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Warren Farmers' Market

Warren Farmers Market

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Master Gardeners' Program Schedule

Tips for Canning & Freezing

Why Buy Local?

Buy Fresh Buy Local  - Western Pennsylvania Local Food Guide.

10 Reasons to Eat Local (File size: 65 Kb, a PDF ® document from Eatlocalchallenge.com)

Warren Farmers' Market reopens on June 14, 2014!

What: Fruit, vegetables, baked goods, plants, herbs, honey, flowers, eggs, maple syrup, jelly, jam, candy, gourmet dog treats, salsa, and a variety of meats and meat products. 
When:
The Warren Farmers' Market is open Saturday mornings, 8 a.m. until noon, from June 14 through the end of October.
Where:
New location this year! Market will be located on 200th block of Liberty Street in downtown Warren, PA. There is free parking in the municipal lot.

Buy Fresh!  Buy Local!  Support the Farmers MarketWarren Farmers' Market . . .
39th Year of a Warren Tradition
Source: Steppin' Out in Kinzua Country, June 2013

Warren area residents have been fortunate for the past 38 years to have the Farmers' Market as a source of fresh foods. Vendors who produce vegetables, fruit, flowers and much more assemble every Saturday morning during the summer and fall months at the Mid-town Parking Lot.

The Market will open starting June 15 and will continue for twenty Saturdays until October 26.  The Market will be at the same location at the Mid-town Parking Lot nearest Second Street at the usual time of 8:00 AM until noon.

"Buy Fresh - Buy Local" is a way to reduce your carbon footprint.  You can purchase vegetables and fruits from the people who produce them.  You can also purchase organically grown produce, meats, and eggs. Also fresh baked breads, rolls, cookies, and cakes are ever so tempting.

You can purchase plants of different sorts, from herbs to tomatoes to beautiful     perennials.  Gorgeous fresh cut flowers are a delight to take home to cheer a friend or relative.

Vendors offer home canned relishes, jellies, jams, salsas and more.  If you don't can but enjoy freshly made goods, this is a great place to shop for yourself or a gift for another. 

When shopping at the Warren Farmers' Market, you are supporting local producers and in most cases purchasing from the actual person who produced the goods.  With the exception of 3 vendors, all vendors are from Warren County. In addition to county vendors, items will be sold by Busti Cider Mill and Farm Market, Small Meadows Farm and Frair Haus Greenhaus and Gardens,  Tom Frair, owner of the Greenhaus and Garden business, is also the City of Warren's Arborist.

The Market vendors will be sponsoring two giveaways this season.  If you purchase $5 or more in goods from one vendor you get a chance towards a $25 gift certificate.  This season one certificate will be drawn weekly.  This certificate can be spent at any vendor or at a variety of vendors.  The Market vendors will also be giving a colorful market bag to shoppers who spend $10 or more. These bags will be given while supplies last.

The Market is also a place to find information and gardening advice from Penn State Master Gardeners.  The Master Gardeners will be at their reserved location every other Saturday during the Market season.  Each time they will have a specific topic to highlight with displays and information.

Shoppers will find vendors in their usual spots for another season.  Several new vendors will be added to compliment the offerings to be purchased.  Following are several but not all of the vendors you will find at the Market:

Jewel's Baked Goods and Produce

Judy's Home Grown Goodies

4 - Hen Farm is owned and operated by sisters Linda, Billie Jo, Susan Williams, and Wanda Kelley.  They are in their 4th year of offering gourmet dog treats and jerky, homegrown produce and herbs. They also have gluten free treats for dogs with allergy issues. Their chicken eggs are from free range pasture fed happy hens!

Paula Massa will offer canned goods, jellies, pickles, sauerkraut, applesauce, eggs, garden veggies, herbs & home soaps

Michele & Mike Miranda are offering produce, plants canned goods, sauces, enchilada dinners and herbs.

Josie Gerardi offers homemade biscotti in a variety of flavors and a wide selection of home canned items including wine and herb jellies

The First Presbyterian Church will offer baked goods, vegetables, and Equal Coffee.

Frair Haus sells perennials, herbs garlic, cut flowers and honey. 

Sweet and Savory Farm of Bear Lake has been a Farmers' Market vendor since 2001. They specialize in green beans and sweet corn, but also have most other garden veggies. Suzanne & Brad Miller raise and sell pasture fed all-natural beef. In the fall  they often do fresh cider and home-made kraut. They also have berries, eggs & honey.

Busti Cider Mill and Farm Market  will sell produce, cut flowers, fresh ground organic flowers and whole wheat cereal.  Small Meadow Farms offers organic meats. They sell goat, beef and pork. 

Tara Casey works her magic in the kitchen and bakes wonderful treats, including cinnamon rolls.

You can visit Warren Farmers' Market on the web at www.WarrenAg.org/farmermaket.htm. This website is a project of the Warren Future of Agriculture Task Force.  Visit the website to find more information concerning vendors and agricultural producers.  The Market is also on Facebook.

Remember to come visit the Warren Farmers' Market.  Buy Fresh - Buy Local, meet friends, and enjoy Saturday morning in Warren.

The Warren Farmers' Market is a member of PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture).  Visit PASA's Buy Fresh Buy Local site for more information about local food sources.

Tips for Canning & Freezing
Resources recommended by Phyllis Wright at her "Tips for Canning & Freezing for One or Two" workshop.

National Center for Home Food Preservation
FreshPreserving.com -
the Ball website

Home Food Preservation: Resources for Safe Food Preservation at Penn State University
So Easy to Preserve (
book available from the National Center for Home Food Preservation.)
USDA Complete Guide Canning (1994 ed.)
"Let's Preserve" Fact Sheets
available from the Warren Penn State Extension Center

See also: FOOD TIPS from  Phyllis Wright  Peaches | Pickles | Sauerkraut | Turkey | Winter Squash and Pumpkins

How to Preserve Food by Drying Resource recommended by teacher Ms. Tabitha Brooks.

Warren Farmer's Market

Buying local, going global
PA church’s farmers market supports Presbyterian Hunger Program
by Bethany Furkin, Presbyterian News Service
Posted 4/29/2009
Source link: http://www.pcusa.org/pcnews/2009/09353.htm

The farmers market at First Presbyterian Church in Warren, PA, offers more than fresh produce and baked goods — it also helps provide hunger relief to people across the country and globe.  More...

 

View from Hickory Heights: Eat Where You Live!
By Ann R. Swanson, correspondent for the Times Observer

Ann Swanson is a writer and popular columnist for the Times Observer.   Visit her website, hickoryheightsbooks.com for information on her books and articles. She can be contacted at hickoryheights1@verizon.net.

Buy Local!When I heard a chef say we should eat where we live, I knew I wanted to write about it. The big supermarkets are filled with anything and everything that we could possibly desire to eat, but are we getting what we are paying for?

Research tells us that on the average most of our food travels 1500 - 2000 miles before it gets to us. During my recent travel I found things that I knew were exported to the U. S. Although they were native to the tropics, they had to be picked "green" to be shipped elsewhere. More...

"LOCAL FOOD" WEB RESOURCES: RECIPES AND MORE

   
bullet Eat Wild - grass-fed food and facts, resources and recipes
bullet Local Harvest - "real food, real farmers, and real community"
bullet Sustainable Table - recipes from the Sustainable Kitchen

 

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