Posted March 6th, 2013

Fresh n New!

For local food lovers like you and me, March 20 (the first day of spring) can’t come fast enough. And for home gardeners—whether working a backyard, patio containers, community garden plot, or window box—the countdown to the vernal equinox is our time to get in gear for the new season.

And just like The Philadelphia Flower Show, the Fair Food Farmstand has what you need to get your garden growing again: While you’re shopping for crisp, hydroponically grown YOUNG ROMAINE LETTUCE from White Star Growers, and RUSSIAN BANANA FINGERLING POTATOES (on sale this week!) from Tuscarora Organic Growers, pick up sustainably grown SEEDS from Happy Cat Farm!

This year, in addition to Happy Cat’s rack of vegetable seeds (or, as I like to call them, “pre-veggies”) and herbs, we’ve got a second display with labels popping with reds, yellows, greens, and purples: It’s our all-heirloom tomato selection! Look for famous varieties like AMISH PASTE, a hefty determinate perfect for saucing; YELLOW PEAR (the cutest tom, if you ask me), sweet and juicy when ripe and crunchy and olive-like when picked green and pickled; and GREEN ZEBRA, a stripy little beauty with lots of flavor and tender flesh.  Or try out a new variety this year – the cream-colored, voluptuous WHITE QUEEN, or the trapezoid-shaped, smoky-flavored JAPANESE BLACK TRIFELE (which is really from Russia).

One of the best reasons to plant heirloom seeds—in addition to flavor—is to save them from year to year: Plant a seed, grow a tomato, harvest one of those fruits and remove the seeds. Let them dry and store carefully to plant next spring. That way, you’ve got more scratch to spend on even more gorgeous, hard-to-find sustainable seeds the following year.

PRODUCT LIST

FRUIT, VEGETABLES & HERBS
For all special orders and other inquiries, please contact Alex Jones, Farmstand Product Manager

BEECHWOOD ORCHARDS, Biglerville, PAThursday
Mutsu Apples
Red Delicious Apples
Ida Red Apples
Nittany Apples
Pink Lady Apples
Rome Apples
Stayman Apples
York Apples

BLUE MOON ACRES, Buckingham, PA – Friday
Micro Herbs (2 oz and 6 oz)
Microgreens (2 oz and 6 oz)
Micro cilantro (2 oz)
Micro fennel (2 oz)
Pea Leaves (2 oz and 6 oz)

BROOKE LEE FARM, Fleetwood, PA

BUX-MONT HYDROPONICS, Telford, PA
Hydroponic Basil

COMMON MARKET, Philadelphia, PA – Tuesday & Friday
Butterhead Lettuce (Gehman Family)
Living Lettuce Blend (Butter Valley Harvest)
Green Cabbage (King Family Farm)
Yellow Onions (Zook Family Farm)
Covington Sweet Potatoes (Spina & Sons Farm)
Butternut Squash (Spina & Sons Farm)
Organic Rainbow Carrots (Deep Root Organics, Johnson VT)

DAVID SILLER’S WILD EDIBLES,  Westville, NJ – Deliveries vary. Limited supplies.

GREEN MEADOW FARM, Gap PA
Brussels Sorouts (tentative)
Mesclun Greens Mix
Stonehead Cabbage (tentative)

LANCASTER FARM FRESH COOP, Quarryville, PA – Tuesday & Friday
Organic Gil Feather Turnips
Organic Castle de Franco Radicchio
Organic Black Radishes

LANDISDALE FARM, Jonestown, PA – Wednesday
Organic Red Onions
Organic Red Potatoes
Organic Deep Purple Sweet Potatoes
Organic Red Garnet Sweet Potatoes
Organic Green Kale (limited)
Organic Collard Greens (limited)
Organic Arugula (limited)
Organic Baby Spinach (limited)
Organic Orange Carrots
Organic Rutabaga

MOTHER EARTH MUSHROOMS, West Grove, PA
Organic Cremini Mushrooms
Organic Portobello Mushrooms
Organic Shiitake Mushrooms

OVERBROOK HERB FARM, Lansdale, PA – Thursday
Chervil
Bay Leaves
Rosemary
Marjoram
Sage
Sorrel
Red Sorrel – NEW! This herb features beautiful red veining and adds a gorgeous burst of color to salads.

