Farmers Market Report
Expect the unexpected
You never know what you'll find at the Farmers Market. Last Saturday, newcomers Chris and Donna showed up with a barrel of fresh, ripe avocados. Some were larger than softballs.
No, the tropical plant doesn't grow up on Droop. These avocados grew on a tree outside Chris and Donna's place in Florida. Nice of them to share their bounty.
In addition to other fall crops, market vendors have a surprising array of both decorative and tasty winter squash. Unlike summer squash, once it is ﾑhardened off' in the field the rock-hard winter squash can be stored for months in a cool, dry place such as under a bed. Helpful hint: winter squash and pumpkins don't store well in a cold cellar-too much moisture.
Need the ingredients to make a world-class salsa? Local onions, garlic and peppers will liven up all those tomatoes. And, if beauty is food for the soul, Junior serves a colorful feast of autumn chrysanthemums. His other plants are carefully selected to thrive in our challenging climate.
Music at the Market: Saturday at 10, Corey Bonasso is scheduled to play. Corey plays a blend of mountain music themes on a variety of instruments. The following weekend, Doug will have fresh-pressed local apple cider.
Weather permitting, we'll have a grand old time!