At The Market – September 13th

At The Market – September 13th

It’s September Sample Saturday!  Enjoy samples of market products AND get ready for our
annual Pie-Palooza contest Sept. 27!

Frecon Farms to Sample Home-Made Tea Breads; Time for Asian Pears, Yellow Peaches on Sale!

frecon peaches

Tea Breads—Made-from-scratchPeach Streusel, Apple Streusel, and Blueberry
Special for peach lovers:  Yellow Peach varieties–Flamin Furey 27A and Victoria–are on sale at $4 a quart, two quarts for $7, ½ peck $13, half bushel $25—AND late season white peaches will be ripe next week!
Apples–Gala, Ozark Premier and McIntosh
Pears—Bartlett, Red Bartlett, Housi, Asian Pears
Apple and Pear Cider—Cider is pressed fresh twice a week!  Frecon offers sweet ciders made from a select blend of their sweetest desert apples and pears.
Nectarines—Fantasia
Fall Baked Goods–Apple Cider Doughnuts
Hard Ciders–Early Man, Crabby Granny and Hogs Head
Packaged Fruit Goods—Dried applies, fruit butters and cider applesauce

Thinking of canning or baking? Need fruit in bulk? Please call ahead to order larger quantities of number one or utility grade produce and we will deliver it to you at the market

This Week’s Market Entertainment

Mike Holliday 

This Week’s Market Vendors

A’dello Vineyards
All Hands in the Cookie Jar

Bendybrook Farm
Betula’s Botanica
Freeland Market
Frecon Farms
Green Acres Organic Farm
Health & Tea

Hearth Baker
Iced by Betsy
Jenny & Frank’s Artisan Gelato
Jubilee Hill Farm
Kay Bryant
Lavinia’s Cookies 

Pawsome Healthy Pet Treats
Positively Pasta Plus
Sweet Tree Artisan Roasters
Valley Run CSA

 

Pie-Palooza Pie Baking and Tasting Contest Set for Saturday, Sept. 27th–Sign Up to Enter Your Favorite Pie!

Pie-Palooza Pie Baking and Tasting Contest Set for Saturday, Sept. 27th–Sign Up to Enter Your Favorite Pie!

When the weather is cool and the air is ripe with the crisp smell of autumn fruits—then it’s time to prepare for the market’s annual Pie-Palooza contest!

Here’s How it Works

Contestants can register at the market Information table this week or next week or e-mail farmersmarket@collegevilledevelopment.org for an entry form.  Then on Pie-Palooza Day, bring two pies to the market for us to taste and judge.  They should also bring their recipes to share.

Tasters (judges) will pay a $5 fee to sample all the pies as many times as they want, and then will cast their votes for the top three winners.  Will the winner be a fantastic fruit pie with market fresh ingredients or a wild and wonderful cream or dessert pie?  Our market customers will be the ones to decide!

A trophy, $25 in market bucks, and bragging rights will be awarded to the Grand Winner.  Blue ribbons and $10 in market bucks will go to the First and Second place winners.

 

Scrumptious Poppers in Different Flavors Await You at Iced by Betsy!

Scrumptious Poppers in Different Flavors Await You at Iced by Betsy!

ICED by Betsy is now featuring Fall Flavors, including Pumpkin Spice cupcakes!   Place your pre-order via email cupcakes@ICEDbyBetsy.comor phone 610-755-7062.

