The following list includes all vendors currently participating in our 2016 Summer Market.
denotes vendors accepting credit cards.
B & H ORGANIC PRODUCE
Owners: Erica and Michael Lavdanski
We grow a variety of certified organic vegetables. We specialize in greens, but also grow potatoes, winter squash, root vegetables, broccoli, cabbage, leeks, celeriac. In the spring, we offer organic heirloom transplants for gardens. We also raise free range, grass fed beef. We sell the beef frozen and individually packaged.
They are a small, diversified organic farm dedicated to a high quality, nutrient rich product.
> website: www.bhorganicproduce.com
We welcome our newest vendor, Betula’s Botanica!
Soothe your mind, body and soul with cold process artisan soaps, sugar scrubs, lotion bars, mineral bath salts, healing balms, lip balms, essential oils and blends, body spray mists, natural bug repellent products, other bath and body care products.Their artisan soaps are hand crafted with premium oils, therapeutic grade essential oils, and natural botanicals for color and exfoliation. Sugar scrubs are available in the same essential oil blends as all of the soaps. Their soothing balms are created to bring relief for sinus congestion, sleeplessness, dry skin and chapped lips, and are made with beeswax, plant oils and essential oils. [clearboth]
Enjoy all this and more at their beautiful market stand!
> website: www.betulasbotanica.com
Brooke-Lee Farm is a small, family owned farm in Berks County, PA. They specialize in growing produce and raising meat rabbits, and chickens (both meat and egg layers). Brooke-Lee Farm is pesticide, hormone and antibiotic free and raise their animals humanely. All chickens are cage-free.
Produce they grow: Potatoes (Yukon gold, Adirondack Blues, Red, Whites) , squash (Acorn, Butternut), lettuce, swiss chard, braising mix, radishes, carrots, mint, thyme, tomatoes (Yellow, red), peppers, zucchini, and much more!
Brooke-Lee Farm also prepares a large selection jellies, jams, salsas and spreads, using fruits and vegetables at the peak of freshness. Examples include jalapeño pepper jelly, chocolate raspberry spread, peach salsa, blueberry cardamon jam, and more! They also anticipate having honey later in the season.
> website: www.brookeleefarm.com
Joining our market is Conabella Farm! Specializing in farm fresh cheese and spreads, their artisan raw milk cheese is the result of generations of dedicated family dairy farming on the same 198-acre farm that has been in the Gable family since 1923. For over 90 years, Conabella Farm has nourished Southeastern PA families with top-quality milk and cheese.
The first Ayrshires came to this spacious farm in 1938, when Joseph and Ella’s son Harold purchased 10 Ayrshire cows in order to raise the butterfat content of the farm’s milk and make it creamier. Harold purchased these Ayrshires from a local farm where his brother, John, worked as herd manager. These 10 cows were the foundation for our current herd of over 200 registered Ayrshire milking cows and young stock. Today, Conebella is 100% Ayrshire, and we are proud of this breed renowned for its health, longevity and ability to produce rich, buttery milk. The farm’s rolling acres sustain this heritage breed, as the Gables grow all of the forages for their herd right on the farm.In the summer of 2007, Conebella became a state-certified raw milk producer. Four years ago, in response to customer interest, Don and Pam Gable began shipping the farm’s raw milk to an experienced Lancaster County cheese maker. Their cheese business flourished as they added varieties of cheddar, Colby and Swiss cheese and cheese spreads. At the farm store, the Gables currently sell 14 varieties of raw milk cheese, seven different creamy cheese spreads, raw milk, locally-made yogurt and free-range eggs.
Conebella Farm has now been home to five generations of Gables. Don and Pam’s three sons, Josh, Tyler and Kevin, are very involved in all aspects of the farm, from milking the cows twice a day to cultivating the forages. They especially enjoy the fieldwork, which involves growing alfalfa hay, grass hay, corn and rye.
THE COTTAGE KITCHEN
After being a stay-at-home Mom for nearly ten years raising our three children, I wanted to start working again but found myself at a loss. I had never finished college and had no marketable skills, so I began working as a farm hand @ Oley Organics picking weeds, turning soil, planting and harvesting crops.
What I began to learn about organic produce like carrots, cauliflower, garlic, tomatoes, beets, cabbage and all the other assorted vegetables was amazing. What I didn’t realize until recently was that although I never had a knack for higher learning in college; I did possess a tactile learning skill by immersing myself in a line of work that I loved where education became second nature.
