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'Tis the Season...
To Support your Local Farmers, Bakers and Makers
It's gonna be a chilly one this weekend, but it's sure to get you in the holiday spirit! And we have plenty of ways to warm your heart. Grab a hot cup of coffee or mulled cider (available this week at Doughnut Love) and peruse the market for some fresh and local gifts. Our vendors have some unique offerings including cheesemaking classes, mushroom kits, and a 12 Days of Christmas Bacon Lover's Gift Box! You'll also find some gifts wrapped and ready-to-go. Don't forget, all the Easton ornaments are for sale at the EFM INFO tent. And now is the time to place your orders for holidays meats and sweet treats like cookie trays, pies and Buche de Noel.

Check out our list of participating vendors HERE.

December 8th Vendor Absences:
Fieldstone Coffee Roasters
Teels Hill Soapworks
Eat, Drink & Be Merry
Separatist Beer Project
in the Local Libations Tent
Separatist is in the Local Libations tent this weekend. And in true Separatist style, what they'll be bringing remains a surprise. But we can gaurantee that it will be awesome. If you want to truly bring a smile to the face of the craft beer-lover on your list - well, get them some some separatist. And grab some for your holiday parties... #drinklocal
Warming Winter Recipes
Dill Pickle Soup!
In an effort to promote our friends at Jersey Pickles, I decided to research Pickle Soup. I was pleasantly surprised to come across this yummy recipe from the Noble Pig. Made with chicken broth, potatoes, dill pickles and a variety of spices this creamy soup looks surprisingly delicious. I'm planning to make it this weekend and promise to let you know how it turns out!



Holiday Pop-Up
Serving Stone Creations
For someone special on your gift list -- Serving Stone Creations will be at the Holiday Market this Saturday. These beautiful granite servers are perfect for cheese and fruit and other appetizers, and add a beautiful touch to any table. Check out Tammi's unique designs that you will not find anywhere else. Look for them next to Valley Milkhouse.
Bloomie's By Lille Syster
Our downtown neighbor, Bloomie's is back again this Saturday. They'll have a small selection of wreaths, and some ADORABLE handmade boxwood trees and lovely centerpieces. Stop by and place your order for holiday centerpieces!
Fa La, La, La Fresh!
Doughnut Love
Hot Coffee, Hot Cider and the Doughnuts you Love!
Susan and crew will be serving up hot coffee from Monocacy Coffee Co. this week, along with hot cider from Scholl's! Sounds like the perfect treat to enjoy while you shop the market (with a doughnut of course)! This week's doughnut flavors include Cinnamon Maple Pecan, Chocolate Peppermint , and Red Velvet. And don't miss the wrapped and ready gifts - adorable doughnut cookies, and scrumptious pumpkin bread.
Salvaterra's Gardens
Super Farmers - Growing Greens in December
So we realize local produce options are limited this time of year and we try to play up the... umm... less sexy vegetables. But when it comes to Hakurei Turnips we are not just blowing smoke. These sweet little turnips, also known as salad turnips are outta this world. And we are super excited about trying this recipe for Israeli Couscous Salad because it uses the turnips (roasted) AND the greens. Matt & Jess will also have arugula, spinach, spring mix, cabbage, kale, collards, radishes, scallions and parsley. And let us just say this... you've gotta give this couple a ton of credit for continuing to successfully grow greens in this weather. #superfarmers
Valley Milkhouse
Give the Gift of Cheesemaking!
Give the gift of cheesemaking classes! Valley Milkhouse is offering six winter dates for its hands-on cheesemaking classes at the creamery. Cross the epicurious, DIY-ers off your holiday list with this unique experience making a batch of cheese and learning the science and art behind this fascinating craft. It all takes place at Valley Milkhouse and the historic Oley Valley farm. Students of all experience levels and ages are welcome and leave the class with knowledge, recipes, and curds they made by hand! Details and tickets, visit www.valleymilkhouse.eventbrite.com.

Valley Milkhouse is also offering gift certificates for the cheese lovers in your circle! Pick one up at the market this Saturday and give the gift of local artisan cheese! Certificates can be used at Easton Farmers Market through next summer season or at the Berks county creamery's farmstore, and it can also count towards registration for a cheesemaking class.

And finally, you can order a holiday cheese gift basket from Valley Milkhouse for pickup at EFM on December 22nd. This gift set is $30 and includes three wedges of Valley Milkhouse cheese along with a perfect pairing of locally crafted spiced pear preserves. The gift set is festively packaged in a white window pastry box with greenery and a ribbon, ready to place under the tree.

At this Saturday's market, Valley Milkhouse will be bringing beloved aged Goldenrod Gouda (it gets better with each week in the cave!) as well as oozy ripe Thistle camembert, perfect pyramids of Witchgrass, and cider washed Lady's Slipper. We hope to see you!
Flour Shop Bakery
Gingerbread Boys
Run, run, as fast as you... fresh baked Gingerbread boys are making their way to Centre Square this Saturday. Made with organic flour and wrapped in cellophane, ready for gift giving. Pair one up with a jar of Scholl's fruit butter for a nice Secret Santa gift! Michael will be at the stand this week with all your favorites, and a cream potato soup packed for take home.

Be sure to check out Flour Shop's holiday order form, now's the time to order your pies, cookie trays, Buche de Noel and more.
Farmstand Recipes
Healthy Salads for the Busy Holiday Season
This weekend's Farmstand Recipe Menu: the delicious Salvaterra Salad, the Farmstand Favorite Kale and Quinoa Power Salad, Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash, and various Energy Bites! Psst... these fresh wholesome salads are the perfect solution to eating healthfully while you're on on the run.

