October 28, 2022

Tomorrow’s market is the last of the season, so you might want to plan to stock up on some of the items. Sweet potatoes store incredibly well in a coolish room. In fact, we still have some perfectly fine sweet potatoes in our pantry from last year’s crop. Sweet potatoes are also one of those unusual vegetables that taste better with longer storage, since the starch in them gradually converts to sugar. That’s why newly harvested sweet potatoes often don’t taste as sweet as older ones.

Dry beans, of course, can be stored for years (though old beans require longer cooking times and may not become quite as tender), and many of the winter squashes will also, as the name might suggest, store well into winter or even all the way through winter. — Sydney

This week’s items

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

  • Beans, dry (Black Turtle, Fort Portal Jade Mix, Pinto, Red Kidney, Rosso di Lucca, Tiger’s Eye)
  • Beets, loose
  • Carrots, bunched
  • Corn, decorative
  • Cowpeas, dry (Blackeye and Colossus 80)
  • Gourds and pumpkins, decorative
  • Granola (Pecan Cushaw)
  • Microgreens (peas, radish, sunflower, and Tokyo Bekana)
  • Persimmon, American*
  • Potatoes (Carola, Purple Majesty, and Red Gold)
  • Squash, winter (Butternut, Cushaw, and Musquee de Provence)
  • Sweet potatoes (Murasaki, O’Henry, regular orange)

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