Day 262–What’s Fresh at the Market

Tomorrow is the first official day of fall and in spite of all the hot weather we had this summer, it looks like fall produce is right on cue! Peaches and berries are a memory and more hearty vegetables like sweet potatoes and squash are here in earnest. Also, many savvy farmers have jams, jellies and fruit butters made from their summer produce. If you can’t (or don’t want to) make your own, buying local jams and jellies is a great way to eat local and support your farmers all year long! Fall is still a great time to explore your farmer’s market  so get out there and happy shopping!

Here is what’s available in central North Carolina this week:

  • Apples (not many, but totally worth the price)
  • Grapes (muscadines)
  • Melons (they are fading out, won’t be around too long)
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Squash–acorn, butternut, gourds
  • Pumpkins (I know they are squash, but they are in a class all their own!)
  • Broccoli
  • String beans
  • Sweet bell peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Tomatoes (we’re at the end here with field tomatoes)
  • Summer squash
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumbers
  • Turnips and greens
  • Field peas
  • Collards
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  1. I am officially ready to see what we’ve got at the market tomorrow! Thanks for the preview!


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