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Celebrate and Honor Mom with brunch… …fresh from the Farmers’ Market!

  1. Celebrate and Honor Mom with brunch… …fresh from the Farmers’ Market!

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    Markets are open for the season!

    Markets are open for the season!

    Watch HERE!

    Cook up a farm-fresh Mother’s Day treat with our Mother’s Day Farmers’ Market Brunch recipes.

    Not only is it Mother’s Day, but his first weekend in May is also the time when most farmers’ markets open for the season, so why not treat mom to a fabulous feast, fresh from the farm!

    At my local Market (which opens early, in April), I found a treasure trove of ingredients for our Mother’s Day brunch menu featuring early spring ingredients, fresh herbs, cheeses and even a decadent dessert that takes advantage of local duck eggs!  Not only was brunch covered, but I scooped up a several Mom-worthy gifts, including beautiful note cards (complete with recipes) beautifully illustrated by Karen Sandorf, a local artist.  I then picked up a gorgeous hanging basket from Pisarcik Greenhouse.  In addition, there were teas, soaps, lotions and even jewelry…all locally made.

    For local markets open near you, go to Local Harvest where you can search farmers markets, farms and other sources of fresh, local ingredients.

    Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!   I love you!

    Farmers’ Market Tips:

    Take Cash!

    Take shopping bags

    Go early for best selection; end of the day for deals

    Talk to the farmers & vendors to learn about their farm, how they grow/raise their products, for tips on using the items you’re buying

    Try something new




    Karen Sandorf Gallery

    Local Harvest

    St. James Farmers Market

    200 Walnut Street

    Sewickley, PA  15143

    Open Saturdays 9AM – 1PM

    April – November


    Farms (at the Market) where we Sourced our Brunch Ingredients:

    Cherry Valley Organics

    Clarion River Organics

    Dillner Family Farm

    Enon Valley Garlic


    Contact Info:

    Pisarcik Greenhouse & Cut Flowers

    Elaine Pisarcik

    365 Browns Hill Road

    Valencia, PA