At the Farmers Market 07/08/2017

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  1. Lancaster Organic Growers (remember to pre-order milk!)
  2. Kennett Square Specialties (cash only) — Mushrooms.
  3. Pasture Song Farm — Meat products.
  4. Slow Rise Bakery (cash only) — Bread, cookies and other baked goods.
  5. Liberty Plants — Locally grown plants; Bouquets, bunches, and herbs.
  6. Black Cat Clothiers — New. Bringing gorgeous clothing fit for the season!

ShakesBEER In Pretzel Park: Twelfth Night
Manayunk Theatre Company is at it again. Another staged reading of one of Shakespeare’s most hilarious plays. We return again for a reading in Pretzel Park. Adapted and directed by Brey Ann Barret.


Lancaster Organic Growers

  • This week Justin is bringing the following:
  • Vegetables: Organic  Beets, Green Beans, Baby Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrots, Chard, Cilantro, Collards, Cucumber, Dandelion, Garlic Scapes, Kale, Lettuce, fresh Onions, Parsley, Potatoes, Radicchio, Radishes, Rhubarb, Scallions, Baby Spinach, Spring Mix, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Cherry Tomato, 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.
  • New at Justin’s stand: Now sampling Old World Soups from Anna Karenna’s Kitchen.  Marrying heritage recipes with local ingredients.  Frozen — Cream of Asparagus; Cream of Crab; 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).

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); two styles of Dijon mustard (Dijon Horseradish Mustard and Dijon Black Truffle Mustard); and premium fruit spreads. They also will have a selection of honey from Bucks County available.
  • Black Raspberry Jam – a seedless decadent jam. Health benefits of black raspberries from the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry:
    – High in antioxidants
    – Have Anti-Cancer properties (research shows that black raspberries
    inhibit the growth of human oral, breast, colon, and prostate tumor cell
    lines)
    – Anthocyanins in Black Raspberries may promote eye health
    – Black Raspberries have anti-inflammatory properties
  • Blueberry Bourbon Chipotle (grilling sauce) – a sweet and savory grilling sauce that is made with blueberries from Hammonton, NJ and has a kick from the chipotles.
  • Strawberry Black Truffle Jam – has organic Driscoll strawberries and Summer Black Truffles from Italy.
    – Black Truffles are the most coveted ingredients known to man: they are
    rich in Umami. Umami is the fifth basic taste alongside sweet, sour, salty
    and bitter. Umami can be experienced in foods such as mushrooms,
    anchovies, and mature cheeses, as well as in foods enhanced with
    monosodium glutamate, or MSG, a sodium salt derived from glutamic acid.

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, multi-grain, sourdough, miche, black pepper/fennel, and baguettes.
  • Baked Goods: Four seed cookies, honey crisps, chocolate crumb cookies, peanut butter flour-less cookies, brownies, and granola.

The Chilly Banana

  • They’re back! This week they will have banana whips and other tasty fruit-based treats — not only during the market but also during ShakesBEER.

The Urban Cottage

  • Our newest vendor, Lindsay Zolad Coughlan, a local Roxborough resident, has a motto for her business: “Upcycled, Repurposed, Rethought, Undone and Redone”. She creates unique rustic and cottage chic home decor from recycled and repurposed materials. Local delivery is available and bulk discounts are possible. She can create custom pieces as well.

Bright Lights Music Academy
195 Green Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19127

  • Mark Kuczynski, Director of Bright Lights Music Academy (BLMA), which opened in March 2017, will be at the market this week. Please stop by and say hello.
  • BLMA was created to fill a music education void present in the Manayunk neighborhood. Their mission is simply to foster and encourage individual growth through private music instruction and their instructors are active members of the local community who are passionate about sharing their musical experience and talents with others.  They’re currently enrolling students for private lessons in piano, guitar, bass, voice, drum set, snare drum, cello, violin and saxophone.
  • BLMA believes in building a personal relationship with their students and their families and go the extra mile to ensure an enlightening and positive experience for each student who comes through their door.  Their instructors are chosen for their ability to adjust their teaching style for the individual needs of each student; therefore, there is not a standard curriculum forced on all students. They focus on identifying music which will motivate the student to continue to learn while encouraging growth through exploration of styles which may be new to the student. They also offer two recitals per year at their large facility in Manayunk which gives students a unique opportunity to showcase their talents to family and friends and track their progress as developing musicians.

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At the Farmers Market 07/01/2017

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.
  3. Pasture Song Farm — Meat products.
  4. Slow Rise Bakery (cash only) — Bread, cookies and other baked goods.
  5. Liberty Plants — Locally grown plants; Bouquets, bunches, and herbs.
  6. Black Cat Clothiers — New. Bringing gorgeous clothing fit for the season!

Lancaster Organic Growers

  • This week Justin is bringing the following:
  • Vegetables: Organic Beets, Green Beans, Baby Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrots, Chard, Cilantro, Collards, Cucumber, Dandelion, Garlic Scapes, Kale, Lettuce, fresh Onions, Parsley, Potatoes, Radicchio, Radishes, Rhubarb, Scallions, Baby Spinach, Spring Mix, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Cherry Tomato, 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); Raw Honey; and Brenneman’s maple syrup (dark rich color and taste) from Salisbury, PA.
  • New at Justin’s stand: Now sampling Old World Soups from Anna Karenna’s Kitchen. Marrying heritage recipes with local ingredients. Frozen — Cream of Asparagus; Cream of Crab; 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 have whole chickens that were raised on pasture and fed GMO-free grain. 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, multi-grain, sourdough, miche, black pepper/fennel, and baguettes.
  • Baked Goods: Four seed cookies, honey crisps, chocolate crumb cookies, peanut butter flour-less cookies, brownies, and granola.

