What's Fresh This Week: Friday, June 12th Market
For families swept up in the festivity-filled final weeks of the school year, dropping into last Friday’s market provided a welcome breather. Jake Geppert performed a mellow setlist stocked with rock and blues favorites, including The Allman Brothers Band’s “Melissa”. Goodman’s American Pie’s pizza truck pulled in market-goers too tuckered out from the week to face their kitchens; their market special was topped with a trio of market offerings, including kielbasa from Wallingford Meat Locker, pea greens from Evening Song Farm, and rainbow swiss chard from Deep Meadow Farms.
In their first appearance at the market this season, Fernleigh Cellars of Springfield introduced their uniquely Vermont product, maple wine, with complimentary samples of three varieties. Winemaker Erin Hunter described the wines’ unique flavors and uses with helpful comparisons to better known after-dinner drinks, “Our Maple Reserve Amber is reminiscent of sherry and could double nicely as a topper to baked brie or crème brûlée. While our Maple Reserve Special Dark brings you closer to brandy or a port wine that could be used as a part of a reduction over pork.”
We hope to see you out at this week's market!
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: WHAT'S FRESH THIS WEEK
Just a few highlights from a sampling of vendors...
Evening Song Farm - Salad turnips! Salad turnips are crisp, juicy, sweet, white turnips that are fantastic raw on salads, sliced up for dip, or grilled!
Crows Bakery and Opera House Cafe - Strawberry rhubarb tarts!
Smith Maple Crest Farm - Grillers can pick up grass-fed beef steaks, hamburger, and pre-made burgers.
Woodcock Farm Cheese Company - Try our "True Blue", a sweet, full-flavored cow’s milk blue cheese, on your burgers.
Vermont Fresh Pasta - Vermont Maple Sriracha Ravioli and Lemon Pepper Garlic Fettuccine!
SpringMore Farms - Three types of sausage, including Sweet Italian, made with pork raised without hormones, antibiotics, and GMO grains.
Leaning Ladder Farm - A (no wheat, no gluten, no corn, no soy) cookies special: buy one get the second for 1/2 price. That’s two bags for $7.50!
George Ainley and Friends
George Ainley and Friends will be on hand to play spirited old-time fiddle-driven tunes. The clip below is from a music documentary, "Music for the Sky", that followed several musicians, including Ainley.
KUDOS TO OUR "FRIENDS OF THE MARKET"
Thank you to all of the local businesses supporting the market this season.
View all of our "Friends of the Market"