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Monday, June 4, 2012

What We Should Have Available This Year

I just thought I would make a list of what we should have available this year and about when you can expect them to show up on our table at the market.

What We Should Have Available For the First Market
Saturday June 9th at Valley City Farmers Market
~Mixed Kale Bunches
~Bagged Salad Mixes (including Just Lettuce Mix, Spicy Salad Mix, Lettuce and Greens Salad Mix, A Little Bit of Everything Mix, and maybe some others)
~Mustard Green Bunches
~Red, Yellow, and White Scallions
~Bagged Mustard Greens
and some other vegetables and also breads.

Coming Soon!

~Red and White Kohlrabi 

~Beets (Many different varieties, including common red, orange, dark red, oblong, and some with rings inside)

~Yellow and common green Peas
~Rats Tail Radish – a radish that does not have an edible root instead the seed pod is eaten
~Cauliflower, Broccoli, and Cabbage (different varieties and colors)
~Swiss Chard, Collards, and Kale Bunches
~Yellow, Red and White Onions
~Basil Bunches (around a dozen different varieties of basils, just some include: lemon basil, cinnamon basil, purple basil, blue spice basil- which is my personal favorite, anise basil and of course your common sweet basil)

Coming in Early to Mid July

~Sweet Peppers (green, yellow, purple, chocolate, orange, and red bell peppers, banana peppers, mini bell peppers, paprika peppers and many more)
~Hot Peppers (many different varieties, we are growing some new very hot peppers this year, including the hottest pepper in the world)
~Summer Squash and Zucchini (many, many varieties, including your common zucchini and yellow squash, yellow, white and green patty pan squash, yellow, dark green, and light green round zucchinis, and many more)
~Potatoes (many different varieties and colors including: Blue Potatoes- yes they are actually blue inside, La Ratte Potatoes- fingerling potatoes, Irish Cobbler Potatoes- a white potato, Bintje Potatoes- a yellow potato, Sangre Potatoes- a red skinned white flesh potato, Russet Potatoes, Yukon Gold Potatoes, and Mountain Rose Potatoes- a red inside and out potato)  *Some varieties may be available later than other varieties, since they all have different maturity times.
~Okra (many different varieties including: your common green okra, smooth non ribbed okra, a long light green okra, red, and a green and red okra, plus a couple other varieties also)

Coming in Late July Early August

~Beans (Many different colors including:  common green, yellow, purple, and striped)
~Eggplant (Many different varieties and colors, long skinny, round, small varieties, white, purple, green, striped, and many more)
~Heirloom Tomatoes (So many varieties I could not possibly name them all, there are about a dozen different cherry tomatoes varieties, including yellow, pink, green, brown, purple, orange, and striped tomatoes, plus red purple, black and yellow pear tomatoes, we also will have slicing tomatoes of many different colors, paste and roma tomatoes, and a couple different varieties of stuffing tomatoes)
~Common and White Sweet Potatoes

Coming this Fall

~Pumpkins and Winter Squash (So many different varieties I could not possibly name them all, I guess you will just have to wait and check them all out in the fall;)
~Popcorn Corn

Some New Things For This Year

~Dry Beans
~Celery (common green, red, cutting- smaller and thinner than common celery, and rooted celery or celeriac)
~Cucumbers (a couple of new different varieties including a lemon cucumber)

*All availability times are approximate some things may be available earlier and some later.  Every year is different, depends on the weather, growing conditions, and when things get planted.

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