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Saturdays 9am - 1pm
Centre Square, Easton, PA
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Only in Easton!
Folks around here have a saying... "Only in Easton." If you attended last Saturday's launch of the 267th season of the Easton Farmers' Market, you surely understand the meaning of that saying now. Nobody throws a party better than Easton!

With our own Mayor Panto proudly overseeing the celebration, Easton's Centre Square was aglow with the colors or spring flowers and fresh picked produce, brought to life by the jubilant sounds of the Big Easy Easton Brass Band. And did we mention it was Star Wars Day? There were wee little Darth Vaders dueling with light sabers alongside bakery cases stacked high with doughnuts resembling Yoda, there were hula hoopers alongside mermaids, and Obi Wan Kanobi heralding the market's opening with a trumpet - while colonial reenactors looked on. Yep... it was that kind of day. Wacky and wonderful and 100% Easton! Thank you to all our incredible volunteers who helped make the beautiful madness happen. And thank you to all who joined us and shopped and smiled and supported our farmers, bakers and makers. We love you, and we're ready to do it again this week... well, minus the jedi knights.

(Thank you to our volunteer photog Paul Puleo for the photos! )
Local Loyalty
VENDOR OF THE WEEK:
Salvaterra's Gardens
Customers really embraced our brand new Local Loyalty customer rewards program!
Stop by the EFM info tent this week and pick up your Local Loyalty Shopping List pad. At the end of the day, enter your list in our monthly prize drawing and you could win $50 in Market Tokens!

Who's your Favorite Vendor?
Each week you also get to nominate your ffavorite vendor. This week's Vendor of the Week was Salvaterra's Gardens - congrats Matt & Jess!!! We were pleased that all our new vendors also got votes. And Cabbage Throw Farm came in second for the week! This is a great way to show your love for that vendor who went the extra mile, or offered something that really knocked your socks off.
FROM THE FIELD
Cabbage Throw Farm
Cabbage Throw Farm has their first round of summer vegetables in the ground! Break into your best sun dance for dry, sunny weather for tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers and summer squash. As for this week, spring mix is joining the Cabbage Throw tables. And ohhh KALE YEAH! It’s Mother’s Day! Show your mom some love by preparing a delicious meal using local ingredients. Grab a few bunches of Lacinato kale and try out this delicious recipe from Six Seasons cookbook:

Kale Sauce With Any Noodle
Process kale in a blender with oil and garlic, adding just a bit of pasta water to help the process along and to make a nice thick puree. Season with salt and pepper. 
Salvaterra's Garden
The greens are extra sweet and tasty this time of year and Salvaterra's has a wonderful selection for salads and cooking. Choose from spring mix, arugula, spinach, kale, chard, collards, red leaf, green leaf and romaine lettuce. They'll also have pak choy and scallions for stir-fries, cilantro for tacos, and fresh picked parsley and dill for your potato salads. Need a little crunch? How about some radishes? New this week... BEETS!
HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?
Skip the big box store and by your spring plants direct from our farmers! #BeeFriendly
Pheasant Hill Farm
Flowers for Mom!

Pheasant Hill Farm will have several offerings with Mom in mind this Saturday — so Happy Mother’s Day to all those who carefully nurture their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, dogs, cats — we celebrate you! We will have lots of pretty and fragrant peony bouquets (they are actually cooperating this year, thanks to the high tunnel cover.)
Backyard Growers
Garden Starts!

Time to get that veggie garden started! Richard and Ed will be offering a wide selection of tomato plants this week including: cherry, grape, mid season, yellow, and several heirloom varieties in coir pots. You'll also find several varieties of sweet peppers available in cow pots which can be planted directly in the ground! Plus single potted fibrous begonias, heirloom columbine and more!

Peace Tree Farm
Garden Geeks
Candy Travern tends to two of her favorite Peace Tree Plants - Geranium ‘Mr. Henry Cox’⁣ and ‘Persian Queen.’ Tie-dye colored foliage, an upright habit, and gorgeous round salmon flowers makes ‘Mr. Henry Cox’ a favorite of many. ⁣⁣⁣‘Persian Queen’s’ chartreuse leaves contrasted with hot pink flowers bursts with summer elegance. ⁣Find your favorite flower for Mom tomorrow!
Phillips Farm
Baskets Galore
Phillips Farms will have an amazing selection of beautiful hanging baskets this weekend, just in time for Mother’s Day. Don’t forget to celebrate that special mom in your life and show her how much you care. 

