At the October 15th Farmers Market

The Pretzel Park Farmers Market is proud to be the only Philadelphia farmers market endorsed by the National Association of Prehistoric Sea Monsters!!!
“Pretzel Park, with Crawford Organics, is the only Farmers Market I go to when I’m in the city to destroy Philadelphia!” – Godzila, President NAPSM

(so far)
Crawford Organic Farm
Tim Bellew Food
Greenberg’s Bakery (weekly, at the Friends of Pretzel Park table)
Joe Tayoun Drum Circle 10am to 2pm
(see below for vendor and performance details)

Crawford Organics Farm
East Earl, PA

Autumn weather and food is here — think pumpkin pie, squash soup, sweet potatoes, apple cider, and apples in your fresh salad, popcorn, and kale chips. Cool weather greens abound.

The farm has been growing organic produce since 1998. Since 2002 they have partnered with Paradise Organics, and between the two farms, offer a full line of fresh organic vegetables to wholesale markets. In 2008 and 2009, they attended a farmer’s market in Philadelphia. They merged with Wimer’s Organics CSA in 2016.

Among their crops this week are: Green Beans, Beets, Baby Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery Root, Chard, Cilantro, Collards, Dandelion, Eggplant, Herbs, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Onions (White, Red or Sweet Yellow), Parsley, Sweet Bell Peppers (Green or Red), Jalapeno Peppers limited, Potatoes, Radishes (black or watermelon), Rhubarb, Salad Mix, Sweet Potatoes (Garnets, Jewell, Japanese), Shallots, Scallions, Spinach, Tomatoes (Cherry, Heirloom or reg. Red), Winter Squash (some or all of: Acorn, Butternut, Carnival, Delecata, Kabocha Type, Pie Pumpkin [for cooking], Spaghetti), and Turnips. In addition, they have Heirloom Dried Beans and Popcorn.

New Kale Chips made with our kale by Awesome Foods. Also, fresh Apple Cider is here!!!! Shop early for best selection.

You will enjoy cabbage. You will enjoy cabbage.
(Yes, it’s the 2nd hypnotism joke in 2 weeks but we pay our writers in beets so . . . .)

In addition to what they grow in East Earl (Lancaster County), they sell other Lancaster County farms’ fresh fruit, low spray Apples (Courtland, Gala, Honeycrisp, Macintosh, Smokehouse, Winter Banana, Red Delicious).

They also have available GMO-Free raised on grass pasture Brown Eggs, organic raw Cheese (eight varieties), Yogurt (two plain and two flavors), Organic Butter (salted or unsalted), and organic grass-fed Raw Milk as well as Local Raw Honey and PA Maple Syrup.

Now accepting credit cards, asking $20 minimum purchase. Cash preferred. Also accepting FMNP checks from eligible Seniors and Women, Infants & Children (WIC) to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.

Who knew even Kitties love their veggies?
Really, who knew?

Tim Bellew Food
Philadelphia, PA

Tim Bellew is a caterer, a cook, and a consultant in the food industry.

This week Tim will be offering turkey sloppy joes, potato/leek/kale/feta hand pies, herb iced teas and Gus’s low-sugar sodas.  He also will have granola, coffee, fresh fruit scones, cupcakes (black bottom-g/f; carrot), cookies, and brownies (g/f).

Stephanie was the pastry chef at Friday, Saturday and Sunday for 13 years and the chef/owner of Sweetie’s Pie Diner.

Look for fresh baked brioche this week!  Traditional and jam filled.

New for fall are Pecan Tarts; there also will be Pumpkin Ginger cake, Jewish apple cake and Chocolate Orange pound cake.  Look for Millet Muffins, lunch box treats for back to school and the usual favorites – Nana’s oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies, biscotti, flatbreads, and Buddy Biscuits for dogs and their people.

Everything is made with mostly organic ingredients.

Greenberg’s Bakery (weekly, at the Friends of Pretzel Park table)
Oreland, PA

Greenberg’s Bakery began more than 90 years ago as a Philadelphia family-owned bakery. Currently in Oreland, PA, the bakery continues to carry on the tradition of using the family’s old, delicious recipes and techniques.This week there will be the following breads: rye, marble, pumpernickel, French sourdough and multigrain as well as plain and nutty cinnamon buns.

Joe Tayoun Drum Circle at 10am to 2pm.
A selection of drums from around the World will be provided, on a first come – first served basis (The “dibs” system prevails). Picture a pickup truck full of drums… that many. If you prefer you’re own, we insist you bring them. And bring your other one for someone else to use.

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