Winter Market #10 | March 9, 2024
It looks like there may be some more showers in store for Saturday (albeit lighter than last week). Speaking of last week... have we told you lately how much we appreciate y'all? Once again, you showed up and didn't let the weather stop you from supporting your farmers and shopping local - even when it's super inconvenient. And dang, you brought some really cool umbrellas too!

Let's hope we can keep the umbrellas closed tomorrow and focus on enjoying the Saturday morning market experience. Freshly brewed coffee and a plethora of just baked pastries will be waiting for you. It's hard to believe that in just eight more weeks, EFM will be back on the riverfront and the West Ward Market will be up and running on 12th Street. Time flies....
Buzzworthy Recipes
Crispy Feta Fried Egg Wrap
As seen on Instagram
Sometimes viral recipes really do live up to the hype. This is one of those times. Crispy, salty cheese, buttery egg yolk, a bit of heat, creamy avocado? It's tough to go wrong with that combo. But you can make even better by using your favorite farm-fresh eggs. And of course you can market it up with some fresh arugula from Salvaterra's and Easton Salsa!

Is it time for breakfast yet?

This Week's Line-up
  1. Apple Ridge Farm 
  2. AquaSprouts Farm
  3. Bizzle's Bite
  4. Breakaway Farms
  5. Cabbage Throw Farm
  6. Easton Salsa Co.
  7. Flour Shop Bakery
  8. Funny Farm Apiaries
  9. Jersey Pickles
  10. Mattie's Strudel Haus
  11. Mia & Maddie's Bakery
  12. Portch Tea
  13. Primordia Mushrooms
  14. River Valley Community Grains
  15. Roastwell Coffee 
  16. Salvaterra's Gardens
  17. Scholl Orchards
  18. Zekraft

Fresh Picks
Cabbage Throw Farm
Seeding continues at Cabbage Throw Farm in anticipation and hopes of an early spring. Onions have sprouted, herbs will be transplanted and carrots and beets will soon be seeded.

This weekend's offerings include spring mix, chard, spinach, turnips, rutabaga, carrots, specialty radish, kohlrabi, cabbage, Napa cabbage, red & yellow onions, shallots, and Comeback Farm organic sweet potatoes. -> Try this recipe for

Consider a CSA this season!
Cabbage Throw Farm has 2024 Memberships available in three share sizes! Shares are free-choice, market-style and flexible. Start enjoying your share as soon as you sign up. Sign up in person at the market or skip the wait and register online or via email to set up your membership in advance. 
Scholl Orchards
The Scholl team is back from vacation and ready to load you up with apples! According to Ben, the super sweet and crunchy Evercrisp has become Scholl Orchard's all-time favorite apple - prompting many to say "It's the only apple worth eating" That's a pretty bold statement!

Salvaterra's Gardens
Springtime babies popping up! Less than 3 weeks away from the first day of spring! Who’s excited??

Thankfully you don't need to wait 'til Spring for fresh greens! Salvaterra's Gardens continues to offer spring mix, arugula, spinach, baby chard, baby kale, tuscan kale and green kale. Along with storage crops like Nappa and green cabbage, apples, scallions, radishes, turnips, watermelon radish, beets and carrots. How lucky we are to be able to enjoy all this goodness.

Looking for a fresh new recipe featuring cabbage? Try this recipe for Orange Sesame Chicken Salad!
Apple Ridge Farm
Apple Ridge is having a CHICKEN SALE! How about some barbecued chicken on the grill? Maybe some Honey Garlic Baked Chicken Thighs? Or a nice pot of chicken soup to warm up your weekend!
Mattie's Strudel Haus
Get in the St. Mattie's Day...we mean Patty's Day spirit with some yummy Irish Strudels! Fill your belly with 2 of their savory strudels - Irish Stew and Reuben. Or indulge in Mattie's boozy favorite - Bailey's Bomb! Homemade sweet cheese mixed with Bailey’s Irish Cream, gooey brownies soaked in Bailey’s Irish Cream, and a drizzle of homemade chocolate ganache mixed with…Irish Whiskey! Wow. Get yours this weekend!
Mia & Maddie's Bakery
Okay, before we dive into the sweets, can we just take a minute to talk about Mia & Maddie's insanely delicious, savory Croque Monsieur rolls? Seasoned with garlic and herb butter, and stuffed with smoked honey ham and Jarlsburg Swiss and cheddar, they make a stupendous Saturday breakfast!

