At the Farmers Market 08/12/2017

Pretzel Park Farmers Market – August 12

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AT THE MARKET AUGUST 12th

  • Lancaster Organic Growers
  • Kennett Square Specialties
  • Pasture Song Farm
  • Fifth of a Farm
  • Offbeat Gourmet
  • Slow Rise Bakery
  • A Piece of Positivity

Lancaster Organic Growers
This week Justin is bringing the following:

Vegetables, Organic: Beets, Green Beans, Cabbage, Carrots, Chard, Cilantro, Collards, Sweet Corn, Cucumber, Dandelion, Eggplant, Garlic, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Parsley, Peppers (Sweet, Jalapeno), New Potatoes, Rhubarb, Shallots, New Winter Squash, Tomatoes (cherry, red/yellow/pink, heirloom, heirloom-like), Zucchini, Herbs (Basil, Mint, Chives), and Popcorn.  Kale Chips made from Justin’s kale (regular, sunny and New at market top seller HOT).

Fruit: From Northern Lancaster County, Brecknock  or Kauffman’s Orchards (low spray) fresh Apples, Blackberries, Nectarines, and  Peaches (yellow, white or donut). Justin’s white Peaches grown using organic practices.  Organic Cantaloupe, Watermelon.  Dairy: Organic Cheese; Organic Yogurt (plain, vanilla or maple flavored); Butter; You must pre-order Organic Raw Milk by Wednesday for Saturday.

Other: Eggs (pastured, GMO free and soy free); Local Raw Honey; and Brenneman’s maple syrup (grad B dark rich color and taste) from Salisbury, PA.

Flowers: Organic Sunflowers and Bouquets.

Also at Justin’s stand:  Now sampling Old World Soups from Anna Karenna’s Kitchen — marrying heritage recipes with local ingredients.  Frozen — Fire Roasted Tomato and Pepper Bisque (with Justin’s Heirloom Tomatoes and Fresh Basil); Russian Red Borsch (Lone Star Farm pastured beef); Split Pea & Bacon (Center Hill Farm Heritage Pork); and Siberian Chicken Noodle (Fresh Market Organic white meat):

Kennett Square Specialties

This week Kennett Square Specialties will be bringing the following mushrooms: Portobello, Crimini, Shiitake, Maitake, King Oyster, Pioppino, Pom Pom (Lion’s Mane), Gray Oyster, and Yellow Oyster mushrooms.  They also will have mushroom teas featuring Reishi and Cordyceps mushrooms. These organic teas will be available in Herbal Berry, Mint Spice, Tulsi Ginger Lemon, and Green Chai Spice.  In addition, they will have dried porcini available.

Pasture Song Farm

This week Pasture Song Farm will be bringing Pork:  bacon, sausages (smoked, Italian, breakfast, chorizo, kielbasa, bratwurst, fresh), tenderloins, loin chops, spare ribs, baby back ribs, Canadian bacon, shoulder roasts, and ham slices.  They also will bring sustainably grown garlic.  In addition, they will be bringing Seven Stars Farm ground beef, chipsteak, hotdogs, & patties.

Fifth of a Farm Creations

Among the jams and jellies this returning vendor is bringing are:  Blue Bell Hill Berry Jam, Harrowgate Peach Jam, Rittenhouse Red Pepper Jelly, Port Richmond Grape Jelly and Strawberry Mansion Jam.  They have a new recipe for the Manayunk Saskatoon Berry Jam, and a new addition, Queen Village Quince Jam.  They also have seasonal jams and jellies, such as Point Breeze Tomato Chutney and Somerton-Byberry Rhubarb Jam, as well as gift baskets.

Offbeat Gourmet

This week we welcome the return of Offbeat Gourmet.  They will be bringing Bbq-style gourmet condiments, hot sauces and rub; savory spreads (popular savory spreads: Pickled Mustard Seeds and Caramelized Balsamic Onions); Dijon Black Truffle Mustard, Hot Honey, Organic Basil Pesto, Organic Offbeet Hummus and premium fruit spreads.

