Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: August 26th Market Report

It's a beautiful day in Westerville, Ohio and it could not be a more perfect day to visit the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market.

A feast for the senses, a trip to the market is fun, relaxing, and an adventure. You never know who you'll meet, what new flavors you might taste, and what you might find!

10% of today's receipts from most market vendors will go to the Westerville South High School Athletic Boosters. Thanks to Mary Bridgman of Bridgman Farm (see the tomatoes above!) for her efforts.

Malabar Acres orchard is now a weekly market feature. Their peach crop may have been wiped out by a freeze, but their apples are plentiful, beautiful, and fresh-picked. Last week, they featured Granny Smith's and Cortland's.

This week, we welcome back Amherst Greenhouse -- their beautiful potted mums are something to behold and a good value.

Jane Varley of Varley Valley sent us her market report. Jane shares:

Hello everyone. I bought a bushel and a half of apples from Malabar Farms last week and have been busily making apple butter. If you haven’t tried some of Mike’s pesticide free apples stop by his tent this week. I was so busy with the apples I didn’t get a chance to make the low sugar rhubarb jam or the low sugar spiced tomato jam that I promised a few people. I will definitely have them for next week’s market.

It looks like it will be perfect weather so Sarah and I baked up a storm. I made my absolute favorite bread (to eat – not necessarily to make), jalapeno cheddar garlic. If you like the hot taste of jalapenos, stop by and try a sample.


Challah -- $4.25
Cinnamon Swirl -- $4.50
Cinnamon Raisin Swirl -- $5.25
Lemon Swirl -- $5.75
Orange Swirl -- $5.50
Orange Rosettes (4) -- $5.00
Oatmeal Raisin -- $5.00
Totally Wheat -- $4.75
Parmesan Peppercorn Totally Wheat -- $5.75
Onion Garlic Totally Wheat -- $5.00
Birdseed Nut -- $6.00
Jalapeno Cheddar Garlic -- $6.50

JAMS AND JELLIES (most are chemical free):

Apple Butter (low sugar and no sugar)
Sweet Apple Butter (low sugar)
Apple Cranberry Butter (low sugar)
Gingered Apple Pear Butter (low sugar)
Wild Blackberry Jam (full sugar, low sugar, and very low sugar)
Wild Blackberry Jelly (full sugar, low sugar)
Wild Blackberry Triple Sec Jelly (full sugar)
Wild Black Raspberry Jelly (low sugar, very low sugar)
Blueberry Jam (low sugar)
Sweet Cherry Jam (low sugar, very low sugar and no sugar)
Crabapple Jelly (full sugar)
Spiced Crabapple Jelly (full sugar, low sugar, and no sugar)
Elderberry (full sugar and low sugar)
Grapefruit Marmalade (full sugar)
Brandied Grapefruit Marmalade (full sugar)
Mango Chutney (low sugar)
Hot Mango Chutney (low sugar)
Spiced Mulberry Jam (full sugar)
Pear Jam (no sugar)
Gingered Pear Jam (no sugar)
Pear Jelly (low sugar)
Gingered Pear Jelly (low sugar)
Hot Plum Jam (full sugar)
Spiced Plum Jam (full sugar and low sugar)
Rhubarb Jam (full sugar and low sugar)
Rhubarb Pear Jam (very low sugar)
Wild Rosehip Jelly (full sugar)
Strawberry Rhubarb Jam (full sugar and low sugar)
Tomato Basil Jam (full sugar)
Spiced Tomato Jam (full sugar)

Remember to
Shop Uptown Westerville! Meza, 48 N. State, features a Market Wednesday $1 Wine Tasting and Tatjana carries a lot of Made in Ohio pantry foods to compliment your market purchases.

By the way, E. Main between Haywood Alley and N. Vine is currently closed.

See you at the market!

Photo: Cherry tomato selection from Bridgman Farm at the Uptown Westerville Farmers Market. ©2009 Brickstreet Communications. All rights reserved.

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