PARADISE HILL FARM, Vincentown, NJ- Deliveries Vary

PARADISE ORGANICS, Paradise, PA- Friday

TAPROOT FARM, Shoemakersville, PA– Tuesday

THREE SPRINGS FRUIT FARM, Aspers, PA- Wednesday
Cameo Apples
Fuji Apples
Jonagold Apples
Rome Apples
Stayman Apples

TUSCARORA GROWERS ALLIANCE, Hustontown, PA- Wednesday
Organic Gold Ball Turnips
Organic Celeriac (tentative)
Organic Miner’s Lettuce (Claytonia)
Organic Deep Purple Carrots (limited)
Organic Maroon Carrots (limited)
Organic Yellow Carrots
Organic White Carrots
Organic Russian Banana Fingerling Potatoes
Organic Parsnips
Organic Watermelon Radishes
Organic Red Garlic
Organic Jumbo Shallots (limited)
Organic Cylindra Beets – NEW! These torpedo-shaped red beets are a Danish heirloom that, due to their shape, can be cut into much more uniform shapes than rounder varieties.
Organic Green Cabbage
Organic Red Cabbage
Organic Yacon (limited)

ZONE 7 Ringoes, NJ – Wednesday
Korean Asian Pears (Evergreen Farm)
Dried Jujube Fruits (Evergreen Farm) (limited)
Acorn Squash (Phillips Farm)
Thyme (Edible Gardens)
Mint (Edible Gardens)
Oregano (Edible Gardens)
Cilantro (Edible Gardens)
Young Romaine Lettuce (White Star Growers) – NEW!! Grab these crunchy, flavorful greens while you can, and pick up some tangy cow or goat feta to make Greek salad or fattoush.
Leeks (Phillips Farm)
Purple-Top Turnips (Trauger’s Farm)
Norwis White Potatoes (Trauger’s Farm)
Adirondack Blue Potatoes (Phillips Farm)
Nicola Potatoes (Cherry Grove Farm)
Orange Sweet Potatoes (Parzanese Bros.)
Bonita White Sweet Potatoes (Parzanese Bros.)
Rainbow Petite Potatoes (Phillips Farm)
Mixed Cherry Tomatoes (White Star Growers) (limited)
Red Salad Tomatoes (White Star Growers) (limited)
Red Slicing Tomatoes (White Star Growers) (limited)

 

MEATS
For all special orders and other inquiries, please contact Alex Jones, Farmstand Product Manager

BIRCH RUN HILLS FARM, Chester Springs, PA.

BUCK RUN FARM, East Fallowfield, Chester County, PA
Buck run bulls are never fed grain and exist entirely on pasture.

Angusburger
Bully Beef – The Bully Beef is premium chopped sirloin made from older bulls and has a strong beefy taste. It can be used for burgers, meat loaf, chili, or in any recipe where ground meat is appropriate.
Beef Kielbasa – NEW!
Soup Bones – NEW! Perfect for roasting and making stock to give your late-winter soups, stews, risottos, and other recipes delicious, beefy flavor.
Marrow Bones

CL BISON FARM, Lancaster, PA
Free range, grass fed bison from Lancaster Co.
Ground Bison

CLOVER CREEK FARM, Blair Co., PA
Heritage Breed Milking Shorthorn Veal raised on sunshine, pasture and whey!

