Monday, November 24, 2008

Final Market of the Year

The Thanksgiving Market was terrific -- heartfelt thanks to the many vendors and volunteers who made it wonderful, and to all of our friends and neighbors for showing up and supporting these great people. This Thanksgiving, we are truly thankful for all of you, and for the support you've shown the Market in our first full year. It's been a fantastic learning experience, and we're looking forward to next season. But first... Our final Market of the year is only two weeks away! Cheverly Community Market's first Holiday Market will take place Saturday, December 13, 10:00am-4:00pm inside at the Cheverly Community Center. Over the next two weeks, we'll announce all the vendors (including some big surprises!), as well as post some new recipes, a few interviews about what this time of year means to different people you know from the Market, and more.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thanksgiving Market Complete Vendor List

What a great group of vendors.
We are very pleased to bring them to you!
WINERIES Basignani Winery Elk Run Winery PRODUCE, HERBS, FLOWERS & PLANTS Jug Bay New Starts Farm Al and May Pong Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm MEATS & SEAFOOD Circle C Oysters Clan Stewart Farm CONDIMENTS Martha's Jams Golden Leaf Farms CHEESE Cherry Glen Goat Cheese BREADS & PASTRIES Cheverly Breadbasket/Firehook Bakery COFFEE Cheverly United Methodist Church DESSERTS Krishon Chocolate Simple Pleasures Ice Cream Budgie Bird Kitchens GIFTS/ARTISANS Pax River Alpacas Rose Fennel Pottery Mystic Water Soaps Profusions of Glass Krishon Chocolate Cheverly United Methodist Church coffee and fair trade gifts ...and special musical guests Kara Tyler & Brian Jarboe

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Even more great vendors coming to Saturday's Thanksgiving Market!

Wow -- the vend0r list for this weekend just gets better and better! We have a new late addition and a very special announcement...

Golden Leaf Farms is coming to the Market this week with their delicious honey. Stock up since supplies are limited. You may not see their honey again until late summer of 2009! (Suggestion for Thanksgiving morning breakfast: toasted fresh bread from Cheverly breadbasket, a dollop of fresh goat cheese from Cherry Glen and lovely honey drizzled over the whole lot. You can't do better! Cheverly Breadbasket is proud to announce a new partnership with Firehook Bakery! Firehook Bakery is committed to supplying our local, small community market with artisanal organic breads. All the following breads -- made with custom-ground organic flours -- will be available this Saturday (this is only a partial list ... we'll have even more varieties plus delicious pastries for you!) : 7 Grain sandwich loaf A seven grain loaf made with organic white, whole wheat, and rye flours, barley, corn, oats, millet, and flax seeds. Other ingredients include honey, eggs, butter, and sea salt. Great for all kinds of sandwiches or sliced with your favorite jam. Baguette Our basic sourdough white bread is chewy, crusty, and lightly tangy. It consists only of organic white flour, wheat germ, wheat bran, sea salt and water, making it perfect for any occasion Batard Our basic sourdough white bread is chewy, crusty, and lightly tangy. It consists only of organic white flour, wheat germ, wheat bran, sea salt and water, making it perfect for any occasion Cheese A savory Italian cheese bread, rich with parmesan and pecorino romano. Superb with pasta, salads, or dipped in flavorful olive oil. Ingredients: organic white flour, parmesan, pecorino, olive oil, sea salt Chili Cheese Southwestern inspired flavors of spicy smoked jalapeƱos in adobo sauce paired with parmesan cheese make this a deliciously zesty snack. Ingredients: organic white flour, parmesan and pecorino, chipotle chilies, olive oil, sea salt. Multigrain This healthy high-fiber bread is packed with grains and seeds and topped with deliciously crunchy flax seeds. Ingredients: organic whole wheat and rye flours, cracked wheat, cracked rye, barley, corn, oats, sunflower seeds, millet, sea salt. Semolina Covered with toasted unhulled sesame seeds, this golden Sicilian bread can be served with pastas, soups, salads, and steaks. Ingredients: semolina flour, organic white flour, sea salt. Whole Wheat A basic, no-nonsense sourdough whole wheat loaf. Ingredients: organic whole wheat and white organic flours, water, sea salt.

