We are moving into a new growing/harvest season. Start to look for some of the fall vegetables and fruits at the market now. You get the best of both worlds – tomatoes and peppers are still producing, some corn is still coming in, potatoes are showing up, some greens are reappearing and there are apples. Apples!
There will also be pork, beef, chicken, eggs, pasta, gluten-free baked goods, cookies, fudge, caramels, jam and pie. Cut flowers are here. Come pick up a bouquet or make your own arrangement. Get some local beauty to go along with all that fresh produce. Produce will include heirloom tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, cantaloupes, onions, cucumbers, okra, squash, potatoes, corn, watermelon, beans and much more.
Did you know that Invermos Valley Farms is taking pre-orders for turkeys? Yep. Stop by and chat with them. You can also discuss buying 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8 of beef to store up at home. Check out their “beef bundle” option. It’s great if you don’t have a lot of freezer space. Duncan Family Farm offers sides and whole options for pork as well.
The older adults that participate in our Sprouts and Roots program harvested heirloom tomatoes from the Community Garden Thursday. They plan to sell them at the market on Saturday. We will be working with them in the next week or so to learn new ways to preserve produce to enjoy it later in the year. Stop by and say “hi”.