FRESH! at the Markets


Fasten your seatbelts Farmers' Market Shoppers, summer's here and the produce is BOUNTIFUL! As usual, the weather (especially temperature) controls the exact arrival dates of the various crops, but there is plenty now and even more coming in the next couple of weeks. In an ironic twist, the coastal berry growers (raspberries, boysenberries) are hoping for warmer days (and especially nights) to finish ripening their crops for market, while valley cherry growers are hoping for cooler days to prolong their season for another week or two. We'll see...

Vegetables
June will bring us lots of choices. Look for -

  • Green beans
  • Cucumbers (green and lemon)
  • Brussels sprouts (check the recipe below)
  • Tomatillos
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow squash
  • Garlic
  • Radishes
  • Kale
  • Basil

Fruits and Berries
Stone fruit from the valley and local farms will be plentiful, and local berries are ready for Market as well. Check out the -

  • Apricots
  • Pluots
  • Nectarines (yellow and white)
  • Peaches (yellow and white)
  • Raspberries
  • Boysenberries
If you find Cherries still in market - grab 'em. It could be your last chance!

Seafood

Look for Fresh salmon and rock cod this month.
Dos Pasos Ranch
Beth Kendall is back in Markets with...
  • Avocados
  • Navel oranges
  • Tangerines (several varieties)
  • Lemons (Lisbon & Italian)
  • Limes (Bears & Palestine sweet)
  • Gourds
  • Nopale

Look for her in Templeton and Paso Robles.

Country Elegance
Ellen Scoville is back in the Templeton Market with her lovely flowers.