Weekly Update: July 9, 2015
This week you’ll find little boxes of sparkling red currants and champagne currants. Local raspberries—we can hardly wait—are just around the corner. Can blueberries be far behind?
Also in the fruit department: you’ll see a greater variety of early tomatoes this week. Come and get ’em!
Now is also the time to pick up bunches of lavender. Your friendly lavender farmers will be happy to give you tips on how to dry them to keep your home sweet-smelling all summer long. Friends of the stinking rose: Peachtree Circle has harvested its first garlic bulbs, a new soft-neck variety as well as several hard-necks, including Thai Fire. Tina’s Terrific Plants will have all sorts of scented basils, including Thai lemon basil.
Here’s what we anticipate this Thursday: peas, beans, fava beans, cucumbers, summer squash and zucchini. Mushrooms, broccoli, bok choy, and leafy greens, including lettuce heads, spinach, bags of mixed greens (some with edible flowers), arugula, pea greens, sturdy chards, mustard greens and kales—plus carrots, baby beets, kohlrabi, radishes, sorrel, red and white onions, late garlic scapes and early garlic bulbs. Herbs in bunches and pots—plus young tomato and pepper plants for late gardeners, and plugs of multi-colored lettuces.
You’ll also find eggs—including duck eggs—cheeses, bread, baked goods, apple-cider doughnuts, salad dressing, jams and jellies, local honey, coffee, wines from Coastal Vineyards, flowers, edible flowers, dried lavender, herbal products and botanical oils. Sirenetta is back with salty caramels, her seasonal chocolate collections, and, new this year, sachets of sea glass candy, a whimsical seaside gift. The Local Juice returns with cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices.