Farmer's market update for 5-25-2019

Farmer's market update for 5-25-2019

Publisher's note: The following are excerpts of an email update from the Lenoir County Farmer's Market organizers. Photo by Linda Whittington / Neuse News

What's at the Farmer's Market?

Ripe and ready!

OKRA! Hopefully, local tomatoes, jams, jellies, vinaigretes free range eggs, fresh broccoli, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, new potatoes, patty pan squash, yellow squash, 8 ball zucchini, kale, collards, mustard, turnips, sweet potatoes, Chanternay carrots, rainbow mix carrots, radishes, snow peas, sugar snap peas. Asian baby greens mix, spring lettuce mix, head lettuce, broccolini, Biera chard, Senposie greens, Hakurae turnips, green garlic, spring onions, Siberian kale, Red Russian kale, dino kale, Genovese basil, Thai basil, lemon basil, parsley, cilantro, chamomile, Greek oregano, dill, mint and bronz fennel Also, the market offers handmade, all natural soaps, crafts and wreaths, local honey and fried peanuts, pork skins and rinds.

Upcoming events at the Farmer's Market

Saturday, June 1  - Bark at the Market
Weather permitting, Lenoir County SPCA will bring adoptable dogs to the Rick Holder Annex lawn.  Careful, they will steal your heart!

Saturday, June 8  - Grainger Stadium  
Wood Ducks play as the Kinston Collard Greens, as a tribute to local agriculture. Market vendors will be on hand with their produce, honey and eggs and will be set up as a mini farmers market. Come by to visit,  talk to your local farmers about what they do  and get to know the people who put food on your table.

Tuesday, June 25  - Holly White from the Diabetes Wellness Program at UNC Lenoir Health Care will demonstrate cooking methods and serve samples of diabetes-friendly dishes.

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