Day 231–What’s Fresh at the Market

This is the first week I have noticed a big shift at the farmer’s markets. Peaches are hanging on, but will be gone very soon and most of the berries are gone as well. You know what is taking their place? Apples! A sure sign that fall is right around the corner. We’re moving into early fall and the markets are starting to reflect our waning summer. Here’s a sample of what you can find in central NC right now:

  • Apples–green and red varieties
  • Grapes–scuppernog and muscadine
  • Figs
  • Peaches
  • Field peas–butter beans, crowder peas, black eyed peas, pink eyed peas, purple hull and more
  • Tomatoes–they are all just beautiful right now
  • Hothouse cucumbers
  • Sweet peppers–red and green
  • Hot peppers–all varieties
  • Summer squash
  • Zucchini
  • Green beans
  • Onions
  • Butternut squash
  • Acorn squash
  • Corn
  • Eggplant
  • Herbs
  • Garlic
  • Okra
  • Melons–cantaloupe, watermelon, sprite