Day 222–What’s Fresh at the Market

Even though this is the gap (or shoulder) season, we still have plenty of options at our local markets this week. While we get a box from The Produce Box each week, I still make it out to the farmer’s markets to supplement our box and see what else is available. Here in the Raleigh area of NC, peaches, blueberries, and blackberries are on their way out, but figs, field peas and beans are on their way in. And for the first time since January, I’m seeing apples at the market! Fall is surely on the way! Here is what you can expect to find in central NC this week:

  • Apples
  • Peaches (get ’em now!)
  • Blueberries (see Peaches)
  • Figs
  • Melons–watermelon, cantaloupe, sprite
  • Tomatoes
  • Green and red sweet peppers
  • Hot peppers of all kinds!
  • Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Sweet onions
  • Corn
  • Peas and beans–butter beans, field peas, crowder peas
  • Okra
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant–all kinds
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Garlic
  • Basil, oregano, rosemary, mint

Happy market shopping, wherever you are!