Day 152–What’s Fresh at the Market?

green beans

I love June! Love it, love it, love it. Summery weather, cute shoes and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables to find at the local markets here in NC. Like much of the southern U.S., we are a few weeks ahead of schedule due to our unusually warm winter. For the past 2 weeks, this has meant the unusual convergence of strawberry, blueberry AND blackberry seasons! I have definitely not been taking this for granted.

So what else is available right now? Here’s a list!

  • String beans
  • New potatoes
  • Corn
  • Hothouse tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Summer squash
  • Zucchini
  • English peas
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Chard
  • Basil
  • Strawberries (this may be our last week)
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Peaches
  • Corn
  • Broccoli

I managed to put up 13 half-pints of jam this weekend! Am looking forward to making peach butter next weekend and maybe some pickles! Oh, June, I really do love you…

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  1. Happiest list ever. I went to a local market over the weekend and made out like a bandit: sweet potatoes, early tomatoes, string beans, PEACHES, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, Vidalia onions, and more peaches.


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