November 22nd Market:  Holiday Market  and Last Market of the Season!

November 22nd Market: Holiday Market and Last Market of the Season!

Limited winter pre-order & pickup markets will be held on Dec. 6th & 20th from 10 to 11 a.m.

Bendybrook Farm at the Market Saturday 

(Pick Up for your pre-ordered Turkeys and Hams will be on Wednesday, Nov. 26th between 3 & 5 p.m. in DaVinci’s parking lot)

Nevin will be bringing a wide array of pastured beef, pork, poultry and eggs on Saturday for your holiday celebrations.  Additionally, you can place winter orders throughout December by e-mailing him at nevin@bendybrookfarm.com.   You can pick up your orders at our pre-order and pick-up markets on Dec. 6th and 20th between 10 and 11 a.m. in the DaVinci Pub parking lot.

This Week’s Market Entertainment:

Fiorenza-Dowlin

This Week’s Market Vendors

A’dello Vineyard
Bendybrook Farm
Betula’s Botanica
Freeland Markets
Green Acres Organic Farm
Hearth Baker
ICED by Betsy
Jenny & Franks Artisan Gelato
Jubilee Hill Farm
Pawsome Healthy Pet Treats
Positively Pasta Plus
Sweet Tea Artisan Roasters
Valley Run CSA

Sweet Tree Coffee Features First Kenyan Roast

Sweet Tree Coffee Features First Kenyan Roast

Sweet Tree will have several great fresh roasts this Saturday, including a brand new coffee: our first Kenyan!  This coffee is truly unique, with a very bright cup character and notes of strawberry, cherry, and sundried tomato.

Pete will also have their darkest version of Sweet Scuro dark roast, so if you like it dark you won’t want to miss this!  We’ll also have Sumatra (sweet earth, heavy, and melon), Sulawesi (savory tomato, silky body, and complex, sage), Mexican Lagunilla (sweet macadamia, nutty, delicate), Don Francisco Catuai (green apple tart, cinnamon oatmeal), Don Roger Dry (complex spice, brown sugar, and molasses), Decaf and more!

We want to thank all our supporters and new friends who have made this year a success for our new coffee company.  Thanks to you, Sweet Tree will be back again next year :)  But there is no reason to wait… we are available through the winter months via pre-order at info@sweettreeroasters.com.  We are also available at Jus’ Java (317 Swede St., Norristown), ‘Feine Cafe (817 Fayette St, Conshohocken), and more locations to be announced!

Farmers’ Market Co-Chair Named “PA’s Professor of the Year” by the Carnegie Foundation and CASE

Farmers’ Market Co-Chair Named “PA’s Professor of the Year” by the Carnegie Foundation and CASE

Over the Fence:  News from our Neighbors

Richard L. Wallace, co-chair of our market and Ursinus College Environmental Studies professor is the 2014 Pennsylvania Professor of the Year.

Wallace-photoThe Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education recognized Wallace for his interdisciplinary and integrative teaching which fosters critical thinking, his community contributions, and his scholarship on marine mammals. Wallace is one of 31 professors recognized from more than 400 top professors in the US. Wallace and the other winners were honored Nov. 20th at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Wallace arrived at Ursinus in 2002 as its first Environmental Studies faculty member. Charged with building a department, he adopted an interdisciplinary problem-oriented approach at the core of the department curriculum, one that empowers students to tackle complex problems.

“Fostering interdisciplinary critical thinking is the most important work we can do with our undergraduates,” he said recently. Four years is not enough time to develop topical expertise about the great diversity of environmental challenges, but “it is exactly the right time to help our students develop skilled methods of integrative analysis that will prepare them to be strong and functional critical thinkers.”

In addition to the development of an innovative curriculum unique among Philadelphia-area colleges, the results of this philosophy include the creation of the College’s organic farm (looking toward its 11th growing season), the development of a naturalized storm water basin, various riparian restoration projects in the greater Philadelphia region, the creation of our farmers’ market in Collegeville, and a multi-year reforestation and restoration project in a municipally-owned natural area, Hunsberger Woods – all involving students. Civic engagement is a critical component of Environmental Studies at Ursinus.

