This week in the leafy greens the options widen. Expect spinach, romaine and leaf lettuces, dandelion greens, kale, kohlrabi, bok choi, pak choi, red choi, tatsoi, and Swiss chard. Other veggies include Brussel sprouts, broccoli, carrots, turnips, varietal beets, daikon radishes. Fresh additions include wild foraged mushrooms, green onions, dill, basil, parsley, shelled pecans, and grasses. Basil is rare this time of the year but Hiram Farms is babying some along with covers and a heater occasionally. Coho salmon should be available through February as well as pastured beef, pork, chickens, and free range eggs.
Shop for your Valentine this Saturday. Specialty sweets like chocolate truffles, strawberry shortcake cookies, heart shaped cookies and more will be available with Love Day in mind. Find a variety of goodies to gift for a spa day at home: candles, goat milk lotions and soaps, herbal soaps, shea butter and sugar scrub, and healthy lip balm from friendly bees.
Specialty winter vendors are bringing popcorn, biscotti, seasoned salts, kale chips, gluten free entrees, honey sticks, and other edible goodies not found weekly in the regular market. Most regular artisan food vendors are present year round. Craft vendors with unique custom designs will continue through the winter.
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.