In addition to hanging baskets, Phillips Farms will also be bringing to the market this week:  rhubarb, spring garlic, wintered-over spinach, greenhouse tomatoes, asparagus, apples, and cider. And their delicious juicy strawberries will be making their debut in just another week or two!
JUST BAKED
Tomblers Bakery
Home of the original "Hot Pocket!"
Tomblers' flaky, homemade pasties are the farm-to-table version of a "Hot Pocket" and they're perfect for quick dinners on busy spring nights. Tomblers' Pastie of the Week is a scrumptious Chicken, Spinach, and Cheese. Look for their 9 other varieties too. Rhubarb pies will be available again too - great for Mom's Day get-togethers. And don't forget to pick up your favorite homemade cookies and Tombler' famous shortbread cookies. 
Plus pierogies, spent grain pizza crusts and more. See you at the market!

Flour Shop Bakery

Flour Shop Bakery loves to showcase their fellow vendors at the Market and this week's special does just that! Enjoy a tender, flaky tart made with Valley Milkhouse's Chamomile Honey Brie, and pached pears from Scholl Orchards. What a delicious addition to your Mother's Day brunch spread - or a Saturday morning treat for you!

Thank you to Mary and Mike for walkin' the walk and supporting local farmers. #knowyourfarmerknowyourfood
Doughnut Love

This week, DL is featuring some of their favorite flavors, just for Mom!

For the Coffee Lover: Java Crunch—our vanilla spiced cake doughnut with a coffee glaze & cinnamon-pecan crumble

For the Chocoholic: Chocolate PB Cup—our chocolate cake doughnut, topped with peanut butter icing & peanut butter cups

For the Mom Who Sparkles: Lemon Drop—our lemon cake doughnut, topped with a lemon glaze and sparkly turbinado sugar

For the Timeless Mom: Doughnut Sugar Cookies—our doughnut-shaped sugar cookie, topped with pink royal icing & rainbow sprinkles 

Come by and share the love with your mom this weekend!
Fresh & Funky
Valley Milkhouse

This week, Valley Milkhouse will be bringing Thistle, its ripe and luscious camembert; Clover fromage blanc with a mix of locally grown herbs; Witchgrass, Honey Bell, the experimental muenster AND the creamy and tangy Foxtail feta! This Bulgarian style feta has a dense, fudgy texture that is perfect for adding richness to your spring green salad or whisking into a quiche or frittata with all of the spring veggies like asparagus and leaf greens. 
Primordia Mushroom Farm

This week may be your last chance for ramps, so get 'em while you can. And look for a sale on lion’s mane mushrooms at $12/pound. Not only are Lion's Mane mushrooms great for memory, focus, and nerve health, they are also a great substitute for seafood in your favorite dishes.
Pasture Raised
Breakaway Farms
Let’s talk sausage! Breakaway Farms raises it, butchers it, AND makes all of their own hand-crafted, pastured sausages... Yum!!! So whether you’re looking for Chicken, Turkey, or Pork Sausages, they’ve got you covered!

Special this week is their Bacon Ranch Chicken Sausage... stop by and visit your farmers before it’s gone!

P.S. Your market manager's favorites are the salt & pepper chicken sausage, and the spinach & asiago chicken sausage. Just sayin' ;)



FRESH & HEALTHY
ON-THE-GO!
Farmstand Recipes
*VEGETARIAN

Sunshine, kale quinoa, almond slaw, oh my! The Highmark Farmstand's signature salads are available every Saturday! Are you a Farmstand fanatic? Snag a punch card at the EFM booth, get 10 punches and the 11th salad is on the house! 

Can't get enough of their NEW energy bite flavor? You're in luck! The Wake Me Up! will be available again this week. Made with cacao and Fieldstone Coffee Roasters Kick'n Goat Espresso, this bite is sure to get you on your feet! 
Little Miss Korea
Customers were crazy about Little Miss Korea's Kimchi! And she listened to your requests for hot dumplings... stop by this week and see what's cookin!

And try this recipe for Little Miss Korea's Classic Kimchi Fried Rice!