We're very excited about this new partnership and look forward to supplying our Cheverly friends and neighbors with these great breads and pastries.

Finally, we've also found out that those Thanksgiving necessities -- cranberries, garlic and mushrooms, as well as bundles of fresh sage, Italian parsley and thyme -- will be available at our Market this Saturday. We really do have everything you need to make an absolutely spectacular Thanksgiving feast next well as great gifts and treats to enjoy as the weather gets cool! The complete vendor list will be published Friday. We really do have everything you need to make an absolutely spectacular Thanksgiving feast next well as great gifts and treats to enjoy as the weather gets cool! See you Saturday at Thanksgiving Market!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

More vendors added to Saturday's Thanksgiving Market lineup!

Two favorites of Cheverly Community Market -- Clan Stewart Farm and Cherry Glen Goat Cheese -- will be on hand this Saturday. We're delighted that they'll be on hand, and we're sure you will be, too!
Clan Stewart Farm, nestled in central Pennsylvania, has been operating since 1793. They offer sustainably farmed beef, pork and lamb, including fantastic steaks, bacon, sausages, chops and more. And Terry Moist even has dog bones -- we hear they're highly coveted and very popular with Cheverly's canine community.
Another great Cheverly favorite -- Cherry Glen Goat Cheese will be available this Saturday, too. These cheeses are heavenly -- delicious with toast and jam, in a savory treat or just about any other way you can think to use them. We'll have a great selection for you to choose from. And here's another great gift suggestion: how about some goat cheese, bread, and a bottle of wine? Get everything you need at Saturday's Thanksgiving Market!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Another great vendor added for Saturday!

This just in: Krishon Chocolate is coming to Thanksgiving Market! We're thrilled to bring this fantastic product to you. Chocolatier Eric Johnson reports that Zena and Liz will have very special seasonal truffles (Cranberry/Cumin and Earl Grey), as well as Turtles, Karamels, Glorious Goddess Bars and their delicious Chocolate Bark (and a holiday variation: Holiday Bark with Thinner Mint!) Krishon makes extraordinary chocolate creations using the finest ingredients. These confections make a wonderful addition to your holiday dessert table or a very thoughtful gift if you're at someone else's table this Thanksgiving! Visit Krishon Chocolate on the web at

Monday, November 17, 2008

Good things galore at our Thanksgiving Market this Saturday!

