What’s been going on!
Early newsletter this week as I will be out of town for a few days and also wanted everyone to be able to get a head start on the biggest food week of the year! This newsletter will cover the two markets in four days that will be your best opportunity to get all of your Thanksgiving holiday produce, this coming Saturday and the special pre-Thanksgiving market next Tuesday from 3:00-6:00.
It was great to see everyone out last Saturday for both the market and the much needed community gathering after the election upheaval. I have always said that when difficult or unusual things happen people come to the market as the sort of town square, to see their neighbors and have some reassurance of something so steady and reliable as the Carrboro Farmers’ Market.
We did finally have the true killing freeze on Saturday night/Sunday morning down into the mid 20’s, the peppers are dead now. We have had a couple of brushes in the high 20’s that hurt their feelings but they are for sure done now and so is the last vestiges of the summer of 2016. Now comes the slow process of undoing all of the trellis that has held them up tall for months.
Pictures of the Week
A radiant late fall day with the blueberries a blaze on the hill
Beautiful Celery and Fennel for Thanksgiving
What’s going to be at the market?
Remember that the market now starts at 9:00 with the bell!
The peppers are running out. Plenty of of Red Bells; Aji Dulce the habanero without heat in sweet peppers. Hot peppers from mildest to hottest- Passilla, Anaheim (New Mexican), Poblano, Serrano and Jalapeno. Lots of Green Bells.
Beautiful Lacinato Kale and sweet Collards but not a lot. Bok Choy and Asian Braising mix is back. A selection of lettuces with Green Boston, Red Leaf and Little Gem. Radicchio and Escarole. Cilantro and Italian Parsley. Spaghetti, Acorn and Butternut Winter Squash. Really nice Celery and Fennel.
In roots we have tender and sweet Japanese Salad Turnips. Red and Watermelon Radishes. Carrots and Red Beets. Plenty of fresh Turmeric! Maybe some Lemon Grass too.
As a reminder if there is anything that you would like for us to hold for you at market just let us know by e-mail, by the evening before, and we will be glad to put it aside for you. Just so you know, sometimes not everything listed will be at the Wednesday market.
Hope to see you all at the market!
Alex, Betsy and Jennie
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