July 26: Tomatoes and Blueberries

One teaspoon of New Horizons ice cream will cure your summertime blues. Or maybe I need two teaspoons . . .

One teaspoon of New Horizons ice cream will cure your summertime blues. Or maybe I need two teaspoons . . .

Summertime blues? Not with the produce and products available this week!  It’s summertime and the living is easy!  Forget about all those jumping fish and high cotton and we really don’t care if your Daddy’s rich or if your Mama’s good-looking. We just want you to come on down to the Mansfield Growers Market!

The summer produce and products that so many have been waiting for are finally here.  Come on down and check out the goods!  Tomatoes, summer squash, cukes, eggplant, peppers, new potatoes, green beans, fresh garlic, and much more will be available.  Thinking about trying your hand at making pickles this year?  You’ll find everything you need at the market.

We’ll be having some great music from Drowsy Maggie.  They’ll be back for their second appearance of the season.  If you missed them last time and you like good home-cooked music, you will want to be there.  They’ll be playing from 4:30-6:00 at the music tent.

The Market Café will be closed this week, so if you’re hungry and don’t want to cook, (Hey, it’s Friday.  Who wants to cook?), stop by the hot cart and say “Hi” to the folks from Yorkholo.  Pick up a sub made with either Running Bear lamb sausage or tofu.  Both will be cooked to perfection and covered with plenty of peppers and onions.  Wash it down with homebrewed birch beer or lemonade.

Unfortunately, Shannon (Glennfiddich Baked Goods) will not be with us again this week. We hope to see her back next week.

Gypsy Jingles

Gypsy Jingles

Gypsy Jingles has all the colors to cure any blues. Homemade jewelry, scarves, and other unique items.  Great gifts!

This week Always Somethin’ Farm will have fresh garlic for sale.  The remainder of the garlic will be drying, but people can begin to sign up for garlic braids that will be available later this summer.  What a great gift idea!  And, as another gift idea, they’ll have their goat milk soaps and lotions.

The Herb Corner will be bringing a small amount of broccoli, spinach, and lettuce plant flats for those of you that want to have fall crop.  Now’s the time to “get ‘em in the ground” for the fall harvest.  A new item this week is their “lunch box” peppers.  These small, sweet peppers are great for snacking, to stuff, or to grill for appetizers.

Cliff, at Running Bear Farm, will have a wide assortment of summer produce and herbs.  He’ll have tomatoes, fingerling potatoes, tomatillos, peppers, chard, squash, zukes, kohlrabi, cukes, beets, carrots, celery and more.  He will also have his usual assortment of lamb cuts, sausages and frozen chicken parts.

Spring Meadows Farm will be bringing garlic, leeks, celery, chard, spring mix, spinach, small and large green onions, small zukes, pastured soy free eggs and herbs.  Andy will also have green beans, and if you want a lot of green beans, such as 5 gals., for freezing or whatever, speak to him; it can be arranged.

Keeney Farms will be back this week with squash, dragon tongue beans, cukes, onions, new potatoes, and blueberries.

The list goes on and on, so I’ll be brief. Most of you know the drill:

Udder Merry Mac:  hydroponics lettuce, cukes, basil, etc.

Hillstone Farm:  Great pork and beef cuts, all pastured and naturally raised

New Horizon Creamery:  Cheeses, curds, and some of the best homemade ice cream you’ll ever have

Between Two Rivers:  Great maple products

Mann Hill Farm:  Fresh garden produce

Going Green

Going Green

Inn To the Seasons:  Assorted baked goods and meat products.

Yorkshire Meadows:  Excellent jams, jellies, lime and lemon curd, wool and woolen products, scones, and shortbread

Basically Bagels:  Great assortment of baked goods, killer brownies, and the infamous “Dirty Hippy Bagel”

So, with all this going on, why not stop on down and shake those “Summertime Blues”?  Plus, the weather’s supposed to be fantastic, not too hot, not too cold, and dry as a bone.

Hope to see you at the Market!

David

3-6 P.M. Fridays, St. James Episcopal Church, Rt. 6 one block east of Main Street

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