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New This Week at the Market

New This Week at the Market

A Once A Year Special Culinary Treat — Garlic Scapes!!

Never heard of a garlic scape?? You do not know what you are missing. These thin, curly, vibrantly green stalks come into season in the late spring and early summer. Garlic scapes are the stalks that grow from the bulbs of hardneck garlic plants. The scapes taste mild and sweet, like chives or scallions, but with a hint of unmistakable garlicky flavor that’s softer than its bulbous counterpart. They’ll keep for weeks in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

The very last of Green"er" Acres Farm asparagus for this year.

Only 3 half pound bunches remain. Order early,they go fast!

Plantain Healing Salve

Plantain, the common backyard plant/weed, not the relative of the banana, has been used as a healing skin remedy a far back as the Native Americans. Plantain is considered helpful for: bee/wasp stings, spider bites, mosquito and other bug bites, poison ivy/poison oak/sumac,eczema, psoriasis, sunburn, diaper rash, and even pet’s “hot spots” Our plantain leaves are harvested from lawns not treated with chemicals


The very first of our strawberries. Unsprayed, picked when ripe, not partially green like those that were shipped in from out of state. Limited quantities. Please only one per household to allow everyone to enjoy the first of our local strawberries.

And don’t forget all of our other delicious items

Memorial Day Weekend, Get Out the Grill

It’s Memorial Day Weekend — Break Out the Grill

It’s the official start of Summer and BBQ season. We carry lots of great items for this weeks picnics.

  • Check out Clover Creek Cheese Cellar for delicious grass-fed ground beef for fabulous hamburgers and top them with some of their artisan cheese for a delicious cheeseburger.
  • OR how about some pastured chicken on the grill from Heritage Hills Farm topped with a Maple Glaze (see recipe in the Recipes section) made with some of their own awesome maple syrup.
  • Want a super easy pasta salad? Simply mix some French Onion Dip available through Vale Wood Farms with a little bit of olive oil and some cooked pasta, pop it in the fridge to cool, and VOILA!!
  • What about some fresh, crispy cut up veggies with a super tasty homemade Herb Dip (see recipe in the Recipes section) made with dairy products from Vale Wood Farms and fresh herbs from Green"er" Acres Farm.
  • And what could be easier for dessert than some freshly baked Apple Dumplings or Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Brownies from Bake Shop Bakes.

Check out these and many more delicious items available in the Market.

Super Easy Recipes Added to Our Recipe Section

We have added a few new recipes to our Recipes section of our website this week.

  • Easy Herb Roasted Chicken — this recipe uses ingredients found from our trusted growers, such as chicken, thyme, rosemary and parsley.
  • Easy Weeknight Bowtie Pasta — it doesn’t get much easier, using yummy ingredients from our market such as ground beef, onions, spinach, and cottage cheese.
  • Homemade Italian Seasoning — used in the recipe above, you can make this blend at home using dried herbs available in our market.

Available this week: your every dairy need from milks, cheeses, yogurt, cottage cheese and more; farm fresh eggs; beef, chicken and pork; fresh produce and herbs; and much more.


Last Minute Additions

New Grower/Producer Added!!

Vale Wood Farms Dairy

Thanks to our newest grower/producer, Vale Wood Farms of Loretto, we are now able to offer you a full line of dairy products.

Just added to The Market for your ordering:
Homogenized Milk, 2%, 1% and Nonfat Skim Milk, Chocolate and Strawberry Milk, Buttermilk, Half & Half Cream, Sour Cream, Heavy/Whipping Cream, Cottage Cheese, Yogurt, Butter, and French Onion Dip.

Everything you need for your baking, cooking and fresh dairy needs.

Try some this week.

Spring Tea and Veggie Plants

Spring Tea and Veggie Plants

New this week:

* Sassafras root from Green"er" Acres Farm

Our highly-prized sassafras root is harvested in the spring from our own patch behind our house. Cleaned and dehydrated and stored. We enjoy this refreshing root as a tea that was used by Native Americans as a “spring tonic,” to “purify the blood of winter stagnation.” This shrub or small tree is the first plant to come to life in the spring. When brewed, it develops a pleasing red tea that is highly aromatic. We drink it not only in the spring, but all year.
(Brewing instructions are included with every purchase.)
Available in 4 ounce, 8 ounce and 1 pound.

* Veggie plants and Flower boxes from Rispoli’s Produce

Healthy veggie transplants to plant out in your gardens (if it ever stops raining) include yellow pear tomato plants, beefsteak tomato plants, and dinosaur, redbor and russian kale plants.
They also have beautiful blooming flower boxes.

* Apple Dumplings & Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Brownies

We are very proud and excited to introduce our newest producer to our line-up… Bake Shop Bakes. Andy has sold his yummy baked goods at many local farmers markets and stores for many years. He is now back and offering his delicious baked goods direct to you.
Fresh baked apple dumplings and chocolate chunk peanut butter brownies are delicious with fresh whipped cream, ice cream or refreshing milk.

