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Market Update: What’s Hot at Pepper Place

Pumpkins and Squash

October 3, 2009
54 degrees and sunny

Apples (McIntosh, Cumberland Spur, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Matsu, winesap, granny smith, jonagold, rome)
Arugula
Basil
Beets (Chiogga and red)
Broccoli
Chestnuts
Collard Greens
Cucumber
Eggplant (white, Japanese)
Figs (assorted)
Grapes (scuppernong, supreme, darlene)
Kiwi (golden sunshine)
Lettuce (Butter Head)
Mustard Greens
Okra (green and burgundy)
Onions
Pears (bartlett)
Peas (lima, lady, pink-eye, fresh pinto)
Peppers (Bell, Purple Bell, Marconi, jalapeno, Sweet Banana, Sweet Cayenne, poblano, padrone, islander)
Persimmon (Wasefuyu)
Potatoes (New, Irish, Yukon gold, kennebeck, Swedish peanut fingerling)
Pumpkins (pie, Long Island Cheese, cinderella, sweet dumpling)
Radishes (easter egg)
Salad Mix
Squash (butternut, turban, hubbard, acorn, kershaw, sunshine, spaghetti, zephyr and patty pan sunburst)
String Beans (pole beans, rattlesnake, filet, and stringless Blue Lake Bush Beans)
Sweet Potatoes
Tomatoes (juliette, sungold, goliath, mountain fresh and green)
Turnips (and greens)
Watermelon
Zucchini (8-ball)

All of autumn’s bounty is here at this chilly October Pepper Place (though many of the usual producers aren’t). Apples, pumpkins and squash finally get their moment in the sun. Only John Wesson and Petals from the Past are offering muscadine grapes. Jones Valley Urban Farm has a giant hybrid pumpkin/squash that grew out of their compost pile, and there are some prize-winning specimens from last month’s Cullman County Fair.

This is the second to last Pepper Place market of the season, so please come on down and support the farmers (and your stomach).

Red Delicious Apples Azoychka Tomatoes (again) Brown Turkey Figs Brown Turkey Brandywine Tomatoes

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.

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