Monday, October 24, 2011

Thank you!

Thank you for a truly memorable Market! We're so very grateful to our vendors, our volunteers, customers and the community for an amazing season...it went too fast!

From all the wonderful seasonal foods, to the amazing wines, luscious smells of sausage cooking, volunteer groups, kids, artisans...we had a wonderful morning on Saturday, and hope you did, too! Relive the morning -- or see what you missed -- on our flickr page.

We'll be taking a little break until our Thanksgiving Market on November 19, but rest assured, we're working hard to make our seasonal Markets great events. Keep an eye on the blog for details on vendors, some holiday recipes and more!



See you at the Thanksgiving Market on November 19!


Friday, October 21, 2011

This Week at the Market: The October 22nd Edition

It's hard to imagine, but we're at our last regular Market of the 2011 season...seems like just yesterday we were eagerly anticipating those first delicate fruits and vegetables on spring, and now we're thinking about the holidays!

In addition to Saturday's regular market (8:00am-noon), we still have two special seasonal markets; our Thanksgiving Market on November 19 (9:00am-1:00pm) and our Holiday Market on December 10 (also 9:00am-1:00pm). We have all sorts of exciting vendors lined up for those days, and look forward to seeing old and new friends at both!

This Saturday, bundle up and join us at the Community Center (it's supposed to be sunny but quite chilly!) to stock up on the best local seasonal foods and artisan offerings you can find. Here's our lineup:


VENDORS

Benny's Fruit Stand/Rebert Farm
Waltz Family Farm
Simply Sausage
Shlagel Farm
Running Hare Vineyards
New Starts Farm
Martha's Jams
Cheverly Breadbasket
Ladies of Charity Common Ground Coffee
Eve's Cheese  
Pong Orchards  
Two Oceans Seafood 
Kaylala Organic Apothecary
Studio 617
Cakes by Ruthann

COMMUNITY GROUPS
Mayor's Table with Mike Callahan
CPRC Storytime (10:00am)
Friends of Lower Beaverdam
Compost Bins and Lawn & Leaf Bags (Cheverly Environmental Committee)
Animal Shelter supply collection (Cheverly Daisy Troop 5093)
As you can see, we have a wonderful range of vendors and great community groups. Bring your reusable bags and stock up on ingredients for wonderful late autumn meals. Start stocking up on thoughtful gifts for the holidays ahead. Visit our Cheverly Community Groups -- donate animal food with the Daisies, learn about our local environmental treasure, pick up the things you need to get your lawn in order and your garden looking gorgeous in the spring. Take the kids for CPRC storytime at 10:00am. Grab some hot coffee and a pastry, chat with your friends and neighbors and have a word or two with our Mayor. This is the kind of Market that really captures the great spirit of Cheverly Community Market and of our town. We can't wait to share the morning with you! See you Saturday morning at the Market!

At the Market This Week: Shlagel Farms


Sounds like the Shlagels have had a quite a few Cheverly visitors at the farm this fall -- how great! Eileen sends these two notes; first about all the wonderful things that Shjlagel Farms will have at Cheverly Market this Saturday (make sure to welcome Eileen's son, Karl), and a second about fun fall activities at the farm. Read both and make plans to see the Shlagels several times over the weekend! I'm going to let Eileen's words speak for themselves here...

Hello Cheverly,
     Thanks to all of you that have been down to the farm to vist.  We really appreciate it!  We will be there this Saturday with: apples, acorn squash, butternut squash, yellow and green squash, cabbage, broccoli, green beans, red potatoes, sweet potatoes, grape tomatoes, maybe a few large tomatoes, large green peppers, red peppers, eggplant, speciality peppers, kale and collards and onions.  This Saturday my son Karl will be covering the market for me as I have to take care of all the customers at the farm.  This Saturday, on the farm, Bay K9 Search and Rescue dogs; Millie and Edgar will be visiting from 10-3p and providing demonstrations.  Shop at the market at all your favorite vendors and then think about a visit to the pumpkin patch!  
Eileen Shlagel

