Expect to find pasture-raised beef, pork, and eggs. Grilling season is upon us and there’s everything from steaks to bratwurst.
Spring produce is available – green onions, lettuces, greens – Swiss chard and kale, herbs and more. Try some garlic scapes (the unopened garlic flower)- they are great grilled or added to stir fry and other dishes for a mild garlic flavor. The Rothoves will have tomatoes and cucumbers from their greenhouses. If you were early last week, you may have had a chance to pick up the first few tomatoes of the season. They weren’t on the table long!
There will be the normal great selection of baked goods – sweet potato pies, apple pies, cookies, breads, and freshly-milled grains turned into tasty breads. Mae Benson has some really tasty pre-baked pizza crusts. Pick up a cup of coffee from Bare Knuckle Roasters or a bag of fair-trade coffee from Three Story Coffee to go with all that baked goodness.
There will be jams and jellies, handmade soaps and crafts. The Gillilands will have the blueberry jam and the ever popular carrot cake jam. Have a canine friend? We even have healthy dog treats!
There will still be a few plants for sale. The Lincoln University Native Plants Program will even have plants available to attract pollinators to your garden this season. Stop by and talk to the University’s Native Plant Specialist, Dr. Nadia Navarette-Tindall, to find out more about Missouri’s native bounty.
See you this Saturday and the rest of May downtown!