Monday, August 15, 2011

Vendor Profile: Mt. Pleasant Farm

Wes Mattern owns the 8.5 acre Mt. Pleasant Farm in Tunbridge, VT. He also farms an acre in the valley where he concentrates on hot weather crops. In exchange for the land, Mattern donates food to the food bank and the local church.

At the market, you will find Wes hanging out under his vintage scale cheerfully slicing the famous oatmeal molasses bread (come early or you'll miss out), handing out dill and bread and butter pickle samples, or polishing and spritzing his beautiful vegetables. He has a wide range of vegetables and some unusual varieties such as the Romanian frying pepper.

This is Wes' first year with melons and he has grown honeydew, cantaloupe and the French Charentais melon, which is delicious if you were wondering. If you are in the mood for tomatoes, try one of his heirloom Brandywine tomatoes that he started all the way back in February. So flavorful!

Stop by this Friday for free samples of oatmeal molasses bread or to try a taste of his delicious pickles. You'll be happy you did.

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