Now, on to the SWEETS! Cinnamon rolls, Peanut Butter Brownies, Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookie Brownie, S’mores Cake slices, Funfetti Cake slices, carrot cake cupcakes, funfetti cupcakes, chocolate peanut butter, strawberry shortcake, lemon merengue cupcakes and berry pavlova are just a few of the treats awaiting you. ;-)
Flour Shop Bakery
Grab a loaf of Irish Soda Bread before it disappears until next year!
May we suggest slathering it with some cultured butter from the Highmark Farmstand and a strong cup of your favorite Roastwell tea with a touch of Funny Farm honey?

Be sure to check out the other Saint Paddy's Day treats too!
Funny Farm Apiaries
Funny Farm's "Raw Unfiltered" honey is a must-have for allergy sufferers.The greater pollen content, and pieces of propolis and honeycomb makes it even more beneficial in fighting allergies and improving your overall health.

Stop by and see Mark for all your honey needs. Remember, he's only at the Winter Market every other week.
Roastwell Coffee Roasters
Did you know that Roastwell Coffee Roasters super-cool, vintage mobile coffee trailer is actually a full-fledged coffee shop on wheels equipped with a state-of-the-art espresso machine? This Saturday, they invite you to explore a world of exquisite espresso drinks, meticulously crafted to perfection. From the rich crema of a classic double espresso, creamy lattes and frothy cappuccinos, there’s something for every taste. Whether you’re a coffee aficionado or just in need of a morning pick-me-up, Roastwell invites you to join them for an exceptional coffee creation made from their own hand-roasted coffee beans. Don't forget to pick up some coffee beans for the week and check out their black & herbal tea offerings, perfect for those quiet moments all to yourself.
Winter Warriors - Don't Forget Your Stamp!
Market Manager goes to Africa
Jambo Spice Farm
On a recent trip to Tanzania I had the opportunity to visit a spice farm on the island of Zanzibar (located about 20 minutes from Stonetown). Once a major center of the world's spice trade, Zanzibar still plays a significant role in the clove trade (though clove sales are now controlled by the government of Tanzania). Spices remain a big part of daily life on Zanzibar and in Swahili culture, not just in food but as traditional medicines and for spiritual, cultural and cosmetic use.

We were fortunate to tour Jambo Spice Farm a diverse, family run farm that grows a vast variety of spices and root crops, shaded amidst tropical fruit trees. Our young and very knowledgable guide quizzed us on the many spices, which were often surprisingly difficult to identify in their natural state. It was a steamy day with temps in the upper nineties and we were glad to catch some shade below the towering trees. About halfway through the tour there was a call to prayer - a loudspeaker somewhere in the distance. Our guide stopped speaking mid-sentence. Zanzibar is 80% Muslim and 20% Christian. We were told that the two religious factions coexist peacefully and consider themselves first and foremost Tanzanians.

Throughout our tour we viewed, smelled (and sometimes tasted) a plethora of spices including Cardamon, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Cloves, and black pepper. We also explored Lemonglass, Aloe vera, Vanilla, Turmeric, Ginger, Iodine tree, Jackfruit, Pineapple, Red and Yellow Bananas, Papaya, Cocoa, Coffee. We didn't see any cashews, but when it comes to food, coffee and cashews are Tanzania's two biggest exports. 

Another interesting plant we discovered was Annatto, also known as the lipstick tree. This tree produces a fruit that contains seeds surrounded by a thick paste called bixin that gives the pulp a vibrant orange-red color, used as a dye. Local women mix the dye with coconut oil to create lipstick!

Overall, the tour was a fascinating, eye-opening experience and I brought home a variety of dried spices and vanilla beans to share with family and friends. Sorry folks, you won't see these spices for sale at EFM anytime soon.

2024 Summer Internship
West Ward Market Seeking POP Program Coordinator
The Power of Produce (POP) Club is a farmers market-based children's program that seeks to teach children about fruits and vegetables, local food systems, and healthy food preparation through fun activities and seasonal recipes! Fun weekly activities range from cooking demos to farmers market scavenger hunts focused on nutrition, food, agriculture, and exercise education. This program works with farmers, community organizations, community members, restaurants, and more! Each week, children can participate in the Two-Bite Club by trying new produce in various preparations, get stamps on their POP Passports, and receive $2 in POP Bucks to spend at the market. 

Advised and employed by the West Ward Market staff, the POP Coordinator/s will coordinate efforts to educate children and their parents about the benefits of fresh, locally produced food in the community. Produce will be provided by LaFarm. The position will be at the West Ward Market, Wednesdays from 1-8pm (7 hrs.) with an additional 3-5 hours of set-up and preparation for the market each week, for a total of 12 hrs./week dedicated to the program. POP Coordinators should allot a minimum of 10 hours to the program per week.

The ideal candidate/s will be interested in engaging with children, have a passion for local food, and have a love of fruits and vegetables! Lear more here or email:

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