, Twin Maple Farms in Bath PA is a third and fourth generation potato, vegetable, and grain farm owned and operated by the Hunsicker family.  Garry Hunsicker’s mission is to preserve the farm in memory of his grandfather Earl, his father Ray, and their families. Without their foresight, hard work, and perseverance Twin...

ACE ‘Artists on Call’ at EFM
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ACE ‘Artists on Call’ at EFM

The Arts Community of Easton has been a long-time member of the arts movement in Easton and also a long-time vendor at EFM.  In 2018 ACE began a new chapter in their initiative at EFM with workshops and demonstrations by ACE artists every Saturday.  The ‘Artists on Call’ share their talents and knowledge with children...

The Farmer is IN!
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The Farmer is IN!

Farmer Nate Thomas:  “All Life Begins 100% Pure…We Feed Life Accordingly. From mother’s first milk, you can be sure that our animals receive only the healthiest nutrition.” Breakaway Farms takes extra steps to ensure you receive the finest meats, poultry and eggs.  Stop by and talk with Pete Fischer, the face of Breakaway Farms’ at...

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

Candy and Lloyd Traven purchased the Peace Tree Farm property in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1983. They have grown Peace Tree Farm from ‘the little greenhouses up on the hill’ to an established and respected operation among international horticulture. Lloyd is a technology guru and advocate for small growers, being among the first to successfully...

The Farmer is IN!
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The Farmer is IN!

… or in this case, the farmers are in!  Richard Hafner and Ed Fulmer have been bringing their homegrown produce and plants to EFM since 2003, making the Backyard Growers one of the most senior members of our vendor corps.  They are well-known for their beautiful flowering plants, veggie starts, hot peppers and heirloom variety...

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...

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