What’s been going on!
A lot going on the next few weeks. First we are ready for the next tropical storm rains coming today and tomorrow. Greens are being picked this morning to spare them the bruising from heavy rain and splashing soil, peppers can wait until Friday. The little tunnels are closed down just in case we get higher wind gusts than expected. The good news is that this storm is moving fast and by Friday afternoon the sun will be out and I am seeing 49 degrees as the low for Friday night! Definitely the silver lining.
Saturday will be the unveiling of the Carrboro Farmers’ Markets mini-museum celebrating the 40th season. We had hoped to have it up a few weeks ago but hurricane Florence side tracked us a bit. We are very excited about the timeline and all the pictures and documents that go along with it. Our biggest market supporter Kelly Clark of Laser Image Printing and Marketing has worked very closely with us on all of it and it will be fantastic. The Gazebo at market will be turned into the timeline museum this Saturday, make sure that you check it out and it will be a beautiful fall day!
No newsletter for the next two weeks as Betsy and I will be in Italy with our friends the Barkers. Never enough research can be done on Italian crops and food. Betsy says we will be on the red wine and prosciutto cleanse. This time we are going back to the Piedmont and then over to Emilia-Romagna. There is a farmers’ market every day to be explored along with seed stores. I hope that we can make it to the Tomato Museum near Parma. We will finish with a visit with our Italian farm family near Turin. So look for Jennie and the crew on Saturdays and if you need anything don’t hesitate to send an email as all three of us will see it. I will post pictures on Facebook and Instagram too.
Picture of the Week
The little tunnels all closed up for the impending storm
What’s going to be at the market?
Peppers still coming and we plan to roast through October, even while Alex and Betsy are in Italy.
Plenty of Red Bells and Yellow Bells, Corno di Toros in red, yellow and orange and the sweet Cubanelle. Sweet Pimiento, Jimmy Nardelo frying peppers and Spanish Piquillo. Aji Dulce, the habanero without heat.
In hot peppers Passillas, Fresnos, our own Picante Pimiento, Espelettes, Jalapenos and Serranos. Nice and meaty Anaheims and for the. A rebound on Poblanos.
Plenty of the Shishito and Padron appetizer peppers prepared the same easy with a quick blister in a pan then sprinkled with salt and eaten whole. Get some of both and do your own comparison.
More Lettuce this week with Little Gem, Salad Mix and Summer Crisp. Japanese Salad Turnips, Red Radishes and the first Watermelon Radishes of the fall. Fairy Tale Eggplants, the striped Nubia and Italian Heirloom Eggplants are winding down. Wonderful fresh Baby Ginger! A small amount of Lacinato Kale and Spigariello, beautiful greens for cooking. The fist Escarole of the season. Butternut squash and Seminole Pumpkins. Cilantro is back 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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