This Week at Market –
July 23

 

This Week at Market

Jazz up your summer with a little more fun at the market. Come on down this Saturday for live music by Keystone Radio, grab a cold-brew coffee, pork summer rolls, raisin bread, and fruits and veggies galore. The kids will love seeing butterflies from the Hershey Gardens and taking part in a craft activity. Looking for a little exercise? Round up your friends and neighbors to mix it up in a martial arts class or you can recharge your Chakras in a relaxing yoga session. Afterwards treat yourself to top-of-the-line cuisine from the Guerilla Canteen, just one of our great vendors. The Hershey Area Playhouse will be on-site as well where they will be promoting upcoming shows. Grab a ticket for South Pacific. It’s a great week at Market, so don’t miss the fun!

What’s at Market?

GREAT VENDORS

Spiral Path Farm: Bring home a box of organic greens from this certified organic family run farm. Bring home fresh kale, herbs, and mixed veggies.

Peter’s Orchard: Specializing in fresh fruit. Also grab a honeycomb, jam, or flowers.

Linden Dale Farm: A family-run farm centered solely around raising goats to produce wholesome dairy products: chevre cheese, greek yogurt, and more!

Pink Bird Bakery: An all-natural bakery specializing in healthy, wholesome breads and specialty cakes.

Batter: A gluten free baking company with a certified gluten-free kitchen and artfully created goods, they are your go to bakery for all sweet tooth moments! Try a fresh gluten-free blueberry pie.

3J’s Coffee: A local coffee shop known for their breakfast sandwiches and freshly brewed pour over.

Torchbearer Sauces: Started by two best friends and a very special sauce, the thirty plus sauces range from a classic hot sauce to barbeque to a mango pineapple salsa.

Grandview Granola: Well known for their fresh yogurt parfaits made with delicious homemade granola blends. Be sure to get yours with the maple bacon granola. Scrumptious!

Country Joy Flowers: Specializing in beautifully crafted flowers grown from their own farm.

Pepperelly: Try this revolutionary artisan’s unique pepper spread with a twist.

Rafiki’s Deli: A deli styled vendor specializing in authentic African food such as Samosas, mango slaw, and fresh made hummus.

Guerrilla Canteen: A food truck on a mission to provide gourmet guerrilla cuisine to the general public. Treat yo’self to a blueberry cheesecake empanada with whipped cream for breakfast.

Adrienne Mohn’s Herbals: This artisan specializes in all natural beauty and skin care products.

Sweet Pea Farms: This farm offers all natural fresh meats, perfect for your next cookout!

Olivero’s Vineyard: This local winery offers free samples of their aged wines made from a wide variety of fresh ingredients.

Stella Blue: Hip handcrafted jewelry with a zen like appeal.

Silver and Stone Artisan Jewelry: An artist creating beautiful jewelry and fine accessories.

Phil Jarvis Wood: An artisan with more than 50 years of experience in creating hand-carved pieces to showcase in your home.

Tuna Bow Bellys: A favorite of kids. Pick up a hair bow or necklace detailed with your favorite cartoon character or sports team.

CHOCOLATETOWN SQUARE ACTIVITIES

  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am     Free women’s self defense class
  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am     Free yoga class for all ages
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am     DeAngelis Martial Arts class for all ages
  • 9:00 am – 11:00am     The Hershey Gardens with butterflies and crafts for kids
  • 10:00 am – 12:30 pm   Music by Keystone Radio
  • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm    Hershey Area Playhouse

Volunteer to Help!

We could still use a few volunteers this week. Please consider helping if you’re available. It’s a great way to spend Saturday morning! If you can’t help this week, you can sign up for future dates on the Farmers Market on Chocolate page.

Volunteer July 23

Featured Vendors

Introducing Martha Smith from Silver and Stone Artisan Jewelry

Martha Smith, the fine jewelry guru specializes in unique pieces that are made with one-of-a-kind flare. Each piece is crafted with silver mixed with other metals, and touched up with beautiful natural art: pearls, stones, and pendants.With carefully skilled craftsmanship and passionately designed necklaces and accent pieces, her work is prime art. Visit Martha for a great gift for a friend, or better yet, treat yourself!

