Primex Indoor Farmers Market Makes the Most of the Cold Months

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Primex Garden Center probably sent its customer loyalty ratings through the roof when it started an indoor farmer’s market a couple of years ago. Taking advantage of the slow winter months, Primex cleared out one of its greenhouses and made space for market vendors, which has proven a hit with lovers of hand-made gifts and foods as well as fresh meats, dairy, and vegetables.

Look for it every Saturday from November through February at their store at 435 W Glenside Ave. Yes, if you missed it, you’ll have to wait until this November to visit, but we can look forward to the market setting up at the Glenside Train station, SEPTA permitting.

Many of the vendors we spoke with told us that you can probably find them at upcoming markets in Doylestown or Lansdale. If you look them up, tell them GlensideLocal sent you.

In the meantime, here’s a few highlights from today’s last day:

Canned Fresh by Lois offers a wide variety of her own homemade jams, jellies, and sauces for almost any palate. We always gravitate to the savory over the sweet, and we strongly recommend the Smokey Bacon Jam and if you like it hot, don’t miss the Hot Pepper Jam. Lois tours the market circuit but also shows up at corporate settings. If you work at a company with a well-trafficked cafeteria, look up Lois at her website and have her set up.
The World O’ Honey turns out this amazing Dad’s Honey Vinaigrette that will make any ordinary salad extraordinary. Owner Jean Marie Meyers makes these amazing dressings from her own honey from her and husband Joe’s own hives in Silverdale, PA. Learn more at their website.
Gail Heck of Heck of a Cookie probably makes an amazing cookie. We don’t know yet because we instead had one of her brownies, which happens to be our kryptonite. We can tell you that it was a brownie we’ll be using as a standard to judge all others. Learn more about Gail and her husband Tom’s excellent work at their website.
If you made chocolate all day, you’d be pretty happy too. At least, that’s why we think Kevin Ganz, Chocolatier is smiling. His Joanne’s Candy Kitchen was started by his mother-in-law who learned her craft from, as described on their website, “a wonderfully lovable, quirky,and bubbly woman named Ruth”. Judging by the samples we tried, Ruth was an excellent teacher.
It’s not just about the food items. The market also included a fair number of vendors with handmade wearables and other gifts. Karin Giordanos’s Bucks County Alpacas describes itself as a a breeder of fine Suri alpacas, from which they spin out some beautiful fibers, yarns, and finished goods from those yarns. Learn more at their website.