Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: October 27th Market Report

Today is the final Market Wednesday of the 2010 season - 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., N. State and E. Home in Uptown Westerville.

The market is a great place for pumpkin shopping (from traditional to Cinderella to bumpy, gnarly pumpkins) and Bird's Haven Farms and Doran's Family Farm have mini pumpkins, gourds, and Indian corn, too. Amherst Greenhouse will be at the market today with their beautiful potted mums ($5 gigantic potted mums and $18 gargantuan potted mums!), so stop by the market for your Halloween and harvest season decor.

Warning! Amherst Greenhouse's mums seem to exponentially grow larger as you try to put them in your car!

There is still plenty of produce from potatoes to green beans to peppers (sweet and heat), Malabar Peach Orchard has fresh-from-the-tree apple varieties, and the market also features fresh eggs and poultry from Carousel Watergarden Farm; cheese from Blue Jacket Dairy; veggie burgers and breakfast sausages from Luna Burger; tortilla chips, salsas, hot sauces, and bbq sauces from Montezuma Brand; rubs and seasonings from Cathy's Tasty Treats and Montezuma Brand; jams from Sweet Thing Gourmet; Rohini's chutney at Arjay Gourmet; maple syrup and sugar from Pleiades Maple Products.

Baked goods and confections abound with our newest vendor Sugar B Bakery featuring loaf breads, bagels, and flatbreads; pies, cookie stacks, and coffee breads from Sue's Kitchen; sweet and savory baked goods from Landrum Cottage (try the artiboli!); fresh baked biscotti from Sweet Thing Gourmet.

This week, Chef John Skaggs of Two Caterers is featuring pumpkin recipes.

Click here to visit Chef John's Farmers' Market Recipes.

At the market we're celebrating the bewitching season with a little trick or treat of our own today. We hear some vendors are planning on coming in costume and decorating for the season. And, to warm up for tomorrow night, kids 10 and under can trick or treat at the market - vendors will have treats (limited quantities for about 50 kids). We want to see if a Market Wednesday tribute to All Hallow's Eve at our last market of the season (always right before Beggar's Night, Midnight Madness, and Halloween) can become a new tradition.

We will not see Batter and Bowl and Cowtown Candies at today's market.

We've had such a great Market Wednesday season. Special thanks to Church of the Messiah, Dairy Queen, Amish Originals Furniture Co., Meza, Gary Gardiner, Two Caterers, the Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau, Westerville Chamber of Commerce, the City of Westerville, Uptown Westerville merchants and residents, and...

our patrons!!

Pictured: Apple pie from Sue's Kitchen.

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