Strawberries AND Asparagus. It’s that time of year.

Schlafly Farmers Market at the Bottleworks,  Wednesday, May 10th, 4pm-7pm

I am ready.  I know the farmers market vendors are ready and I am betting that you, the community are also ready for a Wednesday market day with NO RAIN!! Haaa. We shall see what happens throughout the day and into the evening?!!  But once again, we will have market rain or shine. And by golly, we will continue to have a good time and enjoy whatever the seasonal, local, fresh, just picked produce is at the market today, along with live music, baked goods, honey, nuts, eggs,  cheeses, black beans,  tamales and Schlafly beer samples.

If all things stay the same, with no drastic changes in weather conditions we will have many of our produce vendors bringing strawberries today. In addition to fresh, locally produced strawberries, market customers can expect a variety of lettuces, asparagus, radishes, red and green spring onions, a variety of kale, Hakurei turnips, broccolini, beets, maybe some rhubarb.

We will have saffron cake with edible flowers, rhubarb cake and miso banana bread made by Prabha of The Nutty Bites. Marcia of Grandma’s Nuts has put together some fun and delicious Mother’s Day gift boxes and bags of her nut, seed and chocolate blends as well as her toffee. Alex has been busy at his Red Guitar bakery making his Miche sourdough bread, baguettes and foccacia.  El Chico Bakery will have their fruit filled empanadas, giant cookies and other traditional Mexican baked goods. The Tamale Man will have pork, chicken and vegetarian tamales (maybe vegan) with a variety of salsas. The Tamale Man familia creates these fresh tamales with many local , seasonal ingredients. They are steamed to order at the market.

Vistit with Estie and Mike of delCarmen black beans and pick up some traditional, Cuban style black beans, hummus and dip to enjoy. Larder and Cupboad has unique, house made, culinary treats each week. Cindy will have preserved lemons, boiled cider,  home fermentation kits,  Meyer lemon  crisps, Blood orange  crisps, Ludwig and Marcoot Cheese and limited  pieces of Baklava .  Seed Geeks is back with a huge variety of nonGMO seeds, a variety of honey, spun honey, handmade soaps and bodycare products.

Alpaca’s of Troy brings a unique variety of handmade alpaca fiber crafts, handspun and dyed yarns as well as cuts of Alpaca meat.

Rosy Buck Farm, Flower Hill Farm, Biver Certified Organic Farm, , Eddington Farm, Farrar Out Farm, Eckenfels, Buila Family, Three Rivers, McConaughies, Matt Stuckmeyer and Ivan will be filling their market tents with anything and everything, fresh, local and seasonal. Look for a variety of just picked produce, pastured meats, eggs, fresh cut flowers, herbs and bedding and starter plants for your garden, pots and flower beds.

As the morning and afternoon progress, I may be able to update the website and Facebook pages with any changes. Otherwise, may I suggest that you just show up, bring your basket and bags and enjoy all of the vendors that continue to work hard to bring you the best they have each week?!!

Ally, our GardenWorks gardener will be available for Schlafly Bottleworks garden tours. We will have live music performed by Michael Jonas, free Schlafly beer samples and lots of fun available to ALL who attend.

Looking forward to a great season.

Many Thanks for your continued support. See you at the market.
Schlafly Farmers Market Manager

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