Starting the Green Machine
For weeks, the Farmers Market has offered a variety of baked goods, fresh eggs, herbs, crafts and flowers. But not much in fresh fruit or vegetables. Next Saturday our produce supply will start to pick up.
Salad greens, radishes and snap peas are coming on strong. If we get a little sunshine, Doug expects to have ripe blackberries and blueberries. The fruit would be delicious on Marcia's maple pizzelles, except her tasty dessert crisps are so tempting they seldom get past the parking lot.
Last week's Farmers Market had quite a show of flowers. Tolly's bouquets included some stunning calla lilies, and her cut flower arrangements would light up a family dinner table.
This Saturday at 11 a.m., Adrienne plans some fun children's activities, so bring the kids and grandkids to the Market for a good old time.
Many Farmers Market vendors accept WIC and Senior Vouchers for fruits, vegetables and herbs. Starting this weekend, look for the bright green poster at the vendor's stand.
Helpful hint: Wet weather brings early tomato blight. To avoid blight, spray leaves and ground with one tablespoon of boric acid (available at the drug store) well mixed in a gallon of water. Don't use too much.