Q&A

Describe the moment you knew you needed to sell your products.

I decided to start a small business first, and then decided that I would make artisan jewelry.  I know that this may seem backwards, but I am the offspring of two small business owners and in many ways the desire to have a successful small business is in my blood. With this reality “coded in my genes,” along with four kids simultaneously in higher ed and the desire to offset these considerable costs, jewelry literally found me. I read a book on wire techniques while sitting on the beach in Stone Harbor several years ago, and the rest is history.  

What is the one thing you wish you knew before starting your own business?

I had no idea how much fun having my own business could be!  While I will admit to more than my share of trepidation when funding a large order of the perfect stones for my creations, this venture is an absolute joy!

What song best describes your work ethic?

Takin’ Care of Business  (BTO)

How would you sell hot cocoa on the beach in Florida?

I would use (and would probably have to create) speciality marshmallows that could turn the hot chocolate into a seascape and sell it in the early morning to beachcombers or late at night under the stars.

Name three people, famous or otherwise, you would love to have at your stand?

Paul Newman because I’d love to create a line of jewelry in honor of Sundance; the entirety of the Anthropologie franchise because they deserve a line too; Oprah Winfrey because I think that she uses her influence to make the world a better place (and a lot of other people do, too!)

Describe one especially difficult challenge in your life and how you have grown from it.

My kids have, and continue to be my greatest challenge and my most unfathomable joy.  Why?  They have required me to be better, stronger, smarter, more compassionate and a better listener than I would have been without them; however, they are not finished with me yet.

What product do you believe to be your prized item?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm … I think that I will create it later today and let you know.

 

Introducing Jon Burkholder from 3J’s Coffee

With an emphasis on community, Jon along with some close friends, makes this small-town coffee shop feel like home for all of Palmyra. They strive to make a vital difference from a local perspective. Through their finely pressed coffee and freshly made breakfast sandwiches, the group hopes to build community in the global world as well. Stop by this week to sample their delicious fresh coffee, and while you’re at it, grab an egg sandwich.

Q&A

Describe the moment you knew you needed to sell your products.

We were standing on top of a mountain in Costa Rica, drinking coffee from this little hut overlooking a plantation. Looking out at the beauty of nature made me realize that coffee is so much more than a drink. It’s an experience that people share together, and that’s what makes it so special. That’s what makes it worth building a business around.

What is the one thing you wish you knew before starting your own business?

I don’t think there is any one big thing. Running a business is a constant learning experience, and you’re always improving. It’s exciting because there’s always a new opportunity just around the corner

What song best describes your work ethic?

Imagine the Mission: Impossible theme playing while fireworks are being set off and narwhals jump through rings of fire.

Name three people, famous or otherwise, you would like to sell your products to.

Bill Murray, Bill Murray, Bill Murray. Also Bill Murray

How would you sell hot cocoa on the beach in Florida?

I’d make really, really good hot cocoa. There’s always a market for a good, high quality product. And I don’t imagine competition would be all that fierce.

What product do you believe to be your prized item?

Right now I’m very proud of our Nitro infused cold brew coffee on tap. It’s a unique product that everyone from hardcore coffee drinkers to noncoffee drinkers are telling us they enjoy. It’s smoother and sweeter than anything we’ve tasted from a brewed coffee drink before, and the fact that it’s served ice cold is perfect for the summertime.

Describe one especially difficult challenge in your life and how you have grown from it.

Honestly, life is pretty good right now. There are always challenges from day to day, and I’m sure there are great challenges to face in the future, but right now I’m growing in life by learning to observe and appreciate all the good I’m surrounded with.

If you were the new item in the market, what would you be?

I’d be 3Js Cold Brew coffee, because it’s delicious and essential to everyday life.