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St. Jacobs Tips?

SparklieGirl May 26, 2009 06:29 PM

Hi, NYChound heading to St. Jacobs on Thursday with my MIL. Looking for some yummy recs on things to eat there, bring back to the house to prepare (we'll be around for a few days) and some things worth bringing home with us.

I am definitely having an apple fritter :) Any rec's on honey or jam? Does anyone at the market sell good weisswurst?


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  1. DockPotato RE: SparklieGirl May 27, 2009 02:43 AM

    "Same day" asparagus and summer sausage for sure. Picards is nearby and is well worth a visit.



    1. Davwud RE: SparklieGirl May 27, 2009 05:18 AM


      Get the house lager and the pork hock dinner.

      After the town.


      Farmers market. Get some summer sausage. We like the pork/beef mix best. You're looking for the stuff in the cloth "Skin".


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        julesrules RE: Davwud May 29, 2009 06:30 AM

        Try to find a vendor with samples of the summer sausage out. I like the aged variety (I think it's all pork) but I don't think they call it 'aged', it has another name.

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        OTFOODIE RE: SparklieGirl May 27, 2009 05:55 AM

        The best Olive Oil this side of Athens is sold at the market, but maybe it's only on the weekends.

        http://myolivetrees.com/ Phone 519-580-0189

        From their website:

        Our products are sold through our Online Store and at our local St. Jacobs Farmers' Market from April to November [most Saturdays, occasional Thursdays]. We do not have a retail location.

        Since it is only occasional Thursdays, I would recommend that you phone.

        1. icey RE: SparklieGirl May 27, 2009 06:20 AM

          I haven't been in a few years, but my parents go there every year to bring back jars of their homemade horseradish. It is fantastic, very vinegary, very nice sharp tang and spiceness. Not exactly sure who they purchased from but I would assume any homemade horseradish would be better than some of the stuff that you get in grocery stores.

          1. HarryLloyd RE: SparklieGirl May 27, 2009 06:39 AM

            where did you here about the apple fritter?


            1. pinstripeprincess RE: SparklieGirl May 27, 2009 06:58 AM

              no matter how tempting it might be... do not get the pickled sausage.

              i pride myself on liking textures of all sorts but mushy bloated sausage did not work for me. i also didn't find any of the vendors in the food court-ish area to be any good besides the apple fritter people. really liked the pear/apple cider a guy was selling in the outside area.

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                SparklieGirl RE: SparklieGirl May 27, 2009 10:41 AM

                Thanks for all the tips! I'll report back when we return!

                1. always_eating RE: SparklieGirl May 27, 2009 07:17 PM

                  Ditto on the summer sausage and The Olde Heidelberg for pork hock and pigtail. I also like the cinnamon buns. So yummy piping hot and dripping with sugary buttery glazed goodness!

                  1. Wiley RE: SparklieGirl May 28, 2009 07:25 PM

                    I always hit the buffet at The Crossroads which is situated on the way into Elmira..just a few k's from St Jacobs. Unlike a lot of buffets, it has really homestyle offerings ( and desserts) at a reasonable price.

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