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The market is located on South Hamilton Street between West Oakland &
West State Streets in Doylestown Borough and is open Saturday, 8am - 1pm.

August Market COVID-19 Guidelines 

  1. Wear a mask
  2. Sanitize
  3. Keep 6 feet apart

This Week's Special Guest

The Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run folks will be with us this week to give you more information and get you registered for the 5K and the Colby Umbrell 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk.

The 9/11 Heroes Run 5k welcomes runners, ruckers, and walkers of all levels, ages and fitness experience to honor the heroes of 9/11 and those who’ve served our nation since. TMF activates & unites communities and empowers local veterans, active duty, first responders, and families of the fallen. This year, they also acknowledge the hard work of all of our nation’s frontline healthcare workers, who continue to serve selflessly and valiantly during this time of uncertainty. Stop by their tent this week to get more information!

Arriving at the market this week

Nord Bread August flavors are Rye raisin and carrot Za’Atar (Traugers carrots). Pre ordering isn’t required, but recommended if you want to guarantee your pretzels. nordbread.com

 
Howe Sharp will be attending this week's market along with every second and fourth Saturday of the month. Remember to bring along all your dull knives( so you can cut the eggplant), scissors, garden tools and anything else that may need sharpening. Remember too, we also sharpen serrated knives.
Hershberger Heritage Farm  has fresh chickens! Eggs go fast too so come early or pre-order! www.hhf.farm/  
Carol Cares Aromatherapy is offering 3 small batch, freshly blended Pain Relief Oils and Lotions to choose from, along with Bruise Oil blend, Sunburn Relief cooling hydrosol spray and  Tame the Burn Balm. Headache Relief personal, pocket diffuser blends (Inhalers), to help relieve Sinus, Tension and Migraine Issues, as well as Anxiety, Stress and Calming, Respiratory and Allergy Relief, Cough Control Inhalers plus many more will be on the table.  Stop by to see  Carol....she has been a busy bee this week!

Vendors This Week

Meet our Vendors

Live Music

Live music by …. A mashup of the members of Fools and Prophets & The Back Porch Jug Band. We’re calling them the Juggy Fools!

Chef's Note: Eggplant

By Chef Kelly Unger of The Rooster & The Carrot Cooking Studio
farm to table cooking classes
Eggplant are some of the most beautifully colored vegetables, ranging from a shade of purple so dark it looks black to shades so light it looks like a lilac in Spring or the blush of a baby’s cheek. And of course there’s a completely white variety that has a milky tone I find intriguing, an all green variety and one with green and white swirls. Their shapes vary so widely too, from golf ball sized to long and slender to giant tear drops that make a gorgeous family portrait. But as a Francophile, I prefer to call eggplants by their French name, Aubergines. And Aubergines have hard to overlook health benefits as well! The compounds that give eggplant their vibrant purple color are also the beneficial compounds that boost health, providing more evidence that peeling most vegetables is not necessary and removes a good portion of their nutrition. Click here to read more in depth health information about eggplant.

There are really so many ways to use eggplant that I couldn’t possibly pick just one recipe. So instead, I have provided two links to a collection of eggplant recipes by Epicurious and Martha Stewart. I know you’ll find at least 5 recipes you’ll want to make at home. Enjoy!

Epicurious Eggplant Recipe collection: Click here.

Martha Stewart Eggplant Recipe collection: Click here.  
Learn More

Botanical Bulletin: Eggplant

 by Alex Dadio, Market Manager
“The smell of manure, of sun on foliage, of evaporating water, rose to my head; two steps farther, and I could look down into the vegetable garden enclosed within its tall pale of reeds-rich chocolate earth studded emerald green, frothed with the white of cauliflowers, jeweled with the purple globes of eggplant and the scarlet wealth of tomatoes.”
Eggplants, Solanum, is a heat loving annual (although it is truly a perennial in warmer climates) fruit with thick woody stems. Like the tomato it is classified as a culinary vegetable but botanically speaking it is a fruit.  The leaves are a green to grayish color and are large, lobed and alternate.  The undersides of the leaves are covered with a spiny fuzz. Typically, plants range in size from 1-8 feet. The flowers are star shaped and come in a range of purples. They are perfect flowers, meaning that they have both male and female reproductive structures present in one flower. Typically, they are self pollinating. The fruit of eggplants lack a solid interior, similar to tomatoes. 
Eggplants are members of the Nightshade family like tomatoes and potatoes. As the nightshade family does have poisonous members, eggplants, were considered to be too poisonous to eat for a period of time. Eggplants earned their name from the British during the years that England occupied India. White eggplants were grown in India and the British, thinking that the vegetables looked like eggs, gave the plant the unimaginative name. Eggplants are believed to have originated in India and China, where they grew wild. At one point in history it was fashionable among high society women in China to have dark teeth and eggplants were used to make a paste that darkened their teeth. This would cause their teeth to glisten like metal, which strangely enough was considered to be the “in” thing at the time. As the ever popular trade routes opened up across the world, Eggplants were introduced into Europe and Africa. Spaniards carried them to the Americas and they started popping up in American gardens in the 1800’s. Today there are over 100 varieties of eggplant varying in size and color.

With an adventurous, “trendy” history and a somewhat perilous family tree, eggplants would surely make an intriguing addition to any garden or dinner plate!

See You At The Market!
Market Manager, Alex Dadio can be reached at: dtownmarketmanager@gmail.com
Any other inquiries can be directed to: info@bucksfoodshed.org

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