COUNTRY TIME FARM, Hamburg, PA
Paul and Ember Criverallo raise heritage breed Large Black and Old Spotted hogs humanely in the hills of Berks County. Other cuts available by request.
Bacon – No Nitrates!
Pork Chops
Pork Butt
Fresh Sausage
Chorizo
Country Ribs
Ground Pork
Smoked Ham Hocks

GREEN MEADOW FARM, Gap, PA – Thursday
Family farm and local small farm distributor.
Double-Smoked Country Bacon
Canadian Bacon – Cured and double smoked pork loin, ready to eat

GRIGGSTOWN QUAIL FARM, Princeton, NJ
Beef Pies – Small
Turkey Pies – Small
Chicken Pies – Small and Large
Chicken Sausage – Granny Smith, Broccoli Rabe, Feta & Spinach, White Wine & Garlic, Sundried Tomato
Whole Chickens
Quail
Duck Breasts
Marinated Soy-Ginger Poussin
Marinated Poussin with Fresh Herbs
Ground Chicken

HIGHVIEW FARM,  North Hanover, NJ - Wednesday
Ground Lamb
Lamb Legs
Lamb Shanks
Lamb Chops
Lamb Sausage
Merguez Sausage

JAMISON FARM, Latrobe, PA
Dorset breed sheep raised humanely by John and Sukey Jamison
Lamb Pies – Small and Large

LANDISDALE FARM, Jonestown, PA
Grass-fed heritage breed meat from Devon and Scottish Highland crosses
Beef Jerky
Beef Sticks (Hot and Mild)
Beef Soup Bones
Beef Short Ribs
Beef Chuck Roast
Beef Eye of Round Roast
Beef Sirloin Steak

MEADOW RUN FARM, Lititz, PA
Diversified family farm focusing on grass-fed lamb and beef, pastured poultry, and heritage-breed Berkshire pigs.
Stewing Hens
Whole Chicken
Chicken Feet
Chicken Necks and Backs – Great for making stock!

SHADY ACRES FARM, Elizabethtown, PA
Boneless Chicken Breasts
Bone-In Chicken Breasts
Chicken Legs
Chicken Wings

SOUTHWARK & COUNTRY TIME FARM CURED MEATS, Philly & Berks County

STRYKER FARM, Saylorsburg, PA – Saturday
Pastured goats and Tamworth hogs.
Irish Bangers
Breakfast Sausage
Beer Brats
Pork Cutlets
Pork Loin
Pork Tenderloin
Pork Shoulder Roast
Scrapple
Spare Ribs
Goat Cubes
Ground Goat
Goat Legs

SWEET STEM FARM, Lititz, PA Note: Sweet Stem is no longer raising beef but we will be replenishing our freezer with more grass-fed cuts next week!
Pork and Lamb from Heritage breed animals raised on pasture.
Porterhouse Steak
Ribeye Steak
Stew Cubes
Pork Cubes
Ground Pork
Kielbasa
Fresh Sausage
Cheddar Beer Brats
Black & Tan Sausage

 

EGGS, CHEESE & DAIRY
For all special orders and other inquiries, please contact Alex Jones, Farmstand Product Manager

All cheeses are raw unless under 60 days aged or otherwise noted.

BIRCH RUN HILLS FARM, Chester Springs, PA.
Birchrun Blue  raw Holstein milk, aged 70+ days
Equinox – Alpine style – mild, aged, firm, and nutty
Fat Cat
Red Cat

CALKINS CREAMERY, Honesdale, PA
Pocono family farm that makes a wide variety of tasty raw milk cheeses from their herd of grass-fed Holstein cows.
Old Man Highlander
Noble Road – It’s back! This light and creamy brie has a fluffy, cloudlike texture and delicate mushroom notes.
Misty Morning

CAPUTO BROTHERS CREAMERY, Spring Grove, PA
Makers of hand-crafted, traditional Italian cheeses and cultured milk products.
Cagliata Curds – Frozen and perfect for making your own homemade traditional Mozzarella, stracciatella and burrata.

CHERRY GROVE FARM, Lawrenceville, NJ
Toma – raw milk tome, creamy with briney overtones of olive
Havilah – A hard aged northern Italian style cheese made all their own by cheesemaker Sam Kennedy. Aged about 11 months. Excellent, lots of complexity and long lasting – reaching towards many comte qualities
Garlic Peppercorn Jack
Full Nettle Jack
Herdsman
Rosedale

CLOVER CREEK FARM, Blair County, PA
Mature Cheddar – Specially cellar-aged 16-18 months just for Fair Food!
Galen’s Good Old
Smoked Galen’s Good Old
Uncle Joe’s – washed in homemade red wine

DOE RUN DAIRY , Coatesville, PA
Fresh Robiolas
Hummingbird
St. Malachi
Seven Sisters
Bomboloni
Bathed in Victory – buttery, soft, 90-day aged cheese washed in Victory Brewing Co. beer

DUTCH MEADOWS ORGANIC DAIRY, Paradise, PA – Wednesday
Raw Milk – Half-gallons of rick raw milk from Dutch Belted heritage breed cows and packaged in a classic (and returnable!) glass bottle.

