What’s Fresh, April 25

Green is the overriding color of the market, with bright additions of red and white. Find fresh artichokes, arugula, basil, beets, broccoli, carrots, chard, garlic chives, bok choy, red choy, cilantro, collards, pickling cucumbers, dandelion greens, early onions, fennel, green beans, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuces, mint, mushrooms, mustard greens, parsnips, radishes, salad mixes, sorrel, spinach, early squash, strawberries, sweet potatoes, turnips, watercress, and more.

Also find pies, lemonade, macarons, gluten free pound cake, cookies, breads, butter, honey, goat and cows’ milk artisan cheeses, pasta, snacks, chips and salsa, varied food mixes, whole grains including rice and quinoa, coffee, kale chips, tamales, doggie biscuits, olive oil, vinegar, seasonings, soaps, candles and lotions.

Meats are a year ’round product, so look for pastured beef, pork, and chicken raised on a natural diet. Several vendors bring eggs from free range chickens. Captain George brings his Gulf seafood.

Vegetable starts may include herbs, peppers, tomatoes, beets, cucumbers, broccoli, okra, eggplant, and lettuces accompanied by small fig trees, blackberry and strawberry plants. Also find colorful bedding plants.

Our farmers use various growing methods. To clarify, our website notes their growing methods on each farmer’s description page. Look for Certified Organic, Sustainably Grown, or Conventional growing methods noted at the end of their descriptions.

We are a local, seasonal farmers market, meaning that our farmers bring only what is ripening in their fields this week and some produce has a short growing season. Eating with the seasons takes education, awareness and patience! For a chart of produce that is in season now, click here.

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