Hello Farm Friends!
Have you picked your fall pumpkin yet? Hurry up and don’t let October pass you by without a trip to the farm to visit the pumpkin patch! This weekend promises to be another beautiful weekend and perfect for your family outing. Make it part of your family’s traditions with a picnic lunch and great memories captured on film.
We’re open 10a-5p Saturdays and Sundays in October. We have our corn box that provides hours of simple fun and our straw maze that incorporates critical thinking skills with running and sliding fun for little people, a full petting zoo for kids of all ages and an informational hay ride around the farm with Farmer Russ. The tractor stops at the pumpkin patch and if you’d like to get off and pick a pumpkin there are still great ones available. The last hay ride goes out at about 4:15. If you would like to make a scarecrow for your yard bring old clothes and a pillowcase for the head. We’ll provide the straw stuffing and instructions at no extra charge.
In the barn we have our delicious fruit ciders, jams, butters, and syrups as well as fresh seasonal produce offered for sale. We also have straw bales and beautiful mums for decorating your yard.The straw bales are $5.00 each and the mums are $5 each or 5 for $25. Hello Farm Friends!
Have you picked your fall pumpkin yet? Hurry up and don’t let October pass you by without a trip to the farm to visit the pumpkin patch! This weekend promises to be another beautiful weekend and perfect for your family outing. Make it part of your family’s traditions with a picnic lunch and great memories captured on film.
We’re open 10a-5p Saturdays and Sundays in October. We have our corn box that provides hours of simple fun and our straw maze that incorporates critical thinking skills with running and sliding fun for little people, a full petting zoo for kids of all ages and an informational hay ride around the farm with Farmer Russ. The tractor stops at the pumpkin patch and if you’d like to get off and pick a pumpkin there are still great ones available. The last hay ride goes out at about 4:15. If you would like to make a scarecrow for your yard bring old clothes and a pillowcase for the head. We’ll provide the straw stuffing and instructions at no extra charge.
In the barn we have our delicious fruit ciders, jams, butters, and syrups as well as fresh seasonal produce offered for sale. We also have straw bales and beautiful mums for decorating your yard.The straw bales are $5.00 each and the mums are $5 each or 5 for $25. Remember Mums that are planted will come up again next year! We are accepting deposits on Thanksgiving turkeys. Please ask for form in the sales barn.
This Saturday we will have a special treat for visitors to the farm! The Bay K 9 Search and Rescue dogs; Edgar and Millie, will be at the farm from 10-3p. Bay K 9 SAR is non-profit organization who searches for lost souls. The dogs will be available for demonstrations while at the farm.
Our admission charge this year is $8.00 per person; under 24 months are free. We can accept Visa and Mastercard. If you want to purchase a pumpkin or mums without any of the activities you cando this without the activities charge.
So, come one, come all to the Shlagel Farms pumpkin patch either this weekend or next!
The Shlagel Family
12850 Shlagel Rd. Waldorf, Md  20601
301-645-4554 www.shlagelfarms.com
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

We Need a Few Good Volunteers!

Can you lend a hand with setup or breakdown this Saturday? We could use extra hands at Cheverly Community Market and hope that you can help!

If you can help setup tables and chairs, tents, or help vendors unload their trucks from 7:30 to 8:15am, we could really use you! Can you help put away tables and chairs, break down tents and get our vendors on their way after Market from11:30am until about 12:30pm? We could really use you, too! Know a teenager (or almost teen) that could help? We welcome you!

Cheverly Community Market, like so many organizations in Cheverly, runs on the strength of its volunteers. You can show you support the Market by helping us this Saturday...and you'll earn our undying gratitude for your efforts!



If you can lend a hand, please email us...and many thanks!

At the Market This Week: Deep Discounts on Compost Bins (Thanks, Environmental Committee!)

Thanks to Progressive Cheverly's Environmental Committee, SoilSaver compost bins are available to Cheverly residents for only $20 (reg. price up to $99.98 at Amazon & other locations) at the Market this Saturday. It's a great deal for you and the world around you!


The low price has been made possible by grants from the Chesapeake Bay Trust (through the Green Infrastructure Plan Committee grant), the NIE Institute, and the Town of Cheverly. Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek (FLBC) is administering the grants and the Environmental Committee of Progressive Cheverly is implementing the program. This is a comprehensive plan to encourage all residents to compost food scraps, waste paper like paper towels, napkins and tissue, and other compost-able materials to reduce Town tipping fees and improve overall waste management. Of course, you’ll also produce great compost to amend your garden, bushes and lawn. Their goal is to place 400 bins over three years... a goal that, if realized, will save the Town over $56,000 in tipping fees over the next 10 years.



Interested? Stop by and talk to Doug Alexander this Saturday at the Market. He can explain more about the benefits and process of composting, and get you going on a great project!

