What’s been going on!
Whew! Made it to August and the tomatoes are winding down fast and so are we. Nearly time for our summer break starting Saturday after market! A bit different schedule this year with Jennie taking the first week off when she will head north to visit family while Betsy and I will be here with Lacee and Jacob finishing up the tomato season. The second week Jennie will be back to keep an eye on things and do some fall planting while the rest of us disappear.
As usual Betsy and I will mostly just be hiding out and taking day trips but it is a break from market none the less. If there are enough tomatoes you might see us at market next week but I am pretty sure there won’t be many left. So today will be our last Wednesday market of the season and we will miss both Saturdays the 11th and the 18th. We will return, with the pepper roaster, on the 25th and we will be ready for fall!
It is always humorous to us, people who make their living at farmers’ market, that the week we take off always coincides with National Farmers’ Market Week. That will not preclude all of you from celebrating it and going to your favorite market and supporting the farmers there. We look forward to seeing you at the world famous Carrboro Farmers’ Market this week and at the end of August.
Picture of the Week
This turtle, feasting on tomatoes in the compost pile, is sad that our tomato season is ending too
What’s going to be at the market?
Much fewer tomatoes this week. In slicing tomatoes there are red Big Beefs, Cherokee Purples and pink sweet German Johnsons. In the Cherry sizes there are a few Sun Golds and red Sweet 100’s and the variegated Blush. Romas and Oxhearts in the sauce types. There will be a handful of other varieties.
Our favorite summer green- Callaloo, the green amaranth that we call Jamaican Spinach and is a quick saute. Our sweet Red Onions, great in every dish. Fairy Tale Eggplants and a few Italian Heirloom Eggplants too. The smaller Angel Hair Spaghetti Squash.
Peppers coming along with Shishito peppers for appetizers and Padrons too. Sweet Cubanelle and Pimiento, small Corno di Toros and Jimmy Nardelo frying peppers. A small amount of Jalapenos and Serranos. Nice early season Anaheims and Poblanos but you will have to roast your own!
More of the huge Limelight Hydrangeas. Fewer of the crazy felt like Crested Celosias to go with the gem stone colored Plume Celosia.
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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Have a great vacation. You earned it. Peter