Well, it may be September but the autumnal equinox this year is Monday, September 23. So actually this is the next to the last Farmer Market of the summer. To remedy that “Fall Feeling” everyone has, all the Market farmers, vendors and staff this Saturday will be in bathing suits and slathered with SPF 95 sunscreen lotion. The Friends of Pretzel Park graciously trucked in 300 tons of sand to cover the Park, planted 75 Palm trees and renamed Pretzel Park to Pretzel Beach. So bring your Pretzel Park Farmers Market Shopping Bags and your beach balls. We are also looking for volunteers to sweep up the sand on Sunday.
We’ve always felt that our market’s location — in Pretzel Park which includes a playground and dog run — has contributed to making the market kid-friendly, pet-friendly, and family-friendly.
We’re also convenient to public transportation: SEPTA Routes: 35, 61, Manayunk-Norristown Regional Rail (Manayunk Line) Map here
FARMERS and FOOD
Walnut Run Farm
Cash, Credit Cards
Melvin will be bringing pork, including but not limited to spare ribs, bacon, chipped ham, and a number of different sausages which are all nitrate free cured meats — No MSG seasonings — and 100% grass-fed beef, such as a variety of steaks, ground beef, burger patties ready for grilling, and beef sticks and bologna. He also will be bringing eggs, chicken (whole chicken, bone-in and boneless breasts, and drumsticks), produce (cucumbers, zucchini, string beans, tomatoes from their neighbor’s greenhouse, and onions), and fruit (watermelons, cantaloups, and apples). In addition, Melvin will have Alpine Heritage Creamery’s cheese made from raw grass-fed milk, aged a minimum of 60 days (Sharp, Smoked, and Medium Cheddar; Herbal Jack, and Swiss and Yogurt Cheese), kombucha, and baked goods (Einhorn bread, sweet bread, muffins, cookies, shoo-fly pies, whoopie pies, peaches & cream pies, blueberry pies, and donut holes). Also, honey and maple syrup.
Cash, Credit Cards, Apple Pay
This week Everwild will be bringing mesclun salad mix, arugula, micro-pea shoots, rainbow Swiss chard, heirloom kale, ground cherries, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, shishito peppers, assorted hot peppers, sweet Italian peppers, eggplant, and basil.
Mushroom and Company will not be at the market this week as hoped. Sandrine was delayed in returning from France, but she will see us on September 21st.
Slow Rise Baking Company
Slow Rise fresh breads and baked goods will be available at the Friends of Pretzel Park table. The following will be available: baguette, sprouted wheat, 7-grain, sunflower flax, sourdough, Miche, and garlic. Also, 4-seed cookies, peanut butter cookies, honey crisp and granola.
Charmaine’s Cookie Jar
Cash, Credit Cards ($5 & over)
Charmaine will be bringing cookies (Orangesicle, Chocolate Chips, Carrot Cake, Key Lime, and Pistachio Cherry), Banana Strawberry Muffins, and bars (Lemon Meringue Bars, Cinnamon Pecan Bars, Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars, and Peach Bars).
Stone & Key Cellars
Cash, Credit Cards
Stone & Key Cellars is an urban winery located in Montgomeryville, PA. They will be bringing a selection of grape wines made from grapes sourced around the world, and a few hard ciders made with local apples sourced from Solebury Orchards in Bucks County, PA.
They will be featuring the Keys Series, a fruit wine series featuring: Blueberry Red, Peach Apricot White, Green Apple White, Seville Orange Sangria, and Strawberry Blush.
CRAFTERS and Others
Pale40 Wax will be bringing hand crafted, small batch (4oz), Soy candles with a series of unique scents (all fragrances comply with the International Fragrance Association). Each soy candle is in a glass BALL jar to promote the concept and idea of sustainability through finding new uses for the candles long after their final burn. Each batch is tested and is Phthalate free.
Philadelphia Barking Authority
Cash, Credit Cards
Chuck will be providing information about their cat/small animal visits, pet sitting, and dog walking services in the neighborhood. Gift certificates available.