Oh what a beautiful fall day! I can’t believe all the great vegetables and fruits available at many local farmers’ markets this week. See our Food Events in Bucks County calendar for listings of weekly area farmers’ markets. For a listing of year-round markets, roadside and “pick your own” farms in your neighborhood, see our previous post.
This week’s freshly picked vegetables are: Arugula, Asian turnips, basil, beets, bok choy, broccoli, butternut squash, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac (“celery root”), celery, cilantro, collards, delicata squash, dill, eggplant, fennel, frisee, garlic, gourds, head lettuce- green leaf, butterhead (red and green), kale, leeks, Long Island cheese pumpkins, Napa cabbage, okra, onions- red and yellow, parsley, peppers – hot, sweet, green, red, potatoes, pumpkins, radicchio, radishes- French, breakfast, romaine lettuce (red and green), scallions, shallots, spinach, string beans, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, tomatillos, tomatoes, winter squash…and the last of the sweet corn!
Freshly picked fruit: apples, cider and pears.
In addition, many markets are selling grass-fed locally grown beef, pastured poultry and eggs, cow and goat yogurt, goat cheeses, lamb, homemade pies and sweets, breads, cookies, muffins, scones, raw veggie chips, raw honey, organically grown flowers, freshly roasted organic coffees, prepared foods, Italian “gravies” and tomato pies, plus handmade soaps, fiber products and handcrafts!
Thanks to Anne Biggs and Robin Hoy of the Wrightstown Market and Kristen Perry of the Linden Hill Farmers Market for their help on this list.
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