This weekend report for the Salem Farmer’s Market was submitted by Beth Carson:
Good Morning Everyone!
Although it has made things a little messy in the fields, the recent combination of rain and heat has really made our farmers gardens jump!
Freshly picked asparagus (it tastes nothing like the canned and frozen stuff!), lots of leafy lettuces, mild Spring onions, sweet strawberries, tasty Spring peas, and tender new broccoli will be on the market this weekend. Our farmers are hustling to get all these goodies picked fast so they will be at their peak just for you!
Joining these Spring treats will be a tasty assortment of Baked goodies (Artisan breads, cakes, cookies, brownies, muffins, scones, jams and jellies), grass finished beef and naturally raised pork, and, as always, fresh from your local bees-honey.
We haven’t forgotten our green thumbs either! This weekend our vendors will have lots to choose from with beautiful hanging baskets, flowers, landscaping shrubs (Accent Nursery should have several Knock Out roses on hand), and herbs for planting that kitchen garden! Hand carved wooden crafts and doggie treats will complete your trip!
So come on down and see what your friends at the market have waiting for you!
This morning we have 4 of our dedicated vendors with lots of tomato plants, herbs, and beautiful flowers for your planting needs. Greenwood Farms has hanging baskets, tomato plants, and lots of brightly colored annuals to brighten up your garden. Spicy 4 U has fresh asparagus, their famous spice mixes, vegetable plants, and an assortment of fresh herbs for planting. Mac Wertz has fresh lettuce, onions, strawberries, and several types of vegetable plants and herb plants. And last but not least, our resident Honey expert Coy Shupe has some of the prettiest honey around!
Saturday looks to be even busier with at least 18 vendors on board!
Vegetables: peas, lettuce mixes, onions, broccoli, chard, baby spinach, radishes, and fresh asparagus. Several organic and organically raised vegetables.
Meats: Grass finished beef, and naturally raised pork.
Fruit: strawberries (I’ve been told some cherries showed up last weekend!)
Baked goodies:garlic items, freshly baked breads, homemade cakes, scones, muffins, pies, cookies, and homemade jams and jellies!
Other: fresh local honey, farm fresh eggs, gourmet spice mixes, all kinds of flowers and vegetable plants, herb plants. landscaping plants, hand carved wooden crafts, and doggie treats.