~Damson plums and homemade jam~

This is the second Wednesday with no market for us and we have been keeping ourselves rather busy. We miss our regular folks but have enjoyed the time off.

We went  plum pickin’ today and what weather we had for it, gorgeous! Kenny’s brother has a beautiful Damson plum tree and asked us if we wanted to come and pick; of course we said yes (they do make the best jam)! We managed to pick enough that we made jam tonight and have plans to start some Damson Plum Liqueur in the morning. We did however managed to pick a few extra that we will be sharing at the market on Saturday.

Also available this Saturday: fresh green beans, potatoes, okra, zucchini – both green and golden, summer squash, as well as “candy” onions, Swiss chard, kale, turnips, cucumbers, bell peppers, jalapenos, mixed hot peppers, pablono peppers, sweet banana peppers, cherry tomatoes, sweet potatoes and a mixed variety of fall/winter squashes…spaghetti, acorn, butternut, etc.

Tomatoes…. we still have them and several varieties to choose from; Cherokee Purple, German Pink, Mr. Stripie, Carolina Gold, Park’s Whoppers… just to name a few.

We will have canning tomatoes available on a pre-order basis only… be sure to place your order if you are wanting to make homemade salsa, pasta sauce or your favorite recipes.

We are now picking apples…  Golden and Red Delicious apples will be available as well as some Mutuz.  Remember we usually sell out early when it come to fruit…so come early or pre-order to have your fruit and veggies ready for pick up.  All you need to do is e-mail me and let me know early Friday.  I will have your order ready when you arrive Saturday morning.

Don’t forget we have farm-fresh, free-range eggs available; pick some up at the market Saturday.

Thanks for your patronage,

Val & Kenny

More of this weeks work, it will be yummy this winter!

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