Craft Beverages
Fieldstone Coffee
Roasters & Tea

Fieldstone is looking forward to another busy weekend serving their famous Craft on Tap. Aloha Nitro Tea (it’s Pink!) Two Nitro Coffees; House and Coconut, and Two Flats; House and Coconut. Remember to bring your growlers for concentrate fills. Fieldstone will also be offering a one of a kind…Coconut Bubble Milk Tea made with a shot of Cold Brew and topped with Coffee Jellies! Get in Line!
Tolino Vineyards

For Mother's Day weekend, Tolino is featuring their Mama's Rose of course! This Semi-sweet wine has cherry aromas - and a cherry, raspberry, and strawberry body. A perfect accompaniment to Mother's Day brunch.
PorTch Tea
Featuring "Mother's Little Helper"
*PorTch Tea will offer a special “Mother’s Little Helper” kombucha this week with CBD, and they'll have the much requested ginger, and usual favorites.
Bye-Bye Bugs!
Teel's Hill Soapworks

Susan reported that quite a few customer came in search of her famous B ug Go spray last week. It seem all this rain has given our winged friends an early start! Bug Go spray is a great (natural) way to deal with those annoying insects that crash your picnics or bug you while you're gardening - and perfect for your little ones, and pets too! Other soaps that may help you with outdoor chores are Teel's Hill's poison ivy soap, gardeners hand soap or working hands.
Artists at the ACE Tent
Macrame

ACE Artist Caroline Eppinger of Lotus Knots is this week's featured artist.

Create and take your own hanging plant holder for only $5 - handmade love for mothers of all ages! Other macrame gifts will also be available for sale.

MOTHER'S DAY GIFT IDEA: Pair a plant hanger with a beautiful succulent or hanging basket from from one of our growers!
GUEST VENDOR
Howe Sharp
Sharpen While you Shop!
It's the 2nd Saturday of the month and that means the Howe Sharp Mobile Knife Sharpening van is rolling into town! Look for Jesse's vehicle parked in front of the Crayola Plaza. He'll be sharpening s harpening knives, scissors, garden tools and reel mowers!
LOCAL LIBATIONS
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Our friends from Weyerbacher are joining us for Mother's Day Weekend and bringing a nice array of brews! Choose from Last Chance IPA - a west coast-style full-flavored hop assault delightfully lacking in balance; Sexy MotherPucker - Inspired by a classic beverage blending lemonade and iced tea; Rico Guave is a 9% sour ale brewed with pineapple and guava. Rich with the tropical notes of pineapple and fruitiness of guava, this pink hued brew is clean and refreshing with a touch of tartness; Merry Monks , a Belgian-style Tripel. Pilsner, and Riserva, an American Wild Ale fermented on red raspberries. Riserva is fermented with a blend of Saccharomyces yeast, Brettanomyces yeast and lactic acid bacteria that produce funky, sour and fruity flavors and aromas -- it’s a fantastic gift for mom & pairs great with Mother’s Day brunch! 

LOCALLY GROWN MUSIC
Chuck Schubert
Always a favorite at EFM, Chuck Schubert is back playing an entertaining mix of cover songs -- classic pop / rock / country. Make a request or even singalong if you like to one of your favorite tunes! So pull up a chair on the North Lawn of the Circle and enjoy listening to Chuck perform in the Music Tent from 10 am - 12 noon. 
KIDS' EVENT
Crayola Man Book Signing and Storytime
9:30 am
Presented by Book & Puppet Co.

Enter a world of color and Easton PA history with picture book author Natascha Biebow and her book "The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons".
Natascha will be at the Market to read and sign copies of "The Crayon Man" and have coloring activities for kids and kids at heart.

Natascha Biebow’s favorite crayon color is periwinkle blue because it makes her heart sing. She loves to draw and make stuff, just like the inventor of the Crayola crayons, Edwin Binney. She lives in London, where she writes, edits, coaches and mentors children’s book authors and illustrators at Blue Elephant Storyshaping, Find her at nataschabiebow.com.
COMPOSTING UPDATE
Let's Get Scrappin!
Due to some logistical issues, finished compost will not be available for pick-up this weekend. Stay tuned for a new delivery day, and some fun new composting challenges - coming soon! And stop by the INFO table if you'd like to get on our "bucket list." (hehe)

Did you know it's National Compost Week? Check out this week's blog post from our Compost Queen, Miranda Wilcha.

(Photo Credit: Paul Puleo)
Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors
Easton's own, Earl the Accordionist
Photo Credit: Michael Kubel Photography
Easton Farmers' Market is a program of Greater Easton Development Partnership
Phone: 610-330-9942