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: basil, red beets, carrots, celery, cilantro, collards, cucumbers, dill, edamame beans, various eggplants fennel, garlic, herbs, kale, lettuce, onions, parsley, hot and sweet peppers galore, potatoes, radishes, rhubarb, scallions, string beans, summer squash, sweet corn, Swiss chard, tomatillos, heirloom and regular tomatoes, zucchini, and first of the season’s winter squash! Time to can and freeze for winter enjoyment!
Freshly picked fruit: Apples and first of the season’s CIDER, blackberries, cantaloupes, nectarines, peaches, pears, raspberries, and watermelon.
In addition, many markets are selling pastured, all natural meat (beef, chicken, pork), pastured eggs, homemade pies and sweets, breads, cookies, muffins, scones, raw veggie chips, raw honey, organically grown flowers, freshly roasted organic coffees, prepared foods and handmade soaps, fiber products and handicrafts!
Thanks to Robin Hoy of the Wrightstown Market for her help on this list.
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