Juniata Farmers' Market
The Juniata Farmer’s Market previously located on campus in the Rider Lot is now located at the Wehnwood United Methodist Church (off Juniata Gap Road, across from Pizza Hut). The market will be held in the church basement every Thursday from 2 - 6 p.m. from November 14 - April 10 2014. Please continue to join Penn State Altoona in supporting local foods.
Who: bathe is run by Theresa Showalter and her husband. Their love for natural products, quaint sotres, making things with their hands, and a desire to start a business all led to the creation of the newly formed bathe. Theresa and her husband make their batches, always keeping health, wellbeing, and the environment in mind and as such they use Fair Trade certified shea butter and 100% recycled labels and shopping bags.
What: bathe offers all natural, handmade bath bombs in lavender, green tea & jasmine, orange peel, lemon splash, geranium rose, peppermint eucalyptus, ginger tea, and milk & honey. All of bathe’s bath bombs are made in small batches with pure therapeutic grade essential oils, unrefined shea butter, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and high quality herbs. When a bath bomb is dropped into the tub, it fizzes as essential oils and nourishing moisturizing oils are released into the water.
When & Where: bathe is located in Altoona, PA. In addition to their stand at the Juniata Farmers’ Market, keep an eye out for bathe at the local craft fairs. For updates and more information about bathe and their products, please visit their website at www.bathenatural.com.
Meet: Greenbriar Farms
Who: Greenbriar Farms is owned and operated by Michael Friday and Amy Seidel. Their farm quote is “buy direct from the farm” as it is absolutely the best way to get the freshest and the highest quality food. Greenbriar Farms propagates all of their plants from seeds in their greenhouse and raises a variety of early and late season produce using their tunnels.
What: Greenbriar Farms offers eggs and a great variety of fresh picked fruits and vegetables. As the season progresses, baked goods and value added items will be available too. Their laying hens are pasture raised and offer some very tasty eggs. Greenbriar Farms is also PA Act 106 cleared to sell their eggs at market.
When & Where: Greenbriar Farms is located in Mifflin County, outside of McVeytown. In addition to their stand on site at the farm and at the Juniata Farmers’ Market, you can find Greenbriar Farms at Rec Park Farmers’ Market in Lewistown on Tuesdays from 3-7pm and at the Altoona Regional Farmers’ Market in Altoona on Fridays from 11am-4pm. For more information about Greenbriar Farms, please visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/greenbriarfarms2102.
Meet: Clover Creek Cheese Cellar
Who: Clover Creek farm and cheese house are managed by David, Terry, Anthony, Yolanda, Jesse, Austin, and Vannika Rice. They are one of the few small family farms remaining in Western PA and are the only seasonal, grass based, farmstead, artisan cheese dairy in Blair County. They have been milking cows on their farm along Clover Creek for 22 years and began selling cheese made from their cows’ milk in 2005. In 2007, they began making and aging cheeses in their natural rinds in their cellars on the farm.
What: Clover Creek Cheese Cellar makes a large variety of delicious cheeses to sell at market. They have Galen’s Good Old cheese made from a secret recipe (like Gouda) given to them by the man that helped them build their cheese plant and a smoked version of the same recipe. They also offer Royer Mountain cheese that has a sharp yet smooth texture with a bit of a Romano flavor. In addition to several other specialty cheeses created on the farm, Clover Creek also offers a Cheddar cheese comparable to those imported from England and a wonderful Bruschetta. Clover Creek also sells delicious raw milk and pasture-and-whey-fed beef as well.
Where & When: Clover Creek is located in Morrison’s Cove Valley in Williamsburg, PA. In addition to their stand at the Juniata Farmers’ Market, you can find Clover Creek Cheese Cellar products in stores and at markets all across Pennsylvania. For a complete list of where Clover Creek products are sold please visit their website at www.clovercreekcheese.com. You can also find more information and updates about Clover Creek on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/clovercreekcheese, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone or fax at 814-832-3755.
Meet: Flower Child Florals
Who: Flower Child Florals is owned and operated by Katherine and her boyfriend, Rob. They are in their second year of building a sustainable farm and strive to be stewards of the land. Although they are not certified organic, they look for the most environmentally friendly and least harmful ways to fertilize and protect their crops.
What: Flower Child Florals grows fresh cut flowers, including favorites like Zinnias and Sunflowers. They also use their flowers to create dried arrangements that will last for years. In addition to their flowers, Katherine and Rob grow a variety of fruits and vegetables, including strawberries, heirloom tomatoes, a wide variety of peppers, greens, and potatoes. Because the pair both love dogs, they also bake and sell homemade dog treats with no artificial colors or preservatives.
When & Where: Flower Child Florals is located in the little village of Bakers Summit, set in Morrisons Cove. In addition to their stand at the Juniata Farmers’ Market, Flower Child Florals is creating a custom gardening program similar to a CSA but in which the customers are able to specify types, varieties, and quantities of produce they would like and arrange for either drop off or pick up at the farm. For more information about Flower Child Florals, please visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FlowerChildFlorals or contact them via email at email@example.com.
Meet: Sun and Moon Creations
Who: Sun and Moon Creations is owned by Tammy Wolfe. Tammy is not only skilled in making wonderful, natural soaps and soy candles but also in professional photography, gardening, cooking, canning, and chicken rearing. She has a deep appreciation for organic, natural products and a desire to live a cleaner, healthier life, free of harsh chemicals. Sun and Moon Creations is just one of the ways that Tammy is working to fulfill that goal.
What: Sun and Moon Creations offers a large variety of all-natural soaps, insect repellants, body sprays, and soy candles hand-crafted by Tammy. From keeping the bugs at bay in the garden to scrubbing the dirt off after, Sun and Moon Creations has you covered.
Where & When: Tammy crafts all of the Sun and Moon Creations products in her home on Wopsy Mountain not far from the PSU Altoona campus. In addition to the Juniata Farmers’ Market, Tammy’s products are sold at Green Home Goods in Altoona, Shear Designs and Aqua Salon in Duncansville and EarthWorks by Jess Evans in Williamsburg. For more information about Tammy and her products please visit the Sun and Moon Creations website at www.sunandmooncreations.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sunandmooncreations.