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It's our 5th Annual
Oktoberfest this week!!!

HopsScotch hosts the Beer Garden.
Our vendors have so many Oktoberfest goodies + Bagel Barrel will have Beer Everything bagels for your breakfast sandwiches at their shop!
+ native pawpaws are in season 

We're at 2-50 South Hamilton Street from 8am to 1pm every Saturday!
We'll tap the ceremonial keg at 12 noon to open the Beer Garden, to replicate what takes place in Munich, Germany to open Oktoberfest. The Beer Garden is hosted at HopsScotch, our neighbor across the parking lot.

Get Oktoberfest recipes below in Chef's Note plus more at the green market tent.

Why is Oktoberfest in September??
Remember that Oktoberfest started as the wedding celebration of Crown Prince Ludwig I of Bavaria to Princess Therese in 1810 and celebrates the best of German food, beer and crafts. The town had such a great time that they celebrated the anniversary each year after, adding beer in 1818. In 1835, then King Ludwig, celebrated his silver wedding anniversary festival by adding a parade of people dressed in historic traditional costume. That parade continues to this day. 1872 moved the start of Oktoberfest to September due to bad weather In 1919 the first swing carousel - the Kettenfleiger Kalb - was added. And in 1950 the tradition of opening Oktoberfest with tapping the beer barrel by the Mayor of Munich, with the now famous call "O'zapft is!" started.  2010 was the 200th Anniversary of Oktoberfest.
Live Oktoberfest music this week by:
the Back Porch Jug Band
Coming to the market this week:
Nord Bread  is bringing lots of their famous soft pretzels, rye bread and new for Oktoberfest mini sourdough gingerbread pan loaves! Place your pre-orders HERE.
Hershberger Heritage Farm will celebrate Octoberfest with the return of a favorite German sausage made with a recipe from the amazing chef Kelly Unger!!!  These scrumptious specialty sausages feature flavors from caraway, white wine, parsley, brown sugar, onions and seasonings. This “once a year” sausage is very popular so get yours while supplies last!!
Jersey Pickles will have the sauerkraut to enjoy with Hershberger's sausages! They will have all of your usual favorites too! 
Wildemore Farm is celebrating Oktoberfest with great German ingredients to make delicious Beer Tent favorites at home. Jay will also have pawpaws for sale this week and next week. Pawpaws are a native fruit with a tropical flavor. Proceeds from the sale of pawpaws benefit the Jack and Rosemarie Schieber Immigrant Scholarship Fund at Bucks County Community College. See Chef's Note below for pawpaw and Oktoberfest recipes! 
Portch Tea Kombucha
Booch of the Day - Pawpaw 

Noshes by Sherri  will have Pumpkin Spice Mandel Bread for Oktoberfest! Plus Rosh Hashanah is less than 2 weeks away! Don’t miss out on the best desserts to ring in the New Year! Sweet like Honey NoshBox comes with a Party size Famous Jewish Apple Cake, Mandel Bread of your choice and 4 coconut macaroons! Ship these treats to friends and family across the US. Head to to order! 
Solrig Farm Microgreens  This week Phyllis will have leek and basil microgreens as well as all the usual microgreens. To celebrate Oktoberfest Phyllis will also have the Broccoli/Purple Kohlrabi Mix. 
Wholly Crepe will be bringing to the market this weekend all six varieties of crepes and a « mushroom à la crème » or « Pilze in Sahne » for Oktoberfest. 
The crêpes are:
Ze French: mushroom, onions, grand cru Gruyere and nutmeg
Zeus Favorite Greek: organic baby spinach, onions, garlic, dill and fresh feta cheese
The I-talian: tomatoes, basil, oregano, mushroom,onions, fresh mozzarella and aged Asiago 
 Irish Gold: sweet potatoes, leeks, rosemary and cheddar cheese
The Greek Vegan: organic baby spinach, onions, dill and vegan feta 
The Irish Vegan: sweet potatoes, leeks, rosemary and vegan cheddar 
Trauger's Farm  will have lots of Oktoberfest ingredients and pies! Here's their delicious line up: Sweet Corn, Ground Cherries, Cherry and Slicing Tomatoes, Leek, Fresh Herbs, String Beans, Lettuce, Scallions, Garlic, Red Beets, Zucchini, Cucumbers, 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.
Carol Cares Aromatherapy Enjoy this beautiful Autumn weather outdoors even more with Carol Cares Aromatherapy Organic and Wild Crafted Mosquito/Gnat Repellent and Tick Repellent Hydrosol Sprays.  Ticks are an increased threat in this cooler weather. Mosquito populations are breeding now as well, especially since we finally received a good amount of rain.  Carol's blends are skin friendly, safe for most clothing, and no need to wash off! These pests dislike the smell, yet for humans the aromas are pleasent and skin nouirishing. Stop by her tent to sample.
Wildbird Flowers will have dahlia bunches, mixed bouquets and hydrangea flower crowns to celebrate Oktoberfest!
Kathy's Kanine Kreations is making Oktoberfest goodies for your dogs too! She'll have Gingerbread and pretzel shaped dog treats. Don't let your 4 legged family member miss out on the Oktoberfest fun. 
HopsScotch is hosting the Beer Garden with the following Oktoberfest beers on tap:
Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
Saugatuck Pumpkin Chai
Levante Drachenstadt
Chef's Note 
Well it's quite the busy food week! Native pawpaws are in season and I want to explain what they are all about. Plus it's Oktoberfest, a huge food celebration that I want you to enjoy with some Beer Tent goodies to make at home. 