At the Market This Week: Simply Sausage

Cheverly resident Ann Barsi alerted us to a great article about Bethesda's Bold Bite in the Washington Post's Food Section. The secret ingredient in Bold Bites Show Dogs? Simply Sausage!

Here's Ann's take:

Yesterday’s Food Section of the Post had a very good review of BOLD BITE – a new Hot-Doggery in Bethesda.  The reviewer credits the tastiness of the sausages to supplier Simply Sausage. Of course we here in Cheverly already knew the wonders of Simply Sausage, as Stanley shares wonderful samples of his wursts at every Cheverly Community Market.  So take a hint from the Bold Bite review: get some of Stanley’s sausages at the Market this Saturday, pile on the toppings, and have your very own Bold Bite at home! 
Buon Appetito!
Ann

Ann's right -- we are definitely in the know! Make sure to stop by and visit with Stan this Saturday morning at Cheverly Community Market. Try a sample, then pick up the very best ingredients for your very own culinary masterpiece!

At the Market This Week: Martha's Jams

Cheverly's own Martha Allen makes really lovely jams, both traditional and unusual flavors.

This week, Martha has sugar-free varieties, apple butter, orange-mango and grape-raspberry-strawberry, as well as fresh cranberry-ginger. I bet that cranberry-ginger would be great spooned on a roasted sweet potato or some grilled pork. It would also be lovely in jam cookies...start planning your holiday baking, and include Martha's jams!

At the Market This Week: Benny's Fruit Stand/Reberts Farm

Have you noticed that when you get apples fresh from a farmer or directly from the trees in an orchard, they taste completely different from the apples you pick up at the grocery store? The deeper flavors, wider variety and extra time that these apples spend on the trees make them really special. They can't be beat.

We're especially lucky to have the Reberts with us. They bring an amazing array of apple varieties to us (as well as onions, pears, and potatoes in the fall; peaches, plums, and more in the warmer months) and we learn more about the different fruits available to us every time we visit at the Market.

This week, the Reberts are bringing those luscious apples as well as winter squash, fresh pressed cider, and some decorative pumpkins. Make sure to stock up for late autumn meals and healthy snacks!

At the Market This Week: New Starts Farm



Tom Baldwin brings some of the most beautiful mums, gourds, and plants to us at Cheverly Community Market...we're always glad when he's in town! This week, New Starts Farm will have mums and other fall plants, including a limited number of pansies. He'll also have a small amount of very nice leeks and a few other root crops -- here's hoping he has some more of that beautiful garlic!

This Week at the Market: Cheverly Daisies Troop 5093 Needs Your Help!

Do you know about the Daisies? They're kindergarten and first grade girls, the youngest group involved in the Girl Scouts (think of them as Brownies in training!) The girls learn about the environment, the world, being good citizens and being good friends through age- and developmentally-appropriate activities.

Right now, the girls of Cheverly Daisy Troop 5093 are doing a service project about helping animals. They're collecting items (no money please) for a local animal shelter and could use your help. This Saturday morning, the girls and some of their volunteer parents will have a table to take your donations of the following items:

* Dog food
* Cat food
* Old socks (they are made into toys)
* Old blankets
* Old towels
* Chew toys

If you can donate any of these items, please bring them to the Daisies on Saturday morning. Look for the little girls with big bright smiles and blue vests...they'll be very happy to see you!

Photo courtesy of the Australian War Memorial Collection, via flickr's Commons

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

At the Market This Week: Get Your Lawn & Leaf Bags!

The trees of Cheverly are certainly gorgeous right now -- everywhere you look, it's a symphony of color! One of my favorite things is to watch the leaves fall from the trees -- sort of like practice for watching the snow in the months ahead.

The only downside? All those leaves get stuck in your gutters, spread all over your lawn and walkways...they can be a real mess. We're thankful to the Town  crews for cleaning them up for us. And were thankful that you can buy discounted clear lawn & leaf bags from the Town at a discount. This Saturday, Dave & Casey Kneipp (of Prince George's Master Gardeners and the Cheverly Gardens) will be on hand selling these bags for the Town. Stop by and get 50 bags for just $5 -- quite a deal!

The weather this weekend should be ideal for those autumn yard chores...get your supplies at Cheverly Community Market!

At the Market This Week: Running Hare Vineyards

This is shaping up to be a wonderful Market! We're very happy to tell you that Market favorites Running Hare Vineyards will be with us Saturday morning.