Slow Rise Bakery

The following Slow Rise breads and baked goods will be available at the Friends of Pretzel Park table:

Bread:  100% whole wheat, sprouted wheat, raisin, multigrain, sourdough, Miche, fennel/black pepper, and baguette.

Baked Goods:  four seed cookies, peanut butter/chocolate chip flourless cookies, honey crisp,  and lavosh.

A Piece of Positivity Studios

Carlee Myers, the Owner and Founder of A Piece of Positivity Studios.  She is an expert at helping women who are unhappy use creativity to build a life that is authentic to themselves.  As a successful practicing artist, Carlee has worked with many individuals to create environments using art that support their core desired feeling(s) and help them gain clarity about their future through one-on-one coaching and creative workshops.  Before founding APOP Studios, Carlee earned her BFA in Curatorial Studies and Fine Art and worked as an artist, curator and arts administrator for a number of years.  She has exhibited across the U.S. and has received prestigious awards such as the Fob Fellowship at Second State Press in Philadelphia, PA.

This week Carlee will be bringing artwork and wooden signs.

At the Farmers Market 08/05/2017

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  1. Lancaster Organic Growers (remember to pre-order milk!)
  2. Kennett Square Specialties (cash only) — Mushrooms Mushrooms Mushrooms
  3. Slow Rise Bakery (cash only) — Bread, cookies and other baked goods.
  4. A Piece of Positivity–aPOP brings you Art for Life
  5. Jacqueline Schneider Art–Original artwork and handmade crafts
  6. Tilted Haggis Soap Company — Handmade soaps, lotions and more.
  7. The Flying Deutschman Food Truck — Homemade German Classics (if we can get him into the park!)

Dog Days of Summer I

It’s also Doggie Day in Pretzel Park! There will be special vendors and activities by the dog run!

Kat Lambert
Kat Cares Pet Sitting
(267) 879-5896

Dependable, local, experienced dog-walker/pet-sitter… A pet owner since 1997, Kat understands the love and need of protecting your furry “kids.” She is able to provide companionship, exercise and much more. She also understands the day to day scheduling constraints of working pet owners and the challenges that they present. As a former customer, she knows how vital it is to not only find someone who is trustworthy and dependable, but who will also love and care for your pet.

Danny Offenbacher
City of Paws Pet Care
(267) 516-2436

City of Paws Pet Care is a professional pet care company offering dog walking, pet sitting and overnight stay services to Manayunk and Lower Merion area pet owners.

Amanda Foxman
Emancipate
575 Adams Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19120
(267) 774-4901

The clinic offers high quality spay/neuter and veterinary care at affordable prices and accessible to all pet owners.


Lancaster Organic Growers

  • This week Justin is bringing the following:
  • Vegetables: Organic: Beets, Green Beans, Cabbage, Carrots, Chard, Cilantro, Collards, Sweet Corn, Cucumber, Dandelion, Eggplant, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Parsley, Peppers (sweet, Jalapeno),  New Potatoes,  Shallots, New Winter Squash, Tomatoes (cherry, red/yellow/pink, heirloom, heirloom-like), Zucchini, Herbs (Basil, Mint, Chives), and Popcorn.  Kale Chips made from Justin’s kale (regular, sunny and New at market top seller HOT).
  • Fruit: From Northern Lancaster County, Brecknock  or Kauffman’s Orchards (low spray) fresh Apples, Blackberries, Blueberries, Nectarines, and  Peaches (yellow, white or dunot).
  • Dairy: Organic Cheese; Organic Yogurt (plain, vanilla or maple flavored); Butter. You must pre-order Organic Raw Milk by Wednesday for pickup on Saturday.
  • Other: Eggs (pastured, GMO free and soy free); Local Raw Honey; and Brenneman’s maple syrup (grade B dark rich color and taste) from Salisbury, PA. Cut flowers (organic) -sunflowers or mix bouquet.
  • Also at Justin’s stand: Now sampling Old World Soups from Anna Karenna’s Kitchen — marrying heritage recipes with local ingredients.  Frozen — Fire Roasted Tomato and Pepper Bisque (with Justin’s Heirloom Tomatoes and Fresh Basil); Russian Red Borsch (Lone Star Farm pastured beef); Split Pea & Bacon (Center Hill Farm Heritage Pork); Siberian Chicken Noodle (Fresh Market Organic white meat); and Apple Squash (squash, onions, cream, olive oil, and spices).

