Farmer's market update for 6-22-2019
Summer is in full swing at the farmer’s market these days; sweet corn in white, bi-color and yellow is everywhere and is super delicious! You can buy it shucked or unshucked.
And butterbeans … green or speckled already shelled. And pink-eye peas are already shelled. And those wonderful heirloom tomatoes — but you should shop early!
There are field-grown tomatoes and yellow squash, patty pan squash zuchinni — just waiting for some spring onions and maybe just a little bacon grease. The new potatoes are sweet and good as is the local cantaloupe and okra. Try them roasted if you think you don't like okra.
And pickling cucumbers are waiting to be served in a sandwich or with delicious spring onions, soaked in vinegar Fresh, free range eggs, local honey, relaxing bath products and lotions, pork skins, rinds and fried peanuts and beautiful wreaths and other crafts are also available.
Maybe even gorgeous sunflowers, too.
Join us on Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. to support your local farmers, beekeepers and craftsmen. Tuesday's market, open between 8 a.m.-2 p.m., has pork skins and produce only.
What's at the Farmer's Market?
Cherry tomato mix Blueberries, a few plums, tasty jade cucumber yellow squash, new potatoes, Yukon Pontiac Chantenay carrots, rainbow mix carrots, sharp head cabbage, tender sweet cabbage, savoy cabbage, shallots, leeks garlic spring onions ,yellow, white , and red siberian kale, red russian kale dino kale, genovese basil, smooth kale, thai basil, lemon basil, parsley greek oregano, dill mint, bronze fennel, sunflowers.
Upcoming events at the Farmer's Market
Holly White from the Diabetes Wellness Program at UNC Lenoir Health Care will demonstrate cooking methods and serve samples of diabetes-friendly dishes. #vent starts at 11 a.m.