Thanksgiving brings all sorts of special treats...and one of the most special Cheverly town treats at this time of year is Cheverly Community Market's 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Market. You'll find all the makings for a truly local Thanksgiving: wine, flower arrangements, greens, seafood, meats, sweet potatoes, homemade pies, cakes, ice creams and more. And if you're planning to be a guest over Thanksgiving (or you're one of those storied early holiday shoppers) pick up specialty soaps, jewelry, tablecloths, table centerpieces and pottery -- they all make lovely gifts unlike anything else the lucky people on your gift list are likely to receive! Among the vendors for Thanksgiving Market:
Basignani and Elk Run Wineries will be both offer wines to pair with the Thanksgiving meal. (A bottle of wine makes a great house gift, too!) Elk Run's Bob Cecil returns to the Market with the very popular Annapolis Sunset and Sweet Katherine, and look for their gold-medal award winning Gewurztraminer. They'll also have some new t-shirts and pullover "hoodies". Circle C Oysters will have fresh live oysters. Now that's a Maryland tradition! Pax River Alpacas will be bring their gentle, fury Alpacas to pet while you select from their specialty yarns (still time to knit for the holidays...or give yarn to the knitters in your life) and unique felt crafts.
Martha's Jams Martha Allen is busy mixing up jars of cranberry chutney in addition to all her other popular jams and preserves. A jar of jam or chutney and a loaf of bread would make a great Thanksgiving morning treat! Jug Bay Scott Hertzberg’s green thumb really shines when it comes to greens – he’s bringing a large selection of seasonal greens, squash and sweet potatoes. Get your vegetables for Thanksgiving and stock up on these great keepers for the cold weather ahead. Simple Pleasures Ice Cream Simple Pleasures is bringing holiday flavors:Vanilla, Egg Nog, Peppermint, Rum Raisin and Sweet potato Pecan. The ice cream will be packaged in quart containers and customers can order in advance. In addition to the ice cream, our pastry chef ( a graduate of Johnson Wales University, one of the top culinary schools in the country) is offering three holiday cakes: Lemon Pound Cake, Pineapple Coconut and Sweet Potato Cake, available for $27.00 each. These cakes can be pre-ordered as well by email, telephone, or fax. Our telephone is 301-809-6988 shop, fax 301-809-6988 , and email: or Budgie Bird Kitchens Claire will take orders for Golden Harvest Pecan Pie, Sweet Potato Pie with Gingersnap Crust, German Apple Streusel Pie and Apple Spice Pie, in addition to Pumpkin Bread, Gingerbread Loaf Cakes, an assortment of cookies, scones and her famous Southern-Style Biscuits. Al and May Pong bring Asian pears, Chinese tree peonies, sweet olive, camellia, citrus trees. These would be a lovely addition to any home, and gifts that would be appreciated for years to come. New Starts Farm Tom Baldwin has cut flowers, all-cedar homemade bird houses and feeders and some Talvera outdoor pottery and Christmas ornaments. Fantastic gifts for nature lovers! Rose Fennel Pottery Cheverly artist Rose Fennel brings her functional, beautiful pottery mugs, bowls, plates and dinnerware to us. Rose's work is fantastic and makes great gifts (or give yourself a special treat!)
Mystic Water Soaps Handmade soaps and ready-to-go gifts for under $10, new perfume oils, a soap cake and herb-filled dream pillows. Here's a gift suggestion: A small dish from Rose Fennel Pottery with a bar or two of these lovely handcrafted soaps -- you can't go wrong! Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm Get your dried or fresh bundles, arrangements, teas and seasonings. Throughout the growing season, they harvest herbs and everlastings for many crafting and medicinal needs. The rafters are full of distinctive flowers and fragrant herbs! Willow Oak offers their own dried flowers and herbs for sale as bunches, wreaths, tussie mussies, arrangements, swags and more. Learn more about this new vendor to Cheverly Community Market at their website. Profusions of Glass Give a very special gift this holiday season. Riverdale Park artist Tina Van Pelt creates beautiful fused glass jewelry, dishes and bowls by hand. She fashions unique pieces of wearable art using a variety of American Bullseye glass, dichroic glass and Italian Murano millefiori glass and including gold, silver and copper foil and wire. Learn more about this new Cheverly Community Market vendor at Profusions of Glass.
And enjoy a very special musical performance from Cheverly's own Kara Tyler and Brian Jarboe while you drink your fair trade organic coffee from Cheverly Methodist Church, nibble a pastry (or two...who's counting?) from the Cheverly Breadbasket) and catch up with your friends and neighbors.
See you at Thanksgiving Market!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thanksgiving Market is almost here!

Four New Recipes!

'Tis the season...for pumpkins! And beautiful stews and soups using the best autumn produce. We have four great new recipes posted on the website. Scott Eichinger brings pumpkin soup, roasted pumpkin risotto and pumpkin couscous to the table, while Kelly Fisher invites us to try a lovely late autumn roasted vegetable stew. Your house is sure to smell wonderful with any of these recipes and your tummy will thank you, too! We're gearing up for our second annual Thanksgiving Market, Saturday, November 22. Get ready to order your turkeys and pies, and stock up on the ingredients you'll need for a meal everyone will be truly thankful for. More details coming next week. In the meantime, cook!