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It may start out chilly for Princeton Farmers’ Market on Saturday, but we’ll be there with plenty of fine produce. We took in most of the basil. Time to make pesto. We have a good supply of green tomatoes. They are good fried, in green salsa (salsa verde), mince meat pie, green tomato pie, and relish. There are lots of green peppers. They freeze well. Just remove the seeds and cut them to how you would use them and freeze. We enjoy pepper steak all winter. We also have sweet ripe peppers and hot peppers: jalapenos and habaneros. Other abundant items include chestnuts, winter squash (sweet dumpling and butternut - which makes the best pumpkin pie), lettuce, and potatoes. We’ll also bring sweet potatoes, ripe tomatoes, cilantro, chard, turnips, radishes, green onions, kale, garlic, and the last of the red raspberries. We have honey from our farm and jam from our raspberries. Plow Creek Bakery will also have a good selection. Market runs from 8:30 until 1:00 and will continue every Saturday in October.

We will be at farmers’ market in Princeton on Saturday morning. We now have chestnuts. We have lots of potatoes, tomatoes (including canning tomatoes by the half bushel) and peppers (sweet green, orange, and red plus hot varieties — jalapeno and habanero). We’ll also bring some red raspberries, sweet potatoes, herbs (basil, mint, cilantro), garlic, turnips, green onions, lettuce, arugula, kale, chard, radishes, green beans, winter squash (including pumpkins), gourds, and eggplant. We’ll bring red raspberry jam from our berries and honey from our farm. Plow Creek Bakery is on vacation. Market opens at 8:30.

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.

Saturday we will bring strawberries, blueberries, black raspberries, red raspberries, and mulberries to Princeton Farmers’ Market. We will also have fresh honey, rhubarb, green garlic, garlic scapes, garlic chives, lettuce, spinach, peppermint, and plenty of Plow Creek Bakery goodies. Market opens at 8:30

Saturday we will be at Princeton Farmers’ Market with strawberries, rhubarb, a few zucchini, green garlic, herbs and greens. Market opens at 8:30. There also will be a good selection of Plow Creek Bakery goods. 11:30 AM update: We just received a reinforcement of strawberries and should have enough to last until 1:00 or 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, at Princeton Farmers’ Market, we will bring our first few strawberries. We also plan to bring plenty of rhubarb, plus green garlic, a few zucchini, spinach, lettuce, stinging nettles, wild spinach (lambsquarter), mustard greens, garlic chives, cilantro, and peppermint. Plow Creek Bakery will have a wide selection of baked goodies.

We will be at Princeton Farmers’ Market (Main and Elm) Saturday with more strawberries, but still not enough to offer a quantity discount. Coming early in the market is recommended. We also plan to bring rhubarb, mustard greens, stinging nettle, peppermint, garlic chives, black walnuts, and a good variety of Plow Creek Bakery goodies. A beautiful day is forecast.

Our first Tuesday Farmers’ Market in Princeton for 2013 will be tomorrow. The hours have changed for this year; we will be open from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. We plan to bring rhubarb, greens, honey, black walnuts, peppermint, garlic chives, and some Plow Creek Bakery goods. We will try to bring a few pints of strawberries, but are not sure how many will be ready. If we have some, it will just be a few. We expect a better quantity on Saturday.

Saturday is our first 2013 Market in our new location, 935 N Main Street in Princeton, across Main from Radio Shack and across Elm from Sophisticuts. We will be bringing rhubarb, stinging nettles, garlic chives, peppermint, black walnuts, our own honey, and a good variety of Plow Creek Bakery goods. Sorry, but the strawberries aren’t ripe yet. Come help us get our new location off to a good start. Market opens at 8:30

Saturday is our last 2012 Farmers’ Market in Darius Miller Park in Princeton. We just harvested some horseradish and our sunchoke crop. We are also bringing our wildflower honey, plenty of freshly dug potatoes, plus garlic, garlic chives, peppermint, dill, cilantro, black walnuts, chestnuts, popcorn, a few ground cherries, and the last of our rhubarb. We also will have a good variety of Plow Creek Bakery goods. A bright, sunny, beautiful fall day is forecast. Come on out and see us.

This Saturday we will bring our first blueberries of the season to Princeton Farmers’ Market. We also still will have strawberries. Blueberry and strawberry supply may be limited, so you would have a better chance of getting what you’d like if you come near opening time at 8:30. We also plan to bring lettuce, radishes, cilantro, dill, rhubarb, wheat, garlic scapes and green garlic, sunchokes, sugar snap peas, arugula, and turnips. We have basil, tomato, and strawberry plants. And of course, lots of Plow Creek Bakery goodies.

Due to the early strawberry crop, we will sell this Thursday in front of Valley Flowers on Route 6 in Spring Valley. Meet us there for fresh-picked strawberries, spinach, lettuce, rhubarb, radishes and herbs from 8:00 to 1:00.

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