ELY FARM, Newtown PA
Washington’s Crossing – It’s back, with a 2nd place American Cheese Society award this summer! A younger batch than in the past, this version is semi-soft, earthy, grassy, and creamy – Gruyere-esque flavor with a Fontina texture.

HIDDEN HILLS CHEESES, Everett, PA
Raw milk cheeses crafted by hand in the rolling hills o’ Bedford County.
Feta – Classic feta packed in brine. Tangy wallop of flavor that crumbles with ease.
Old Gold – Aged min one year. Hard with flavors of browned butter, coffee and toffee.
Buttercup – a great warm weather melter! Great for burgers & potatoes – mild and buttery

KESWICK CREAMERY, Newburg, PA
Raw milk cheeses from grassfed Jersey cows, hand made using traditional methods.
Vermeer – a Dutch-style natural-rind cheese that combines Alpine-style nuttiness with Gouda-style creaminess. A great melter!
Lesher – a rich and deep British-style cheese with wax rind.
Tommenator – washed in Troeg’s Troegenator
Mad Tomme – washed in Troeg’s Mad Elf
Blue Suede Moo – creamy and nutty with crumbly rind. Lovely depth of flavor that owes to fine quality milk and a unique recipe that traces to the Scottish Highlands

KINGFISHER DAIRY, Elizabethtown, PA 
Tuesday evening
Raw dairy products from the milk of 20 Jersey breed cows
Raw Whole Milk

LANCASTER FARM FRESH, Quarryville, PA – Tuesday and Friday
Pasteurized Whole Milk (Maplehof Dairy) – in plastic 1/2 gallons
Pasteurized Skim Milk (Maplehof Dairy) – in plastic quarts
Pasteurized Cream Line Whole Milk (Maplehof) – in plastic quarts
Chocolate Milk
 (Maplehofe Dairy) – in plastic quarts
Buttermilk (Maplehof Dairy) – in plastic quarts

LINDEN DALE FARM, Ronks PA
The Mellinger’s have been continuously farming on their land since 1850! They’ve learned the goat cheese tricks of the Pyrenees and got schooled in cheese chemistry in Vermont. This expertise shows from the quality of their cheeses.

MEADOW RUN FARM, Lititz, PA
 Pasture Raised 
Tuesday evening
Pasture Raised Brown Eggs, heritage breed
Pasture Raised Blue Eggs heritage breed
Pasture Raised Brown Jumbo Eggs, heritage breed

MISTY CREEK DAIRY, Lancaster Co, PA
Kidchego
Misty Lovely
Midnight Dream

NATURAL BY NATURE, West Grove, PA- Friday
Organic Half-and-Half
Organic Heavy Cream
Organic Sour Cream
Organic Salted Whipped Butter
Organic Unsalted Whipped Butter

NITTANY VALLEY ORGANICS, State College, PA
Amish crafted by Mark Stoltzfus and family. His raw milk cheeses use Celtic Sea Salt, renowned for it’s nutrient pack properties.
Organic Cheddar
Organic Pepper Cheddar
Organic Smoked Cheddar
Organic Yogurt Cheese

PEQUEA VALLEY DAIRY, Ronks, PA – Monday
Made with milk from grass-fed Jersey cows
Yogurt – plain and flavored, in plastic quarts and 6 oz cups

SANDY RIDGE FARM, Elizabethtown, PATuesday evening
Cage-free brown eggs
Cage-free pastured eggs

SEVEN STARS FARM, Phoenixville, PA
Made with Certified Organic and biodynamic milk from grass-fed Jersey cows
Maple, Vanilla & Plain Yogurt
Lowfat Maple & Plain Yogurt
Heavy Whipping Cream

