We had record-shattering attendance again with 2,403 shoppers! That is almost 15 times the population of Bethany Beach in 1960!
Bennett Orchards had a banner day with peaches galore; and yes, nectarines have arrived! This splendiferous fruit will be back again next week!
Hudson’s Produce has beautiful watermelons and cantaloupes that sell quickly. Don’t miss out on Albert’s Carolina Gold Acid-free tomatoes! They are heirlooms developed and released by Dr. Randolph G. Gardner, at North Carolina State’s Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station. Great on taste, and gentle on the stomach!!
Ficner Farms along with Wimbrow Farms are picking tons of tomatoes and corn right now, perched next to all sorts of other home-grown, hand-picked produce. Corn, especially, sells out fast – shop early!
A deliciously fun tip was shared by Market Maestsro, Carolyn. She recalls her grandfather, with patience and anticipation, feathering kosher salt on his cantaloupe each morning. Having failed chemistry, I cannot even guess what’s going on with that, but a smattering of salt most certainly brings out the sweet in loupes!!
We have an old favorite recipe from the Shroom Queen to share – straight out of Mary Lou Tietz’s archives!
Creamy Mushroom Chipotle Dip
- 1 qt. crimini mushrooms – chopped into bite sized pieces
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix
- 2-3 Tbsp. Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce
Place mayo in mixing bowl, blend in pepper sauce. Add onion soup mix and sour cream. Add mushrooms and mix well. Chill and serve with your favorite veggies or dippers!
Til next Sunday – have a blast at the beach, and stay safe! (yes, you can do both!!)