Thursday, June 7, 2012

Gentle Reminder

We all know fruit is the Queen Bee of farmers markets everywhere - everyone loves fresh-picked fruit in season. It's the basis for incredible summer desserts, of course, but it's also good to eat right out of the bag or box. And it's healthy. And so colorful. And delicate. And full of flavor. C'mon. PEACHES.

But let us not forget vegetables. If fruit is the fancy topper, vegetables are the foundation. And they're coming on like gangbusters at the Market.

We're seeing peas, beans, broccoli, bok choy, salad and other types of greens, cucumbers, hydroponic tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, turnips, radishes, beets, and probably more. There are also garlic scapes and fresh herbs. That's DINNER. Your evening meal. Add some farm-raised meat and cheese, go ahead and buy that fruit, and you're set for a killer evening meal.

This weekend, the Bloodmobile will be joining us - they'll be located in the parking lot just west of the Market site. The U of I Nanotechnology folks will also be in the community groups row (Row 5) this Saturday as part of our Science at the Market series. Next week will be our June Sprouts at the Market event - stay tuned for more details!

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