Liberty Plants

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

Black Cat Clothiers

  • Victoria Mier, a Philadelphia area native living right near Pretzel Park, created a one-woman shop focusing on high-quality vintage clothing this year.  She scours shops, estate sales and private collections all over the region to curate a collection of clothing for the discerning woman who values the stories and magic of vintage garments.
  • This week our new vendor is bringing gorgeous clothing fit for the season — like 1950s day dresses, 1970s bohemian maxis and lots of pretty pieces to complete your summer look.

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At the Farmers Market 06/24/2017

Farmers Market Page
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  1. Lancaster Organic Growers (remember to pre-order milk!)
  2. Kennett Square Specialties (cash only)
  3. Slow Rise Bakery (cash only)  NEW!
  4. Bees and Buttercups

Stick around, or come on down, for Mid East Ensemble’s triumphant return to Pretzel Park along with the unbelievably delicious Blind Pig BBQ all starting at 6pm

Middle East Ensemble

Philadelphia’s Mid East Ensemble featuring: Roger Mgrdichian, William Tayoun, Joseph Tayoun, and Meesha Performing Arabic, Turkish, and Original Folk and Classic music. An epic mélange of Oud and Dumbek!

Photos from their 2015 Concert!


Lancaster Organic Growers

  • This week Justin is bringing the following:
  • Vegetables: Beets, Foot Long Green Beans, Baby Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cilantro, Chard, Collards, Cucumber, Dandelion, Garlic Scapes, Kale, Lettuce, fresh Onions, Parsley, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radicchio, Radishes, Rhubarb, Scallions, Baby Spinach, Spring Mix, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Cherry Tomato, Zucchini, Herbs (Mint or Chives), and Popcorn.
  • Fruit: From Northern Lancaster County, Brecknock Orchards (low spray) Apples, Blueberries, Cherries, Raspberries and Strawberries (last week). 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.
  • Other: Eggs (pastured, GMO free and soy free); Raw Honey; and Brenneman’s maple syrup (dark rich color and taste) from Salisbury, PA.

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, 7 grain, sourdough, miche, multigrain, herb bread (or black pepper/fennel), and baguette.
  • Baked Goods: four seed cookies, honey crisp, chocolate crumb cookies, pretzels, granola and brownie.

Bees and Buttercups

  • This returning vendor will be bringing professionally-handcrafted jewelry and accessories for the modern, free-spirited woman so that she can effortlessly transition between weekday and weekend feeling inspired.

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At the Farmers Market 06/17/2017

Farmers Market Page
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  1. Lancaster Organic Growers (remember to pre-order milk!)
  2. Kennett Square Specialties
  3. Pasture Song Farm
  4. Fifth of a Farm Creations
  5. Liberty Plants
  6. Tilted Haggis Soap Company

Lancaster Organic Growers

This week Justin is bringing the following:

Vegetables: Asparagus, Beets, Foot Long Green Beans, Baby Bok Choy, Cauliflower, Cilantro, Chard, Collards, Cucumber, Dandelion, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Parsley, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radishes, Rhubarb, Scallions, Spinach, Spring Mix, Sweet Potatoes, Cherry Tomato, Zucchini, Herbs (Mint or Chives), and Popcorn.

Fruit: From Northern Lancaster County, Brecknock Orchards (low spray) Apples, Raspberries and Strawberries. Also, Oyler Organic Farm applesauce (South-Central PA, close to Gettysburg).

Dairy: Organic Cheese; Organic Yogurt (plain or maple flavored); Organic Butter; You must pre-order Organic Raw Milk.

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

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 have whole chickens that were raised on pasture and fed GMO-free grain. 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, Harrogate 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. In addition, they have seasonal jams and jellies as well as gift baskets.

Liberty Plants

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

Tilted Haggis Soap Company

This new vendor makes all natural, all vegetable, very good handmade soap. In addition to soap, there will be lotions, massage oils, bug repellant, scrubs, bath bombs, and room sprays.


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At the Farmers Market 06/10/2017

Farmers Market Page
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  1. Lancaster Organic Growers (remember to pre-order milk!)
  2. Kennett Square Specialties
  3. Offbeat Gourmet (first time)
  4. A Piece of Positivity Studios (first time)

Lancaster Organic Growers

This week Justin is bringing the following:

Vegetables: Asparagus, Beets, Foot Long Green Beans, Baby Bok Choy, Cilantro, Chard, Collards, Cucumber, Dandelion, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Parsley, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radishes, Rhubarb, Scallions, Baby Spinach, Spring Mix, Sweet Potatoes, Zucchini, Herbs (Mint, Chives), and Popcorn.

Dairy: Organic Cheese; Organic Yogurt (plain or maple flavored); Organic Butter; You must pre-order Organic Raw Milk

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

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.

Offbeat Gourmet LLC

This new vendor is a small family business located in Buckingham, PA (Bucks County), created by Scott Duncan and business partner, Allison Wright. Their mission is to create gourmet premium condiments that are made with only the best locally sourced, 100% fresh ingredients. Scott takes pride in the purity of Offbeat Gourmet’s condiments. Striving for as much organic produce as possible for each jar. All products produced contain absolutely no artificial preservatives, artificial flavors or coloring, corn or high fructose corn syrup & are 100% gluten free.

They will be bringing bbq-style gourmet condiments, hot sauces and rub; savory spreads (popular savory spreads: Pickled Mustard Seeds and Caramelized balsamic Onions); two styles of Dijon mustard (Dijon Horseradish Mustard and Dijon Black Truffle Mustard); and premium fruit spreads (their popular premium fruit spread is their Strawberry Black Truffle jam, a delicious strawberry jam with organic Driscoll strawberries balanced with Summer Black Truffles from Italy). They also will have a selection of honey from Bucks County available.

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.


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