First we'll tackle the pawpaws. Indigenous to 26 U.S. states, including Pennsylvania, I'll share some great info published by the Kentucky State University. "The unique flavor of the fruit resembles a blend of various tropical flavors, including banana, pineapple, and mango. The flavor and custard-like texture make pawpaws a good substitute for bananas in almost any recipe. The common names, ‘poor man’s banana,’ ‘American custard apple,’ and ‘Kentucky banana’ reflect these qualities."

"Fully ripe pawpaws last only a few days at room temperature, but may be kept for a week in the refrigerator. If fruit is refrigerated before it is fully ripe, it can be kept for up to three weeks, and can then be allowed to finish ripening at room temperature. Ripe pawpaw flesh, with skin and seeds removed, can be pureed and frozen for later use. Some people even freeze whole fruits." 

Nutritionally, pawpaws are worth paying attention to as well. "They are high in vitamin C, magnesium, iron, copper, and manganese. They are a good source of potassium and several essential amino acids, and they also contain significant amounts of riboflavin, niacin, calcium, phosphorus, and zinc. Pawpaws contain these nutrients in amounts that are generally about the same as or greater than those found in bananas, apples, or oranges." Further nutritional information and more can be found here - Nutrition Information of Pawpaws from Kentucky State University .

Some pawpaw recipes worth trying after you've enjoyed them fresh are:
PawPaw Pudding Recipe from the New York TImes Cooking  

Paw Paw Recipes from Yummly 

Now, on to Oktoberfest!  We can't talk about Oktoberfest without first talking about cabbage. It features prominently in Oktoberfest and German food in general - and Oktoberfest begins this coming Saturday, September 17th in Munich, Germany as well as here at the Doylestown Farmers Market. 

Cabbage is what we call a crucifer or brassica and is part of the Brassica or Cruciferous botanical family - the names brassica and cruciferous are interchangeable. The other members of this botanical family are: arugula, bok choy, broccoli, broccoli rabe. Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, choy sum, collards, daikon, gai lan (which is also referred to as Chinese kale or Chinese broccoli), horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, land cress (a common name for small-leaved tender greens in this family), mibuna, mizuna, mustard and mustard greens, napa cabbage, radishes, rutabagas, tatsoi, turnips, wasabi, and watercress. 

There are two different kinds of cabbage - European Head Cabbages and Chinese or Asian Cabbages. European Head cabbages are the smooth green, red or Savoy type, versus Chinese cabbages like Napa, bok choy and so on. All cabbages are loaded with nutrients including vitamins K and C, as well as containing anti-inflammatory properties. But interestingly, Savoy cabbage has about 3 times more antioxidants than the smooth green variety and red cabbage has 6 times as many antioxidants. That red color is trying to get your attention to tell you that it’s super healthy. 

Cook cabbages lightly, cooking releases all of their health benefits. They are delicate to start with, but they also contain the healthful compound sulfur. When cabbages or any member of this Brassica family are cooked too long, that sulfur smell reveals itself and is not very pleasant. So go lightly with either a quick steam or saute and enjoy with numerous flavor profiles. The two most known are the German flavor profile with dill, caraway, mustard, sugar, onion, bacon and other pork cuts or the Japanese flavor profile with ginger, garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce etc., all of which I absolutely love.

Here are some links to excellent Oktoberfest recipes:

17 Recipes for Oktoberfest by Bon Appetit  

Epicurious Oktoberfest Foods - with recipes for soft pretzels, quick braised red cabbage and apple, bratwurst with apple, onion, and sauerkraut to name just a few.  

Some popular Oktoberfest Beer Tent dishes that you can also make at home are:

Bavarian Potato Salad 

Brotzeit Platter (an Oktoberfest version of a charcuterie board) - it usually has scoops of potato salad, cheeses, meats, radishes and pickles -is the most common type

Bavarian Sausage Salad  

Butternut Squash Soup, Goulash with Oktoberfest Beer, Leek and Potato Soup with pretzel croutons, Pork Schnitzel Cordon Bleu, Ham Hocks on Sauerkraut Salad, Sauerbraten in Red Wine Sauce with Spaetzle, Beef Roulades Stuffed with dill pickles and bacon, Bavarian Chicken Hash, Oktoberfest Roast Chicken, Wild Mushroom Stew with Bread Dumplings, Bavarian Cabbage, Carrot and Cabbage Slaw, Parslied Potatoes, Kaiserschmarrn with Plum Compote, Gingerbread Heart Cookies are more Beer Tent favorites. 

All of these recipes can be found in one of my favorite cookbooks called Oktoberfest Cookbook - Authentic recipes from the world’s greatest beer festival by Julia Skowronek. We'll have this book available for you to thumb through and take a photo of the recipes at the green market tent.

Prost! (cheers)  Zum Wohl! (to your health) 
Oktoberfest Vendors:
  • 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
  • Noshes by Sherri
  • Raymer's Homemade Candies
  • Wholly Crepe
  • Love Grows
  • Tubuk Farm Maple Syrup
  • GI Juice
  • Carol Cares Aromatherapy
  • Kathy's Kanine Kreations
  • Marie's Soap Company
  • Bucks County Alpacas
  • BCS Compost
  • Wildbird Flowers
  • The Fussy Cutting Quilt Shop
What's in season in September?

corn, apples, peaches, raspberries, tomatoes, Delicata squash, Acorn, Butternut and other Winter squashes, beets, peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, potatoes, sweet potatoes, kale, radishes, zucchini, carrots, hibiscus, green and red cabbage, pawpaws. 

Upcoming events:
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

The market turns PINK in October
for Pine 2 Pink! 
Stay tuned for specific pink products from our vendors to raise money for our
neighbors battling cancer. 

visit Pine 2 Pink and Kin Wellness & Support  
for more information.

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:

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