Friday, September 30, 2011

Message from the Market Manager: Fall at Cheverly Community Market

Market Manager Barbara Liston shares her thoughts on autumn at Cheverly Community Market:

Autumn and Farm Markets seem to go hand in hand. Our Cheverly Community Market vendors in October will be presenting their freshest crops of the season. October is a good time to begin making those slow cooker meals that make the house smell so delicious and tummies so satisfied – with lots of leftovers. 

Waltz Family Farm can supply your favorite stew meat; Shlagel Farms will have a plentiful selection of vegetables, while Cheverly Bread Basket continues to delight with their crispy varieties of bread. Don’t forget the fruit from Benny’s Market and Pong’s Orchard for those fragrant pies.

October we will be running the postponed Zucchini Regatta. For 50 cents, kids can buy a zucchini, carve it into a boat, design a sail and race in heats of two to win a pirate finger puppet.  Should be fun with prizes for all participants.

Our October vintners will be Boordy Vineyards on October 8 and Running Hare Vineyard on October 22nd. Did you know that Boordy Vineyards, now in its 65th year, hosts Wine Festivals each Sunday in October? Running Hare Vineyard, in Prince Frederick also hosts wine tastings Wednesday-Sunday, Noon to 6:00 pm. They suggest you bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the vineyard while sipping your favorite wine for a $5.00 Tasting Fee.

Looking for a taste of Jamaica? Cakes by Ruthann have brought the taste of the islands to the market. You must arrive early to a chance to buy a rum cake! It’s not too early to think about holiday giftgiving, so we are pleased to welcome a new vendor, Studio 617.  They use recycled metal to fashion whimsical yard art and address signs, among other products. 

We have far too many vendors to mention, check out our Blog Page for updates. Come on out to the Market, catch up with your neighbors and friends and enjoy the special feeling that is Cheverly.

Local Crafter or Artist? We are looking for additional vendors with gift items to sell at our Thanksgiving Market on November 19. Watch our website for an application. Send your completed application AND a photo of your work to Barbara Liston, Market Manager, 2602 Valley Way, Cheverly, MD 20785. Space is limited, so please apply early.

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