The Scarboroughs were busy over summer -- the winery is now part of Southern Maryland's very first wine trail (visit Patuxent Wine Trail for details), as well as winning international awards for their Malbec, Chardonnay, Chambourcin (my favorite!), Sangiovese, and Shiraz varieties. Stop by their tent and sample some really wonderful local wines. Whether you take home a bottle of Malbec, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Shiraz, Chambourcin, or any other variety, you'll be happy! This is also an ideal time to stock up for your holidaty and gift-giving needs, so plan a little and enjoy a lot!

At the Market This Week: Kaylala Organic Apothecary

We're always happy when our friends from Kaylala Organic Apothecary come to visit us at Cheverly Community Market, and now, as the weather gets nippy and the air gets drier, our skin can really use extra loving care!

Try the Lotion Bon Bons, which are packaged in cute little tins. They'd be a great addition to your handbag or backpack, and a very thoughtful small gift for the holidays. Or pick up some lip balm -- remember to protect one of your most valuable assets in cold weather! Kaylala also has wonderful body creams, scrubs, facial moisturizers, face and body cleansers, and, of course, their amazing Emu Oils, which contain essential fatty acids and do wonders for dry, chapped skin. Visit the Kaylala website for the full product line, and make sure to stop by Kaylala at Cheverly Community Market this Saturday morning to stock up on skincare essentials and treats for you and for those you love.

At the Market This Week: Studio 617

We're very excited to welcome Baltimore's Studio 617 back to Cheverly Community Market this weekend! If you were at the Market last time, you know how wonderful this metalwork is. Maybe you didn't get a chance to purchase last Market, so here's another opportunity.


Holly Bowers, Bryan Canary and the team of artisans at Studio 617 create gorgeous work from metal, stone, wood and concrete in their Baltimore workspace/shop.

Holly sends this update on what Studio 617 will have at the Market this Saturday:




We' re looking forward to it!! We'll have more sunflowers - we ran out last time so a lot of people didn't get a chance to see them. They are 3-dimensional 4' and 5' sunflowers. Our 5' comes in a shippable version - for $120, we will ship the sunflower in 3 easy-to-assemble pieces anywhere in the continental U.S. Recipients have been quite surprised to open a big box and find a sunflower inside that will last in their garden forever! I will be taking orders for these at the market - we take care of everything else! Our address plaques also make nice holiday gifts.......both the sunflower and the address plaques are unique gifts for that 'hard to buy for person' on your list!
 
See you all on Saturday!
holly
studio617



Pictures of everything can be seen on their websiteWe're looking forward to seeing Studio 617 at Cheverly Community Market this Saturday...we know you are, too!

At the Market This Week: Your Mayor

We have a special community guest at Cheverly Community Market this Saturday: Mayor Mike Callahan (shown right). In addition to all the work he does around town, Mike is a long-time supporter of the Market and coordinates our setup and breakdown volunteers. We're very, very lucky to have him!

Come out Saturday morning and visit with Mike -- he'll have a special Mayor's table and a few chairs -- and share your concerns, ideas, experiences. He's a very good listener and we know he's looking forward to having an opportunity to talk about Cheverly with you!

It's that time again...

Please help us to make our final regular Market of the 2011 season a big success by putting your yard signs out!

We're looking for a sunny, crisp morning and we have lots of good things in store for this saturday morning. We'd love to share it with you and as many of your friends and neighbors as possible! And, as always, we thank you for showing your continuing support of Cheverly Community Market by helping us to get the word out.

Friday, October 14, 2011

A Rainy Friday Merits Photos from a Beautiful Sunny Market Last Saturday


It's a gloomy day in Cheverly, so we thought we'd take this opportunity to look back at a gorgeous, sunny Market last weekend!

Special thanks to Market Manager Barbara Liston for great photos (see the whole set here). We are also very grateful to the Eleanor Roosevelt High School Dixieland Jazz Combo for two great Markets full of terrific dixieland jazz. These kids -- and they are kids -- are very able, very talented musicians. We'd welcome them back any time!

We're getting to the very end of late summer produce -- it's time for squash, pumpkins, potatoes, onions, and apples. We'll miss luscious tomatoes, peaches, plums and peppers, but those autumn stews are certainly delicious! Coupled with local wine, fresh bread and amazing local beef, sausages, seafood, cheese, and jams, you can't go wrong!