I started learning things, which only piqued my interest for more knowledge, leading me to where I am today. After seven years of working on local organic farms, both produce and livestock, I have struck upon some nuggets of knowledge I would like to share with you.
From Kale to Cabbage, Carrots to Cucumbers and every assorted vegetable I began to realize the incredible benefits in my family’s diet. I learned what FRESH really meant; and it isn’t what your supermarket calls FRESH.
I wanted to test the market first, so I went back to where I started seven years ago, my roots @ Oley Organics (no pun intended) and attended a one day farm stand tour here in the Oley Valley. We sold 45 jars in our first real day of business in October of 2015, just five months ago.
So, I started The Cottage Kitchen to help people realize the benefits of fermented raw, wild foods such as Kimchi, Sauerkraut, Ginger carrots, Beets, 3-C Medley, etc. The benefits of lacto-fermentation are too great to list, but here are a few: Promotes strong gut health to improve digestion and increase nutrient absorption, detoxifying powers and reduction of sugar cravings.
Fermentation also creates good bacteria (probiotics) within the body’s ecosystem to fight the bad bacteria of our society’s proclivity for fast food. One cannot hope to eat healthy 100% of the time, but the 80/20 rule will certainly increase longevity of life and quality of life!
My husband, Bob, suffered from severe gut pain and digestive problems, so I set out to find a holistic cure through researching the art of fermentation. Voila! Success!
Bob and myself along with our three children are all committed to The Cottage Kitchen and realizing a dream we’ve had all our lives; to work together as a family to grow a small business and help others get healthy; To provide others with the organic, raw, wild vegetables nature intended for them to eat and live a life full of nutrient rich foods.
>> facebook: www.facebook.com/thecottagekitchen3
THE DAILY LOAF
All organic, The Daily Loaf offers sourdough boules, baguettes, savory and sweet pies, pastries, bagels and rolls.
>> website: www.thedailyloaf.com
DEERFOOT VINEYARDS AND WINERY
We are a tiny new winery with great big plans!
This all began as yet another crazy idea. We’ve grown pretty much everything else over the years, so we thought grapes would be fun. Dave provides the farming expertise, and Dan is the vintner.
Amateur Awards: 2013 : 1 Bronze; 2014 : 3 Bronze 6 Silver, 1 Gold, 1 Double Gold
Freeland Market is your local charcutier. Their handmade products include up to 70 varieties of fresh made sausages; smoked sausages, bacon, scrapple, and charcuterie items such as pâtés, terrines and other specialties. Everything is crafted with quality in mind – and they use only the freshest natural ingredients. They make traditional sausages from many different regions of Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Morocco, Greece and more. Their fresh sausages are made from pork, chicken, lamb and duck. They also will offer Salumi products, Italian cured meat products predominately made from pork.
Freehand Market strives to provide the highest quality charcuterie available – from handcrafted terrines to mouth watering pâtés, Freeland never compromises their standards and consistently exceed our customer’s expectations.
A big market hello and thank you to Gauker Farms! The Schaeffer Family settled and began farming in Fleetwood in the early 1800s. Today, they are an 8th, 9th, and 10th generation family farm specializing in corn, soybeans, wheat, straw, hauling and farm raised beef. Just in time for Fathers’ Day cookouts, the folks at Gauker farms will be bringing ground beef, hamburger patties, steaks, roasts, sweet and/or hot sticks and jerky. Antietam Valley market customers are more then welcome to email them at the farm to place an order for pick up at our market. Gauker Farms is privileged to provide local, wholesome, grain-fed beef for you and your family.
Gauker Farms is now proudly retailing ground buffalo from The Sverduk Family at The Buffalo Shoppe, Inc. in Lake Ariel, PA. Many customers had requested a leaner ground beef option, and after thinking long and hard, we decided ground buffalo would be a great alternative full of a lower amount of more healthy fats while maintaining a robust flavor. Jodi and Tupper were roommates during their days at Penn State where they both studied Animal Science.
Stop by their tent, and welcome them to our market!
GOOSE LANE EGG FARM
Goose Lane Egg Farm will offer to our customers a large variety of produce that is GMO-free.
