Despite the whispers and hints of fall in the early mornings and evenings, it’s certainly still summer at area farmers tailgate markets. This means there’s plenty of summer goodies like peppers, melons, figs, grapes, and other warm weather favorites.
The weather this year has not been kind to fruit. Late frosts in spring, hailstorms, and weeks of temporary drought followed by daily thunderstorms have left fruit altered in some cases, and limited their availability in others.
Finally, almost all of the summer’s favorite fruits can be found at area farmers tailgate markets. July is the height, the heart, and the heat of the growing season, bringing with it so much beautiful abundance.
Strawberries, greens, turnips, radishes and more continue to cover farmers tables at area tailgate markets. There’s more than just produce, also look out for meats, eggs, cheeses, breads, baked goods, and crafts. And, as spring markets get rolling, meet more growers and producers and build relationships to foster throughout the season.
Deep reds and purples have arrived at area farmers tailgate markets to rival the bright greens of early spring that have blanketed farmers’ tables up until now.
Visiting area farmers tailgate markets can often be a delightful adventure! Each and every week there are discoveries to be made: seasonal produce newly available for the first time this year and unknown, obscure varieties; exquisite beauty to appreciate in vibrant flowers and handmade crafts. Produce, too can be an aesthetic wonder as well as an edible one. Markets are also places full of familiarities: the faithful vendors there every week throughout the seasons; the friendly faces of fellow community members; and the staples that nourish bodies and souls alike, such as bread and eggs.
There are exciting and unexpected finds to be had at area farmers tailgate markets this week! The first signs of summer are here with the arrival of such delectable items as tomatoes, cucumber, summer squash AND peppers!
The warmer days are bringing more and more products from local farms at area farmers tailgate markets. Cauliflower, cherries, broccoli, and baby summer squash have been spotted along with strawberries, sugar snap peas, rhubarb, and much much more!
All kinds of farm-fresh goodness at area farmers tailgate markets this week.
An interesting week at area farmers tailgate market as market vendors and shoppers were bundled up for our annual “blackberry winter,” referring to a cold snap that often occurs in late spring when the blackberries are in bloom.