Saturday, August 21, 2010

Original Farmers Market

Friday after work, SP went to the Original Farmers Night Market in Cecil/South Fayette (Route 50, 5 miles west of Bridgeville exit of Interstate 79, at Route 978). The farmers market is on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. He spent $20 and got everything in the above photo -- 6 tomatoes, 7 peaches, 2 enormous zucchini, 2 large eggplant, a red pepper, a whoopie pie, and a small black raspberry pie -- plus these:A dozen pierogies for dinner. We sauteed them in a bit of olive oil and enjoyed them with the CSA tomatoes and the CSA Gouda Gold cheese.The pierogies were good. The dough part was thinner than I am used to, but that's OK because sometimes pierogies (and dumplings from Chinese restaurants) seem too doughy to me. The filling was potato & onion, which was tasty.

For dessert, we tried the pumpkin whoopie pie:It was very tasty. Maybe not as much filling as I would have liked, but the cake part was moist and had a nice pumpkiny, spicy taste. We shared half of the whoopie pie and then shared half of the small black raspberry pie from Amish Cookies in Enon Valley, PA.I really liked this pie. The filling wasn't too sweet and sugary/syrupy. Sometimes I don't like pie fillings because they're too runny or overly sweet. This one was very good and the pie crust was tasty, too. The wee seediness of the raspberries was a bit unpleasant, but the raspberry taste and crust taste more than made up for the wee seedy crunch.

I didn't go with SP to the farmers market, He got out of work late and didn't want to take time to stop by to get me, plus we weren't sure how accessible it would be. SP happily reports that I can easily get around this farmers market and he thinks that I'll really like it. In addition to the veggies, he said there was a cheese guy, a farm fresh egg guy, and many other bakery type people. The pierogie people also had cabbage pierogies plus I think a plum filling kind, for a desserty pierogie. I'm looking forward to going next week.

1 comment:

  1. We spend a lot of time at this market...it's our "home" market since we live about five minutes away. The overall vendor quality isn't as good as some of the other markets around, but if you want quantities of solid produce, it's a good place to go.

    Our favorite vendors there are Paul's Orchard (Frank is super nice) and Dawson's Orchard. The pork guy (in the red trailer) has awesome stuff as well. Oh, and it is nice to see The SpringHouse market from down in 84 there on occasion.

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