Baked Goods!! We started offering homemade baked goods last weekend and and will continue to do so on Fridays and Saturdays. Michaela (who you will find working in the market most afternoons) and her mother, Patti Eberhard, are the bakers. Based on the number of people who came back the next day to buy more, everyone found them as delicious as I did. They will have pies (made with our fruit), cookies, cupcakes and cinnamon rolls. This week I highly recommend their peach pies, made with our peaches picked fresh this week.
Peach Update: We are starting to bring in a few peaches each day. The early varieties were hit the hardest by the frost, we have very few each day and tend to sell out early. If you are coming out for peaches, you might want to call ahead to make sure we have them or ask us to save them. They are $4.00 for a 4 pound box.
Blueberries: This weekend will be our last weekend for blueberries, the season has come to an end.
Field Tomatoes: Finally, they are starting to come in, we picked 7 bushels today. We will advise you within the next few weeks as to when we will open the U-Pick tomato field and the price.
Weather related issues: This has been one of the most difficult years ever for us due to weather problems. My father who has farmed here faithfully for 43 years has seen things this year he has never experienced, like the May 20th hailstorm, the torrential rains that bring so much rain so quickly at one time, leaving our crops sitting in water, and the days and days of scorching heat. All of this has taken its toll on some of our crops, which is causing us to bring in some produce from other area local farms. We pride ourselves on “growing what we sell” but we also realize that when you come to our market, you want to get the produce you are accustomed to getting. So on a select basis, we will be bringing in other produce from growers that we know, with the quality we know you expect.
We enjoyed this visit yesterday by a group from France stopping at the market as they were biking through the area. Not everybody can ride a bike balancing a dozen sweet corn!
Thanks as always, for supporting us by buying fresh, local produce and other goods from us. Hope to see you soon.