What’s at market in April?

The farmers market opens up mid April in many cities around the Okangan. Mine is no exception. The vendors never cease to amaze me with the bounty that they carefully tend in these precarious early weeks to delight the seasonal shopper. Baby greens are mostly what you will find fresh these days but oh are they ever so tasty after a winter of frozen spinach and dried kale. Baby beet greens are tender enough to eat raw. Tender onions can…

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What’s at Market in June?

June sees the return of many of my vegetable favorites baby carrots, beets & potatoes first come out of the ground this month. Green onions can be found in abundance with radishes along side them. If you have had a warm enough spring peas make their first appearance at markets sometime this month and are a fleeting treat that is well worth the cost. We have never bothered freezing peas but do enjoy them when they are in season. Lettuce…

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4 weeks of Asparagus

It’s here, it’s here!!! It must be May. That little head poking out of the ground. That spring time delicacy that has been ruined by Mexican imports is here and in Armstrong near where I live it is abundant. Asparagus. Acres and acres of it grow in the hills near where I live, not wild on farms. Asparagus is a perennial vegetable that rewards a careful steward by feeding them for 40 years after it has been established. It is…

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What’s at Market in May?

Farmers Market in May sees the first heads of lettuce. Those fresh salads continue to taste so good after the many months of going without. Baby greens are still tender and delicious, even the weeds are sweet in May. Asparagus comes about halfway through May and the potato farmers have stored their tenderest baby potatoes for you to enjoy this spring. Radishes start to appear this month and it may be the only time of year I am grateful to…

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~ Ansel Adams"

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