Who says summer is over? Well, it may be, but there is still a lot of growing and harvesting going on in Bucks County. Here’s 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, beets – golden, white and Chiogga; bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, celeriac, celery, chard, collards, corn, cucumbers, eggplant – oriental, lavender, white, Fairytale, Turkish, Sicilian and Zebra; garlic, herbs – dill, basil, oregano, cilantro, fennel; kale, leeks, lettuces & salad mix, okra, onions- red and yellow; peppers – green bell, rainbow, pablano and chili, cherry bombs, jalapeños, Hungarian wax peppers, sweet; pickles, potatoes- pink banana pot, Yukon gold, red norland, and white baking; pumpkins, radishes- french breakfast and cherriette; rainbow carrots, scallions, shallots, spinach, squash – zucchini, yellow, magna; Stevia, string beans – green and yellow horticultural (flat); tomatillos, tomatoes, winter squash – delicata, butternut, acorn, spaghetti, buttercup.
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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