Friday, June 10, 2011

Durham Farmers' Market Welcomes First Corn of the Season

Walking around the Market on Wednesday, market goers were met with big piles of green beans, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, melons, and lots of summer berries.  With every coming week, there are more and more tomatoes as well.  Most are still coming out of greenhouses and high tunnels but it won't be long until there are lots varieties of tomatoes - big ones, small ones, in all shades of reds, oranges, yellows and greens all over the Market. And it won't be long until the annual tomato tasting.    

But, the most exciting thing that will be happening thing in store for Durham Farmers' Market this weekend is the FIRST CORN of the season.  Two farmers have confirmed that their corn is almost ready.  Both said to expect some on Saturday with more to come next Wednesday.

The 2011 America's Favorite Farmers' Market Contest sponsored by the American Farmland Trust has started!  Show your Durham love and vote for the Market HERE.

Fresh this Week....
Fruit:  MELONS, CANTELOPE, Peaches, Blueberries, Dewberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Black Raspberries and  Strawberries
Vegetables:  PEPPERS! Artichokes, Arugula, Bok Choy,  Beets, Braising Greens, Chinese Cabbage, Cabbage, Cherry Tomatoes, Collards,  Cucumbers,  Fava Beans, Fennel, Garlic, Green Beans, Green Onions, Herbs (Basil, Oregano, Parsley, Dill, Chives, Mint),  Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Radishes, Okra, Onions, Pea Shoots, Potatoes, Roma Beans, Salad Mix,  Shiitake Mushrooms, Swiss Chard,  Summer Squash, Sugar Snap Peas, Tat Soi,  Greenhouse Tomatoes,  Turnips - white and purple,  Turnip Greens, Zucchini
Flowers:  Agrostemma, Asiatic Lillies, Campanula, Dahlia, Delphiniums, Larkspur, Lisianthus, Snap Dragon, Sunflowers, Zinnia
Meats: Beef, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon, Lamb, Pork
And: Honey, Chicken and Duck Eggs, Flour, Yellow & White Cornmeal, Grits, Pecans, Wines, Fresh and Aged Goats and Cows Milk Cheeses, Baked Goods, Pasta, Beer, Wine, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Preserves, Handmade Chocolates, Wool, Landscaping Plants and Vegetable Transplants
Crafts: Handmade Clothes & Jewelery, Baskets, Pottery, Photographs, Soaps and much more...

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