What’s Fresh, December 6

Fall greens continue like collards, beet, turnip, kale, Swiss chard, and mustard greens, arugula, and perhaps a few lettuces and spinach along with wheatgrass and sprouts. Root vegetables include sweet potatoes, perhaps green onions, chives, beets, turnips, and various specialty radishes. A few herbs like fennel, cilantro, and mints are available. Broccoli, Bloomsdale spinach, lettuces, and ninja radishes are getting close to harvest and may show up this week. Winter squashes and green tomatoes will be found until sellout and will hold up for many weeks in a cool, dry area. More pecan varieties have dropped, ready to use. These freeze well.

Through December find butter, scones, and starter plants like spinach, rainbow chard, borage, Russian kale, and herbs, pansies and violas. Plants sold at the market are winter hardy for planting in our area.

Pastured beef and pork, free range chicken, and wild caught Alaska salmon continue, as do cow and goats’ milk cheeses and nutrient rich eggs from pastured hens.

Artisan products include honey, breads and pastries, (some gluten free), pies, cookies, scones, macarons, and granola and whole grains. Find small batch prepared dishes like soups, side dishes, entrées, snacks, sauerkraut, pimiento cheese, and individual quiches. Also find jellies, jams, dressings, and pickled things, chips and salsa, spice blends, pasta, whole grains, coffee, tamales, Texas olive oil, vinegar, dehydrated vegetables and, and spiced nuts.  Always find crafted soaps, room sprays, lotions, candles, and lip balm. Lastly, look for doggie biscuits made with human ingredients.

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 is short lived due to 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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