Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Farmers' Market Update

We participated in the Farmers' Market for the first time this year on Friday, June 8. It was nice to see folks stopping by to check out the selections of local farmers. I was particularly thrilled to hear folks say that they have been reading and enjoying this blog!
The Potter County Farmers' Market has been up and running for three weeks. Participants thus farm have included Wooleylot Farm, Sean McKeone, Fitzgerald's Family Farm, Card Creek Trading Post and Metzger Heritage Farm. While it will be a couple of weeks before the tables are loaded, everyone has something good and fresh every week.
Jim Jones of Solomons Words called me within minutes of receiving the update I sent him last week to offer his blog as a vehicle to promote the Farmers' Market and the local farmers. Thanks, Jim!
Here's what's happening on the farm this week:
Arthur took me on a tour of the upper fields Sunday evening. This is where we've planted the potatoes, some winter squash, sweet corn, soybeans and some shelling peas.
Meanwhile, back in the high tunnel, I snapped this photo of the tomatoes and their trellises.
And for the zucchini lovers here's a photo of the squash patch in the high tunnel. If all goes well, I should have a few zucchinis to sell on Friday at the Farmers' Market.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The garlic scapes are curling. They have a garlicky taste that is milder than the garlic cloves with the tender-crisp texture of just-picked asparagus.

Anyone who would like to try this highly prized delicacy, come to the farmers market. We are bringing them to the Potter County Farmers Market this Friday, 2:00 to 6:00 pm on the Potter County Courthouse Square.