The department has grown to three full-time faculty members and some 50 majors (approximately 6 percent of juniors and seniors.) This past year, Wallace was named co-director of the College’s Whittaker Environmental Research Station where students and faculty are developing more field-based programming.

Wallace has also played a key role in developing the Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences and the Society of Policy Scientists, the leading professional organizations in the fields. At Ursinus, he received the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2007, and the H. Lloyd Jones Jr. Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising in 2012. He has also received awards for his writing and for his service as a federal employee.

Congratulations Rich!

A’dello Wines–Perfect for the Holidays!

A’dello Wines–Perfect for the Holidays!

This is A’Dello’s last week at the market– stock-up for the holidays with their wines and gift baskets that are available with custom labels.

Stop by the winery for great wine tastings and music from 11 to 6 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays!  The A’ Dello Winery is open year round at 21 Simmons Rd., Perkiomenville. You can contact them at 610 754 0006.

Place Your Holiday Orders for ICED by Betsy’s Cupcakes

Place Your Holiday Orders for ICED by Betsy’s Cupcakes

Stop by ICED by Betsy’s booth on Saturday to place your Thanksgiving cupcake order!  Betsy suggests that you try out her flavors of the season, including this week’s Punkin Cheezkake! Also, she is featuring a brand new flavor – Peanut Butter Fudge. You don’t want to miss these wonderful cupcakes!  Place your pre-order via email cupcakes@ICEDbyBetsy.com or phone 610-755-7062.

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

punkin cheezkakeMILK & COOKIES – Our butter vanilla cake filled with gooey eggless cookie dough. Topped with vanilla buttercream & a freshly-baked chocolate chip cookie.

LIFE BY CHOCOLATE – Our signature chocolate cake filled with rich chocolate mousse. Frosted with decadent chocolate buttercream and topped with dark chocolate curls.

PUNKIN CHEEZKAKE – A pumpkin spice cupcake filled with a sweet cheesecake center. Topped with cream cheese frosting, spiced pumpkin, and graham cracker crumbles. *Also available in our gluten free version this week*

PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE **NEW** – Chocolate cake filled with peanut buyer fudge. Frosted with a swirl of chocolate cream cheese frosting & peanut butter buttercream. Topped with crumbled peanut butter fudge. *Also available in our gluten free version this week*

PUMPKINILLA – Our pure vanilla cake filled with pumpkin pie mousse. Topped with pumpkin spice buttercream and a pumpkin surprise.

MIDNIGHT MINT – Our signature chocolate cake filled with sweet mint buttercream. Frosted with more sweet mint buttercream and topped with an After Eight mint and chocolate shavings.

At the November 15th Market—Second Last Market of the Season!

At the November 15th Market—Second Last Market of the Season!

Are you ready for the Holiday Season?  Our vendors will make your celebrations special!

 Order Your Bendybrook Ham, Turkey and Other Pastured Meats for Thanksgiving  

ham

Nevin is still taking orders for whey-fed, organic and soy-free hams and pork products.  You can also order soy-free and antibiotic-free Thanksgiving turkeys raised on fresh pasture.  He asks for a $10 deposit to reserve your bird, paid at the market or online through

Bendybrook’s Website or by e-mailing him at nevin@bendybrookfarm.com.

Bendybrook Farm also sells pastured poultry, eggs, beef, other pork products, fresh Kennett Square mushrooms, and cheese and dairy products from a neighboring farm.

This Weeks Market Entertainment:

Rick Pultorak

This Week’s Market Vendors

A’dello Vineyard
All Hands in the Cookie Jar
Bendybrook Farm
Betula’s Botanica
Freeland Markets
Green Acres Organic Farm
Health & Tea
Hearth Baker
Little Lost Alpaca Farm
Pawsome Healthy Pet Treats
Positively Pasta Plus
Sweet Tea Artisan Roasters
Valley Run CSA