Farmers Market Report: Sept. 7-8, 2013
Summer's ending, get your watermelons now!
By Kate Thornberry,
12:20PM, Fri. Sep. 6, 2013
Peaches have ended, and the persimmons are coming. In a few weeks, it is going to be time to plant carrots and lettuces again, and then farmers will be setting out the broccoli starts.
All this leads up to: get your watermelons now! Melons of all sorts will be ending soon. 2 Happy Children Farm is melon central this year, with cantaloupes, watermelons, honeydews, mystery melons and canary melons; many other farmers have a few melons for sale as well.Flying Pig Provision Company has joined the Barton Creek Farmers Market, selling two different styles of home-cured bacon and smoked turkey. I bought a package of their Italian Style Bacon (it is cured in the same manner as pancetta) and it is just some incredible bacon. I hereby switch my bacon allegiance to this fledgling company. There are many locally cured bacons, but this is the best I have tasted. Winfield Farm has loofahs for sale. If you have never used a real, farm-grown loofah, you won’t believe how fabulous they are. Once you get one broken in, a loofah is gentler (and cheaper) than other exfoliants. Dad’s Premium Granola is the best. I thought this week I would feature a picture of “Mom”. She’s at the market every weekend helping sell granola, and always just a delight. The humid, hot weather we’ve been having is the perfect weather for a nice, cold bowl of granola (with Full Quiver Farms milk) for breakfast. Delicious and cool, fast and filling.
Lucky if you find some: green beans, figs, pears, hard persimmons, sweet potatoes, lettuce, arugula, kale.
See you at the Market!