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Family Day this year will be on June 24th from 10am to 12noon

Family Day this year will be on June 24th from 10am to 12noon Our annual family day, also known as the Kids Day & Health Fair, sponsored by Healthy Adams County and United Way, is coming up on June 24th. This year’s event will be held during the Saturday’s Farmers Market from 10am to 12 noon at the Gettysburg Transit Center market site. At this event, families can enjoy fun and educational activities like cooking demos to learn about how… Read more

Raise the Dough 2016

The Adams County Farmer’s Market (ACFMA) and the Adams County Food Policy Council team up once again to “Raise the Dough” for Healthy Options. Free Amazon Gift Card In its sixth season, Healthy Options enables families who experience food insecurity, yet are ineligible for federal food assistance programs, to access fresh and local foods at the Adams County Farm Fresh Markets.  … Read more

A Big Move in 2016!

The following is an excerpt from our ACFMA Gettysburg Times January, 2016 monthly column. The Adams County Farmers’ Market Association is excited to announce that this May we will open a new Thursday afternoon farmers market on the Gettysburg Square.  For the past few years we have operated a market on Steinwehr Ave., but due to scheduled construction we needed to find a new location for 2016.  We are excited both for the new transformation of Steinwehr Ave. and this… Read more

Five Generations of Fruit Growers-Meet Boyer Nurseries and Orchards

Main entrance at 405 Boyer Nursery Road, Biglerville, PA It all began in 1900 when a man envisioned selling quality fruit to local farmers. W.W. Boyer, the visionary behind Boyer Nurseries and Orchards, Inc., started with the idea of giving neighboring farms easy access to many varieties of apple trees for planting in their own orchards. To this day, Boyer still grows fruit trees for commercial growers and home-owners. These trees are typically picked-up or shipped in the spring. The… Read more

Autumn Market Partners: Apples and Winter Squash

by Audrey Hess Apple Crisp A different twist on apple crisp makes a duo with vitamin A-rich winter squash. This version also bumps up the nutrient density with blackstrap molasses, which provides calcium and iron. about 3 pounds apples–any variety you like 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 1/2 cups water 1 cup cooked, pureed winter squash/pumpkin 1/2 cup blackstrap molasses 1 Tablespoon olive oil 5 cups rolled oats 1. Wash apples well, core and slice GB Whatsapp (peels can stay… Read more