meet me at the farmers market

Well it’s finally that time of year again… the Wednesday afternoon market officially begins; it starts at 4 and be pack up at 7.  We are finally official (although we have been there for the past two weeks) and have plenty of produce to bring both Wednesdays and Saturdays.

This Wednesday we will have more “Candy” onions, Kenny’s has fresh dug elephant garlic and vine ripened red Floyd County tomatoes. We will have plenty of squash… both golden and green zucchini as well as yellow summer squash. We’ll also have cabbage, Swiss chard, kale, green beans, new potatoes, beets, a few broccoli, fresh peas, and cucumbers.

Last day for strawberries will be Wednesday, we should have several gallons for sell. It’s almost black raspberry time… Saturday will be our first offering of them and we hope to have them around for several weeks.  Blueberries should also be available beginning on Saturday.

The temps are rising and we have decided to stop growing lettuce and spinach until the fall.  It’s hard to keep them from becoming bitter once the heat sets in; and even harder to keep them cool once we get to the market.  The quality just begins to decline and we sure don’t want folks disappointed in their purchases.  I will keep you posted when Kenny starts to plant again for fall. I do believe there are some vendors who are at the market that continue growing lettuce throughout the summer.

We will have some of our farm fresh eggs available, but they will be on a pre-order only basis on Wednesdays.  It’s just too hot to keep unwanted eggs in the cooler.  Just let me know if you need me to bring some for you and I will be glad to accommodate you.

Thanks for supporting us with your purchases at the market and we hope to see you Wednesday,

Val & Kenny



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