Available this week are fruiting trees, bushes and vines. Fruits available include strawberries, red and white currants, alpine strawberries and a few raspberries
Vegetable selections include baby beet greens, baby spinach, scallions, lettuce, garlic scapes, peas in the pod, string beans, zucchini, hot peppers, Swiss Chard. Several vendors will also be offering fresh herbs such as mint, chives, basil, cilantro, parsley.
Baked good will include crusty artisan bread, Michigan dried cherry and almond biscotti and triple cinnamon scones. Jams, jellies and preserves are available as well as hand painted maple buckets and lids.
Wooley Lot Farm will be offering their own potting soil – a blend of 1/3 Potter County loamy top soil, 1/3 aged manure compost and 1/3 peat moss with aragonite (sea shell flour) and Fertrell Special Starter added to the mix.
In conjunction with the Farmers’ Market this week the popular Strawberry Festival will be taking place near the gazebo on the courthouse square, a project of the New Century Club. They will be offering strawberry shortcake and sundaes for sale.
John Snyder, proprietor of Olga Gallery, Cafe & Bistro, stopped by the Potter County Farmers’ Market last week to deliver the banner pictured above to the current Farmers’ Market vendors. The banner which had been stored at Snyder’s establishment when the Food Matrix program was discontinued, promotes the bounty of local farms.
Pictured with the colorful banner are Alvie Fourness of Wooleylot Farm and Dennis Baker of the Card Creek Trading Post. The Pennsylvania Buy Fresh Buy Local® program celebrates the abundance and diversity of foods available locally. More information about Buy Fresh, Buy Local is on their website: http://www.buylocalpa.org/about/northerntier.