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Market Update: What’s Hot at Pepper Place Market

Heirloom Tomatoes Week 12: August 1, 2009
Weather: 75 degrees and cloudy

Apples (Ginger Gold, Red and Yellow Delicious)
Arugula
Basil (green and purple)
Blueberries
Cilantro
Broccoli
Cantaloupe (Athena)
Corn (field, and silver queen)
Cucumber (long green, pickler)
Eggplant (Italian, white, Japanese)
Figs (LSU Purple, Lemon, Celeste, brown turkey, White Marseille)
Kale
Kolrabi
Leeks
Lettuce (Butterhead, oak leaf)
Lima Beans
Melon (Sun Jewel)
Nectarines (Yellow)
Okra (green and red)
Parsley
Peaches (Red Prince/Alberta, Dixieland, Tyler)
Peas (Pinkeye Purple Hull, crowder dark, black eye, zipper, lady, field)
Peppers (Bell, Purple Bell, Marconi, jalapeno, cow horn hot, cubanelle, Sweet Banana, Sweet Cayenne, Mohawk, chocolate bell, yellow bell, Serrano, Gypsy)
Radish
Potatoes (New, Yukon gold, irish, kennebeck, Dakota Pearl)
Salad Mix
Squash (zephyr, patty pan sunburst, crook neck)
Squash Blossoms
String Beans (yellow wax, purple bush beans, pole beans, October, burgundy, Dragon’s Tongue, Rattlesnake)
Sweet Potatoes (white, orange)
Tomatoes (Persimmon, Cherokee Purple, Arkansas Travelers, Red Zebras, Ava Purple Ball, Sand Mountain, Sungold, San Marzano, Cobra, Striped German, black plum, grape, green zebra, sungold, red lightning, Japanese black trifle, cherry, Bloody Butcher, and green)
Turnips Greens
Watermelon
Zucchini (8-ball, yellow)

Due to heavy rains, the heirloom tomatoes took a beating this week. There aren’t too many. Figs are still out in force, but watermelons are scarse. I was a little surprised to see some first-of-season apples (red and yellow delicious and ginger gold).

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