What’s Fresh, June 6

Find fresh soft fruits like strawberries, possibly blackberries, cling peaches (freestone peaches come later in summer), plums. Root vegetables like turnips and radishes have been hurt by all the rain and flooded fields so if you find some, get them now. They will store for a while. Snow peas are done. Field lettuce will soon go with the heat. Hydroponic varieties will continue. More mushrooms are a new produce. Other produce includes arugula, basil, beets, bok choy, cabbage, carrots, purple cauliflower, Swiss chard, cilantro, collards, 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, shallots, snap peas, sorrel, spinach, yellow and patty pan squash, sunflower sprouts, green tomatoes, cherry size heirloom tomatoes, medium field tomatoes, turnips, watercress, green and golden zucchini, and more.

Herb, vegetable, strawberry plants, and colorful 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.

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.

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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