The Saturday farm markets are proving to be worthwhile. I have met folks who have been almost neighbors for years and I did not know them! This is a fine way to build community – drinking lemon balm tea with fresh bread – and then of course a sale or two. Saturday farm market hours are usually from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Trading yours for mine is always an option. In other words: if you have a tree laden with apples, I’d be interested in picking them in exchange for something that is growing in my part of the world. There is more than just apples…
We have buckets of raspberries! If anyone would like to buy them by the pound for freezing, let us know. If you didn’t get raspberries last week as part of your share, you should get a 1/2 pint this week.
Leeks are the new vegetable this week. They have a delicate onion flavor and make a fine addition to soups, braised with parsley, on pizza, sauteed with apples, quiche, gratin or roasted over the fire. Delish! They have been growing since February and are ready to be shared.
The rest of the harvest should include: sweet peppers, potatoes, onions, herbs, beets, carrots, tomatoes, kale, chard, salad mix and raspberries for the members who didn’t get any last week.
Items for sale includes: raspberries, watermelon, cabbage, all of the above, as well as our preserves corner, apron stand and the awesome bread Nathan is banging out!