June 4, 2021

It looks like it will be another bountiful week. Plants grow amazingly fast this time of the year, and the couple of rains we’ve had recently helped. I should have lots of beets and new potatoes, including Red Golds. A roasted Red Gold potato is as good as potato eating gets, in my view. And speaking of beets, I used some of the rainy spells to add more material to this website, including, among other things, a page on beets with links to some recipes.

It’s also the time of year for greens. Chard, collards, kale, and lettuce are all looking great right now, with large, tender leaves. It all depends on the weather, but chances are they’re at their best now and will start being less tender as days get hotter.

I’ll also have fresh fava beans this week, which I usually only have for two weeks of the year. I think I’m going to have a hard time finding room for everything on my table! — Sydney

This week’s items (subject to change until late Friday evening)

Items we plan to have at the market this week (an asterisk indicates unusually limited quantities):

  • Beans, dry (Fort Portal Jade, Peregion, Pinto, Red Silk, and Rosso di Lucca)
  • Beets (Chioggia and red)
  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli and Broccolini*
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots* (Paris Market)
  • Cauliflower
  • Celtuce*
  • Chard (Italian and Oriole)
  • Collards
  • Cowpeas, dry (Black Crowder, Calico Crowder, Mississippi Silver, and Whippoorwill)
  • Fava beans
  • Granola (Cushaw Pecan)
  • Green onions
  • Herb plants (basil, chives, French thyme, lavender, rosemary, and sage)
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi (purple and white)
  • Lettuce (green and red butterhead, Devil’s Ear, and Romaine)
  • Microgreens (Tokyo Bekana)
  • Mustard greens (Red Giant)
  • Potatoes, new (Carola, Purple Majesty, and Red Gold)
  • Radish, summer (Shunkyo)
  • Radish, winter (Lilac Daikon and Watermelon)
  • Spinach* (mature)
  • Squash, winter (Seminole and Sonca)
  • Strawberries*
  • Sweet potatoes (Murasaki and Orleans)
  • Turnips (Japanese salad)

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