Kennett Square Specialties

  • This week Kennett Square Specialties will be bringing the following mushrooms: Portobello, Crimini, Shiitake, Maitake, King Oyster, Pioppino, Pom Pom (Lion’s Mane), Gray Oyster, and Yellow Oyster mushrooms. They also will have mushroom teas featuring Reishi and Cordyceps mushrooms. These organic teas will be available in Herbal Berry, Mint Spice, Tulsi Ginger Lemon, and Green Chai Spice.  In addition, they will have dried porcini available.

Slow Rise Bakery (at the Friends of Pretzel Park Table)

  • The following Slow Rise breads and baked goods will be available at the Friends of Pretzel Park table:
  • Bread: 100% whole wheat, sprouted wheat, multigrain, sourdough, Miche, Spelt, fennel/black pepper, raisin bread, and baguette.
  • Baked Goods: Four seed cookies, peanut butter/chocolate chip flourless cookies, and honey crisp and lavosh.

A Piece of Positivity Studios

  • Our newest vendor, Carlee Myers, is the Owner and Founder of A Piece of Positivity Studios. She is an expert at helping women who are unhappy use creativity to build a life that is authentic to themselves. As a successful practicing artist, Carlee has worked with many individuals to create environments using art that support their core desired feeling(s) and help them gain clarity about their future through one-on-one coaching and creative workshops. Before founding APOP Studios, Carlee earned her BFA in Curatorial Studies and Fine Art and worked as an artist, curator and arts administrator for a number of years. She has exhibited across the U.S. and has received prestigious awards such as the Fob Fellowship at Second State Press in Philadelphia, PA.
  • This week Carlee will be bringing artwork and wooden signs.

Jacqueline Schneider Art

  • Jacqueline Schneider is a local artist from East Falls who creates original artwork and handmade crafts. Her training as a scientist and passion for biology and anatomy are apparent in her paintings, which frequently feature non-traditional representations of anatomical form and function. Jacqueline uses parts of the body and vibrant colors to convey some of life’s lessons, including the most beautiful and most challenging moments. In Jacqueline’s handmade crafts, you will find similar anatomically-inspired pieces, as well as those inspired by the time she spent in India. She accepts credit cards and checks.

Tilted Haggis Soap Company

  • Donna makes all natural, all vegetable, very good handmade soap. In addition to soap, there will be lotions, massage oils, scrubs, bath bombs, room sprays, and bug repellent.

The Flying Deutschman Food Truck

  • Authentic German Cusine, classics like Bratwurst, Currywurst, Schnitzel, Goulasch, Rouladen, Sauerkraut, Red Cabbage and many more. Everything is homemade!
  • Note! The Flying Deutchman claims to have the largest food truck in the world (or thereabouts), so there is a real question if we can even get it into the park.

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At the Farmers Market 07/29/2017

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  1. Lancaster Organic Growers (remember to pre-order milk!)
  2. Kennett Square Specialties (cash only) — Mushrooms Mushrooms Mushrooms
  3. Slow Rise Bakery (cash only) — Bread, cookies and other baked goods.
  4. Pasture Song Farm–GMO free pork and chicken products
  5. Jacqueline Schneider Art–Original artwork and handmade crafts

