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Plow Creek Farm will be at market in Peoria and Princeton on Saturday. We have lots of watermelons and red raspberries. We also will bring muskmelon, tomatoes, blackberries, green beans, eggplant, garlic, honey, cucumbers, zucchini, and raspberry jam. Plow Creek Bakery will have a good variety of cookies and breads. Peoria market opens at 8:00 and Princeton at 8:30.


Tuesday we will be at market in LaSalle and Princeton. We will have plenty of red raspberries, blackberries, and tomatoes. We’ll also bring watermelon, muskmelon, peppers, garlic, raspberry jam, honey, and more. Both markets are open from 3:00 to 6:00, rain or shine. Our Market Barn will also be open with much of the same produce.


Saturday we will be at market in Peoria and Princeton. We will have plenty of watermelon, tomatoes, red raspberries, blackberries, cucumbers, eggplant, and garlic. We’ll also have some muskmelon, peppermint, garlic chives, sweet peppers (green and ripe), and hot peppers (jalapeƱo and cayenne). In addition we’ll have raw honey from our hives and jam from our red raspberries. Plow Creek Bakery will also bring a good variety of baked goods. Peoria market opens at 8:00 and Princeton at 8:30.


We’re going to Tuesday farmers’ markets in Princeton and LaSalle. We’ll have plenty of tomatoes, cucumbers, red raspberries, and blackberries. We also plan to bring ripe and green sweet peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, garlic, green beans, and tomatillos. Both markets run from 3:00 to 6:00.


We will be at farmers’ markets in Peoria and Princeton on Saturday. We will plenty of red raspberries, and some blueberries and blackberries. We will bring eggplant, green peppers, tomatoes, rhubarb, zucchini & yellow squash, cucumbers, green beans, kale, wild spinach, purslane, potatoes, turnips, beets, fresh garlic, peppermint, garlic chives. We just made jam with some of our red raspberries, so we have a few jars available. We’ll also bring fresh honey from the hives on our farm in Tiskilwa. In addition, expect plenty of goodies from Plow Creek Bakery. Peoria market opens at 8:00 and Princeton at 8:30.


Tuesday afternoon we will be at Farmers’ Markets in Princeton and LaSalle. We will have mostly red raspberries and blueberries. There will also be potatoes, beets, honey, and in Princetona few tomatoes and our first few eggplant and green peppers, plus some herbs. Both markets are open from 3:00 to 6:00.


We are going to Farmers’ Markets in LaSalle and Princeton this afternoon. We should have plenty of red raspberries, tomatoes, muskmelon (cantaloupe) and watermelon. We’ll also bring some blackberries, potatoes, pepper (ripe, green, and hot) eggplant, and squash. Both markets run from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Blackberry plants don’t do well in extreme cold such as we had last winter. Looking over them today, the only green on most plants was at the base, so we do not expect to have a marketable blackberry crop this season. This dying above ground may result in healthier plants and abundant berries next year.


Today, Saturday, we will be only at Princeton Farmers’ Market. We will be bringing watermelon, muskmelon, blackberries, a few red raspberries, potatoes, garlic, and our jams and honey. We will have lots of tomatoes, including discount sales by the half bushel. We’ll bring some squash and cucumbers — excess from our personal garden. And as usual on Saturdays, plenty of Plow Creek Bakery goodies will be available.


This Saturday we will be going to Princeton and Peoria Farmers’ markets. We will have lots of tomatoes and muskmelons. We also will be bringing watermelons, blackberries, garlic, potatoes, strawberry and blueberry jam from our berries, honey from our farm, and lots of Plow Creek Bakery goodies. Peoria market opens at 8:00 and Princeton market opens at 8:30.


Saturday we will be going to the Farmers’ Markets in Princeton and Peoria. We will have plenty of tomatoes and cantaloupes, and also blackberries, potatoes, garlic, our own honey and jam from our berries. We also should have good quantities of Plow Creek Bakery goodies. Princeton Market opens at 8:30 and Peoria at 8:00.


Today, for Princeton Farmers’ Market, we plan to bring lots of muskmelon and blueberries. We also have a good supply of blackberries and garlic. We’ll also bring strawberry jam, our wildflower honey, some sweet corn, tomatoes, potatoes, and raspberries. Some Plow Creek Bakery goods will be for sale, too. Market opens at 3:00 on Main Street at Elm.

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