Our newest vendor, Studio 621, was a great hit and we'll welcome them back very soon. Our final three Markets of the year (can you believe it?) are coming up and all three will be great opportunities to buy locally produced gifts for everyone on your holiday gift-giving lists.

We're still accepting applications for vendors for our Harvest Market (November 19) and our Holiday Market (December 10). Get the application here. The application deadline is Saturday, October 15, so don't delay!



Thursday, October 13, 2011

Great October Market!

Market Manager Barbara Liston shares her wonderful photos from this weekend's Market...new and old vendors, the cucumber regatta (named from the zucchini regatta), gorgeous weather... what a morning! Thanks, as always, to our vendors and volunteers for all the work you do, and to you shoppers for supporting Cheverly Community Market.

Take a look at Barbara's photos here, or photos from all of our markets on our flickr group page!

Friday, October 7, 2011

At the Market This Week: Martha's Jams

This week, Martha Allen brings a wonderful array of homemade jams to us, along with some very special fall-inspired flavors: Apple Butter and Hot Fig. Great with meats, a nice addition to roast squash or sweet potatoes, or terrific with hearty bread on a crisp morning! 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

At the Market This Week: Pong Orchards

We absolutely love the delectable fruits and gorgeous plants that May and Al Pong bring to Cheverly Community Market. We're so fortunate to have this amazing resource, and we're proud to bring the Pongs to you. This week, May tells us that they'll have Asian pears, fuji apples and a wonderful range of plants. Make sure to stop by and do some shopping!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

At the Market This Week: Prince George's County Master Gardeners

We're (as always) very fortunate to have members of the Prince George's Master Gardeners with us this Saturday at Cheverly Community Market for their monthly clinics. Bring your questions about the plants around your home, how to prepare them for the coming cold weather and more. They'll be happy to offer you sage advice!



Since Fall has happened so quickly (whine, whimper, pout), they'll also sell leaf bags for the town at the same price the town does, just to make them available to those folks who do not get down to Public Works during the workday hours. And they'll have information about the upcoming CUMC fundraising dinner, so make sure to stop by their table!

It's Time: The First Annual Zucchini Regatta This Saturday!

At last! The (hopefully) First (hopefully) Annual Zucchini Regatta comes to Cheverly Community Market! Join us at this Saturday at 9:00!  

Children under the age of 12 may buy a zuchini for $.50 from the Market tent. We'll have tools and supplies to carve out the middle (like a canoe) and insert drinking straw masts.  The best part: decorate your sail any way you want -- you want a lion boat? Go right ahead! A robot? Sounds good to us! A pack of princesses? Sure!

The boats will race in heats of two in our water shoots.  Kids can blow on the sails to move their boats along, but no touching once boats are in the water! The first one to the finish line will win a pirate-themed finger puppet for their vessel. Didn't win but you think you have a better plan? Runners-up can get back in line to race again until you win!

Music at the Market: Eleanor Roosevelt High School Dixieland Combo



We had a great time with the Dixieland Combo from Eleanor Roosevelt High School at the last Market! Please help us welcome them again this Saturday -- and feel free to dance!

Hear a very brief clip from their last performance here.

At the Market This Week: Boordy Vineyards


At long last, we are so excited to have Boordy Vineyards with us at Cheverly Community Market this Saturday...we are in for a real treat!

This week, Boordy Vineyards will bring the following wines:

ICONS OF MARYLAND SERIES

Seyval Chardonnay Vidal
Description: Crisp, clean, and dry - but very approachable, with hints of tropical fruit in the nose (banana, pineapple), honeydew melon, and a suggestion of herbs. The “Rockfish” is our most versatile white wine: it is refreshing by itself, and it is an excellent companion to a wide range of foods, be it a casual picnic or a formal dinner.
Body: Light
Finish: Dry
Suggested foods: Caesar salad, bĂ©arnaise sauce, lemon flavored dishes, flounder, oysters Rockefeller, steamed mussels

Riesling
Description: Classic Riesling aromas of honeysuckle citrus and apricots are followed by mouth watering acidity that perfectly balances the wine’s sweetness.
Body: Light
Finish: 3% residual sweetness
Suggested foods: Indian and Asian cuisine, sushi, honey glazed ham, lemon chicken, baked beans, steamed crabs or shrimp

