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Weekly Market Notes for September 7, 2006

Hello Market Friends:

Okay, so school has started, the ex is over, and it's shockingly cool and gray. Forget these details, it's still officially summer. Lure your friends and family outside for meals at every opportunity, pile on the tomatoes, the basil and corn on the cob, spit watermelon seeds....It's too soon to give up!

There's wonderful food coming to market this week:

From the Sosnickis:

Harvest in full swing now! Sweet Corn is very plentiful and we are about half done the harvest so far! Our new broccoli patch has started, so we will have lots fresh, along with our sweet peas-in-a-pod. Yellow and green bean patches are just beginning as well. Yellow Potatoes are still being dug, washed and graded fresh. Sweet onions, beets, carrots round the list of produce we should have in abundance. Around the corner is our leeks and celery for fall harvest!

Jessie Sosnicki.

Note: Late-arriving news from Jessie:

"The life of a farmer sometimes... As of last night, Ben and I made a decision to STOP with tomatoes. It is getting VERY difficult to find good ones out there, too much time, as the disease has spread fast and hard. We may not even get to fulfill orders from last week this week. I feel a tad sick, as their are soo many tomatoes out there, just all bad now!! We even decided not to pick the heirlooms, as they are looking VERY sour too. Bad tomato year and I'm ashamed I told folks we'd have them until frost. This is a first when we have to shut down tomato harvest the first week of September, but it is out of our hands."

From Greenfields:

"The rains and cooler weather have put a sudden stop to our poolside farming season.

This might be the last week for our amazing Chinese Cabbages (aka Chinese Lettuce) in case you haven't tried them yet. Also fresh from our fields this week are: young Dandelion, fragrant Dill, lots and lots of sweet Peppers, shiny Eggplants, various varieties of Tomatoes, sweet and juicy Watermelons, Red Cabbages, amazing Leeks, Spanish and Red Onions, Cilantro, Garlic, Kale - not only in green but purple and "rainbow", great looking Collards, Parsley and Pie Pumpkins. Expect an ever larger variety of our fall bounty next week! Also hitching a ride to market will be perfectly ripe Mangoes, Oranges, Bananas and Avocados."

From Jonathan Forbes:

"I'll have fresh wild elderberries, organic maple syrup, lots of dried wild mushrooms, wild veggies and fruits. I'll also have some wild catnip."

From Laura Sabourin:

"We'll be at the market tomorrow with 3 varieties of grapes, pear, apples, plums , peaches, figs and a few blackberries and raspberries."

From Deer Valley Farm

We still have a good selection of fresh (nicely aged) venison. This will be the last week (for awhile) for fresh product. Deer Valley Farm: |

If, like me, you need a list of things to look forward to when summer does end, here's one to mark on the calendar. Our Tasting Fair returns on Sunday, October 1st, from 1 to 4 p.m. Join us for a wonderful afternoon of sampling seasonal delights made by chefs, market farmers and vendors, and local enthusiastic cooks. Try as many tastes as you like at $2 each. There's room for more cooks on our list, so if you would like to help support the market and show off your culinary talents, we'd love to hear from you! Send me an email and we'll provide all the details.

See you at the market!


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