Freshly Harvested Fruits and Vegetables Means Great Taste

Canning season is now here and you know what they say about the early bird. This weekend you will have green beans, beets, carrots, corn on the cob, and juicy melons available. The apricots are wonderful and ready to eat. Last weekend delicious apples were introduced to the market by Paul Werner. Can you hear the freezer bags, dehydrators and canning jars moving about in your kitchen?

The great thing about shopping at the Lemhi County Farmers’ Market is everyone has the opportunity to try the many different varieties of vegetables grown right here in the Lemhi Valley. Even for those of us who keep our own gardens, it is always fun to try out our taste buds with something new. For example, Lebanese Bush Marrow and Zephyr squash, Suyo Long Japanese cucumbers or Daikon radish. Tomatoes, eggplant, summer squash, cucumbers, onions and summer greens are all in high demand this week and are available right here at the Lemhi County Farmers’ Market.

Most everyone has a small garden in their yard, true. But there is always a plant that did not grow or you have a plant that went nuts and you are up to your eyeballs wondering how much your chickens will eat before they become bored. So bring your produce to the market. Still having difficulty moving your produce and you do not want to take it home? How about donating it to our food banks? The Farmers’ Market has prearranged local pick up of any donated food to 3 of our local banks. Stop by the manager’s booth for more information.

Vendors are also bringing in fresh baked breads, pies, breakfast burritos, tamales and always something for the sweet tooth. And don’t forget to try a slice of custom pizza baked with a combination of wood and charcoal.

Services are also provided like tool and knife sharpening by Mind Your Fingers Sharpening, photography by PhotographyByJesse.com and a free spinal screening from Dr Morgan Castle.

Thanks to a generous donation from the Kiwanis and private donation, the Lemhi County Farmers’ Market is able to extend a helping hand to recipients of the food stamp program. For a limited time clients can receive an additional $10.00 of funds for shopping at the market. Purchases of farm fresh produce, breads, frozen tamales, eggs, jams, jelly, and meat are all available at the market. Please stop by the market manager’s booth for more information on how you can stretch your food budget each week.

You can change your world and make it a better place by visiting the Lemhi County Farmer’s Market every week and supporting our local farmers and artisans. Be sure to “like” us on Facebook and visit our website at lemhicountyfarmersmarket.org. If you would like more information on how you can participate in the Lemhi County Farmers’ Market, please contact market manager Julie Parker at 208.643.4581 or via email busy.4.juliep@gmail.com.

See you at the market!

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Posted on August 20, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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