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This Week . . .

. . .  the HFM is back to its delightful location at the Hingham Bathing Beach.
     
Sky Meadow Orchards and Asian pears will make a 2016 debut appearance at the HFM this week. The Asian pear is a cross between an apple and pear; used in both savory and sweet dishes, it can be eaten like an apple or sliced with a knife. The fruit will keep for weeks in the 'fridge, making it an ideal staple for the fall months. Stop by and greet Jerry Kamman and try an Asian pear!
     
Charlie Sayer of River Rock Farm has alerted us to a product recall; please scroll below to read the full statement issued by River Rock Farm on what was recalled and why.
     Next week in the CS&E tent,
Master Gardeners will return to answer any and all of your fall gardening questions.
     In the photo above, Hingham town historian
Alexander Macmillan takes a break - along with his loyal corgi, Charlotte - before walking home
with two full shopping bags filled
with great purchases from the market.

Vendor News
Rotating vendors this Saturday, October 1
* Alex's Ugly Sauce
* Blendah Babes
* Sky Meadow Orchards 
- Asian pears
* Leigha Ashley Designs
* Sea Glass Art

* Musician Dan Durkee

Next Week at the HFM 
October 8
* Vermont Syrup Co.

* Boston Bonbon
* On the Edge Knife Sharpening
* Flapdoodle Bags

* Musician Dan Coyle
* CS&E- Master Gardeners
Vendor news is current at the time hfmarketmatters is delivered to market-goers.
Opening the Market
     Mary Ann Saporito Boothroyd - proprietor of Restaurant Hola in Marshfield -
     opened the September 24 market. If you haven't tried one of Hola's flatbreads,
     you must before the end of the market season. For more information on Restaurant
     Hola, log onto www.restauranthola.net.
Market Seen
     On a beautiful early fall day, (top left) market-goers flocked to the temporary
     Station Street location to take advantage of the terrific vendor offerings; top
     right - Felicia Catarella, a trainer at Absolutely Fit across on Water Street, looks at
     apples; bottom left - Stanley Bourgeois of Hingham - a market regular - helps out
     with the corn at Oakdale Farm; (bottom right) vendor Phil Edwards surveys the
     market scene.
Statement from River Rock Farm
on Product Recall
     Charlie Sayer of River Rock Farm following issued the following statement in
     light of the USDA recall for
Adams Farm, the processing plant used by River
     Rock Farm:

        "There has been a massive beef, bison and veal recall issued from the USDA
        for Adams Farm, the processing plant we use. There is speculation that this
        recall could involve up to 90 farms. We put the health and well being of our
        customers at the forefront of everything we do and want to be sure we
        communicate whatever information we have.
        "Though there has been some confusion, all our beef processed from July 14
        through September has been recalled. If you have beef with a lot code
        included in the recall, please return it to us. You can find the lot codes on our
        website - www.riverrockfarm.com - or our Facebook page; they start with
        120361 and go up from there. Please include a note with your name, contact
        information and description of product returned along with the beef.
        "If you already ate the beef, please don't worry. If it was cooked, then the
        bacteria was killed. If you didn't get sick, then you won't. If you still have
        beef with that lot code, please err on the side of caution and return it to us.
        "We believe that our processing plant, Adams Farm, is the best in the business
        and trust that they can mitigate the potential for contaminations like this.
        "The only way to be sure the meat or poultry is cooked to a high enough 
        temperature to kill harmful bacteria is to use a thermometer to measure
        the internal temperature. (Cookbooks generally have the safe temperatures
        and if not, check the USDA web site.)
        "To be clear, this is a nightmare scenario for us but please trust that we 
        are doing everything we can to ensure our customers' safety and well being.
        Please feel free to reach out to me at charlie@riverrockfarm.com."
     Charlie will be at the HFM this Saturday to meet with customers who are 
     concerned about the recall or have product to return.
A Market Celebration 
          HFM president Mark Cullings- and photographer extraordinaire for 
          hfmarketmatters - was feted on his birthday at the September 24 market.
          Inset at left: Friend of the Hingham Farmers Market Emily Hutchinson
          can't decide whether to dive into that plate of cake and frosting; inset at right:
          lots of people helped Mark celebrate.
     
     Hingham Farmers Market
     May 7, 2016 - Nov. 19, 2016
     10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

     Hingham Bathing Beach
     96 Otis Street (Route 3A)
     The
Hingham Farmers Market is a
     "rain or shine" market. In the event of
     hazardous weather, the market
     manager may announce a delay in
     opening or cancellation via
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