Friday, December 11, 2009

Who's Coming to Market Tomorrow? A late -- and very welcome -- entry to our vendor list!

We are so glad that Eileen and her family from Shlagel Farm will be with us tomorrow for Holiday Market! The end of the season just wouldn't be the same without our stalwart vendors -- this is definitely a celebration!
Shlagel Farm will have eggs, ciders, greens, potatoes and maybe even some broccoli.
About those's a note from Eileen: "My chickens are better than free-range. Here's an educational explanation for you. Free range are typically moved around in a cow pasture under a small hoop house. Every couple of days they move the house. The chickens can go under the hoop house to lay if they want or get out of the rain. They have no protection from other animals. On our farm the entire flock would be dead in one or two nights from raccoons, foxes etc..... I don't know how that problem is handled other places. I just know that they could not be protected here. We looked into it and decided that their safety was paramount. Their house was quite a source of fascination on the fall farm tour because it's pretty and very large. They would be termed "cage free" and all natural. They have a large house with individual laying boxes that they can get into (they choose their own and always go to the same one). It has a door like a doggy door so it's warm and dry in there and no wind. It has windows so they have plenty of light even when the doors are closed. Their food is in there so even in the snow they'll be cozy. Then they can go out their doggy door into a very large yard that is totally enclosed even a roof with fence so no animal can get to them. But they have a lot of room to run around, fly a little etc.... They have a nice life. So calling them cage-free doesn't do them justice. Commercial growers put them in a cage and they cannot move at all because they are shoulder to shoulder with the next chicken and their egg plops out on to a conveyor belt below them. It's very sad to me."
We're looking forward to tomorrow morning and know that you are, too!
See you Saturday at Holiday Market!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Who's Coming to Holiday Market?

It's here: our final Market of the 2009 season! Cheverly Community Market will have all sorts of wonderful gifts and treats to help get your holiday season in high gear, including oysters, meats, cheeses, wine, tea, fruits, greens (including home-grown celery!), jams, chocolates, homemade pies, cookies, cakes, bread, pastries, and gifts for every budget -- and person on your list. Scroll down for our complete vendor lineup.
Mrs. Claus will visit and the Hot Noodles will supply great music so you can shop, hang out with family and friends and enjoy some coffee and a pastry on a chilly almost-winter's morn. And don't forget to get your raffle ticket for a gift basket!
Holiday Market Vendors
Tom Baldwin/New Starts Farm/Talvera Pottery Christmas items, bird houses and feeders, small nativity scenes from recycled materials,a small amount of local fall produce Benny's Fruit Stand/Reberts Farm Several varieties of apples, fresh pressed cider, home-grown celery
Eve's Cheese
Circle C Oysters
Clan Stewart Usual assortment, and homemade pies and more
Simple Pleasures
Emma Dudley/C&E Farm Poinsettias and Christmas greenery
Martha's Jams
Cheverly Breadbasket
Andrews and Dunham Damn Fine Tea
Cookies to Cocktails
It's All About Cakes
Cookie Karma
Rose Fennell Pottery
Profusions of Glass
Deciduous Dave's Walking Sticks and Stuff
Mystic Water Soap
Willow Oak Herb Farm
MJ's Earrings and Crafts
Linda Priebe

See you Saturday at the Market!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Holiday Market: Pre-order ice cream from Simple Pleasures!

Wouldn't some delicious, locally made ice cream from Bowie's Simple Pleasures Ice Cafe be a terrific addition to your holiday table? It would also be a very welcome treat at holiday parties and open houses. The only problem? Simple Pleasures ice cream is so delicious, you may have a hard time waiting for a special event to taste it. Here's our solution: pre-order some for parties and some for your very own (all this holiday stuff is stressful!)
This Saturday, Simple Pleasures will be at Holiday Market. They'll have cones, cups and larger quantities at the Community Center, but why not ensure that you'll get the flavors you crave? Terri Russell and her family will bring Vanilla, Dulce deLeche, Chocolate, and Lemon will you choose?!
Quarts are priced at $8.00, and 1/2 gallons are $16.00. You can pre-order by email, telephone (301-809-6988) or fax (301-809-6988). Pre-orders will be accepted through Friday, December 11, at 7:00pm.
See you Saturday at the Market!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Holiday Market Wineries: Basignani and Boordy

