The relentless humidity refused to lift, but thankfully the scorching sun hid behind clouds all morning. A brief mist of rain fell at one point – just a sweet summer kiss!
The last Market of our season will be next Sunday, September 5. It’s time to fire-up and get moving on freezing and canning. Be it peaches from Bennett Orchards, or tomatoes, cukes, corn, peppers from Herbs, Spice…, Hudson’s Produce, Ficner Farms, or Wimbrow Farms – the time is now!!
We still have beautiful flowers from Dawn of Fleur de Mer – River Cottage, and many other vendors. Enjoy some now, and dry some for fun crafting later.
Don’t forget to pay special attention at Lavender Fields, and Honey Bee Lake Apiary for wonderful gifts and stocking stuffers. Maybe a holiday gift or just a little something to brighten someone’s gray winter day, they offer much for your treasure stash!
Here’s a recipe to get the palate party going:
Watermelon, Tomato Salad (Sam Sifton)
- 4-6 Lg. tomatoes (heirloom preferred), cubed
- 1 sm. Watermelon, seeded & cubed
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- ¼ c. extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp. sherry vinegar
- 1 c. feta cheese, crumbled
Combine tomatoes and watermelon in a nonreactive bowl (non metal)
Add salt and let stand for 10 minutes while you mix the dressing.
Whisk oil and vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add dressing and feta – toss gently.
Bennett Orchard’s will have peaches next Sunday, but not an unlimited supply!
Ficner Farms will have kale again, but perhaps not great quantities!
Wimbrow’s, Hudson’s and Herbs, Spice promise a wide variety of produce, but the growing season is on the wane; so some of your favorites may sell out!
Beware, in celebration of the Market’s season end, we’re told John and Doug of Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms will be topless; it is rumored that Dave of Herbs, Spice…will strum a ukulele, and Harry at Wimbrow Farm’s may be kazooing!!