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June 27 Pepper Place Farmer’s Market Report

Eggplant

Week 7: June 27, 2009

Weather: 86 degrees and sunny

Arugula

Basil

Beets (Chiogga, golden and red)

Blackberries

Blueberries

Broccoli

Cabbage

Cantaloupe

Carrots

Cilantro

Collard Greens

Corn (silver queen and silver queen)

Cucumber (lemon, long green, pickler)

Dandelion Greens

Eggplant (Italian, white, Japanese)

Escarole

Fennel

Garlic

Kohlrabi

Lettuce (Oak Leaf, Butter Head, Frisee)

Lima Beans

Nectarines (Yellow)

Okra

Onions (red, white, yellow sweet, k-bob)

Parsley

Peaches (June Prince, Fire Prince, Harvester)

Peas (Pinkeye Purple Hull, lady, field)

Peppermint

Peppers (Bell, Purple Bell, Marconi, jalapeno, cow horn hot, cubanelle, Sweet Banana, Sweet Cayenne, Mohawk, chocolate bell, yellow bell, Serrano, Gypsy)

Plums

Potatoes (New, Yukon gold)

Radishes

Rosemary

Sage

Salad Mix

Shallots

Squash (butternut, zephyr, patty pan sunburst)

Squash Blossoms

String Beans (yellow wax, purple bush beans, pole beans, October, burgundy, Dragon’s Tongue, Rattlesnake)

Sweet Potatoes (white, orange)

Swiss Chard

Tomatoes (Persimmon, Cherokee Purple, Ava Purple Ball, Sand Mountain, Sungold, Striped German, black plum, grape, cherry, Bloody Butcher, and green)

Turnips (and greens)

Watermelon (Sugar Baby and Sugar Doll)

Zucchini (8-ball)

Tomatoes and peaches are the stars of the market this week. “Tomatoes are about as good as they get right now,” says David Snow, the proprietor of Snow’s Bend Farm. Warm days are contributing to a bounty of heirloom varieties. Clear-seed peaches are coming in.

Dan is the producer of ‘Ham Sandwich. Read about his cooking adventures as Skip on The Gourmetro and learn about him on aisle-9.net. Sarah was the on-scene reporter and greatly contributed to this report.

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