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Stock up this week!!!
we are off next week - Sept 10th - for ArtsFest
+ can you beat the heat???
 Take the Hot Pepper Eating Challenge! 


We're at 2-50 South Hamilton Street from 8am to 1pm every Saturday!
This week - try our
 Hot Pepper Eating Challenge

5 peppers - building in heat as you go - eat all 5 peppers within
15 minutes and win your choice of a market t-shirt OR tote bag + bragging rights. Stop by the green market tent between 9am and 12pm to take the challenge!  Here are the rules:

1. eat the whole pepper (flesh only - no seeds or stem)
2. eat all 5 within the 15 minute time limit

*You can bring water, milk or whatever you need to drink to get through all 5 peppers in the time limit. A waiver must be signed prior to beginning the challenge. 

*Remember that you can enter your name in our "Love My Market" raffle for participating in this event! 
Coming to the market this week:
Trauger's Farm  will have Sweet Corn, Seedless Watermelons, Red Raspberries, Ground Cherries, Cherry and Slicing Tomatoes, Fresh Herbs, Kale, String Beans, Lettuce, Scallions, Garlic, Red Beets, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Pickles, Okra, Onions, Carrots, Eggplant, Sweet Peppers, Yams, Spaghetti and Acorn Squash, Cut Flowers, many flavors of Popped Popcorn, Cookies, Apple Cider Donuts, Fruit Pies and Breads, Ketchup, Spaghetti Sauce and Local Honey.
Noshes by Sherri  Rosh Hashanah is less than 1 month away and we are excited to share with you our Sweet Like Honey Nosh Box. This Nosh Box comes with our Party Size Famous Jewish Apple Cake, 1/2 dz Mandel Bread of your choice, rugelach and we are bringing back our popular Macaroons! Noshes by Sherri will also have both flavors of their Gluten Free Mandel Breads available along with their Famous Jewish Apple Cake (available in mini and Party sizes). Pre-Order today at Deadline to order is 9/15. 
The Colony Meadery will be bringing our fall and holiday season favorite, Moravian Spice Cake mead. This has been described as a liquid spice wafer cookie and can be enjoyed as is, or warmed up slightly to open up the spice aromas even more. Of course, it is still summer, so we'll also have a selection of refreshing flavors as well.
Portch Tea Komucha
Booch of the day: "Feelin' Lucky" - pumpkin, sweet potato, hyssop, tulsi basil, coriander, and cinnamon. 
Hershberger Heritage Farm will be bringing a new trial breakfast sausage…Maple Bacon Baby Link Sausages available in 1/2# packs for $7 while supplies last.  That’s right … Bacon in the sausage!
1 Love Jerk Hut  This week is all about the peppers. In honor of the hot pepper eating challenge, 1 Love Jerk Hut is spotlighting their hottest sauce. Their Ghost Pepper is truly for the heat lovers. Did you know they have five sauces that use fresh peppers of different spice varieties? Head over to their booth and sample one or maybe all 5! 
Nord Bread Flavor of the month is apricot turmeric. Don't forget about their amazing baguettes, soft pretzels, EVOO sandwich loaf and so much more. To make sure you get all of your favorites, pre-order here. 
Carol Cares Aromatherapy is spotlighting her freshly formulated 'Back to School' personal pocket inhaler blends for ages 4 to 10 this Saturday. Children must be with a parent or guardian to sample blends. Mosquito/Gnat Repellent, Tick Repellent for Humans and Doggies, and Bug Bite Relief will be on her table as well. The Mosquito population will not dwindle until at least the first frost, and the Ticks are becoming quite active again in the Autumn months. Bug Bite Relief offers relief for bee stings, fire ants, and spider bites as well as the pests mentioned above. These products are also good to take with you for any travels to tropical locations over the winter months.
Live music this week by:
the Back Porch Jug band
Chef's Note 

by Chef Kelly Unger of The Rooster & The Carrot Cooking Studio


I’ve got peppers on the brain because, not only are they in season - they love this heat - but I am teaching some cooking classes this fall that feature peppers - a class on the French Basque Country and also a class on the Andalucia region of Spain. Peppers are in the Nightshade botanical family with tomatoes, tomatillos, eggplants and potatoes. 

So what is the difference between a pepper and  a chili? Heat, in a word. Peppers lack the heat and are generally referred to culinarily as “sweet” which doesn’t really indicate the presence of significant sugar per se but rather the lack of heat. Chilis contain the heat. And the heat of chilis is measured in Scoville Units on the Scoville Scale - named after “Wilbur Scoville, a pharmacologist, invented the Scoville scale in 1912 to measure the pungency of peppers and chillies, generally related to their capsaicin content. To establish a chili pepper’s rating, Scoville would prepare it in a solution, which was then tested by five people. He increased its dilution until the sensation of heat disappeared. The score on the scale represents the level of dilution required for the sensation of heat to disappear completely.”

To give you an idea of the scale - a bell pepper is a 0, sweet paprika peppers are the second lowest,  Tabasco sauce is a few up from that and then jalapenos are the next hottest,  Bird’s Eye Chilis and Habanero are in the middle of the scale and at the top of the chart, the top 5 in rising order, 5th hottest is Trinidad Scorpion, then Carolina Reaper, third hottest is pepper spray, 2nd is straight capsaicin, and the top of the scale is resiniferatoxin - which is a molecule found in resin spurge of a plant from Morocco.  

