The rain has finally come and the temperature has cooled — I think I heard the grass go “ahhhhh”! The weather Saturday however, should be sunny at the Cary Downtown Farmer’s Market, the fruit sweet and the vegetables crisp. Every summer picnic needs fruit salad, so stop by for watermelon, cantaloupe, peaches, and nectarines. Too hot to bake? Pick up cookies and other treats from our bakers. Grilling out? Try our fresh shrimp or seafood along with corn, squashes of several varieties, and peppers.
While you are shopping you will be listening to Erin Renee – Born in Raleigh, NC, Erin Renee is known for original songs that tell stories of love, life, and journeys – with a uniquely soulful country style. Performing locally, you’ll find her strumming her guitar or gracing a keyboard throughout the Triangle. She’s often joined in performance by Sarah Freeman and Morgan Muir who bring tight harmonies and bright smiles to the trio. You can hear more of Erin’s music at www.facebook.com/erinrenee.
News from our vendors:
- Donna of Mind Your Beeswax/Go Green Totes is always in need of your extra plastic bags to create the totes. Bring your bags to her at the market on Saturday mornings.
- Parker Farm and Vineyard will be at market this week with lots of new stuff! Along with peppers, eggplant, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, beans, garlic and flowers, we will have chinese yard long beans, hot peppers ristras and spaghetti squash. Come see all of our produce, eggs, flowers and goats milk soap. No synthetic fertilizers or pesticides used!
- This Saturday Motley Crops will have mixed cooking greens, summer squash, kale, swiss chard, tomatoes, herbs (basil, thai basil, mint, thyme), small basil plants, cut flowers and vermicompost (the best thing you can do for your plants!)
- Barbara will be bringing corn, okra, cucumbers, squash, cherry tomotoes, potatoes, and cantaloupe.
- Shore to Door Seafood will have shrimp, scallops, crabmeat (lump, claw, and cocktail claw), cobia, salmon, and mahi.
- Uta’s German Cookies will have the well known Spritz cookies this week. Two varieties – with and without hazelnuts.
- Lisa and Jeff Ross of Piedmont Pottery will be at the CFM on Saturday with functional and decorative pottery and accessories.
- Salem Gardensis back from vacation and surprisingly enough Michele still has a good selection of plants that survived our record temps! So what held up through the torture? Euphorbia, (both perennial and annual), angelonia, portulaca, sedums, dianthus, sweet potato vines, trailing vinca, and coleus. Some others too. A good time to replace leggy annuals that didn’t surive the heat. New inventory includes stained glass hostas and elsies gold sedum. See you saturday.
- Open Door Farms will have lots of peppers and eggplant — and I am sure recipes
Don’t forget our market is open on Tuesday from 3:00-6:00. Spahr Farms as well as a growing number of our other regular vendors will be out for your mid week shopping.
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