Petit Cabernet
Description: A medium bodied cabernet sauvignon with characteristic aromas of cedar, tobacco, briar fruits and plum with soft tannins, ready for drinking when young.
Body: Medium
Finish: Dry
Suggested foods: Grilled hamburgers and tuna steaks, spaghetti and meatballs, pizza, shepherd’s pie, hard cheeses


LANDMARK SERIES

Merlot 2008
Description: A deep, jammy red wine with soft tannins and a rich array of aromas derived from ripe fruit aged patiently in French and American oak barrels.
Body: Full
Aging: French and American oak
Finish: Dry
Vineyards & winemaking: Merlot, one of the great varieties of the Bordeaux region of France, has won a worldwide following for its deep ruby hue, rich aromas, and soft palate. Boordy's 2008 and 2009 Merlots are made with grapes grown by the Stokes Family vineyards in Lodi, California. Beginning with the 2010 harvest our Merlot is sourced from 100% estate grown grapes as our new vineyards become productive.  Limited production: 915 cases.
Suggested foods: Rib eye steaks, leg of lamb, grilled pork loin with garlic & rosemary, triple cream cheeses and aged cheddars.


JUST FOR FUN SERIES

Spiced Wassail
Sweet, hearty red wine blended with spices.  Serve heated to warm the soul on winter nights, or enjoyed chilled over ice to refresh the spirit. Our original “Just For Fun” wine, Boordy’s Wassail was first served hot from a punch bowl at a winter open house in the early 1980’s. The name derives from the Old English word meaning “good cheer” and refers to the traditional drink used to greet carolers during the holidays and to welcome visitors into the warmth of your home from early October until the end of March. By gently heating Wassail on the stove or in a crock pot, the natural aromas of spices and wine will fill the room with holiday warmth. Poured into a thermos, hot Wassail is great for walks in the country, sporting events, and parties by the bonfire.

Jazz Berry
The pure juices of strawberries and raspberries harmonize to produce a wine with racy fruit flavors and a sweet/tart finish.
In the Spirit:
When we say “Just for Fun”, we are serious! We created JazzBerry by thinking outside the grape and selecting two delectable fruits that would complement each other, bringing out their best qualities and yielding a whole that is greater than its parts. We have created a wine to enliven the most rigorous social settings (a Boordy Summer Concert, for instance), a wine that plays on the palate with the raucous harmonies of old world jazz. Enjoy a glass and grab a dance partner!

Boordy Vineyards has played a seminal role in the renaissance of regional wines in America. Founders Philip and Jocelyn Wagner established Maryland's first commercial winery in Baltimore City in 1945, and their success at producing classically-styled wines inspired many pioneers around the country to follow their example. Today, owners Rob and Julie Deford, along with winemaker Tom Burns and the rest of the Boordy family, craft a wonderful variety of wines in three series: Landmark, Icons of Maryland, and Just for Fun. From complex, refined, traditional wines to eclectic modern tastes, Boordy has something for every palate. We encourage you to explore the whole range!

See our original Boordy Vineyards post (including an interesting video about the winery) here.










































At long last, we are so excited to have Boordy Vineyards with us at Cheverly community Market this Saturday...we are in for a real treat!
This week, Boordy Vineyards will bring the following wines:



ICONS OF MARYLAND SERIES

SEYVAL CHARDONNAY VIDAL

Description: Crisp, clean, and dry - but very approachable, with hints of tropical fruit in the nose (banana, pineapple), honeydew melon, and a suggestion of herbs. The “Rockfish” is our most versatile white wine: it is refreshing by itself, and it is an excellent companion to a wide range of foods, be it a casual picnic or a formal dinner.
Body: Light
Finish: Dry
Suggested foods: Caesar salad, bĂ©arnaise sauce, lemon flavored dishes, flounder, oysters Rockefeller, steamed mussels

RIESLING


Description: Classic Riesling aromas of honeysuckle citrus and apricots are followed by mouth watering acidity that perfectly balances the wine’s sweetness.
Body: Light
Finish: 3% residual sweetness
Suggested foods: Indian and Asian cuisine, sushi, honey glazed ham, lemon chicken, baked beans, steamed crabs or shrimp


ICONS OF MARYLAND SERIES


PETIT CABERNET


Description: A medium bodied cabernet sauvignon with characteristic aromas of cedar, tobacco, briar fruits and plum with soft tannins, ready for drinking when young.
Body: Medium
Finish: Dry
Suggested foods: Grilled hamburgers and tuna steaks, spaghetti and meatballs, pizza, shepherd’s pie, hard cheeses

