It's berry season and we are so glad the crops have ripened and are plentiful. There will be a few weeks of sparseness for strawberries until the second variety kicks in, but with raspberries, blueberries and blackberries available, we won't go wanting.
In answer to many questions about "when will the corn be ready" we are hoping in another week. CT Grown corn is available, but not yet in the NW corner. The delay is the result of having to plant late due to ground conditions and the swings in the weather. Not to worry, when it's ripe it will have been worth waiting for.
As for peaches in our neck of the woods, it's looking like the beginning of August for the first harvest.
Here's what's happening other than normal this week at market.
Anna Gill's column is titled The Briar Patch and features a recipe using Barbara Gugnoni's lime shortcake biscuits and blackberries from Wild Carrot Farm. Not only is it beautiful to look at, the flavor combination is wonderful. You'll find other recipes using this wonderful fruit on our website - or just pop them in your mouth and enjoy!
See you at the market Saturday, outdoors at Center School parking lot.
Sustainable Tip of the Week
Sticking with the berry theme, here's something we learned from Anna's column. Throughout Europe and North America blackberry brambles were frequently planted as an effective natural barrier against animal and human marauders.
Winter Harvest Dinner 2018
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Anna Gill writes a weekly column that is a must read for market-goers! Insightful, funny, and resourceful, each week is a topical perspective on the season at hand and what it has to offer. Anna also contributes to our list of recipes, with each column ending in new recipe ideas based on her content that week.
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