This Week at Market – June 18

With the first day of Summer right around the corner, fresh fruit and veggies are starting to sprout. Come out Saturday, June 18 to stock up on everything you need for Father’s Day grilling. Bring the kids for a photo op with Rascal and take part in activities geared to keep the little ones entertained. Of course our vendors have something for everyone! Dads and moms will find more handcrafted culinary works, varied specialty goods, and the perfect early morning workout.

What’s at Farmers Market on Chocolate?

GREAT VENDORS

Here’s what a few of our vendors are offering this week:

  • Grab crisp apples and fresh honey for a delicious summer treat from Peter’s Orchard.
  • Stop by Sandi’s Breads for anything from her fresh loaves and baguettes to her monkey bread and brownies for a sweet treat.
  • Expand your taste palate with Linden Dale Farm’s cave-aged hard goat cheese, fresh greek yogurt, and goat milk fudge.
  • Don’t miss Smithfield Farms for eggs and popcorn on the cob.
  • Surprise your favorite four legged friend with a waffle biscuit or breakfast toast from Just Four Dogs.
  • Learn about giving back to the community with Love Inc.
  •  Experience Serendipity Handcrafted Soap’s bath bombs and bar soaps.
  • Pick up your next summer read from Dorothy Hardin, the children’s author behind the Zander Books, an adventure series.
  • Stop by Chomp Chomp for yummy Vietnamese food.

CHOCOLATETOWN SQUARE ACTIVITIES

  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am Daily Method free fitness class.
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm    Come out for the perfect photo op with the Harrisburg Senator’s mascot, Rascal.
  • 10:30 am – 11:15 am    Children have the opportunity to take a fun and free dance class in the park.

Featured Vendors

Introducing Lucas Brownback from Spiral Path Farm
spiral path farmsKnown for his love for organically grown produce and quality service, Lucas is one of the many close knit farmers in Brownback family. Lucas became a full time farmer after college in 2007 supporting the family owned farm opened since 1977. Exuding with pride for his certified organic produce, Lucas takes great care to ensure the quality of his produce. Spiral Path Farm converted to 100% organic growing methods in 1994 and have taken great effort to maintain the certified organic status.

Spiral Path Farm Mission Statement
We are committed to building the fertility of our soils and health of our farm and surrounding woodlands. We strive to provide wonderful tasting, fresh produce to our customers, loaded with nutritional value.

Be sure to stop by Spiral Path Farm for a wide variety of organic greens, herbs, and vegetables.

Q&A

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

2nd Generation Farmer since birth. Began to finally enjoy it after college.

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

I should of went to school for agribus

Name three people (famous or otherwise) you would love to have as customers?

Anyone who creates legislation, Lana Del Rey, Cameron Diaz

What product do you believe to be your prized item?

GMO FREE ORGANIC sweet corn.  need I say more?

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

Farming offers life lesson round the clock about failure and how you can also just try again

If you were the new item in the market what product would you be and why?

I am the CSA share

 

Introducing Kathleen Fracalossi from Serendipity Handcrafted Soap

serendipity handcrafted soapKathleen specializes in all-natural soaps and body-care products. Operating out of Elysburg, Kathleen juggles her prized business with her full time employment at Geisinger Health Plan, yet produces high-quality, handmade products. For your favorite furry friend, stop by and grab a Doggy Shampoo Bar or treat yourself to a Happy Daze Fizzy after a long, stressful day at work. She puts tremendous effort into each product to ensure a quality outcome complete with a sensational aroma, therapeutic ingredients, and the “oh yeah” moment. There’s so much more where that came from! Don’t miss Kathleen this week at Market!

Q&A

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

After purchasing handmade soap for many years and traveling many miles to get it!

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

How fun it actually is!

What song best describes your work ethic?

Workin man blues  by Merle Haggard.

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

I would start off with hot cocoa and put it over a cup full of ice! Presto! Iced hot cocoa!

Name three people (famous or otherwise) you would love to have as customers?

Lukas Nelson, Neil Young and Seth Avette

What product do you believe to be your prized item?

Lemongrass & Lavender Essential Oil Soap. It had the most uplifting aroma and just makes your skin feel wonderful!

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

Seeing my father suffer from cancer.  I cherish each day I have with my family and friends and enjoy each day. No regrets!

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

Gelato!!!! It’s so yummy!