They take a lot of pride in their produce: spring onions, candy onions, big boy tomatoes, plum tomatoes, golden tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, eggplant, spaghetti squash, zucchini, cucumbers, green and yellow beans, beets, radishes, bell peppers, banana peppers, and an assortment of hot peppers. They also grow their own sweet corn and pumpkins.
The majority of their crops are planted in a raised, black plastic bed to reduce weeds and insects, and they practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
Goose Lane Egg Farm specializes in Brown Eggs from their free-range, grass-fed, GMO free chickens. They may also offer chicken and turkey as well. Their chickens are housed in a mobile chicken house which is rotated throughout the pasture to ensure adequate grass and nutrition. This lifestyle promotes good health for the chickens and quality eggs you won’t find in a grocery store.
We welcome Melanie and Casey Noss of Goose Lane Egg Farm to our market!
> website: www.gooselaneeggfarm.com
GROW YOUR OWN FREEDOM
Natural and organic body care products inspired by nature and crafted with your well-being in mind using only the highest quality organic ingredients. We are sure that our selection of soaps, balms, salves, essential oil blends and more will help nourish you as you discover nature’s goodness.
> website: www.growyourownfreedom.com
Welcome Griesemer Beekeeping!
Beekeeper James Griesemer of Wernersville will bring his delicious honey to our market.
He extracts honey from his bee hives and bottles it for customer sales. Also available will be various bee and honey related items. He and his wife Christine bring a wonderful product that is sure to please our shoppers. [clearboth]
> website: www.facebook.com/GriesemerBeekeeping
[br] Joining our market will be Hoagland Farms! Nestled in the heart of of east-central Pennsylvania’s farming region, this farm produces the highest quality of fresh, locally and home grown produce.
Owners Lynn and Carol Hoagland will offer a broad assortment of the finest foods:
Early summer – asparagus, spring onions, strawberries, honey, pork products, greens, and rhubarb;
Mid summer – raspberries, blueberries, black berries, cherries, beans, onions, beets, beans, summer squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet corn, cantaloupes, watermelons, tree fruit: peaches, apricots, nectarines, plums, apples, pears, and quince;
Late summer/fall: Brussels sprouts, lima beans, broccoli, cauliflower, okra, fall squash, winter squash, pumpkins, and Romanesque.
Hoagland Farms is a family farm with minimal spray practices and hormone-free pork. In addition to their fruits and vegetables, they grow small grains and hay. They also have a produce stand (established in 1955) at their farm in Elysburg, PA.
NEW FOR SUMMER 2016 – Hoagland Farms will be adding lamb to their line of meat products.
Hoagland Farms is authorized to accept WIC coupons.
KAY BRYANT DESIGNS
Welcome Kay Bryant Designs to our market! Ever since she was a young girl, Kay was always pushing a pedal of a sewing machine. It all started with her passion for fashion which lead her to making cute outfits for herself. It then turned into a small wedding dress business which gave Kay a couture edge. Home decor was another hobby she had because she could find inspiration in her own home. Kay’s primitive and decorative santas became staples at tradeshows and as that fell out of style she found a new passion: making things for women who needed something because it was functional.
Kay offers clothing, handbags, jewelry and other items designed in her own unique style. Stop by her booth say hello!
KIM’S BAKERY & ALLEGHENY VALLEY DAIRY
Meet another of our vendors, Kim’s Bakery & Allegheny Valley Dairy!
Their farm family has the goal of providing fresh, homemade baked goods and yogurt to their customers. They use their own farm fresh milk from their Swiss dairy cows. Market items may include Baked Goods, Connabella Farms Cheese, Fresh Eggs & Yogurt.
Kim’s Bakery makes a wide variety of baked goods, including a specialty homemade yeast bread, and whole wheat oatmeal bread using home ground wheat.
>> website: www.cozycorner.org
KLINGERS ON CARSONIA
Local restauranteur/owner Mark Klinger will be offering his famous chili as well as bottled dressings at our market.A neighborhood favorite with a strong following, Klinger’s make a unique chili that has customers coming back for more. Be sure to stop by and see what he has cooking up in his tent!
[br] Laura Kessler joins our market and will offer her dried culinary herbs. Also for sale will be herbed-infused salts, herb-infused vinegars, various pickled vegetables…and pickles!
Welcome Laura’s Garden!
