Oh No!

2 Nov

I am no longer in the Wesleyan area 😦

Hopefully wesivore can keep running with a new and more reliable blogger sometime soon!

To be continued…


The Week of RePosts from Wesleying Continues

29 Sep


From Wesleying

27 Sep

Have you all seen this?


Wes Farmer’s Market

22 Sep

Wesleyan will be having Farmer’s Markets in front of Usdan, by North college, every Wednesday from 11-2 until the weather gets too cold for it.

If you’re using cash to pay for food, the Farmer’s Market is a good place to get local produce, bread, cheese, honey, etc. for relatively cheap.  (I never understood what the point was for students, though, as there’s way more financial incentive to just use Wesmoney at Weshop.)  Yesterday’s market was a bit underwhelming, but I’m hoping that’s just because it was the first one.  Auntie Arwen’s, the bread vendor, cheese people, and most of the regulars were mysteriously absent.  But the enormous veggie and mozzarella sandwiches were good, as was the music (seriously, the music was the best part).  I also picked up a pint of miniature pears for $3–they are adorable.


Lyman Harvest Time

20 Sep

Junction of Routes 147 & 157, Middlefield, CT 06455.

Phone: 860-349-1793

7 days a week | Sept/Oct: 9am -7pm. | Remainder of year: 9am – 6pm.

Pick your own fruit hours are 9-5 daily, call the hotline to check weather conditions and see what’s in season: 860-349-6015


“Owned and operated by the Lyman Family since 1741, Lyman Orchards is recognized as the twelfth oldest family-owned business in America.”  (What?! 1741 was more than thirty years before the Revolutionary War!)  Lyman Orchards is a farm, shop, and recreational area just up the road.  They grow fruit that you can pick yourself and the shop is full of fresh homemade goodness like Lyman’s apple butter, pies, local maple syrup, and more.

Picking your own fruit is fun and cheap.  You can get a whole bag of apples at Lyman’s for the price of a few at the supermarket.  You’re saving on shipping and labor, getting the freshest fruit around, feeling good about yourself for supporting an environmentally conscious business, and having a good time outside with your friends.  The only downside is that Lyman’s isn’t exactly walking distance from Wes.  So grab a ride with someone and compensate them in apples.  What’s good now:

September:     Peaches, Pears, Asian Pears, Apples, Apple Cider, Pumpkins, sweet corn, tomatoes, fall squash, cabbage, cauliflower, mums, corn stalks.

October:     Apples, Apple Cider, Pumpkins, fall squash, mums, corn stalks.

You can check each season’s crops here.

If you’re looking to enjoy the autumn weather, take that nice girl from English class to the corn maze, designed by world-renowned Corn Maze designer, Brett Herbst.  (Yes, that IS a career path.)  Tickets to the maze are $10 for adults and $1 of every ticket will be donated to the American Cancer Society.   Lyman’s corn mazes have donated over $325,000 to the Society over the years.  Use this coupon to get an additional dollar off admission : http://www.lymanorchards.com/events/corn_maze.shtml

A link for more money-saving coupons!  Check back regularly for updates: http://www.lymanorchards.com/coupons/

New at Weshop

19 Sep

Icecream season is almost over (it’s cold out!) but that won’t stop you, will it? 

Weshop has recently been stocking up on Jake’s Old-Fashioned, an amazing, (relatively) local super premium brand that you just have to try.  Don’t know what super premium means?  It’s the food science equivalent of “kickass”:

All Jake’s icecreams are made on site at Jake’s Ice-Cream and Sweet Shoppe in New Hampshire with real cream and other simple, no-nonsense ingredients.  They come in adventurous flavors that are inevitably delicious (unlike the short-lived strawberry-basil icecream that the Coldstone in town was selling this summer).  So far, I’ve tried the coco with chocolate dipped cacao nibs and the coffee with chocolate-covered Colombian coffee beans.  Both were so good I forgot to use a bowl.  Apparently there is also maple-bacon… if you try it, share your thoughts.

No points?  Bribe someone with points to buy you a pint.  Trade them something great from price chopper (fish, meat, decent vegetables) or pick up some choice apples, which are coming into season now, from Middlesex fruitery.  *mini review* The staff will touch the fruit for you to be sure it doesn’t bruise–yes, I thought this was hilarious also, but the results speak for themselves (and, apparently, have been doing so for over 100 years).  The fruitery only takes cash; you can visit them at 191 Main street. *end mini-review*

Also, if you haven’t noticed, the Weshop suggestion board is gone!  Lobby to bring it back!  And then write in more Jake’s flavors 🙂


29 Aug

Wesivore will be on brief hiatus for at least the next week.  Once the school year begins I will probably start posting again at some point (some of you *cough grad students cough* still won’t have points!)  WordPress can let you know when posts happen if you subscribe using the button on right of your screen.  Have a fantastic rest of the summer!