What’s Fresh, July 4

Fresh watermelon makes its appearance just in time for July 4th picnics. Cantaloupe and other soft fruit like peaches, blueberries, and Santa Rosa plums are in their prime. Lingering are strawberries, blackberries and apricots.

Eggplant is here now, as well as arugula, basil, beets and greens, green and red cabbage, carrots, Swiss chard, cilantro, cucumbers, fennel, garlic chives, garlic, green beans, herbs, kale, leeks, lettuces, mints, mizuna, okra, onions (purple, white and yellow), pecans, all kinds of peppers, potatoes (new, white and purple), radishes and sprouts, cream peas and butter beans, sorrel, yellow and patty pan squash, sunflower sprouts, green tomatoes, cherry size tomatoes, medium and large field tomatoes, Cherokee purple tomatoes, watercress, green and golden zucchini, and more.

Herb, vegetable, and colorful summer bedding plants plus sunflower bouquets are also available.

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.

Dairy products include gently pasteurized goat milk, drinkable goat milk yogurt in plain and fruit flavors, pimento cheese, goat and cow’s milk artisan cheeses, and butter.

The rotating vendor for first Saturdays of the month is Your Gluten Free Friend. Also find award-winning pies, croissants and breads, macarons, soup and dessert mixes, lemonade, popsicles, pasta, snacks, cookies, honey, tamales, salsa and chips, doggie biscuits, olive oil, vinegar, seasonings, lip balm, soaps and lotions. River Bird Coffee will return next month.

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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