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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.

October Market Guidelines

  1. Social distance + look for chalk x’s on the ground to help with your spacing + follow chalk marks to form lines.
  2. Wear a mask.
  3. Sanitize your hands in between vendors. 

Happy Halloween

Please let your kids (2 legs or 4) wear their costumes to the market! We’d like to take a picture of kids and dogs looking super cute in their costumes for our social media! Stop by the market tent!

Reminder - 4 markets left!
We are open until November 21st!

Some holiday gift ideas include: Marie’s Soap Company handmade soaps, Bucks County Alpacas hats, gloves, scarves, yarns and more (super warm and cozy!), Kaeddie Designs masks, customized ornaments and jewelry, Mediterranean Delicacy olive oil, spices and olive wood kitchen utensils, bowls and cutting boards, Perfect Day Coffee pounds of whole bean coffee for your favorite coffee lover, “goodies” vinegars and more, Barefoot Botanicals teas, hydrosols and tinctures, Carol Cares Aromatherapy essential oil products for a spa and wellness gift, Hershberger Heritage Farm gift card for pasture raised meats and also gorgeous cutting boards and utensils made from local wood, Solrig Farm Microgreens grow kit, 1 Love Jerk Hut sauces, Bedminster Orchard apple sauce, Brothers In Bees honey - to name just a few!

Winter Market Update

Thank you to those who completed the Customer Survey regarding our potential plans for a Winter market. We did not receive the level of response we had hoped for, though the responses received were majority in favor. Perhaps it’s because you share our concern for the direction of Covid in the coming months. Perhaps starting a Winter market during a pandemic and flu season at an indoor venue is not wise. Operating an outdoor market during a pandemic has been stressful and difficult. So we will not be pursuing the project this year. We will continue to look at venues in the hopes of a Winter market for December 2021.

Arriving at the market this week

Noshes by Sherri will be serving up their famous mini Jewish Apple Cakes made with freshly picked apples coated in a cinnamon sugar spice and folded into batter for decadent layers of soft juicy apples that make for the sweetest cake. Sweeten up your day!
Mediterranean Delicacy will have their delicious olive oil and spices along with their gorgeous olive wood products this week carved from 600 year old trees that no longer bear fruit.  Salt cellar, cutting boards, utensils, salad bowls and more are available and each one is unique. What a perfect gift!
Rabbits Run Farm will have their creamy ash-coated bloomy rind cheese, Tohickon, available at market this weekend. Thinly sliced, it pairs well with crisp tart apples, and makes a great snack when heated on sourdough in a broiler or toaster oven with a few slices of apple. They will also have freshly frozen goat meat; cubes, ground and shanks as well as Pan’s Forest’s gourmet salad greens.
Bedminster Orchard apple cider, several varieties of apples and apple sauce.
Hershberger Heritage Farm has Thanksgiving hams from pre-order! Turkey chicks were very hard to get in the Spring at the beginning of the pandemic. They will have their regular line up of beef, pork and eggs this week also.
Carol Cares Aromatherapy introduces Seasonal and New Products this week. CozyCozy comfort, fast absorbing, non greasy Warming Hand and Foot Lotion, which increases circulation, warmth, soothes and softens skin. Warming Body Oil is an exotic blend which brings warmth to cold, tight muscles, joints or other spots  that need heat or are hard to heal under the dermis. Also on the table are three new products. Belly Oil helps relieve monthly cramps, pain in the abdomen and low back area. Hangover Relief personal diffuser stick, and Belly Oil for nausea are welcome companion for symptoms of over indulgence.

Vendors This Week

Meet our Vendors

Live Music from Jeff Penque

Chef's Note: Apple Cider

By Chef Kelly Unger of The Rooster & The Carrot Cooking Studio
farm to table cooking classes
Another Fall classic flavor, apple cider has many uses beyond a delicious hot or cold beverage. Apple cider can be used to add flavor to vegetable dishes (especially cabbage), to glaze meat and vegetables, and can be used in baking and cocktails. The September issue of bon appetit magazine features a recipe for Apple Cider Donut Loaf Cake that looks so yummy. I plan to buy some of Bedminster Orchard’s cider this Saturday to make this cake on Sunday. I’ll post pictures! You’ll need 1 ½ cups to make the cake. 

I’m not sure Bedminster will have Pink Lady Apples, but any of his apples will do for  Seared Sausage with Cabbage and Pink Lady Apples from Country Living magazine. Grab sausages from Hershberger Heritage Farm and our produce vendors will have cabbages for you. Both of these recipes are quintessential Fall goodness from savory to sweet. I hope you’ll try them both and post photos of your results - and tag the market on social media! Enjoy! 
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Botanical Bulletin: Apple Cider

 by Alex Dadio, Market Manager
“Give me yesterday’s bread, this day’s flesh and last year’s cider” -Benjamin Franklin
It is hard to date exactly when apple cider began to be drunk.  However, apples were first known to grow along the banks of the Nile in Ancient Egypt around 1300 BC and in Central Asia. For many hundreds, if not thousands of years cider was drunk in a low alcoholic version. When the Romans invaded England they found that the English were enjoying a form of alcoholic cider. Julius Caesar makes mention of it in 55 BC.  The Romans enjoyed the cider as well and it started spreading through the Roman empire. 
 
After the Roman empire dissipated, it remained popular. As water could not be trusted in this time period and for hundreds of years, cider was treated as a necessity.  It had a low alcoholic content and was cheap to produce. Therefore it became the main drink of many European countries. People would drink it for breakfast drinking as much as a half of a gallon. 

When colonists came over from Europe they found a different kind of apple from the type that was grown in Europe.  They found crabapples which did not make good cider and were not good for eating either.  So, colonists began planting apples.  Soon, cider became a primary drink for the colonists, both adults and children.  Children were served a lower alcoholic version. Today, cider remains a popular drink around the world.  In its alcoholic version it is known as hard cider and non-alcoholic version is referred to just as “cider”. In the United States there are hundreds of thousands of gallons of apple cider produced every year. 

Other local farm sources for Thanksgiving turkey pre-orders

Carversville Farm and Purely Farm. Visit them online to place your order.
 
Market Manager, Alex Dadio can be reached at: dtownmarketmanager@gmail.com
Any other inquiries can be directed to: info@bucksfoodshed.org

 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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