At last, Amanda's buds have finally started blossoming and some will be at market this week - at least as of this writing. Perhaps the good news in the lateness of their arrival is that we may have them later into the fall - providing we don't get an early frost. Let's hope so - not just for dahlias, but all the other crops that are delyaed. This has been quite the challenging year for growers.
With the soggy weather the past two Saturdays we've been missing our musicians and guest artists, but it looks like the weather is going to be drier this week and they will rejoin us. Rain or shine, the produce comes to market but there are many things that don't do well in wetness - instruments, paper, labels - anything that absorbs moisture. Will be good to have the market back at full complement.
Here's what's happening other than normal this week at market.
Anna Gill's column is titled Tomato, Culinary Diplomat. One of the many things we learned in her column is that the record for the most tomatoes from a single plant was recorded as 1151.84 pounds between May 2005 and April 2006 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. You'd only need one plant if you had one of them! Her recipe this week is quick and easy using portabello mushrooms and tomatoes. Perfect summer offering.
See you at the market Saturday, outdoors at Center School parking lot.
Sustainable Tip of the Week
Here are 6 light, breathable fabrics to keep you cool on hot, humid days. From Marie France Asia based in Singapore so they probably know what they are talking about. The 6 are: cotton, chambray, linen, merino wool, rayon and summer fabric blends. We were surprised, and educated, on several of them. To read why they work, go to their website.
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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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