SHELLBARK HOLLOW FARM, West Chester, PA  Thursday
Straight from a Chester County farmstead in the middle of a suburban cul-de-sac.
Fresh Chevre
Sharp Chevre – the sharp provolone of goat cheeses
Goat Yogurt
Goat Kefir
Goat Milk in half gallon, quarts and pints

SHEPHERD’S HOLLOW FARM, Leola, PA
Tomme Delicious – Italian-style cheese made with raw sheep and cow’s milk – pair with tomato preserves
Tomme de Ewe – raw sheep’s milk

STRYKER FARM, Saylorsburg, PA Saturday
Pastured goats and Tamworth hogs. 
Goat Yogurt Smoothies (Honey and Strawberry)
Goat’s Milk Caramel Pudding
Chevre
Chive Chevre Spread

SWISS VILLA DAIRY, Wrightsville, PA – Wednesday
Raw Goat Feta
Goat Butter – NEW! So many of our customers have asked for this, and we’ve finally found a local source! Made from the milk of goats at Apple Tree Goat Dairy in Lancaster County.

TAPROOT FARM, Shoemakersville, PA– Tuesday
Pastured eggs

TRICKLING SPRINGS CREAMERY, Chambersburg, PA  Thursday
Butter – UNSALTED & SALTED – made with milk from Jersey cows raised on pasture year-round
Dark Chocolate Milk Quarts NEW! This ultra-rich milk is flavored with dark chocolate cocoa and just a little sweetnedd to bring out the flavor of the cocoa. Sold in a returnable glass bottle.

WAKEFIELD DAIRY, Lancaster, PA
Bouche- Certified Organic raw cow’s milk cave-aged, Cheddar-style cheese. Try melting the rind on toast!
Farm Fromage Clothbound Cheddar  NEW! Try this 18-month-aged crumbly, fruity, and sharp wonder.
Beer Washed Tomme – washed in Lancaster Brewing’s Milk Stout
Smythe

WAYSIDE ACRES GOAT DAIRY, Newport, PA

WHOLESOME DAIRY FARMS, Yellow House, PA
Pasteurized and Raw Milk products from Heritage Breed Ayshire Milk
Raw Milk – plastic gallons & pints
Kefir – A mild Kefir
Plain Yogurt – straight up loose textured traditional yogurt in a glass jar
Greek Style Yogurt –plain and honey

YELLOW SPRINGS FARM, Chester Springs, PA
Exquisite farmstead goat cheeses made by Al & Catherine Rienzi. All their pretty rinds are designed to be eaten – I like their style!
Fieldstone
Red Leaf
Yellow Brick Road – washed in Victory Brewing Co.’s Golden Monkey!


PREPARED FOODS, BAKED GOODS & OTHER
From small local farms and food companies using local and/or organic ingredients.

For all special orders and other inquiries, please contact Alex Jones, Farmstand Product Manager

AMARANTH GLUTEN-FREE BAKERY, Lancaster, PA
All Amaranth Bakery products are gluten-free!
Maple-Almond Granola
Flatbread

BEECHWOOD ORCHARDS, Biglerville, PA
Honeycrisp Apple Sauce – sweetened and unsweetened
Canned Peaches – no syrup, lite syrup and heavy syrup

BETTER TOGETHER (BT) BROWNIES, Philadelphia, PA
Decadent treats made with local cream and butter from grass-fed cows, pastured eggs, organic flour and evaporated cane juice, and fair-trade chocolate.
Salted Caramel Brownies
Cookie Brownies
Chocolate Brownies
Peanut Butter Brownie

CASTLE VALLEY MILLS, Bucks Co, PA
Locally Grown and milled grains.
Fine Cornmeal
Rye Flour
Farro (whole)
Spelt Berries

CAYUGA PURE ORGANICS, Brooktondale, NY
Certified Organic Grains, Beans and Polenta from near Ithaca, NY
Kidney Beans
Turtle Beans
Heirloom Polenta
Oat Groats

COMMON MARKET, Philadelphia, PA
Canned Crushed Tomatoes – 100% Jersey Grown!