Staff tip: Heat up the Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash and add to you morning oatmeal, and top it with a few toasted pecans! Yum!!

Apple Ridge Farm
Chicken Pot Pies - the Ultimate Comfort Food
Apple Ridge is back at the market this week with all their wonderful sourdoughs, pretzels, pasture-raised chickens, outta this world chicken pot pies and more. And this week - for the holidays, they are featuring their cranberry spice mustard and their cranberry walnut bread! May we suggest pairing this bread up with one of Valley Milkhouse's creamy cheeses? And the mustard makes a great glaze for holiday hams and appetizers.


Jersey Pickles
They're More than Pickles!
Pickles are high in vitamins A & C and a great anti oxidant. They're also good for the gut and your immune system. Stock up for snacking, and for your holiday party platters.

And did you know... Jersey Pickles also offers a huge variety of olives, as well as pickled mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes, sauerkraut, pickled garlic and more!
Breakaway Farms
Order your Holiday Hams, Roast and Turkeys
Breakaway Farms has the finest meats you need to make your Holidays special! Bless your friends & family this year with the finest gifts, raised/ grown by your local farmers! Come see them this week & they’ll help you create the perfect Holiday experience. Psst... and be sure to ask about their 12 Days of Bacon Bacon Lovers Gift Box!
Primordia Mushroom Farm
Order your Mushroom Kits for Holiday Gifts!
Last year I gave my brother Mike one of Primordia's mushroom growing kits and it was the best gift ever - he's still growing them (in his basement) a year later! Place your preorder this week for Organic Mushroom Kits $20 each/pick up on 12/22.
Or email: pirimordiafarm@gmail.com

And... Primordia is STILL awash in a sea of Lion's Mane mushrooms, so the sale continues this week...

Lion's Mane $11/lb. (regularly $14/lb.); buy 1lb. or more: $10/lb.; buy 2lbs. or more get 'em for $9/lb. Try this recipe for vegan Lion's Mane Tacos. Not sure how to cook Lion's Mane? Click here.
Scholl Orchards
Cider for Mulling
In case you missed the market last week... EverCrisp and GoldRush apples, two of the season's most anticipated apples made their market debut! And there are an abundance of Honey Crisp too. Plus plenty of pears for holiday cheese plates or elegant tarts.

Scholl's continues to press fresh cider and now's the time for hot mulled cider. Check out this crock pot recipe for hot cider made with fresh cranberries and rosemary.

Scholl's also has a nice selection of winter squash - all varieties, and boxes for packing up a collection of jarred items. Choose from fruit butters, applesauce, tomato sauce, ketchup, hot sauces, and more.
Last Chance for Martin Guitar Raffle Tickets!
Only 17 Tickets Left - Drawing December 15th
Do you have a guitar-lover on your holiday list? Imagine the look on their face if you handed them a Martin OME Cherry (valued at $2500) on Christmas morning! Tickets on sale Saturday at the INFO tent - $5/each or 5 for $20. All proceeds support the Easton Farmers' Market music program.

Martin Guitar Acoustic Tribute Concert
with Easton School of Rock
Saturday December 8th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the Easton Public Market
Easton Collectible Holiday Ornaments
Did you know that you can purchase all five Easton Collectible ornaments at the Easton Farmers' Market INFO Tent every Saturday?

Choose from the Peace Candle, The Bugler, The Free Bridge, The Easton Farmers' Market, and this year's ornament, The State Theatre!
$20 each or a boxed 4-piece set for $75.

All Proceeds Benefit Easton Main Street Initiative Programs
Buy Local - Give Local
Online or at the Market
EFM tokens make a perfect gift for your locavore friends and for people you'd like to introduce to the market! They're great for teacher gifts too. They're available in $5 denominations, they're valid for use with all vendors, and they never expire! Purchase $25 or more and we'll include a free gift bag or box.

Available at the EFM Info & Merch Tent, and online - along with the EPM giftcard, the Downtown Easton gift card, and the collectible Easton holiday ornaments! Shop Here
Saturday @ EPM
Meet the Author: Runner's World Vegetarian Cookbook
Interview and Book Signing, Saturday 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Book & Puppet Co. presents an interview with Heather Mayer Irvine, author of "The Runner's World Vegetarian Cookbook" at the Easton Public Market.

This cookbook not only contains 150 delicious meatless recipes but also in-depth information on how runners—regardless of their food-with-a-face preference—can eat more plants. Delicious and nutritious recipes for every meal (and yes, even dessert!) that will help power your runs and recovery.

Heather Mayer Irvine is the Food and Nutrition editor of Runner’s World. She lives and runs in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Jeff, and their son, Finn. Heather’s work has appeared in Runner’s World, The Associated Press, Glamour, Discover, Health.com, The Huffington Post, and CNN. She has a marathon best of 3:31, half marathon best of 1:34, 5K best of 19:46, and 1 mile best of 5:33. Heather has never met a burger or ice cream sundae she didn’t like.
Next Week at EFM
Little Brass Band and Old St. Nick
December 15th at EFM
Leave it to the Little Brass Band to get you in the holiday spirit! They'll be playing their festive tunes from 11am-1pm on December 15th.

And... Santa Clause will be in the circle too with special collectible Easton Holiday Coloring books for the kiddos! So bring your pets, bring your kids and get a holiday shot with Santa!
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