MAD THIS FRIDAY, DEC 19

December 17th, 2014

The 3rd Friday of the month is coming right up, and that means that it is MAD — short for Member Appreciation Day.

MAD is a great day to shop at the Market. We tasty little samples out for you to try; it’s a good time for seeing your neighbors (because they’re shopping on this day, too); and members get discounts.

Two extra thoughts as you do your holiday shopping:

  • we sell gift certificates in any amount;
  • a Market membership gives year-round and is good for a lifetime. Available in two levels:  $50 for blue (5% discount) or $200 for gold (10% discount).

See you soon!

BAKING SUPPLIES

December 12th, 2014

baking-supplies-sDoing some special baking for the holidays? In addition to great ingredients, we also have a supply of sprinkles, baking cups (for cupcakes or muffins), food coloring, and birthday candles!

HEARTY SOUPS

December 11th, 2014

For a quick, warming, satisfying meal in snow season — check out our SOUPS.

  • Susie makes two varieties each week day. One is meat-based; the other is vegetarian or vegan.  You’ll find them — and a slice of hearty locally made bread — hot and ready to go. Fill up your own container in sizes small, medium and large.
  • Additional soups, in 2-cup containers, are in the grab-and-go case. Take one home, heat it up, and you have an instant meal.

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

December 3rd, 2014

2015-CalendarsThe Market is stocked with holiday gift ideas. Shop local, shop early, and save yourself stress!

Our ideas include:

  • Advent calendars (limited supply) and a great variety of 2015 wall calendars
  • Fair-trade African baskets — new arrivals!
  • Delicious beeswax candles from Honey Knoll Apiary in Royalton
  • Handmade sweets from Down-to-Earth Confections of Barnard
  • Clementines — to keep you and Santa healthy
  • Chocolates, teas, coffees, local pottery, cookbooks, holiday cards … check out our endcap displays. Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

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THANKSGIVING HOURS

November 24th, 2014

We’re looking forward to Thanksgiving! Here is some scheduling information to help you plan.

Tuesday afternoon: Turkey pre–order pick–up. If you ordered a Misty Knoll turkey from us, it will be ready for you Tuesday afternoon. We’ll give you a call when they come in.

Please pick up your turkey on Tuesday afternoon or evening, as we have limited storage space at the Market.

Wednesday: open all day for our regular hours: 7:30 a.m –7:00 p.m.

Thursday and Friday: closed! Enjoy your meal and leftovers!

Saturday: normal hours resume. We’re open 8:00–5:00 on Saturdays and 9:00–5:00 on Sundays.

Among the many things we’re thankful for are our local farmers and businesses, our community, and our customers. Thank you!

TWO ITEMS THIS WEEK

November 17th, 2014

Two things to remember this week:

1. Pre–order your Misty Knoll turkey by Thursday. Birds are available in sizes ranging from 12–24 pounds (allow for flexibility within a pound or two). Or, if you prefer, order selected turkey parts. See price list and sign–up sheet at the front of the store.

2. Member Appreciation Day is this Friday, Nov. 21. Samples for everyone; discounts for members. We look forward to seeing you.

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FROZEN MIXED BERRIES

November 12th, 2014

We haMixed-Fruit-sve a new product from the bulk department — mixed frozen berries. It includes strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Great for

  • smoothies
  • pies
  • crumbles
  • or thawed for a simple dessert (maybe topped with a bit of vanilla yogurt?)

Think of it as a magic carpet ride back to summer! You’ll find them next to other frozen fruits on the bottom shelf of the long freezer.

 

 

 

 

PRE-ORDER VT NATURAL TURKEYS for THANKSGIVING

November 5th, 2014

Misty-Knoll-displayAgain this year we are offering natural, Vermont-raised turkeys from Misty Knoll Farm in the Champlain Valley. They come to us by pre-order only. You can order a whole bird or, if you prefer, selected cuts. Here’s the scoop:

  • Price per pounds for whole turkeys is $4.49 — lower than last year!
  • Price for selected cuts varies.
  • Pre-order sign-up is in the Produce department.
  • Turkeys are delivered on Tuesday, November 25. Because we have limited storage space, we ask that you pick up your order that day.

Please note: there are no 10 pound turkeys; we suggest turkey parts to fill that need. Turkey sizes start at 12-14 pounds and increase in 2 pound increments. Plan on a bit of flexibility re: size; it takes months to grow turkeys and there may be some variation between what is requested and what comes in. That said, know that it has always worked out fine in the past.

Order deadline: Thursday, November 20 (one week before the holiday).

NEW LOCALLY BAKED BREAD: H&W BREADWORKS

October 29th, 2014

New at the Market: wood-fired oven bread from Strafford baker Erik Goodling of H&W Breadworks. Fresh deliveries arrive on Wednesday and Friday mornings (usually around 9:00). This Wednesday’s deliveries include 100 Acre Sourdough (whole wheat), Galleons Leap Sourdough (whole wheat, amaranth, quinoa, and sesame and flax seeds), and Halfsies (includes 50% pre-fermented whole wheat).

Halfsies is described as “very kid friendly yet satisfying for a discriminating adult palate” (because sometimes, those two things are the same!)

As with all new products, we’re looking for customer feedback. Let us know (through words or sales) what you think.

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LOCAL POTTERY

October 22nd, 2014

Local Pottery-s Warm up with a hot beverage in a locally made mug. Chris Vernon of Blackbird Studios in Chelsea makes cups in two sizes. You’ll also find condiment caddies and — if you don’t want to let go of summer — ice cream bowls. Check out our display near the towels and other home goods.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Menu for Friday Dec. 19

    Breakfast

    • Breakfast Sandwiches
    • Yogurt Parfait
    Baked Goods Including Gluten Free Options

    Soups

    • Artichoke Jalepeno Cheddar Soup
    • Tuscan Bean w/ Chicken Soup

    Hot Meal

    • Bacon & Kale Mac 'n Cheese

    Sandwiches

    • Apple Chicken Salad
    • Tuna Salad
    • Ham, Swiss, Tomato & Onion w/ Mustard
    • Raw Veggie w/ Hummus Wrap

    In the Cooler: Salads

    • Tarragon Chicken Salad
    • Sesame Noodles
    • Tuna Salad
    • Quiona w/ Dried Fruit & Mint Salad
    • Apple Chicken Salad
    • Massaged Kale Salad
    • Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salad
    • Roasted Vegetables w/ Balsamic-Rosemary Dressing
    • Brussels Sprout Slaw
    • Pear, Craisin & Maple Cashew Salad Plate

    In the Cooler: Meals to Go

    • Chicken Pot Pie Filling (no crust)
    • Chicken Pot Pie Filling
    • Sausage and Veggie Strata
    • Broccoli & Chicken Alfredo
    • Chicken Parmesan
    • Cheese Tortellini w/ Mushroom and Sun dried Tomato Cream Sauce
    • Chicken Soup
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    The Market is closed on the following days:

    New Year’s Day
    Easter Sunday
    Memorial Day
    July 4th
    Labor Day
    Thanksgiving Day + next day Friday
    Christmas Day + next day Dec. 26

    The Market closes at 1pm on the following days:

    Christmas Eve
    New Year’s Eve