Summer Snacks & Storytime: Back to school celebration

Mark your calendars & tell all your friends: we're having a picnic! This Friday (August 25th) at market, during market, we'll be celebrating a continuing summer as school starts with our Summer Snacks & Storytime picnic series. On the menu (so far) are knishes made by Rise Above Deli with Reeves Home Place brisket, Stonecrop Garden onions, John's Berry Patch potatoes & Round Mountain Creamery Lumberjack goat cheese, purslane salad by Lee's One Fortune Farm, tomato salad with market tomatoes, Sprouting Life Homestead basil & Highland Gourmet balsamic, Little Round Farmhouse bread, muffins from Laughing Crow Bakery, Rhubarb Lemonade from Rooted Earth Farm & mushroom tea from Pisgah Gourmet As always, we'll have children's books, recipes, info on using EBT/SNAP at market's &'s open to all & totally free.

Rise Above Deli shared their knish recipe so you can make them at home this week, too (so many of the ingredients called for will be available at Friday's market, & eligible for purchase with EBT / SNAP)! 


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Knish Dough

11 oz AP Flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

1 egg

3 oz canola oil

1 tsp white vinegar

5 oz water

Knish Filling

3 lb mashed potatoes

3 lb caramelized onions

8 oz hard cheese




  1. Whisk together dry ingredients.

  2. Beat egg and add oil, vinegar, and water.

  3. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together in the mixer until the dough comes together and pulls away from the sides.

  4. Cover and let rest for at least one hour or up to two days.


  1. Caramelize onions by cooking in a pot on med/low for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure they do not burn.  

  2. Prepare mashed potatoes to your liking. They can be smooth or chunky and spiced any way you’d like.

  3. Mix the onions and potatoes together.

  4. Grate your cheese of choice, reserving some to top knishes later,  into the potatoes and set aside. The filling is easiest to use if made the day before.

Knish Procedure:

  1. Roll dough thin, ⅛ - ¼ “, in a rectangle shape.

  2. Add filling in a line across the long side of the dough.

  3. Roll the dough over the filling.

  4. Cut every 4”.

  5. Stretch dough over the top and bottom and press down with your palm.

  6. Grate extra cheese on top before baking.

  7. Bake knishes at 350 for 30-35 minutes

    Thank you to Rise Above Bakery for making picnic knishes & sharing the recipe! We hope you enjoy....