What’s been going on!
Tomato week #2, at least there is something refreshing as the true brunt of summer heat and humidity weigh down on us. Tonight is our wine dinner with Glasshalfull in Carrboro. A summer infused menu starting with tomatoes and ending with basil ice cream. Come join us in the AC, tickets still available.
Starting Friday and going thru Monday is ACME’s 16th annual Tomato Festival where the entire menu is taken over by and bathed with tomatoes. Kevin and company estimate they will go through 700 pounds of tomatoes. While not all of them are from us, whew!, we did deliver the first 60 pounds yesterday and will probably take them another 100 pound plus this week. The final event is their Tomato Festival Wine dinner on Monday night.
If you can’t make any of those our tomatoes are heavy on the menus at Pizzeria Mercato who just re-opened after their summer break, Elaine’s On Franklin and Pazzo in Southern Village. Maybe a bit less prominent but in the mix at Oakleaf in Pittsboro, just back from their summer break too and the Eddy Pub in Saxapahaw. Of course you can just come to market today or Saturday and take tomatoes home to hide out in your own AC and quietly enjoy them there. Stay cool!
Picture of the Week
Limelight Hydrangeas reaching for the sky
What’s going to be at the market?
Tomatoes in full swing now. Red Big Beefs, Cherokee Purples and Green Cherokees. Yellow Orange Blossoms, Kellogg’s Breakfast and the high acid Russian Azoychka. The big bi-colored and sweet Striped Germans and pink German Johnsons. Sungolds, Black Cherries, Juliets a small sweet roma type and the sweet bi-colored Blush. Oxhearts and Romas for sauces.
Lettuce with green Summer Crisp and a little bit of the Salanova heads to make your salad mix. Petit Swiss Chard, tender leaves and stems. Callaloo is back, had a slight hiccup with the first planting, tender leaves and stems with a light sautee.
Sweet Red Onions. Tonnage of Cucumbers. Shishito, Padron and Jalapeno peppers too! Basil and Cilantro.
Big and beautiful Limelight Hydrangeas. The last of the incredible Lisianthus and fragrant Oriental Lilies! More brilliant Zinnias. Plenty of bright Sunflowers. Betsy’s beautiful Bouquets.
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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