LANDMARK SERIES

MERLOT 2008

Description: A deep, jammy red wine with soft tannins and a rich array of aromas derived from ripe fruit aged patiently in French and American oak barrels.
Body: Full
Aging: French and American oak
Finish: Dry
Vineyards & winemaking: Merlot, one of the great varieties of the Bordeaux region of France, has won a worldwide following for its deep ruby hue, rich aromas, and soft palate. Boordy's 2008 and 2009 Merlots are made with grapes grown by the Stokes Family vineyards in Lodi, California. Beginning with the 2010 harvest our Merlot is sourced from 100% estate grown grapes as our new vineyards become productive.  Limited production: 915 cases.
Suggested foods:  Rib eye steaks, leg of lamb, grilled pork loin with garlic & rosemary, triple cream cheeses and aged cheddars.

JUST FOR FUN SERIES

SPICED WASSAIL

Sweet, hearty red wine blended with spices.  Serve heated to warm the soul on winter nights, or enjoyed chilled over ice to refresh the spirit.Our original “Just For Fun” wine, Boordy’s Wassail was first served hot from a punch bowl at a winter open house in the early 1980’s. The name derives from the Old English word meaning “good cheer” and refers to the traditional drink used to greet carolers during the holidays and to welcome visitors into the warmth of your home from early October until the end of March. By gently heating Wassail on the stove or in a crock pot, the natural aromas of spices and wine will fill the room with holiday warmth. Poured into a thermos, hot Wassail is great for walks in the country, sporting events, and parties by the bonfire.


JAZZ BERRY

The pure juices of strawberries and raspberries harmonize to produce a wine with racy fruit flavors and a sweet/tart finish.
In the Spirit:
When we say “Just for Fun”, we are serious! We created JazzBerry by thinking outside the grape and selecting two delectable fruits that would complement each other, bringing out their best qualities and yielding a whole that is greater than its parts. We have created a wine to enliven the most rigorous social settings (a Boordy Summer Concert, for instance), a wine that plays on the palate with the raucous harmonies of old world jazz. Enjoy a glass and grab a dance partner!
Boordy Vineyards has played a seminal role in the renaissance of regional wines in America. Founders Philip and Jocelyn Wagner established Maryland's first commercial winery in Baltimore City in 1945, and their success at producing classically-styled wines inspired many pioneers around the country to follow their example. Today, owners Rob and Julie Deford, along with winemaker Tom Burns and the rest of the Boordy family, craft a wonderful variety of wines in three series: Landmark, Icons of Maryland, and Just for Fun. From complex, refined, traditional wines to eclectic modern tastes, Boordy has something for every palate. We encourage you to explore the whole range!




See our original Boordy Vineyards post (including an interesting video about the winery) here.



At the Market This Week: Simply Sausage

 Are you ready for Oktoberfest? Cheverly Community Market is happy to bring you Simply Sausage and their outstanding products just in time for a holiday weekend Oktoberfest celebration!

This week, Stan and the crew will have Bratwursts perfect for Oktoberfest, as well as delicious duck sausage, and other popular favorites. If you've sampled these sausages, you know how absolutely wonderful they are -- truly special craft here. Make sure to stop by, have a taste, and pick up a few varieties for your meals.

And here's a post-Market lunch idea: how about grilling a few sausages along with some peppers and onions from Shlagel Farms? Toast some crusty bread on that grill and enjoy your labors with some delicious cheese from Eve's and a lovely glass of wine from Boordy. Complete the meal with a slice of rum cake from Ruthann and fresh apples and pears from the Reberts. Sounds good to me...let me know what time to stop by and what I can bring!

Message from the Market: Vendor Applications for Our Seasonal Markets Now Available

It's hard to believe, but our Harvest and Holiday Markets are just around the corner! We're now accepting applications for vendors for these very popular, very special Cheverly Community Markets!

Harvest Market: Saturday, November 19
Holiday Market: Saturday, December 10
Both Markets will be held inside the Cheverly Community Center, 9:00am-1:00pm.

We're looking for small vendors of fresh produce, baked goods, processed/cooked foods, plant material (e.g., fresh, dried, wreaths), jewelry, clothing, bath & body care, pottery, fiber art, book arts/paper, woodwork, painting. photography, and other seasonal gift items. Complete details and guidelines are in the application.

Get the application here. Completed applications are due October 15.

