What’s Fresh, May 30

Fun finds at last week’s market included kimchi, flavored yogurts, chocolate gluten free pound cake and chocolate mint. Cardo’s, who sell the sunflower bouquets, also brought sunflower sprouts or “sunnies” described by a market committee member who ate them raw and said, “they do taste kind-of bright and fresh.”

More and more peaches are showing up, but all the crops need a little sunshine to really come into their own. Blackberries should be here soon. Summer produce like green beans, potatoes, yellow and patty pan squash, both green and golden zucchini, and cucumbers are here, but will produce more after the rains. Fisher Farm says field tomatoes will be red this week or next. By the same token, the shady, cool days keep spring produce growing. Cabbage, winter greens for cooking, root vegetables and onions are still abundant.

Find arugula, basil, beets, bok choy, cabbage, carrots, purple cauliflower,  Swiss chard, cilantro, collards, cucumbers, dandelion greens, fennel, garlic chives, garlic, herbs, red and blue kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuces, mint, mizuna, onions, cling peaches, parsnips, pecans, little green plums, wild plums, red and white potatoes, radishes, salad mixes, shallots, snap peas, sorrel, spinach, sunflower sprouts, green tomatoes,  cherry size heirloom tomatoes, turnips, watercress, and more.  Also find greenhouse raised red tomatoes and strawberries.

Herb, vegetable, strawberry plants, fig trees, and colorful 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 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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