Weather forecast for Market hours:
Sunny! High 70s to low 80s. AccuWeather literally says, “Beautiful.”
This Saturday, listen to Sam Caruso (west side), Little Stevie and His Electric Mojo (east side).
What’s in season:
Peas are around! English and sugar snap. Eat ‘em raw, dip ‘em, steam ‘em – fabulous for the kids (and you too, but you might need less convincing). Broccoli is popping up and it’s delicious when fresh. Lots of zucchini. DanLynn Farms is going to continue their Salad Sale and will also have a kale sale. They’re bringing six varieties of lettuce, bags of mixed lettuce, mesculin, radishes, kale, Swiss chard, zucchini, yellow squash, baby bok choy, arugula and organic strawberries from Muth Family Farm.
Hillacres Pride says: We’ll have ground pork and pork lard on special. Sampling savory herb cheddar, roasted red pepper spread and Susquehanna this week. Fully stocked with pasture raised beef steaks for the grill!
EAT THE RAINBOW: Viereck Farms will have 3 colors of snow peas this year green, purple and yellow! They’ll also have strawberries, asparagus, zucchini and a good supply of sugar snap and snow peas.
This week’s guest vendors (at the east/Music Tent end of the Market):
Windy Farm Alpacas with freshly shorn alpaca buddies! Ya know, sporting their summer look. Windy farm is also bringing soft teddy bears, as well as furred and felted alpaca figures! Throw rugs on sale.
Weckerly’s Ice Cream: Specializing in French-style, small-batch super-premium ice cream with local and organic ingredients. It’s hot. Get some! http://weckerlys.com/ –
Artist of the Week is Betsy Cook of National Picnic!
Former market director Betsy Cook brings her original clothing designs to the market. Check her out and say hi (HI, BETSY!).
Sponsor Whole Foods of Cherry Hill will host a cooking demo! Using fresh ingredients, learn how to cook up a new recipe from Whole Foods chefs.
From the Friends of the Farmers Market:
FoFM monthly raffle winner for May is (drumroll please!) Karen S! Look for an email to claim your prize including some retired merchandise, a brand new market tumbler, and tickets to the Franklin Institute!
Try out Veggie Valet this weekend! Veggie Valet is a free service provided by the market and staffed by the Friends of the Farmers’ Market volunteers. It’s like a coat check for your veggies and plants. Drop off and pick up when you are finished shopping and eating. You can even pull up your cars to collect all your Market purchases.