THE LOVING SPOONFUL [clearboth]
Stemming from a love of all things tasty, Rich & Amy Johnson of The Loving Spoonful, bring a variety of infused olive oils and vinegars to liven up any dish, dressing, marinade or even libation. From flavor infusions, of Artisan quality balsamic vinegars of Modena, like Mango, Honey Ginger, Chocolate Marshmallow to the 25 Star Reserve Balsamic, there will be something to appeal to all. The infused high quality Olive Oils include Basil, Roasted Chile, Black Pepper, White truffle garlic and many more.
Tastings are encouraged and new recipes will be available weekly. Located right in Pennside, they look forward to sharing more than a spoonful of their culinary adventure with you!
MARLISCIOUS – THE STRUDELMAN
Early each morning we here at Marliscious roll up our sleeves and get to work producing authentic European-style baked goods such as homemade European tortes, strudel, pastries and cookies. Our cookies and cakes are handmade and we are not too modest to say that they are absolutely addictive taste and texture that you must try! Marliscious has a bounty of delicious, delectable and enticing treats; all created using traditional European recipes that have been in the family for centuries.
>> website: www.marliscious.com
Owner: Jessica Feeser
Jessica Feeser grew up in Shillington, PA, with well tended raised bed gardens and compost piles in the backyard. She first got her hands into farm work while working at Red Earth Farm in between semesters at Oberlin College. Since then, Jessica has worked on a number of small-scale and organic farms in Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Quebec. In 2015 she was able to realize her dream of starting her own vegetable production, and she’s now very pleased to be serving her local community with high quality, healthy food.
Business Description: Meadowsweet Acres is a one-woman produce farm located in the beautiful and historic Oley Valley. We grow a large variety of seasonal vegetables which are available for purchase through our farm stand, CSA, and at the Antietam Valley Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market. Our growing practices at Meadowsweet Acres reflect a deep appreciation for the health of the land and of our customers; we never use GMO’s or synthetic products in our production.
Products Offered: a large variety of seasonal, naturally grown produce | specialty mushrooms from Primordia Mushroom Farm | cultured butter from Valley Milkhouse Creamery
OLD HOMESTEAD FARM
Owner: Bob Wiker
The Wiker family has been growing fruits and vegetables in Lancaster County on this fertile piece of land we call Old Homestead Farm for four generations. Our favorite things to grow are sweet corn, strawberries, lima beans, green beans, celery hearts, and watercress, but the variety of fruits and veggies we grow is endless. Our hydroponic tomatoes are always a welcome treat at the end of May. And don’t forget the flowers! There’s always something bright and blooming from June to October for fresh bouquets that we thoughtfully arrange.
>> website: www.theoldhomesteadfarm.com
Owner: Jeremy Sayer
Renewal Kombucha uses 100% organic ingredients to make a delicious, healthy beverage packed with probiotics and antioxidants. Dedicated to sustainable business practices, our goal is to have a positive impact on our local communities while being good stewards of the earth.
Probiotic fermented fizzy tea, small-batch brewed by hand in the heart of Lititz, PA using 100% organic teas, herbs and sugars.
Owner: Jeremy Sayer
>> website: Nwww.drinkrenewal.com
SHEILA’S CRUNCHY DELIGHT
Sheila’s Crunchy Delight is a local favorite with a devoted following!
They will offer 11 Granolas: Apple Crisp, Banana Breakfast, Blueberry Buckle, Chocolate Chip, Gluten Free, Just Grains, Kaffa-Coco, Maple Bourbon, Original Recipe, Pumpkin Season and S’mores; 2 different Granola Bars — raisin and chocolate chip; 3 Nut Mixes: Herbed Hazelnuts, Sweet & Spicy, and Curried Cashews; 4 whole foods: Roasted Hazelnuts, Raw Almonds, Dried Cherries, and Roasted Cashews; plus 5 different specialties: Graham Goodies, Cheesy Diamonds, Prairie Crisps, Yummy Onion Biscuits, and Wine Biscuits.
SHEILA M. SHUMAN
For Summer Market, Sheila will feature functional, and decorative pottery for home and garden. The home kitchen pieces will include baking dishes, serving bowls, batter bowls, mugs, soup bowls, berry bowls and colanders, garlic and herb keepers, olive oil bottles, spoon rests, utensil crocks, sponge holder, and liquid soap dispensers. Sheila also has a line of bathroom items. Toothbrush holders, soap dishes, Q-tip holders, cup holders, votive candle holders, and toilet brush holders. Garden items include, hanging planters, hanging bird bath / bird feeders, half-round wall planters, flower pots, lanterns, toad houses, and wind chimes. The stoneware pottery is food safe, microwavable, oven safe, dishwasher safe, and garden-worthy.
