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Old 06-24-2010, 01:56 PM
 
Location: wilkes-barre
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Default farmers Market opens today in downtown Wilkes-Barre

Wilkes-Barre's anual farmers market kicked off today on Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre. It runs every Thursday from now until mid November. It's always a good time, great food, music ect, fruits and veggies galore. I think it is one of Wilkes-Barre's best attributes. Enjoy! I know I will. Here's a link http://www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:09 PM
 
Location: NE PA
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I was going to head over, but then it started raining at lunchtime! Oh well, there's always next week. I've been craving the Amish cookies and pumpkin whoopie pies for months!
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:25 PM
 
Location: NEPA
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I was there today and it was really nice. I thought most of the fruits, vegetables and flowers looked great and were all selling at good prices. There was a nice variety of food to purchase for lunch and I feel like I'll need to go back every week just to try everything! The only thing I got that was disappointing was the shoofly pie from Emma's Bakery stand. It was $6 and supposed to be "wet-bottom." It wasn't and was virtually flavorless. I should have made my own! Other than that, I thought it was a great day at the Farmer's Market!
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:53 PM
 
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stop a t brace's orchard stand(family plug)
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:22 PM
 
Location: wilkes-barre
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I wasn't able to get down there today, was the fountain on?
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Lake Ariel
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I was there today and it was really nice. I thought most of the fruits, vegetables and flowers looked great and were all selling at good prices. There was a nice variety of food to purchase for lunch and I feel like I'll need to go back every week just to try everything! The only thing I got that was disappointing was the shoofly pie from Emma's Bakery stand. It was $6 and supposed to be "wet-bottom." It wasn't and was virtually flavorless. I should have made my own! Other than that, I thought it was a great day at the Farmer's Market!
What is shoofly pie?
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:08 AM
 
Location: wilkes-barre
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What is shoofly pie?
Im not an expert, but I think it is a molasses based custard pie created by the amish. It is really good. It is like pecan pie without the pecans sorta. If you like the taste of brown sugar and molasses, you'd proably love it.
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:10 AM
 
Location: NEPA
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What is shoofly pie?
lol It's a Pennsylvania Dutch treat that is a cake made with molasses and topped with crumbs like the ones on a white crumb pie. My preference is the "wet bottom" which has a thin layer on the crust before the cake part that is not quite liquid, but not solid and it really adds to the cake. It isn't a custard-type cake nor is it like a pecan pie. It's yummy! If you find a small one, try it. As long as you like molasses, you will like it. Just don't get it from the stand I mentioned previously. I could share my recipe if you like to bake.
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Lake Ariel
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Im not an expert, but I think it is a molasses based custard pie created by the amish. It is really good. It is like pecan pie without the pecans sorta. If you like the taste of brown sugar and molasses, you'd proably love it.
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lol It's a Pennsylvania Dutch treat that is a cake made with molasses and topped with crumbs like the ones on a white crumb pie. My preference is the "wet bottom" which has a thin layer on the crust before the cake part that is not quite liquid, but not solid and it really adds to the cake. It isn't a custard-type cake nor is it like a pecan pie. It's yummy! If you find a small one, try it. As long as you like molasses, you will like it. Just don't get it from the stand I mentioned previously. I could share my recipe if you like to bake.
I dont bake but I do like how this cake sounds! I do love Pecan pie, warm!!!
YUM YUM YUM!
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:32 AM
 
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Sorry...off topic, but Millers Restaurant in Lancaster used to have a thing..."Ship a Shoofly"....they also shipped pecan pies...a nice present for that person who loves the stuff and you don't know what to get them.
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