Another fun-for-me pepper to talk about is the Espelette pepper from the French side of Basque Country. This pepper is the center of their cuisine and there is an annual festival in its honor at the end of harvest. The peppers are strung together into a garland and draped over doors and across the fronts of houses to dry, and then it's ground into powder. The pepper is an elongated red and is used in the curing of another French Basque specialty, the Bayonne ham. This pepper has French AOC designation, and a French Brotherhood devoted to its protection and legacy. 

I have a book - of course I do - devoted to peppers and peppers alone, called An Anarchy of Chilies by Caz Hildebrand. It has a page devoted to each type of chili. You know I love a good vegetable name so I thought I’d share some chili pepper names with you - Bulgarian Carrot, Beaver Dam, Spaghetti - a British variety that is - you guessed it - long and thin like the noodle, but not too hot, there’s also Rooster Spur, Goat Horn, Peruvian white lightning - which yes is white - and Pink Tiger also known as the Ghost Pepper, Chocolate 7 Pot, which is 1.8 million Scoville Units, the Carolina Reaper has 2.2 million Scoville Units and was 10 years in the making, appearing in 2011 and those who are able to actually taste anything after surviving the heat of that pepper say it has a sweet, fruity taste with a hint of chocolate and cinnamon. Sure it does. Well, we’ll just have to take their word for it.

For those of us who want to just stick with the gorgeous peppers we see at the markets now, I’m sharing the links for some recipes: 

Epicurious 14 Ways to take Bell Peppers Beyond the Basics 

With recipes like:

Grilled Bread Salad with Sweet Peppers and Onions

Parmesan Peppers

Bell Peppers stuffed with Shrimp and Coconut Rice

And Bell Pepper and Goat Cheese Strata


Bon Appetit 33 Bell Pepper and Hot Pepper Recipes from Mild to Super Spicy

With recipes like

Bob Armstrong Chili Con Queso

Grilled Chicken Wings with Shishito Peppers and Herbs

Red Pepper Falafel

And Corn Jalepeno Fritters


For farm to table cooking class information, visit
The Rooster & The Carrot Cooking Studio.

What's in season in August?
peaches, white peaches, raspberries, blackberries, tomatoes, garlic, peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, zucchini, patty pan squash, carrots, new red potatoes, wild chanterelles, ground cherries, tomatillos, okra, cucumber, basil, corn, melons, pears, plums.

Upcoming events:
3rd - Hot Pepper Eating Challenge 
17th - our 5th Annual Oktoberfest
24th - Taste of the Season with apples

October - the market turns Pink for Pine 2 Pink
1st - Fruit and Veg as Natural Dye education event by Alex
8th - Pine 2 Pink Art Activity for Kids
15th - Taste of the Season with mushrooms
22nd - goats are visiting
29th - Halloween Scavenger Hunt

November - Holiday Markets
5th - Preserving the Harvest education event by Alex
12th - Taste of the Season with broccoli leaves
19th - last market of the regular season 

2nd Annual Winter Market at the Mercantile
on the following Saturdays from 10am to 1pm

December 3rd and 17th
January 7th and 21st
February 4th and 18th

Vendors this week:
  • Trauger's Farm
  • Jersey Pickles
  • Wildemore Farm
  • Bedminster Orchard
  • Perfect Day Coffee
  • Nord Bread
  • Hershberger Heritage Farm
  • Primordia Mushroom Farm
  • Rabbit's Run Farm & Pan's Forest
  • Spring Creek Farm
  • Solrig Farm Microgreens
  • Portch Tea Kombucha
  • Wholly Crepe
  • Noshes by Sherri
  • Pie Bird Farm
  • 1 Love Jerk Hut
  • Love Grows
  • Ten 7 Brewing
  • The Colony Meadery
  • Carol Cares Aromatherapy
  • Kathy's Kanine Kreations
  • The Dog Bone Guy
  • Marie's Soap Company
  • Bucks County Alpacas
  • Wildbird Flowers
  • Artie Art
Enter to win our regular-season 
"Love My Market" contest.

Throughout the regular season (April-November) YOU will be able to enter the contest in a variety of ways, AND each week throughout the season.

The end-of-season prize is a market t-shirt and a market canvas tote filled with $50 in market products. The winner will be picked on the last day of the regular season market, November 19th.

* If you participate in any Taste of the Season event, you can enter to win!

* If you sign up for our newsletter and have not already signed up, you can enter to win!

* If you buy a piece of DFM merchandise, you can enter to win!

* If you participate in any DFM event, contest, or kids craft, carry/use our DFM market tote, wear your gray DFM t-shirt or pink P2P/DFM shirt to the market, you can enter to win! (that's right, you can enter to win when you purchase a tote or t-shirt AND when you wear/use it at the market!)

You can enter the contest multiple times. Stop by the green market tent to enter your name to win! 

P.S. If you have already done any of these things this season, stop by the market tent, remind us what you did or purchased and you can enter your name to win!
Our parent organization, the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance, has renewed its program - Feed a Family Support a Family Farm - to help our community. BCFA will be purchasing excess produce from our DFM farmers, which will be taken directly to A Women’s Place and Grundy Hall. Just one more way BCFA is supporting our neighbors in need while supporting our farmers. 

Below are the remaining dates we will be running the program at our market:
September 3 and 17

We accept SNAP at the market! SNAP customers, come see us at the market management table to get started. Our parent company, the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance is offering matching dollars. For every $5 SNAP customers spend, BCFA will give you an additional $2 to spend at our market! Cheers to healthy, local food!
Meet our Vendors
Market Manager, Alex Dadio can be reached at:
BCFA inquiries can be directed to:

 For more information about the programs and activities of the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance, click around our website from the Doylestown Farmers Market page.  
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