Monday, January 10, 2011

Winter Farmers Market at Lucky Penny Creamery

Try Before You Buy!
Northeast Ohio winters are long, snowy, and until recently, not known for an abundance of farm fresh food available during the winter months.  The Countryside Conservancy winter markets, now held at the easier to navigate Old Trail School, have expanded to twice monthly (except January), and now if you are closer to Portage County, another weekly option is being held at Lucky Penny Creamery in Kent, in conjunction with Salt of the Earth Farm.

The inaugural market, held last Saturday, on a sunny, but briskly cold day, brought plenty of cabin fever suffering folks, including me, out for some food and fellowship.  The market will be held on Saturdays from 9 am to noon through May, when the outdoor market season begins.

Vendors will change from week to week.  This week there were local apples:

I love this shot of local apples
Grass fed meats and free range eggs:

Grass Fed Meats and Eggs

Pierogies from Posh Pierogies - I got Chicken Paprikash.

Posh Pierogies
Hand made breads:

 Waffles and other delights from Ms. Julie's Kitchen:

Some snazzy slate art:

Jams and Jellies:


And let's not forget the delicious Lucky Penny products, plus be sure to check out the goat of the week.  This week's is Kayla, a fiesty 3 year old who likes to jump fences!


Farm Fresh Chevre
And goat milk fudge.  The chocolate with a swirl of Cajeta (caramel sauce made from goat milk) is absolutely to die for.

My Personal Fudge Stash
There was also fresh hot coffee and a book swap.  I traded a couple of cookbooks headed for the library shop for ones on Cuban cooking and breakfasts.

Looks like a good time, doesn't it?  Lucky Penny Creamery is located in the former labor temple at 632 Temple Avenue in Kent.

1 comment:

  1. Looks wonderful! Cold, but wonderful!Great photos. Thanks for sharing.


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