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Market Update May 30: What’s Hot and Pepper Place

photo by Dan Schumacher - bhamsandwich.com

photo by Dan Schumacher - bhamsandwich.com

Week 3: May 30, 2009

Weather: Sunny, dry and a little breezy
Temperature: 61 degrees
Arugula
Basil
Beets (Chiogga and Golden)
Blackberries
Blueberries
Bok Choi (and baby Bok Choi)
Broccoli
Butter Crunch Lettuce
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower (Gold, and Purple)
Cayenne Peppers (sweet)
Chocolate Mint
Cilantro
Collard Greens (Morrishead)
Corn (222)
Cucumber
Dandelion Greens
Dill
Eggplant
English Peas
Fava Beans
FIlet Beans
Frisee
Kale (Russian and Lacidino)
Kohlrabi
Leeks (Bunching)
Lemon Verbena (curly)
Mustard Greens
Nectarines
Peaches
Peppermint
Peppers (Marconi and Sweet Banana)
Plums (Methley)
Pole Beans
Potatoes (New and Irish)
Radishes
Romaine Lettuce
Salad Mix
Sour (green) plums
Spinach (Viroflax)
Spring Onions
Squash
Squash Blossoms
Strawberries
String Beans (and stringless Blue Lake Bush Beans)
Sugar Snap Peas
Sweet Potatoes and White Sweet Potatoes
Swiss Chard
Tat-Soi
Thyme
Tomatoes (red beefsteak and green)
Turnips
Zucchini

Farmers are still citing rain for crop delays and issues. Learned that rainy springs make for mild peaches and Bush Beans are like String Beans without the string. According to Petals from the Past, we’re getting into blueberry season. They’ve got some Southern High Bush blueberries this week, as well as some exceptionally tart blackberries.

Dan is the producer of ‘Ham Sandwich. He should take more casual strolls through Birmingham’s quaint neighborhoods. Read about his cooking adventures as Skip on The Gourmetro and learn about him on aisle-9.net.

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