The Weekly Market
We realize that it is frustrating to come out to the Market looking for a specific item that only a certain vendor has, just to find that they are not there that week. And we know that you’re interested in news and new offerings from vendors. Check here to find out who’s coming and what they’ll have.
SATURDAY March 8, 2014
We Have Hope!
Recently I heard a comment to the effect of “Everybody’s always talking about the weather but nobody does anything about it!” Of all the Winters in recent memory this one surely gets an award for challenging. However, we do know that we can always count on Mother Nature. No matter how awful Winter is, Spring always follows and we are starting to see the signs. The summer Vendors are beginning to reappear, along with a few brave bedding plants. The first bright and cheerful forsythia has shown up to remind us that Spring WILL come, we just do not know exactly when. But we know it will.
So… this Saturday, dress for the weather, whatever it is, and join us for what we are hoping will be another warm Saturday after another (maybe if we are really lucky, one of the last) weeks of winter.
It’s ALL fresh at the Market. A few bedding plants have appeared, we still have fresh carrots, and winter greens, root crops and more. mushrooms are back, and if you watch closely you will start to see a few new products showing up on a regular basis… Spring is just around the corner, and if you pay attention some of the first signs you see will definitely be at the Market!
On March 15th many Market Vendors will be offering specials as a part of the popular Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance event, “Taste of Downtown.” Look for the signs and also visit other venues to enjoy great food at great prices, March 10-16, all over downtown. Click here for more information.
The Weekly Market
Lori Curry of Magellan’s Gift reports the following: “Grapefruit Patchouli Soap is back in stock! This is a great time for patchouli lovers, I have four soaps available all containing dark patchouli essential oil. Listed by the strength of the patchouli: Dark Patchouli, Grapefruit Patchouli, Orange Patchouli and Siren’s Song with just a touch of patchouli.”
Charis Eco-Farm is celebrating their 15th anniversary! They say “Thank you for all the years of support from our many loyal customers. To share our celebration with you, look for special anniversary savings at each Farmers Market! Colin and Jenna will be running the stand this week; new faces, but the same great pasture raised meats! And our very popular Chorizo sausage has returned!”
Warm up with some Veggie Tortilla Soup from Gloria’s Pupuseria. While you are there check out their other authentic Salvadoran food products, including pupusas for everyone.They have chicken or pork, vegeterain and vegan, served with a side of their delicious slaw and Gloria’s hot or mild sauce.
Todd At Firefly Hot Sauce will be sampling his Spinach Dal and Yellow Split Pea Curry soups this week. He will also have Spicy Peanut, Tomato & Red Lentil, and Veggie Bisque available for take home. Todd has a NEW product this week, Firefly Hot Sauce SHAKERS. These are spices to kick up everything from meat to popcorn. Stop by and take a look.
Stop by Doughnuts & More for a hot soft pretzel to warm your hands as you do the rest of your shopping! Or go for their quantity discount and take several home to brown in your own oven. Their pretzels are delicious with a cup of one of the hot soups sold at the market. (Just a reminder: they will not be at the Market next Saturday, March 15th.)
Elaine Nolt of Woods Edge Farm says “We have a good supply of tender spinach right now as well as mixed lettuce, arugula, Asian greens, a bit of kale and some very sweet carrots”
North Cove Mushrooms will be at market on Saturday with fresh Shiitakes & Oysters. The recipe of the week is Sweet Potato and Mushroom Quesadillas.
New vendor, Sandford Hege will be bringing turkey meat, both whole bird parts and and ground turkey.
Glen Eco Farm will be back for the Season this Saturday.
Glass Artist, Micah Wolters returns this Saturday and Brenda Fairweather will be representing OASIS.
Amanda Rhodes of Country Rhodes Bakeshop will be absent this Saturday and next.