Rummage Sale, Weather Permitting


Lancaster Organic Growers

  • This week Justin is bringing the following:
  • Vegetables: Organic: Beets, Green Beans, Cabbage, Carrots, Chard, Cilantro, Collards, Cucumber, Dandelion, Eggplant, Kale, Lettuce, Onions, Parsley, Potatoes, Tomatoes (cherry, red/yellow/pink, heirloom, heirloom-like), Zucchini, Herbs (Basil, Mint or Chives), and Popcorn.  Kale Chips made with owner kale (regular, sunny and New at market top seller HOT).
  • Fruit: From Northern Lancaster County, Brecknock Orchards (low spray) fresh Apples, Blueberries, Blackberries, Peaches (yellow or white) and Black Raspberries.
  • Dairy: Organic Cheese; Organic Yogurt (plain, vanilla or maple flavored); Butter. You must pre-order Organic Raw Milk by Wednesday for pickup on Saturday.
  • Other: Eggs (pastured, GMO free and soy free); Local Raw Honey; and Brenneman’s maple syrup (grad B dark rich color and taste) from Salisbury, PA. Cut flowers (organic) -sunflowers or mix bouquet.
  • Also at Justin’s stand: Now sampling Old World Soups from Anna Karenna’s Kitchen — marrying heritage recipes with local ingredients.  Frozen — Russian Red Borsch (Lone Star Farm pastured beef); Split Pea & Bacon (Center Hill Farm Heritage Pork); Siberian Chicken Noodle (Fresh Market Organic white meat): and Fire Roasted Tomato and Pepper Bisque (my Heirloom Tomatoes and Fresh Basil).

Kennett Square Specialties

  • This week Kennett Square Specialties will be bringing the following mushrooms: Portobello, Crimini, Shiitake, Maitake, King Oyster, Pioppino, Pom Pom (Lion’s Mane), Gray Oyster, and Yellow Oyster mushrooms. They also will have mushroom teas featuring Reishi and Cordyceps mushrooms. These organic teas will be available in Herbal Berry, Mint Spice, Tulsi Ginger Lemon, and Green Chai Spice.  In addition, they will have dried porcini available.

Pasture Song Farms

  • This week Pasture Song Farm will be bringing Pork: bacon, sausages (smoked, Italian, breakfast, chorizo, kielbasa, bratwurst, fresh), tenderloins, loin chops, pork cutlets, spare ribs, baby back ribs, Canadian bacon, shoulder roasts, small fresh ham roasts, and ham slices. They also will have whole chickens that were raised on pasture and fed GMO-free grain as well as “sustainably” grown garlic. In addition, they will be bringing Seven Stars Farm ground beef, chipsteak, hotdogs, & patties.

Slow Rise Bakery (at the Friends of Pretzel Park Table)

  • The following Slow Rise breads and baked goods will be available at the Friends of Pretzel Park table:
  • Bread: 100% whole wheat, sprouted wheat, 7 grain, multigrain, sourdough, Miche, fennel/black pepper, raisin bread, and baguette.
  • Baked Goods: Four seed cookies, peanut butter/chocolate chip flourless cookies, and honey crisp.

Jacqueline Schneider Art

  • Jacqueline Schneider is a local artist from East Falls who creates original artwork and handmade crafts. Her training as a scientist and passion for biology and anatomy are apparent in her paintings, which frequently feature non-traditional representations of anatomical form and function. Jacqueline uses parts of the body and vibrant colors to convey some of life’s lessons, including the most beautiful and most challenging moments. In Jacqueline’s handmade crafts, you will find similar anatomically-inspired pieces, as well as those inspired by the time she spent in India. She accepts credit cards and checks.

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At the Farmers Market 07/22/2017

Farmers Market Page
Farmers Market Vendors Page (for details)
Join the Email List


  1. Lancaster Organic Growers (remember to pre-order milk!)
  2. Kennett Square Specialties (cash only) — Mushrooms Mushrooms Mushrooms
  3. Slow Rise Bakery (cash only) — Bread, cookies and other baked goods.
  4. Liberty Plants — Herbs, Bouquets and Bunches
  5. Philly Blind Pig BBQ — Worlds Best BBQ!
  6. The Chilly Banana — Worlds Coldest Bananas!