ICED by Betsy will have the following flavors at the market this weekend:

  • PURE - A simple & elegant vanilla cupcake filled with vanilla mousse. Frosted with vanilla buttercream and topped with white sugar crystals, and a single white vanilla chip.
  • THE CLASSIC - A chocolate cupcake stuffed with a vanilla chocolate chip filling and frosted with Vanilla Buttercream. Topped with a swirled chocolate straw!
  • PUMPKIN SPICE – A moist pumpkin cupcake filled with velvety smooth cream cheese frosting. Frosted with more cream cheese frosting, dusted with cinnamon & nutmeg, and topped with a cinnamon chip. *Also available in our gluten free version.*
  • 24 KARAT – Delicious carrot cake baked with organic freshly grated carrots. Frosted with velvety smooth cream cheese frosting and topped off with walnuts and a sugar carrot.
  • SAY CHEESE – Our signature dark chocolate cake swirled and filled with sweet cheesecake. Frosted with velvety smooth cream cheese frosting and topped with chocolate shavings & graham cracker crumbs.*Also available in our gluten free version.*
  • PB & C – A famous taste combination and one of our best sellers! Our signature chocolate cake filed with a rich peanut butter center. Frosted with peanut butter buttercream and topped with a peanut butter cup.cupcakes
Sweet Tree Coffee Roasters Introduces  S.T.A.R. Nitro Cold Brew on Tap!

Sweet Tree Coffee Roasters Introduces S.T.A.R. Nitro Cold Brew on Tap!

Sweet Tree is excited to announce that they are introducing their signature S.T.A.R. Nitro Cold Brew on tap at the Collegeville Farmers Market—in other words, coffee from a keg!

If you like both beer and coffee, chances are you’ll LOVE this. Their S.T.A.R. Nitro Cold brew is made from 100% organic Mexican Lagunilla coffee.  They roast the beans, grind, and steep in cold water for 20+ hours to produce their “cold brew” concentrate, which is then added with fresh spring water to a keg with nitrogen.  The result is a fabulously creamy, smooth, and naturally sweet cold coffee experience with notes of chocolate and caramel throughout.

Come try a sample, and feel free to buy a cup or growler (the growlers make a unique and thoughtful gift).   We will also have our usual selection of single-origin hot coffees available, and whole bean coffee by the bag.  We look forward to seeing everyone this Saturday at the Collegeville market!

Apple Brown Betty

Apple Brown Betty

Apple Brown BettyFresh Gala, Ozark Premier, and McIntosh apples are in season at Frecon Farms. They also have fresh apple pies as well as other baked goods. If you’d like to make a fresh apple baked dessert yourself how about this one from Martha Stewart?

Thinking of canning or baking? Need fruit in bulk? Please call ahead to order larger quantities of number one or utility grade produce and we will deliver it to you at the market.

Ingredients

  • 4 to 5 slices white sandwich bread (about 4 ounces total), torn into large pieces
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 pounds Gala apples (about 6), peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup packed light- or dark-brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for serving (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a food processor, pulse bread until coarse crumbs form (you should have about 2 cups). Spread breadcrumbs on a rimmed baking sheet; bake until golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool completely. Transfer to a bowl, add butter, and toss until coated.
  2. Meanwhile, place apples in a large bowl, and toss with lemon juice. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and half the breadcrumbs. Transfer mixture to an 8-inch square (or other shallow 2-quart) baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining breadcrumbs. Cover dish tightly with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake until fruit mixture is bubbling, about 40 minutes. Then remove foil, and continue baking until breadcrumbs have browned and apples are easily pierced with a paring knife, 10 to 15 minutes more. Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving. Top, if desired, with vanilla ice cream sprinkled with cinnamon.

[Credit: This recipe has been reproduced whole from Apple Brown Betty on the marthastewart.com web site.]

Ursinus College President Bobby Fong Dies Suddenly

Ursinus College President Bobby Fong Dies Suddenly

We are deeply saddened by the untimely death of Ursinus’ President, Dr. Bobby Fong. For the past three years, Dr. Fong has been a thoughtful leader of the Ursinus Community. He and his wife Suzanne made it a priority to support the Collegeville Farmers’ Market, the non-profit Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CEDC), and most of all, the entire Collegeville community. Because of Dr. Fong’s commitment, a strong partnership now exists between the campus and the community. That legacy will live on after him, along with the memory of Bobby as both a valued leader and as a warm, caring individual who made every person he met feel special.

For more information and to leave a remembrance see Ursinus College Remembers President Bobby Fong.