* Bulk Packages of Grass-Fed Beef Still Available

Clover Creek Cheese Cellar continues to carry their 10 pound packages of their own grass-fed beef. Each pound individually wrapped and frozen.

* Temporarily Out of Stock of Hickory Smoked Salt

Heritage Hills Farm is sorry to announce that they are currently sold out of their Hickory Smoked Salt. Their smokehouse was damaged by fire a few weeks ago, but they are going to be rebuilding soon.

And don’t forget all of our other fabulous products such as eggs, pork, chicken, fresh produce, herbs, milk and cheese, and so much more.

Another Great Week of Farm Fresh Products

Another Great Week of Farm Fresh Products

We would like to thank everyone who ordered from us last week. We had a wonderful showing.

We are back this week with much of the same for you. We have added fresh oregano and bee balm as well as kale transplants this week.

We are currently in talks with a few other grower/producers who may be joining us in the next few weeks.

If you have enjoyed your farm fresh products, please pass the word along to your family, friends, co-workers, etc. We would love to add them to our free home and office delivery route. Where else in Bedford and Blair Counties are you going to find such amazing farm fresh products delivered to your home and office.

Spring Produce Has Arrived

So Many New Exciting Additions This Week

Due to an over-ordering for an event that was cancelled, THIS WEEK ONLY, Rispoli’s Produce Free-Range Brown Eggs are HALF PRICE. Just $1.98/dozen (no half dozens this week)

Rispoli’s Produce is also offering fresh spinach, rhubarb, lemon balm and mint, as well as Borage transplants. Borage is an edible flower that tastes similar to cucumber. Delightful in salads for a cucumber flavor and pretty purple-blue flower.

Heritage Hills Farm now has the products up on The Market. Items include lard, smoked and cured bacon, ground pork, ham slices and pork chops from their Large Black Hogs. Farm Fresh Eggs.Half and Whole Chicken. Pre-orders for your Thanksgiving Turkey. Maple Syrup. Hisckory Smoked Real Salt. And their farm crafted handmade soap and deodorant.

Clover Creek Cheese Cellar continues to carry their award winning artisan cheeses, raw milk, and grass-fed beef.

And Green"er" Acres Farm continues their blow-out sale on their remaining pork products. They also carry their own honey, fresh and dried herbs, asparagus, and spinach.

Visit Us At Penn State Altoona This Week

Visit Us At Penn State Altoona for Ag Awareness Day This Week

We invite everyone to come out and visit us and our fellow growers at Penn State Altoona on Thursday April 20 from 10am-2pm for Ag Awareness Day. Located in and around the Slep Student Center.

Stop by to learn more about the College of Agricultural Sciences, view student presentations, and displays, and see some of Altoona’s clubs and organization’s in action. You can browse local products at the Farmer’s Market, eat free Berkey Creamery ice cream, and take a camel ride!

Be sure to bring a box of cereal to support the Cereal Drive which benefits the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry.

We will soon have asparagus and rhubarb to add to the market. Many of our other fresh herbs will also soon be large enough to harvest.

Clover Creek Cheese Cellar announced that they are currently sold out of Pirate Blue and will possibly be returning the end of May.

We announced last week the addition of Heritage Hills Farm as a new grower. They suffered a fire in their smokehouse the day we made the announcement and have been dealing with that. They will be adding their products in the near future. Please stay tuned.

Busy Days and Bright Sunshine

Beautiful day on the farm today. Sun was shining,nice breeze, and lots of productive work accomplished.

We took a lot of pictures today of our gardens and the progress they are making. Although we are unable to upload the pictures to this blog, we welcome you to visit our facebook page and view our newsletter for more details at

This week we are pleased to introduce you to our newest grower. Mike & Kerri Stoltz of Heritage Hills Farm in Duncansville,PA join us and will be adding their items shortly. You can check out their info on Our Growers page.

This week we have our fresh spinach and green onions, fresh rosemary, thyme and chives, dried herbs, free range brown eggs,raw milk and artisan cheeses, goat’s milk soap, pork and grass-fed beef, and much more.

10 pack Ground Beef is Back & Fresh Herbs and Produce

10 pack Ground Beef is Back & Fresh Herbs and Produce

Clover Creek Cheese Cellar is again offering their 10 pound of Ground Beef again. Comes in 10 individually wrapped 1 pound packages. Great for stocking your freezer.

Farm Fresh Free Range Brown Eggs available from Rispoli’s Produce.

Spring is finally feeling like it may be here to stay (despite a few cold nights.) With it comes some of our first fresh herbs and produce. Right now Green"er" Acres Farm has the first of their spring green onions,fresh chives, thyme and rosemary, and fresh spinach.

The rhubarb is just starting to come up and asparagus should be starting before too long.