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Market News June 8 2010 Market

June 7, 2010

I’m pretty sure we are all tired of the rain. The weather continues to cause major problems for farmers. Even when it’s not raining the ground is so soft that heavy equipment can’t be used. Greenville Farms gave up waiting for a day dry enough to use a tractor and planted about 10,000 starts by hand. I’ve heard similar stories from nearly every farm in the area. Some have given up on some spring crops and are just waiting for the soil to dry out enough to till under what is currently planted start the next planting. Let’s hope the wet weather ends this week.

Strawberries will be available this week. Unger Farms was able to come the last market and will be at the market this week. Radicle Pastures should be coming this week with organic strawberries. THINK Unique Gardens will be back this week. Packer Orchards is still at least one week away from returning.

Here’s the rundown for all vendors this week:

Rick Steffen Farm – asparagus, onions, shallots, scallions, leeks, potatoes, carrots, kohlrabi, spinach, swiss chard, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, tulips, irises and daffodils.

Greenville Farms – prunes, hazelnuts, cookies, eggs and jams.

Nature’s Choice – fresh mushrooms (shiitake, maitake, black trumpets, morels), dried mushrooms, watercress (maybe), mushroom salt, honey, chestnuts, huckleberry jam.

Bigfoot Bread – toasting bread, pitas & flatbreads, pita chips, cinnamon rolls, cornbread, apple kuchen (maybe), Good Morning Bar.

Little Pots and Pans – savory tarts (including gluten free), tartlets, salads.

Fressen Artisan Bakery – Austrian and German breads and pastries including boerek, mueslibrot, volkornbrot, pretzels, bavarian croissants, granola, fruit/almond danishes and brioches.

THINK Unique Gardens: vegetable starts (including tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, chard), hardy perennials.

Osmogaia: spinach, chards, tatsoi, bok choi, kale, collards, herb starts (maybe).

Radicle Pastures (certified organic): strawberries.

Rogue Creamery: cheeses, butter.

Xiong Farmer: Flowers.

Savory et Sweet:

Menu for June 8 2010 – Check Back Later Today

I’ll post an update for Thursday’s market on Wednesday.

See you tomorrow,

Eamon Molloy
Market Manager

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