After last week’s heat wave we’re starting to see new things at the market.
Last Saturday the cut flowers in Glenlea Farm’s bouquets were the vibrant yellows and oranges of summer. At Vokes Farms, you could have your choice of red or white skinned new potatoes. And new produce vendor Zajac Gardens, had a table full of peas, beans, zucchini and peppers!
Wednesday this week…
Braelea Acres will have their usual coolers full of delicious organically grown lamb and pork. Also look for peas, zucchini, baby beets and likely the last of their rhubarb. Make sure your freezer is stocked for winter rhubarb baking!
Ken from Alton Farms is back! On Wednesday he’s bringing beans, leaf and mix lettuce, and radishes.
Saturday this week…
It’s the Incredible Edibles Festival weekend! The festival has a terrific slogan – “If you eat, you’re in!” What a great reminder that food is an equalizer. It’s something that we all share. It’s so nice to see the spotlight that the festival shines on our community and local food. We appreciate all the work that the organizers put into making the day fabulous. A few of our vendors will be joining the festival for the day, but the rest of us will be set up as usual from 8 am until noon, enjoying local food with you in our own way. What a fun day it’ll be!
Don’t forget to look for more new potatoes at Vokes Farms. New potatoes hardly need any preparation at all – they just melt in your mouth!
Also, Val at The Philosopher’s Scone will be serving up a special treat at the market on Saturday morning – food festival style! For $3.00 she’ll have one of her orange scones topped with her *to die for* homemade lemon curd and whipped cream. Trust me – it’s worth coming to market just to try this!!
Ean McMillan and Eleanor Belanger are back to perform their music for us. If anyone knows how to liven up our Saturdays, it’s Ean and Eleanor!
Thanks for reading, and we’ll look for you at the market!