What’s Fresh, June 13

Find fresh soft fruits like strawberries, blackberries, cling peaches (freestone peaches come later in summer), and plums. Blackberries and plums have a short season in North Texas so buy while they are available. Blueberries should arrive soon. Field lettuce may be gone with the heat. Hydroponic lettuce varieties will continue. Oyster mushrooms are a recent vendor addition with blue, elm, and pearl varieties.

Other produce includes arugula, basil, beets, bok choy, green and red cabbage, carrots, purple and white cauliflower,  Swiss chard, cilantro, cucumbers, dandelion greens, fennel, garlic chives, garlic, green beans, herbs, red and blue kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuces, mints, mizuna, onions, cling peaches, parsnips, pecans, red and white potatoes, radishes, salad mixes, snap peas, sorrel, spinach, yellow and patty pan squash, sunflower sprouts, green tomatoes,  cherry size heirloom tomatoes, medium and large field tomatoes, turnips, watercress, green and golden zucchini, and more.

Herb, vegetable, strawberry plants, and colorful summer bedding plants plus sunflower bouquets are also available. Celeste Fig plants were new at the last market. Jill Holden said they are hardier than the brown turkey fig with smoother but hearty taste.

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 a selection of gently pasteurized goat milk, drinkable goat milk yogurt in plain and fruity flavors, pimento cheese, goat and cow’s milk artisan cheeses, and butter. New last week was a hard washed cabra reserva goat cheese with a nutty flavor to use similarly to parmesan.

Also find award-winning pies, croissants and breads, gluten free breads, soup and dessert mixes, whole grains including rice mixes and oatmeal, lemonade, popsicles, pasta, snacks,  cookies, honey, coffee, tamales, salsa and chips, doggie biscuits, olive oil, vinegar,  seasonings, small batch prepared foods, soaps and lotions. The tamale of the day this week is the cheese and jalapeno variety.

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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