Cambridge Valley Farmers Market September 2015 Newsletter...
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It's canning time!

I don't want to even think about the 'w' word...winter...I know, I know we've still got time, but as a wise ant once taught us, it pays to stock up! While we're up to our elbows in fresh produce, make sure to check out the "Around Town" section below for opportunities to pick-your-own. If you don't have time to pick, or you don't know the first thing about canning, just ask! Some of our vendors offer bulk prices and are happy to share some tricks of the trade. 

We would also like to officially announce our Winter Market running through the end of December! We'll stay outside as long as we can, then move into the red Lovejoy Building at the back of the market space for a cozier atmosphere. There will also be two special holiday markets packed with artisans and handmade gifts so you can do your holiday shopping locally! More info to come. 

But before we get too ahead of ourselves, we'd like to thank everyone for a fantastic summer by hosting a FREE make-your-own SUNDAE FUNDAY on September 13th from 11-2pm. There'll be kids activities and fun for the whole family so be sure to stop by.

Thank you as always for supporting local food and we'll see you at the market!
- Jesse Wakeman, Market Manager

What's in season...
* new this month
  • Apples
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries*
  • Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels*
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Greens
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Melons
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Scallions
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Winter Squash*
  • Zucchini
  • Meat
  • Eggs
  • Maple
Along with some wonderful musical performances, we had a lot of fun this August in our Community Tent. Kids Circus Day was a huge success with people of all ages mastering the "tite pipe," scarf juggling and we even had a stilt walking demonstration! Special thanks to Lisa Carrino, long time circus educator, for teaching us some new tricks!
Other special events included Patty Keelen from As the Wheel Turns Pottery, demonstrating clay carving and of course what's better on a hot day than lots...and lots...and lots... of bubbles!
Market Calendar...


Sept 6 - Join Merck Forest and Farmland to card your own wool and spin yarn on a homemade drop spindle! This is also the last week to bring your school supply donations to the yellow baskets by the music tent. Musical guest: Cambridge Tune Jam Band

Sept 13 - SUNDAE FUNDAY! Celebrate the start of school and the end of a fantastic summer with FREE make-your-own sundaes and other fun activities for the whole family.
Musical guest: 
Deena Chappell

Sept 20 - Join us with special musical guest Barry Hyman.

Sept 27 - Bentley Seeds visits the market again to do some special fall garden activities.
Musical guest: Kate Blain

Around Town...

Now until supplies last:
 One of our veggie vendors, Long Days Farm, is offering pick-your-own hops and paste tomatoes! Talk to them at the market this Sunday to arrange a time to pick, OR buy 10lbs of any combination of tomatoes or bell peppers for only $20! Call Edwin & Debby at 518-677-8128 for more info.
Location: 42 Durfee Rd, Buskirk, NY

Now until supplies last: Another of our vendors, Liebig's Berry Farm is offering pick-your-own raspberries! For rates and availability please call 802-645-0888.

Sept 5 @ 5:30-8pm: Salem Art Works (SAW) presents Music & Pizza, featuring Deena Chappell! Music starts at 6pm. Tickets: Adults $10, Kids $5.
Location: Salem Art Works, 19 Cary Lane, Salem, NY

Sept 11 @ 6pm: Farmer Nite at the OSI presents "Beef on Weck" with Tiashoke Farms, paired with fresh ingredients from Moses Farm.
Location: The Old Station Inn, 65 Bleeker St, Greenwich, NY

Sept 12 & 13, 10-4pm: The Washington County Cheese Tour is a free self-guided tour. Visitors will be able to sample and purchase specially selected cheeses at each farm while experiencing first hand the region's long-standing cheese making traditions.
Location: Click here for list of participating farms.

Sept 15: Our good friends at Hubbard Hall have been offered a matching grant of $15,000 from the Maurice Sendak Foundation and they need our help! Donate by Sept 15th to help Hubbard Hall continue to provide great entertainment and programs for our community. 
Location: Donate to the Indiegogo campaign today!

Sept 15: Preschool Story hour at the Cambridge Public Library begins Sept 15th! Join every Tuesday morning from 10-11am for reading, crafts, and a light snack.
Location: Cambridge Public Library, 21 West Main St, Cambridge, NY

Sept 19 @ 12pm: The Cambridge Fuel Fund, sponsored by the First Baptist Church, will hold a basket raffle to help raise money for winter fuel for families in need. Lunch will be available, and they welcome anyone still wishing to donate a basket or gift certificate. For more information please call 518-677-8106.
Location: Jacob's Well, 29 West Main St, Cambridge, NY

Sept 19: Brown's Brewing Co. presents the Covered Bridge Tour. Register by Sept 16 for a 20, 30, or 50 mile guided bike trip ending at Brown's Brewery for a locally inspired lunch and craft beer (or beverage of choice). $7 from each tshirt sale that day will go to benefit the Agricultural Stewardship Association.
Location: Start times and details can be found here.

Sept 26 & 27: Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival brings over 100 vendors from throughout New York and New England for a two day festival full of handmade goods, demos, workshops, raffles and more! 
Location: 392 Old Schuylerville Rd, Greenwich, NY

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