Back to Back Issues Page
The Soap Tribune, Issue #160--late fall salads
December 10, 2022

Ithaca Farmers Market

The Ithaca Farmers Market has this weird vegetable called kohlrabi. It makes the best oven fries! And it's escarole season. This year it's very sweet and tasty. It makes a terrific tossed salad or fermented kimchi. You can ferment it like any other vegetable for 3 days.

Place your Soap Gift Set order on line. Save on shipping when you pick it up at market.

Select Pickup in the shopping cart for Ithaca Farmers Market pickup. Your Soap Gift set will be all ready when you arrive. Please place orders by the previous Friday by 9am. Orders placed after 9am will be ready by the following weekend for pickup.

New hours!

Saturdays 10-2pm starting Saturday Dec. 3rd.

Last Saturday Market is 12/17/22 (the Rutabaga Curl)

Andy will be there til the very last Sat.

Come to the Ithaca Farmers Market to get colored cauliflowers while they last. Say hello to us in booth 6.



Company is coming

Quick! Clean the bathroom and put some Kohlrabi Fries in the oven. Oh and also make focaccia buns stuffed with escarole!

It's not too late too late to get a Soap Gift Set. If you're in need of gifts quickly and are leaving town before the weekend, you can purchase through the website and select pick up for the Ithaca Farmers Market. Then you can send an e mail to, to do pickup at the factory. We will bring your order right out to your car.


Instant Liquid Soap

Soap Gift Sets

How to clean a couch

With holidays comes lots of company. You want your furniture to be clean when your visitors arrive, but you may also have to clean the furniture after they leave. Click the link below for tips on how to clean a couch. Instant Liquid Soap is the best carpet and upholstery cleaner.

Instant Liquid Soap Gift Sets include 2 bags of Instant Liquid Soap and a Foaming Pump dispenser-plastic.

We can ship them right to your gift recipients. Simply put their address in the where to ship section of the shopping cart. Of course you can also get a set for yourself.

Do you live in Ithaca? Save on shipping. Select Pickup in the shopping cart for Ithaca Farmers Market pickup. Your Soap Gift set will be all ready when you arrive. Please place orders by the previous Friday by 9am. Orders placed after 9am will be ready by the following weekend for pickup.


Soap Gift Sets

Wool washing and Free Sweater Pattern

I am getting all of my sweaters ready for Winter by washing them and drying them outside in the cool late Fall air. Give useful gifts this year.

Are you a knitter or know a knitter? Do you have wool looking for a pattern? I missed the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival this year due to family obligation, but not in spirit.

I am giving away one of my sweater patterns. Get a free pdf of Andy's Jersey Sweater with every purchase of 4 quarts of Instant Liquid Soap.

The link was broken last week. I fixed it, so now it takes you to the correct web page. Click the links below for hand washing instructions and to get your free pattern.

Instant Liquid Soap



Buy in bulk

Last Saturday, while I was doing running the Ithaca Farmers Market booth, so many people stopped in to see me (Andy was elsewhere). It's always great to visit in a great setting. It was a lovely day on the waterfront.

So many of my visitors said the same thing...

It takes me forever to go through the soap! The bars last forever and the liquid soap also lasts a very long time.

This year, as we pay closer attention to the economy and where it's headed, more product for your spending dollars is key. You can buy in bulk and give useful gifts that go a long way, increasing the value of that gift.

Buy in Bulk

Ithaca Soap

House cleaning

The nights are cooler, and the days are getting shorter. We are spending more time indoors. That means more time spent cooking and cleaning. Make it fun and make your guests comfortable.

One bag of Instant Liquid Soap, diluted to 2 gallons is an excellent soap to clean the house.

Click the link below for simple zero waste house cleaning tips.

Instant Liquid Soap

Small business rocks!

Do you go to The Egg in Albany, otherwise known as The Concorse?

Check out the Taste NY Store and Visitor Center. Everything in the store is NYS made by small business.

LiXTiK Lip Balm is at the checkout!

speaking of sweaters, yarn, and Rhinebeck, if you re going to Woodstock and Phoenicia make sure to stop in at The Nest Egg for some Ithaca Soap bars and LiXTiK Lip Balm.

Beeswax Lip Balm




Since shipping is out of our hands, I have adjusted our free shipping offer to keep up with the changing times.

Because you are Soap Tribune Subscribers, you have a free shipping coupon for orders of $75.00 or more.

Simply copy and paste the coupon code in the shopping cart. This is the code "freeshippingtribune"

I apologize for this extra step in the checkout process.

Back to Back Issues Page