At the Market This Week: Rebert's Farm/Benny's Fruit Stand

Eighteen varieties of apples! Eighteen! The Reberts will have a motherlode of apples this Saturday -- start digging through your recipe collections for pies, buckles, baked apples, pan dowdies, butters... They're delicious raw, they're delicious cooked,  and we've hit the jackpot!

In addition to all these lovely apples, they'll have pears and fresh-pressed cider. What's better than fresh apple cider on a cold morning (especially if you steam it and add a little ginger and cinnamon?!)

This Week at the Market: October 8th Edition

 We have a great lineup for you this weekend...the weather should be perfect (forecasts now are for sun and 70s!) so come on out and share a wonderful Fall morning with your family, friends and neighbors. It's sure to be one of those days that make you really appreciate the beauty of Cheverly and all it has to offer!

In addition to all the great produce, bread, jams, cheese, meats, and seafood, we're thrilled to welcome new vendor Studio 617, as well as the Eleanor Roosevelt High School Dixieland Jazz Combo. If you were at the last Market, you know how terrific they sounded! Come early and bring those dancing shoes!

We'll also have storytime at 10:00am for the kids, courtesy of CPRC and our first (hopefully annual) Zucchini Regatta!




VENDORS
Benny's Fruit Stand/Rebert Farm
Waltz Family Farm
Simply Sausage
Shlagel Farm
Boordy Vineyards
New Starts Farm
Martha's Jams
Cheverly Breadbasket
Ladies of Charity Common Ground Coffee
Eve's Cheese  
Pong Orchards  
Two Oceans Seafood 
Simple Pleasures Ice Cafe 
Cakes by Ruthann 
Studio 617

Music by the Eleanor Roosevelt High School Dixieland Jazz Combo

COMMUNITY GROUPS
Cheverly Community Market Zucchini Regatta
CPRC Storytime at 10:00am
Prince George's County Master Gardeners
Friends of Lower Beaverdam

Come on over to the Cheverly Community Center this Saturday from 8:00am until noon. Pick up a pastry from Cheverly Breadbasket, some coffee from Ladies of Charity Common Ground Coffee, some apples and pears from the Shlagels and the Reberts. Grab a seat at our community tables, catch up with friends, dance, cheer on the Zucchini Regatta, take the kids for storytime, get advice on your plants and learn about conservation efforts at Lower Beaverdam...and don't forget to stock up on the best fresh, local produce, wine and other products for delicious, nutritious Fall meals that will inspire oohs and ahs from friends and family!

See you this Saturday at the Market!








At the Market This Week: Waltz Family Farm


The Waltzes will be back at Cheverly Community Market this weekend, and we're oh so glad! This message from Laurie:

"We will be well stocked this weekend, including fresh lamb. Will have lamb shanks and leg of lamb available as well as pork ribs -- these are a few items we have been sold out of. Will be bringing our "middle" child with me, Danny -- he's 14. Now you'll have met the whole family!"

We know that the Waltzes sell out of their fresh, local meats because they're so good. Make sure to visit the Waltzes early this Saturday for the very best selection. With cooler, crisper air, you'll want to stock up for hearty meals this Fall!

New Vendor: Studio 617

We're very excited to welcome a new vendor to Cheverly Community Market this Saturday: Baltimore's Studio 617. Holly Bowers, Bryan Canary and the team of artisans at Studio 617 create gorgeous work from metal, stone, wood and concrete in their Baltimore workspace/shop.

This Saturday, Studio 617 will bring their line of metal yard art, including sunflowers, dragonflies, butterflies, hummingbirds, fish, daisies, cats...even flying pigs! Pictures of everything can be seen on their website

Studio 617 also offers custom address plaques, an alternative to the 'usual' designs available online and at the local hardware store. They're currently running a special on these custom plaques: $99 plus shipping through December, with is a two-week turnaround. 

Help us welcome Studio 617 to Cheverly Community Market -- we love art!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

At the Market This Week: CPRC Storytime

This week, Cheverly parent and CPRC member Barbara Michelman will read the charming I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child. The story, part of the very popular Charlie & Lola series, follows Lola through her very long list of foods she will not eat, met with older brother Charlie's imaginative descriptions of each food...maybe even enticing enough to try that dreaded tomato!

Please join CPRC on the steps of the Community Center at 10am this Saturday for the story, plus a coloring activity. And if you ask really nicely, Barbara may even read in a British accent!