Whether wild grown or in backyard arbors, this is the time of year for wonderfully fresh concord grapes. With the recent rain, they are ripe and ready to be picked over the next week or so. If you're hankering for a handful, or bucketfuls to turn into grape juice, grape jelly, grape pie - or whatever - we know where they are available for nothing more than your willingness to pick them. And if you've never tried "putting something up" this is the perfect product with which to learn. Simple, easy and DELICIOUS! Let us know if you want to pick or learn and we'll put you in touch with the right people. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Happenings at market this week. For EVERYONE who will be there see list at bottom
- Sugar Water Farm will have some basil, head lettuce, loose leaf and mixes.
- Belle Alpaca is with us bringing things for fall/winter - alpaca socks and healthy/flu remedy
- Deeply Rooted still has strawberries as well as gourds and pumpkins
- Oliva on Main and Troy Brook Bakery have the week off
- MarWin Farm is finished for the season.
- Guest artist - Yvette Haas
Anna Gill's column this week is about zucchini. Apparently, though a native of the Americas, it was not well known at U.S. tables until about 50 years ago. The Spanish took it to Europe, where Italy embraced and developed it and brought it with them when they emigrated to the U.S. And we're glad they did! Not only a new recipe in the column, but reference to many others that are on the website. .
Sustainable Tip of the Week
If you're looking for green sustainable tips year round, check out Earthshare. Here are some of their tips for September. Choose hand-powered tools over gas. Hire kids in the neighborhood to help. Compost as much as possible. Lots of good ideas to consider if this is of interest to you.
This Week's Vendors
Laurel Ridge Farm grass fed beef
March Farms produce,canned peaches and baked goods
Something to Crow About dahlias
Sugar Water Farm basil, lettuce
Twin Pines Farm produce, cheddar cheese, pickles
Wave Hill Breads three grain pain de campagne, ciabatta, garlic bread
Wild Carrot Farm organic produce, cut flowers