Things are looking up. The skies are clearing. The temperatures are rising. The calendar says June. And we have cherries! Yup, ACMA Mission Orchards has these gorgeous Early Marlat cherries, and more varieties are on the way. You see, there are many more cherries than just Bings and Rainiers, but you will only see them at your Madrona Farmers Market. (Oh, and please vote for Madrona Farmers Market as your favorite by clicking on the button to the right.)
Fresh basil! Another sure sign that summer is really coming. Billy’s is already harvesting fresh basil out of their greenhouses, so you can happily get your local basil pesto on again. Woohoo!
Hallelujah, amen, and pass the cappuccino is all we could say upon trying Pasteria Lucchese’s new Biscotti di Prato. Honestly, I have never been much of a biscotti guy, but I could eat a lot of these.
Did you know that Olsen Farms now has pigtastic pork products? Yessir. Chops, ribs, bacon, ham, smoked hocks — you name if, they’ve got it! Mmm. Pork.
Alvarez has sugar snap peas. Yeah, baby. Sweet and crunchy, you can toss them in a salad or throw them in a stir-fry. Just make sure you get enough to account for the large number you will eat right out of the bag!
Broccoli is back, too, at Oxbow Farms. Now, they just had a small supply last week, so get down here early, just in case. Oh, but broccoli, great deliverer, we are so happy to see you again.
And did you get a chance to meet the Sacred Radish Hand last week. This Holy Relic came to us from Oxbow Farms as well. Clearly, Luke and the gang are doing something special over there in Carnation, eh? Of course, that fork sticking out of the bottom of the radish kinda looks more like something out of Lord of the Flies than Scripture, eh?
Hey, I know I’m shorting you a bit this week, but we are busy with launching the newest neighborhood farmers market in the Seattle Farmers Market Association family in Georgetown tomorrow morning. Come join us for the festivities. But in the meantime, there is plenty more to tantalize your taste buds today at your Madrona Farmers Market. For a complete accounting, click on What’s Fresh Now! in the right-hand margin menu.