Lancaster Central Market Produce Haul

I am so happy to live in in an area where we have fresh produce in abundance, and that I have access to a wonderful place such as Lancaster Central Market to get this haul from.

Since it’s Friday, and Central Market is open on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, Sam and I went to get some fresh veggies for our upcoming meals.  We got a lot of good stuff.

  • Golden beets.  We’ll eat the tops, too!
  • Rhubarb.  I foresee rhubarb sauce in the future!
  • Scallions.  They will go well with the lamb dish we’re having tonight.
  • Peeled garlic.  Some for tonight, more for later.
  • Shallots.  One for now, one for another meal.  Sweet and tasty!
  • Fresh turmeric.  It will be great for tonight’s Indian-themed meal.
  • Rainbow chard.  I love rainbow chard!  It will be a lovely addition to a meal later in the weekend.
  • White button mushrooms.  Again, for tonight’s dinner, and a wonderful Pennsylvania product, to boot!

I’ve got some cooking to do.

Really, Lancaster Central Market is a national treasure. Literally!  It’s the oldest farmers’ market in the country!  How cool is that I walk to this place from work and get all this great produce?!

I know, I’m excited over vegetables.  I’m over the moon with what I got.

Bonus:  Read more about Lancaster Central Market and see more photos over on my photography blog, Jenn Dixon Photography!

 

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First Scarf Bombing of the Season!

The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project had its first scarf bombings of the season, not only in Lancaster, PA, but also in Columbia, PA.  It was great!  Angelia Reed broadcasted both bombings over Periscope (with a little help from me), and if you are interested in seeing exactly what goes on during a scarf bombing, watch both the Lancaster and Columbia broadcasts below on Katch.

Lancaster Scarf Bombing Broadcast

Columbia Scarf Bombing Broadcast

We didn’t much of a response from people passing by in Lancaster this time, but at the Columbia Presbyterian Church, Pastor Dave came out and spoke to us.  He was quite pleased and excited we were there.  You can hear a little bit about what he has to say about the project and the church’s outreach.

Overall, I think there are some people in both places that were warmer either last night, or today.  Here’s to the next “bombing!”

Ah, and as a reminder, here are the important links:

The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project on Facebook

Donate on GoFundMe!

The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project

I know I would write about the The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project on the previous version of this blog, but it’s important.

The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project is a volunteer group that knits and scarf-bombs parks in Lancaster, PA.  We knit, crochet, and weave handmade scarves, and then tie or hang them in neighborhood parks around the city.  We received a great response last winter, and hope to expand to perhaps other communities around Lancaster County in the future.

I learned about this group though a news story in the local newspaper.  I then contacted Angelia Reed, the founder of the group, and got started.  Here is the group’s Facebook page for anyone interested.

How can you get involved?  First, come out to The Arch on September 6, 2015 in Lancaster, PA to learn more and get excited about the project.  Angelia also offers knitting classes at The Arch, too, if you want to learn.

Want to donate scarves?  Keep an eye out on the Facebook page above to find out where the drop off locations are.

Don’t knit, crochet or weave and still want to help?  We’d still love your financial support for supplies through the group’s GoFundMe page.

Take a look at one of our scarf-bombings from last year below.

Everyone deserves to be warm when the weather gets cold, and that’s why we do what we do with The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project.  We’d love your help and support.