Welcome to the first Edinboro Market newsletter! Every other week or so we’ll introduce you to some of the farmers and food businesses who sell through Market; highlight new items, (peaches anyone?); share staff-tested recipes; promote discussion through our ‘food for thought’ column; and more. Email or message us if you have a topic you’d like to see included. Please share our newsletter with friends and family who understand the importance of healthy food and a robust local food system.
A small-scale vegetable farm, Fat Hawk Farm aims to provide the local area with healthy and environmentally conscious produce. This week, their cherry tomatoes are $3 a quart. Tender and juicy, they’re great for snacking, salsas, and sauces.
Raintree Farms is nearing the end of blueberry season! Stop in to pick up a quart of spray-free, all natural blueberry goodnesss.
Food for Thought
Wondering what’s on our minds when we’re not selling goods or finding new producers to work with? This week, it’s The Slow Food movement!
The Slow Food organization has branches in 160 countries, with 150 chapters in the United States. According to their website their goal is “good, clean and fair food for all” defined as:
Believe in delicious nutrition as a right for everyday life
Cultivate joyful connections to community and place
Advocate for diversity in ecosystems and societies
Protect natural resources for future generations
Help people and the environment depend on each other
Promote food that is local, seasonal, and sustainably grown
Build local cooperation and global collaboration while respecting all laws
Require no prerequisite or credential for participation
Fight for dignity of labor from field to fork
We at Edinboro Market fully support these views and encourage you to take a look at the Slow Food website, to learn more about the Cook’s Alliance, Slow Food’s recommendations on Food And Farm Policy, their School Gardens program, and other resources. If you’d like to share your thoughts on this topic please send us an email (EdinboroMarket@gmail.com) or shoot us a message!
Thank you for supporting Edinboro Market during Erie Gives Day. Your donations, which totaled just over $2000, will be used to develop a marketing campaign to get the word out about the creative, hardworking people who sell their food and goods through the Edinboro Market.