The seeds have been planted for many exciting announcements!
This week Squirrel is going nuts over fresh greens from Fat Hawk Farm, gluten-free bread from the Boro Sweet Spot and ground beef from our newest producer, Clarion Farms. Read more in our new producer profile below!
New Producer Spotlight:
We are excited to welcome aboard our latest beef producer, Clarion Farms, hailing from just outside of Clarion, PA. This family-owned and operated farm offers high quality grain-fed and 100% grass-fed Holstein beef which Edinboro Market now carries. No strangers to expanding their product line in creative ways, this farm also operates The Fragrant Cow Compost Company, which makes use of everything cows have to offer and works with several other local businesses to create compost, nature’s perfect soil amendment and fertilizer.
Recipe Corner: shop local and forage at home!
Now that Spring has sprung and brought some balmy weather, we have access to fresh, early-season greens and wild edibles. This quick side dish combines the tastiest local and forage-able spring goods that are more than likely growing
right in your backyard!
Be sure to rinse your veggies, especially the purple dead nettle and dandelion roots. The roots can be scraped clean under warm water or peeled if they are very thick. Then cut them into small pieces, no bigger than pieces of minced garlic.
Start by sautéing onions, dandelion root, lion’s mane mushrooms and thyme in some olive oil or butter. Once the onions start to turn translucent and the mushrooms develop a nice sear add a tablespoon of maple syrup and stir.
Add in your foraged dead nettle greens so they wilt, cover with a lid, leave the heat on for 2 more minutes, then turn off. The sweetness of the maple syrup plays off the warmth of the thyme and the nuttiness of the dandelion root, making this an excellent sweet and savory side dish.
Fortunately, there are no inedible lookalikes for these wild edibles, making them great finds for beginnger foragers.
Disclaimer: Be sure to never eat anything that you cannot identify confidently. Also do not forage or eat anything from public parks or sidewalks, as they are at risk of being sprayed by chemicals or dogs/cats. Your best and safest bet is to find these plants on your property or in your garden beds.
Save the Date! On August 6th, 2023 from 10 am-3 pm, Edinboro Market will host a Find Northwestern Pennsylvania Food Open House along with Meadville Market House and Core Goods in Oil City. There will be free food and multiple opportunities throughout the day to meet your local farmers and producers! Stay tuned for more information.
Featured Monthly Market Partners! We are very excited to bring back our Monthly Market Partner program. Each month we’ll feature a local small business that does not currently sell through the Market. This is a way to introduce our shoppers to other great local products and businesses. Watch for the next newsletter to see who our first partner is!
Monthly Producer Meet ‘N Greets! Starting in May, each month one or two of our producers will set up a table for a couple of hours at the Market to meet folks, answer questions about their products, and share their passion for whatever it is they grow or make. We’ll post the details here in the newsletter and on our socials. They’ll be happy to answer your questions and get to know you too!
Wild Field Urban Farm Pre-Sale (information below)
Wild Field Urban Farm is now accepting seedling pre-orders! Each seedling is $5 and the ordering runs from now until April 23rd. Pick-up will be May 19-20th at the Market. Email us or stop in to grab an order sheet!