What’s At The Market This Week
THURSDAYS from 10:00 to 2:00My favorite fruit in the world? Fresh local strawberries! Did you know that strawberries are related to roses? That means they’re also related to apples, plums, peaches, apricots, raspberries, blackberries and almonds, among others.
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Strawberries are not berries. They are what is known botanically as an aggregate accessory fruit. They are the only fruit with seeds on the outside and each strawberry can contain about 200 seeds.
Fresh or frozen, the average American eats about five pounds of strawberries a year. They didn’t ask me. I know I eat more than that!
And they’re good for you! Strawberries are good for you. A whole cup only contains about 50 calories. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, manganese, folates and potassium as well as containing smaller amounts of iron, magnesium, vitamins B6, K, and E. They are a very good source of an important phyto-nutrient called Anthocyanin.
This week at the Market: Asparagus, Brussels sprouts, kale, mustard greens, onions (both spring and slicing), radishes, spinach, strawberries, fresh mushrooms. A surprise or two usually shows up. Local raw honey and free-ranged eggs are available, as are homemade jams, jellies, and pickles.
Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen will be here with their delicious freshmade sourdough donuts; Phal’s Café will be here with Asian noodle bowls, spring rolls and more; Unkol Chuck will be here with Brunswick stew (made in a cast iron kettle); Snyder Family Farm with antibiotic/hormone-free free ranged poultry, eggs, etc.; and Real Country Sausage will be here with a variety of nitrite-free pork sausages.
Great Harvest Bread Co. will be here with fresh baked breads, etc.: Cakes by Jen will be here with a delicious variety of cakes; My Empanada will be here with a variety of delicious empanadas: Alfredo will be here with local honey; Soulsmith will be here with satisfying and healthy kombucha tea (in a variety of flavors); and Chicken Salad Chick will be here with a fun selection of chicken salads, even pimento cheese!
As always, handcrafts from local artisans are available.
We’re here every Thursday from 10 until 2 in the parking lot of The Great Big Greenhouse!
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