COOKIE CONFIDENTIAL, Philadelphia, PA — Fridays
Undercover Cupcakes in Maple Bacon Buttermilk, Pink Pepper Pistachio, Spiced Pear & Fig
Black Market Brittle in Peanut, Sunflower Red Pepper, and Pink Pepper Pistachio

DAISY ORGANIC FLOURS, McGeary Organics, Lancaster, PA
Organic All Purpose Flour, white
Organic White Pastry Flour
Organic White Spelt Flour
Organic Whole Wheat All Purpose Flour
Organic Whole Grain Spelt Flour

EPIC PICKLES, York, PA
Pickled Cauliflower
Pickled Asparagus
Spicy Okra
Spicy Carrots
Hot Dills
Pickled String Beans

FIFTH OF A FARM, Philadelphia, PA
Mint Jelly
Grape Jelly
Prickly Pear Jelly
Peach Agave Jam
Strawberry Agave Jam

FRESH TOFU, Allentown, PA
Use certified organic soybeans from NY state to make their products.
Organic Firm Tofu

GOOD SPOON SOUPS, Philadelphia, PA
Grass-fed Beef Chili
Turkey Chili
Veggie White Bean
Curried Red Lentil
Chicken Orzo
Italian Wedding
Black Bean-Sweet Potato
Butternut Squash
Senagalese Chicken Peanut

HALDEMAN MILLS, Manheim, PA

LANCASTER FARM FRESH, Leola, PA
Organic Horseradish
Organic Sauerkraut
Organic Red Sauerkraut

MAINE SEA SALT, Marshfield, Maine
Hickory Smoked Sea Salt – smoked over a wood fire, great on cucumber salads!
Dulse Sea Weed Sea Salt – sea salt with sea weed, feel those nutrients.
Apple Smoked Sea Salt – smoked over a wood fire, sold in grinder!
Sea Salt – 1 lb & 8 oz bags

MARKET DAY, Philadelphia, PA – Friday
Caramels – Walnut Crème, Fleur de Sel, Orange
Canele – small and large!

NIFTY SAUCES & SPREADS, Philadelphia, PA — Deliveries Vary
Asian Pear Membrillo — NEW! A sweet, fruity spread to accompany your favorite aged cheeses.
Spicy Ginger Ketchup

OAK GROVE MILLS, Pittstown, NJ
Organic grains produced and milled on the Blew Family Farm – a historic farm that was also the first in New Jersey to enter their land into Farmland Preservation Program!

PATTERSON FARMS, Sabinsville, PA
Maple Sugar
Grade A Maple Syrup, Amber
Grade B Maple Syrup

PECAN MEADOWS FARM, Newburg, PA
Granola

SLOW RISE BAKERY, Lancaster, PA – Tuesday
Organic Oat Bread
7 Grain Bread
Organic Sprouted Wheat
Lavosh
Four Seed Cookies

TAIT FARM FOODS, Centre Hall, PA
Apple Pepper Jelly: Our favorite lunch: toasted on a baguette with smoked turkey and Buttercup Brie!
Celebration Chutney – Try it with our hard aged cheeses.
Rhubarb Chutney- great with our Clover Creek mature cheddar!
Tomato Bruschetta
Cranberry Shrub – NEW! This tart and sweet syrup flavors sparkling water, cocktails, and desserts wonderfully
Rosemary Olive Oil – NEW! This extra-virgin olive oil is infused with savory, aromatic rosemary – perfect for dipping crusty bread or adding to your favorite vinaigrette recipe.

THREE SPRINGS FRUIT FARM, Aspers, PA
Canned Local Peaches - lightly sweetened & unsweetened
No-Sugar-Added Applesauce

URBAN APIARIES, Philadelphia, PA
Variety Gift Boxes – Perfect for the holiday gifts! These gift boxes contain 4 6-oz jars, each containing a honey from a different part of the city.
ZIP Code Honey – Honey from the city’s rooftop beehives! Available in 19122 (Olde Kensington) and 19129 (Hunting Park).