You should notice that our Vegetable category on the Market page is divided into subcategories now. It should be fairly easy to navigate, but should anyone ever want both turnips AND turnip greens, or beets AND beet greens, the search bar should help. Plus, you’re always welcome to contact us if there’s a question.
It’s been exciting to hear that some of you are planning to attend the FSA outreach meeting announced in last week’s newsletter. For anyone who missed it the details are here and here.
This Week’s Grower Notes
We have the best Growers in the Wiregrass! Please learn more about them on our Grower Page.
AVALON FARMS: We’re happy to introduce our Blackberries to the market this week. These are all University of Arkansa developed cultivars. Some of the biggest and sweetest available. There were samples out at the Market last Friday I hope you enjoyed them.
If you are looking for a sweet ‘n’ savory condiment for your BBQ this week, I highly recommend our Sassy Apricot Habanero Jam. Grilled pork is simply awesome dipped in it. Add it to any sauce for a richer, more dimensional flavor. Not too hot, just sassy.
Just found out the good news!!! We can sell our pickles here. This is great news for us and you. Some of you will remember our Squash Pickles from a few years back when we participated in the Poplar Head Farmers Market. We had a few people buying a jar every week. We are very happy to fill this need once again. Sweet, crunchy, oniony, great on a sandwich or burger, or even as a side to peas.
MARY’S PEEPS: I wanted to thank all of you who have supported my products and tried the new breads. This upcoming week I have listed some peppers and herbs. They are just getting some size now, so I can start selling while they are fresh. My bees are very busy making beautiful fresh honey, so this allergy season doctors recommend local fresh honey because it contains pollen. As always I like feedback and love to hear from you all, Soon we will be having some blueberries, and figs, if the Good Lord is willing. Thanks again and if you have any request recipes I will be glad to try. Thanks again, Mary’s Peeps-& Mary Bees……Mary Dale Peeples Echo Community
MAYIM FARMS is hosting a Compost Tea Making and Soil Biology Workshop and anyone interested in natural gardening methods is invited to attend. It is June 10 from 10:00am to 2pm. Location is 29021 Bell Crossing Rd Opp Al 36467. “Come join us on Mayim Farm and learn about soil biology and making your own compost teas. We will have a special guest who is an expert on making compost teas… Jayme Oates of Farmscape Solutions. You will leave with the knowledge and your own compost tea maker. We will also be using the microscope to assess the biology of the teas and soil samples. So bring a sample and we’ll take a look. Tickets are $35 individual and $45 for couples. Lunch will be provided!”