Philly Blind Pig BBQ


Stick around for Hot Club of Philadelphia at 6 PM


Lancaster Organic Growers

  • This week Justin is bringing the following:
  • Vegetables: Organic: Beets, Green Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrots, Chard, Cilantro, Collards, Cucumber, Dandelion,  Kale, Lettuce,  Onions, Parsley, Potatoes, Radicchio, Radishes, Rhubarb, Baby Spinach, Spring Mix, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes (cherry, red/yellow/pink, heirloom), Zucchini, Herbs (Basil, Mint or Chives), and Popcorn
  • Fruit: From Northern Lancaster County, Brecknock Orchards (low spray) Apples, Blueberries, Cherries, and Raspberries.  Also, Oyler Organic Farm applesauce (South-Central PA, close to Gettysburg).
  • Dairy: Organic Cheese; Organic Yogurt (plain, vanilla or maple flavored); Butter; You must pre-order Organic Raw Milk by Wednesday for pickup on Saturday.
  • Other: Eggs (pastured, GMO free and soy free); Local Raw Honey; and Brenneman’s maple syrup (dark rich color and taste) from Salisbury, PA.
  • Also at Justin’s stand: Now sampling Old World Soups from Anna Karenna’s Kitchen.  Marrying heritage recipes with local ingredients.  Frozen — Russian Red Borsch (Lone Star Farm pastured beef); Split Pea & Bacon (Center Hill Farm Heritage Pork); and Siberian Chicken Noodle (Fresh Market Organic white meat).

Kennett Square Specialties

  • This week Kennett Square Specialties will be bringing the following mushrooms: Portobello, Crimini, Shiitake, Maitake, King Oyster, Pioppino, Pom Pom (Lion’s Mane), Gray Oyster, and Yellow Oyster mushrooms. They also will have mushroom teas featuring Reishi and Cordyceps mushrooms. These organic teas will be available in Herbal Berry, Mint Spice, Tulsi Ginger Lemon, and Green Chai Spice.  In addition, they will have dried porcini available.

Slow Rise Bakery (at the Friends of Pretzel Park Table)

  • The following Slow Rise breads and baked goods will be available at the Friends of Pretzel Park table:
  • Bread: 100% whole wheat, sprouted wheat, 7 grain, multigrain, sourdough, Miche, black pepper/fennel, and baguette.
  • Baked Goods: Four seed cookies, honey crisps, chocolate crumb cookies, and peanut butter flourless cookies.

Liberty Plants

  • This week Alyssa is bringing bouquets and bunches, as well as an assortment of herbs.

Philly Blind Pig BBQPhilly Blind Pig BBQ
Tom Bera — Pitmaster
www.phillyblindpig.com

  • Tom Bera, a proud Philadelphia native, has been pursuing his passion for BBQ since 2005. This addiction flourished as he entered the pro BBQ Circuit in 2006. His “Philly Style BBQ” has won numerous awards, capturing his first Grand Championship at the 2013 Smoke in the Valley competition in Green Lane, Pennsylvania.
  • His love of creating new and exciting BBQ is evident in the interviews and documentaries in which he is featured including FYI Philly and the nationally-released BBQ documentary “American Smoke”. Philly Blind Pig BBQ has been invited to compete in some of BBQ’s most prestigious events, such as The World Food Championships in Las Vegas.

The Chilly Banana

  • They’re back! This week they will have banana whips and other tasty fruit-based treats

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Un Soir De Musique Dans Le Parc des Pretzels

Friends of Pretzel Park Presents Hot Club of Philadelphia

When: July 22, 2017 at 6 PM

Where: None other than Pretzel park

The Hot Club of Philadelphia was started in 2001 by guitarist Barry Wahrhaftig. They are an acoustic ensemble, dedicated to playing ‘Gypsy Jazz.’ That’s the term used to describe the music pioneered by the legendary original ‘Hot Club of France Quintet,’ which was led by guitarist Django Reinhardt and Violinist Stephane Grappelli. Django and Grappelli were attempting to do their own version of American ‘Hot Jazz,’ as played by stars like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. They used acoustic guitars, bass and violin, rather than horns and drums. Grappelli and Django added some French and Gypsy flavor and created a blend of music that is quite popular and accessible. The HCPhilly mixes the original style of the HCOF, along with their own modern influences.

Featuring Delicious Food by Philly Blind Pig BBQ.

Featuring Delicious beer in Django”s Grotto Courtesy of Lucky’s Last Chance.

Hot Club Of Philadelphia