SKYLINE DRIVE ORCHARD
Let’s welcome Skyline Drive Orchard!
Just a stone’s throw up the mountain to their retail store, owners Christine and Stan Blankenbiller will bring their vast selection of fresh spring, summer, and fall fruits and vegetables to our market. Homemade pies, cakes and cookies will also be offered for sale.
Skyline also sells canned goods; sweet apple cider and apple sauce; annual and perennial flowering plants and hanging baskets; fresh flower bouquets and dried flower arrangements. Look for pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn in autumn.
>> website: www.skylinedrive-orchard.com
SO GOOD!! HOMEMADE SOUPS AND SALADS
Owners Justin and Liz Lally opened So Good!! in March 2010 with the idea of establishing a place where they could cook their family’s recipes and enjoy the freedom to create new ones. Justin makes all of their soups in their market kitchen at the Fairgrounds Farmers Market fresh each week. Most of their ingredients come from local suppliers. They strive to provide our customers with soups that taste ‘just like their Mothers or Grandmothers use to make’ as well as introducing them to new and delicious tastes. Soups include Mema’s Chicken Corn Noodle, Buffalo Chicken Soup, Mrs. B’s Potato Sausage and Leek, and many more! They also offer fresh salads, wraps, and quiche.
STOUDTS WONDERFUL GOOD BREAD AND CHEESE
Stoudts Wonderful Good Bread and Cheese is an 18 year old heritage bakery with a focus on traditional methods, fermentation, and locally sourced ingredients.
Using the finest local milk, our cheese is made in small batches and ripened in our own aging facilities.
Breads may include Ed’s famous Beer Bread, made from spring wheat, fresh milled barley, STOUDTS beer, water, levain, dried malt and sea salt; Sauerkraut Rye, a twist on a traditional German rye; Multi-grain; Organic Sourdough; and Rosemary Olive Boule. Fruit breads like their Pumpkin Apple Beer Boule or Cranberry Moon organic spring wheat bread may be offered.
Something for everyone from this Adamstown institution!
Welcome Elizabeth Stout and your wonderful good bread and cheese!
SWEET SALVATION TRUFFLES
Owner Cheryl Ames will bring to our market an abundance of chocolate offerings: bars, truffles, toffee, lollipops; also, specialty items for the holidays.
TOLAND FARM WHOLESOME GOODS
Toland Farm is joining us! You are going to just love their selection of baked goods. All of their ingredients are purchased locally and they use, whenever possible, organically produced items. Look for Gluten Free Energy Cookies (both ready to eat and, frozen, ready to bake) GF Oatmeal Raisin and Cranberry Cookies, Gluten Free quiche with seasonal farm grown vegetables, GF Mac and Cheese, GF Energy Bars (4 varieties), GF Brownies w Carmel and Sea Salt, GF Walnut Brownies, GF Choc Chip Cookies, GF Bread (Multi Grain and Cranberry Walnut), GF Muffins and Cupcakes, GF Harvest Soups, GF Lemon Bars. Seasonal GF Baked Goods will also be available. Vegan or special dietary orders upon request.
Toland Farm was purchased in 1997. A former dairy and crop farm, it became one of the leading private Dressage facilities in the region. As an elite multi disciplined athlete owner Trisha Hessinger began experimenting with developing an alternative to commercial energy bars for her own training. The result was her own Gluten Free Energy Cookies. The cookies were used at fundraisers benefitting Berks County Figure Skating; the interest grew and became the beginning of a small farm business. Today they produce a full range of fresh baked goods, focusing on Gluten Free wholesome goods. Their TF Ready to Bake Frozen Energy Cookies are available through a national retailer.
>> website: www.tolandfarmwholesomegoods.com
A LA MALTAISE
Traditional European desserts, pastries, and savories.
>> facebook: www.facebook.com/alamaltaise
ECO-FRIENDLY CLEANING BY SABRINA
The planet has always been a passion of mine and I love taking care of families with eco-friendly cleaning cleaning techniques and products. Seeing whats in conventional products led me to develop my own line of Eco-Friendly Products for home and body care – that I love using and sharing with others.
Eco-Home & Body Care products are only made with pure plant based ingredients and s