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Weekly Market Notes for August 17 and August 24, 2006

Hello Market Friends:

There's something different in the air now, a definite late summer turn, and the harvest is piling up. Along with enjoying some of the finest meals of the year, it may be time to start thinking about "setting some by" to keep us through the still unthinkable chilly months.

Ben and Jessie's Roma tomatoes are now available for making sauces, oven-drying, etc. They cost $20 for a 25 lb. case, and if possible you should place an order at the Sosnickis' table, or send an email (with your phone number included)a few days ahead of the market when you want to buy them:

Ben and Jessie will bring quite a few, but ordering ahead helps with planning quantities so tomatoes don't sit on the truck unnecessarily. Jessie says if you want to wait 'til the kids go back to school to do your canning there should be a good supply right into September.

From Greenfields:

Lots of fresh produce coming from our fields; Pesto Basil, Golden & Chioga Beets, Green Cabbage, Chard, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Kale, bunched Red and Yellow Onion, Parsley, Green & Red Peppers, Tomato(Cherry & Beefsteak), Zucchini, WATERMELONS ( 3 varieties to satisfy). Avocado, Mango, Grapefruit and Ginger will also make an appearance. See you there, Mark.

Plan B will be bringing a generous crop of fresh apples along with their many other fine foods.

From Jonathan Forbes:

I'll be at the market tomorrow with lots of maple syrup, the new cattail hearts and milkweed pods and the wild strawberry preserves. Lots of dried wild mushrooms as well. As soon as we get some decent rain we'll be on 24 hour puffball watch.

Ute Zell is in Germany to study cheesemaking, but Mary Lou will be bringing all of Stonehenge's usual selection.

From Laura Sabourin:

"tomorrow I will bring LOTS of ripe juicy red seedless grapes, pears, apples, plums, peaches, the end of the apricots, and maybe a few figs."

If you haven't prowled around the website lately, it's well worth a visit. Henrik Bechmann, our wonderful webmaster, keeps things lively by adding the latest news and articles. Our market survey summary is posted if you're curious.

I'm not sure at the time of this mailing whether there will be an edition of the news next week or not. If you don't receive one, don't panic, just head to the market!

See you there,


p.s. egg cartons for Angelos please.

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