News & Views:  Winter Squash (Out of Season) 

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Saturday is forecast to be pleasantly cool; come enjoy farmers’ markets. We are going to be in Peoria and Princeton with watermelons, raspberries, tomatoes, a variety of winter squash, peppers (sweet & hot varieties), potatoes, sweet potatoes, eggplants, garlic, onions, kale, braising mix, and purslane. Plow Creek Bakery is on vacation. It is Princeton’s Homestead Festival parade day. If you are not coming for the parade, you might want to come to market early to avoid the crowds. Peoria market opens at 8:00 and Princeton at 8:30.


Saturday looks like it will be a beautiful day to go to the farmers’ market. We will be in Princeton and Peoria. We’ll have plenty of watermelon and tomatoes. We’ll also bring red raspberries, jam, eggplant, peppers (green, sweet/ripe, & hot), potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, garlic, winter squash and purslane (one of the best vegetable sources of omega-3 fatty acids!). Plow Creek Bakery also will have a good supply of baked goods. Peoria market opens at 8:00 and Princeton at 8:30.


We will be at farmers’ market in Princeton this Tuesday afternoon with lots of tomatoes and watermelon. We’ll also have red raspberries, some eggplant, cucumbers, garlic, onions, sweet and hot peppers, potatoes, and winter squash. Market runs from 3:00 to 5:30.


Saturday is our last market for the season. We’ll be in Princeton with plenty of fresh lettuce and green onions. We also have an abundant supply of winter squash, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, and chestnuts. I’ll offer quantity discounts on these items. We also have some turnips, sweet potatoes, cilantro, spinach, mint, garlic, and dried basil. We have jam from our raspberries and honey from our farm. There will also be some Plow Creek Bakery goodies. Market opens at 8:30.


Saturday is our second to last market for the year in Princeton. We still have lots of tomatoes (green and ripe), peppers (sweet - green and ripe & hot varieties), potatoes, chestnuts, and winter squash (sweet dumpling and butternut.) The lettuce and green onions love the cooler weather and are plentiful. We also have some spinach, cilantro, kale, chard, sweet potatoes, and turnips. We’ll bring our honey and raspberry jam, but the raspberries are done for the season. Plow Creek Bakery will also have their fine baked goods available. Market opens at 8:30; we usually leave about 1:00.


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 each Saturday morning through October. We have lots of chestnuts. There are many delicious ways to use them. See http://www.cooks.com/rec/story/71/ and http://grist.org/article/nut-job/ for some examples. We also have plenty of potatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squash (sweet dumpling and butternut), tomatoes (including canning tomatoes by the half bushel) and peppers (sweet green, orange, and red plus hot varieties — jalapeno and habanero). We’ll bring some red raspberries, Concord grapes, herbs (basil, mint, cilantro), garlic, turnips, radishes, green onions, lettuce, arugula, kale, chard, and eggplant. We’ll bring red raspberry jam from our berries and honey from our farm. Plow Creek Bakery will be back with a good selection of breads and cookies. Market opens at 8:30.


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 plan for today to be our last Tuesday market in Princeton this season. We have plenty of tomatoes, including discount canning tomatoes ($12 / half bushel). We also have lots of sweet and hot peppers, and turnips. We’ll also bring red raspberries, sweet potatoes, potatoes, concord grapes, winter squash, eggplant, radishes, green onions, honey, and jam. Market runs from 3:00 to 6:00.


We are going to market in Princeton and LaSalle this afternoon. We’ll have raspberries, watermelon, concord grapes, winter squash (pie pumpkins, acorn types, and butternut), peppers (sweet and hot), and tomatoes. We’ll also have some green beans, green onions, arugula, radishes, turnips, garlic, jam, honey, sweet potatoes, and potatoes. Both markets go from 3:00 to 6:00.


We will be at Princeton and Peoria farmers’ markets Saturday morning. We’ll bring watermelon, red raspberries, Concord grapes, tomatoes, eggplant, radishes, peppers (green and ripe sweet peppers, plus habanero, cayenne, and jalapeno hot peppers), cucumbers, zucchini, garlic, potatoes, sweet potatoes, arugula, green beans, red raspberry jam, and honey from our farm. Plow Creek Bakery will also be back with a good variety of goodies. Peoria market opens at 8:00 and Princeton at 8:30.


We’ll be at farmers’ markets tomorrow in Peoria and Princeton. We have lots of watermelon, peppers (green, red & yellow sweet peppers plus jalapeno, cayenne, and habanero hot peppers), tomatoes, and red raspberries. We also plan to bring concord grapes, basil, honey from our farm, raspberry jam, garlic, winter squash (butternut, acorn, and jester), garlic, green beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and some cucumbers and zucchini. Our jalapenos are so big and abundant I’m offering a sale for pepper lovers in Princeton. One pint is $3, but 2 pints are only $4. Plow Creek Bakery is on vacation. Saturday is the Princeton Homestead Festival parade. More than 7,000 people are expected to cluster Princeton’s Main Street on Saturday, September 12th at 1:30PM. If you aren’t coming for the parade, come to market early to avoid the crowd. Princeton market goes from 8:30 to 1:00 and Peoria from 8:00 to noon.

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