In thousands of communities across the country this summer, farmers markets are more than simply a place to buy locally grown fruits and vegetables. They are hubs for information and home to thousands of innovative partnerships that teach skills and expand knowledge about food, health and agriculture.

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack proclaimed August 5-11, 2012 as National Farmers Market Week, The Farmers Market Coalition (FMC), a national nonprofit dedicated to strengthening farmers markets, is honoring the first day of Farmers Market Week by highlighting innovate community education efforts taking place at many of the nation’s more than 7,500 farmers markets.

Let’s all remember to celebrate “National Farmer’s Market  Week”  by coming out and continuing to support your local farmer!  We will be at the market from 4-7 on Wednesday under the pavilion on the corner of Bank and Market streets in beautiful New Albany, Indiana.  There will be several other vendors set up as well…Rookies Cookies, local honey from Starlight, homemade soaps, Chef Walker’s Famous Barbecue and other produce vendors.

Zucchini will be the star this week…green and golden as well as “Eight balls”;  all our squash is looking great! Fresh yellow summer squash will be available too.  Be sure and ask about our Zucchini Cookbooks,“Now that I have it, what do I do with it?” they are loaded will lots of tasty recipes.

We will have plenty of other veggies but… sad to say probably only a few green beans on Wednesday,  this dry hot weather has been hard on beans this year, but they are beginning to come back now. We will have plenty of tomatoes, corn, eggplants, new potatoes, okra, “candy” onions, Swiss chard, cucumbers, green peppers, jalapenos, mixed hot peppers, cherry tomatoes,  etc…

Peaches are still available but are beginning to slow down. We hope to have some through August depending on the weather.  We are having a great melons harvest… watermelons and cantaloupes and they are both delicious!  Apples will be ready soon, up first will be Gala.

If anyone needs produce and would like me to have ready, just e-mail me and let me know early in the day Wednesday. I will have your order ready when you arrive Wednesday evening.  Eggs will be available on Wednesday’s by request only, if you need them let me know and I will be sure to bring some for you.

Thanks and have a great day, and see you at the market!

Val & Kenny


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