For Holiday Market, we welcome back one old friend , Basignani Winery, and greet -- for the first time -- a new winery for us: Maryland’s oldest family-run winery, Boordy Vineyards. Both wineries are from the Piedmont area of Baltimore County. The Deford family has owned and operated Boordy for nearly 30 years and has worked steadily making wine and promoting their business throughout the country. Boordy attracts nearly 40,000 visitors a year with programs year-round and even has its own farmers’ market in the summer months. You only have to visit their website once to put it on your list of Maryland’s must-see destinations. They offer cabernet franc, merlot, sweet riesling, vintage port and blended selections from their Icons of Maryland series. Or try their spiced wassail for the holidays. Basignani, also in Baltimore County, is operated by Lynn and Bert Basignani, We welcome them – and their wonderful chardonnay, Erik’s Big Zin(fandel), cabernet sauvignon, or Marisa Dolce (we hear it’s great with chocolate) – back to Cheverly Community Market. All these great flavors come from 18 acres of grapes produced by old-world viticulture techniques. Just tell them what you eat for Christmas dinner and they will be glad to help you out with perfect pairings for your holiday meals. Come renew an old friendship and make a new one. We salute our wine-growing neighbors to the north and we're thrilled to have them join us for Holiday Market!

Holiday Market This Weekend!

Our second annual Holiday Market is this Saturday, 9:00am-1:00pm, at Cheverly Community Center. We hope you'll join us for this fun, festive end to our Market season. Today is the last day to order your fresh tree through Cheverly Community Market. 6-7' trees Douglas Fir $45 Pine $32 7-8' trees Douglas Fir $55 Pine $36 You can preorder your tree by emailing Don Tyler. And for an added $5, Cheverly's own Rob Hansen (who will be helping Don Tyler with the trees) will delivery your tree -- by bike (if it's not raining) -- to your home (Cheverly only, please!) Delivery runs will begin at 10:30 Saturday morning. You can email Rob directly to arrange your tree delivery.
See you Saturday at Holiday Market!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday Market is just around the corner!

Click on the image above to download our Holiday Market 2009 flyer. Then share it with your friends and neighbors. Our second annual Holiday Market promises to be a great event -- and your final opportunity to stock up at Cheverly Community Market for the 2009 season. Over the next two weeks, we'll post lots of vendor details, pre-ordering information and maybe even a special holiday recipe or two. Keep visiting for the very latest news from Cheverly Community Market!

Holiday Market is almost here...Order your trees now!

After an enthusiastic response about the amazing freshness, lovely shape and reasonable cost of our trees last year, Cheverly Community Market will again sell freshly cut Christmas trees at Holiday Market on Saturday, December 12.
6-7' Trees: Douglas Firs: $45 Pine: $32 7-8' Trees: Douglas Fir: $55 Pine: $36
The trees will be freshly cut on Friday, December 11, and delivered to Cheverly Community Market's Holiday Market, Saturday December 12. (Click here to read about the Maryland tree farm that you will help to preserve with your purchase.) We hope you'll choose to make your Christmas more "green" by buying a fresh, local Christmas tree at Cheverly Community Market. As an added incentive, your purchase helps support the Market -- about $10 from each tree sold comes directly to our continued operations. Cheverly resident Don Tyler has graciously and generously agreed to manage the Christmas tree sales again this year. He did a fantastic job last year, and we're lucky to have such a knowledgeable fellow on hand! If you are interested in buying a tree, please e-mail Don. Payment in advance is most appreciated! Please make out checks to the Cheverly Community Market and mail or deliver to 2903 64th Avenue, Cheverly MD 20785. You may pay on the day of the Holiday market, but your tree will only be reserved until 10:00am. After that, trees will be sold on a first come-first served basis.