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Ambler Farmers Market

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Saturdays from 9AM – 1PM
Butler Pike and Maple Avenue
Ambler, PA 19002


Alice Bakery


White Baguette, Whole wheat Baguette, White Sea Salted Roll, Whole Wheat Sea Salted Roll, Rye Sea Salted Roll, White Loaf, Whole wheat Loaf, Wheat Loaf with Sunflower & Flax seed, Guinness cracked Potato Rye with Caraway, Black bread, Ciabatta, Focaccia; 3 Year Aged Gouda loaf, Gorgonzola & Tri- colored cracked Peppercorn, Mediterranean loaf, Prosciutto & Gouda loaf, Plain Bread Crumbs, Seasoned Bread Crumbs

Croissant, Pain Au Chocolat, Prosciutto & Gruyere Croissant, Sticky Buns (Toppings include: pecans, raisins, cranberries, almonds, chocolate, hazelnut), Crumb cake, Muffin/Muffin loaf (blueberry, cranberry, almond, blackberry, strawberry, lemon, chocolate, raspberry, apple, cinnamon), Danish (blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, apple, peach, cherry, pumpkin, pineapple, pecan, kiwi, banana, peanut butter, chocolate), Scone (blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, apple, cranberry, chocolate), Biscotti (Almond, Pistachio, Lemon) Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies, Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Clay Brick Farms
– Complete line of Free Range Chicken products
– Complete line of Grass Fed Beef products
– Complete line of Natural Fed Pork products ( with NO nitrates)
– Fresh Caught Rainbow Trout Fillets
– Home Canned products from apple butter and jellies to pickled products and sauerkraut
– Produce: red onions, white onions, spring onions, potatoes, rhubarb, spring mix , baby spinach, radishes, mini herb gardens and loads of strawberries.
(they may also have sugar peas, romaine lettuce and zucchini depending on the weather from now till saturday. This time of year things are changing fast)

Davidson Exotics
Maitake, cremini, portabello, oyster, shiitake mushrooms

Neils Sharpening Service
Sharpening of: knives, scissors, garden clippers, garden shears, rotary lawn mower blades, reel mower blades, hair clippers, animal clippers, axes & hatchets, planes, drill bits, circular saw blades, chain saw chains

Pennypack Farms
Mix of seasonal vegetables most likely including salad mix, lettuce, bok choi, kale, collards, radishes, broccoli, and perhaps a few others.

Apple Tree Goat Dairy
Offering a large variety of products including, goat milk cheese, yogurt, milk, butter, pork, goat, chicken, turkey, eggs and goat milk soap.

Pennsylvania Falcon-cam

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

HARRISBURG — The Department of Environmental Protection has begun its annual live, 24-hour webcast of a nesting pair of peregrine falcons living on a ledge on the Market Street side of the Rachel Carson State Office Building in Harrisburg. Three cameras chronicle the falcons while streaming the footage live on the Internet to viewers around the world.

“Technology enables us to provide the world’s bird lovers with a front-row seat to watch the story of our falcon couple and offspring unfold before our eyes,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “This is a great show and more people are tuning in all the time.”

Follow the falcons by visiting and clicking on the live stream button. There, fans can also sign up to receive the Falcon Wire electronic newsletter. Follow the falcons on Twitter at

Already this year, the resident male, who has been at the site since 2005, has had to defend his territory from an ambitious adolescent tiercel. This development leaves the female falcon with two potential mates this season.

“The encouraging thing is that the female is here and healthy,” DEP Environmental Education director Jack Farster said. “My expectation is that the breeding season will be successful and the resident male will maintain his breeding dominance.”

Falcons have nested at the building for 12 years. To date, the nest has produced 53 eggs and 45 hatchlings. Of these, 29 falcons survived; 13 males and 16 females. The gender of one of the nestlings that hatched in 2008, the runt of the clutch, or set of offspring, could not be determined.

Last year, the female falcon laid a clutch of four eggs, and only one hatched. The first eggs of the 2012 breeding season will be laid in late March. The eggs should begin to hatch around mid-May and the young falcons, or “eyases,” will begin to take their first flights, or “fledge” in mid-June.

While their numbers are increasing, the Pennsylvania Game Commission still lists peregrine falcons as an endangered species. The bird’s population in Pennsylvania has increased since the early 1990s as a direct result of conservation efforts like this one. There are now 32 pairs of peregrine falcons nesting at various locations across the state, according to the Game Commission.

Nationally, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the bird from its list of endangered and threatened species in 1999.