News & Views:  Black Walnuts (Out of Season) 

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They keep well. They may be available year round.

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Saturday will be a warm day for the last autumn farmers’ market in Princeton, partly sunny and 77°. Time to stock up. We plan to bring
  • green beans
  • spinach
  • sunchokes - use like water chestnut
  • chestnuts
  • black walnuts
  • red raspberries
  • tomatoes - ripe, partly ripe, green, and cherry
  • tomatillos
  • winter squash - acorn & butternut
  • peppers (sweet and hot varieties)
  • raspberry and strawberry jam
  • garlic
  • onions
  • potatoes
  • sweet potatoes
  • lettuce
  • kale
  • rainbow chard
  • turnips
  • beets
  • cilantro
  • mustard greens
  • arugula
  • nettles
  • eggplant
  • baby bok choy
  • radishes
  • and wheat berries
Market opens 8:30.


Saturday will be a beautiful day for an autumn farmers’ market in Princeton, sunny and 65°. We plan to bring
  • green beans
  • spinach
  • sunchokes
  • chestnuts
  • black walnuts
  • red raspberries
  • tomatoes
  • tomatillos
  • winter squash
  • peppers (sweet and hot varieties)
  • raspberry and strawberry jam
  • garlic
  • onions
  • potatoes
  • sweet potatoes
  • lettuce
  • kale
  • rainbow chard
  • winter squash
  • cilantro
  • broccoli
  • nettles
  • eggplant
  • baby bok choy
  • turnips
  • and wheat berries
We will also bring variety of tasty Plow Creek Bakery goodies. Market opens 8:30.


Princeton Farmers’ Market continues every Saturday through October with plenty of great produce. This Saturday we plan to bring
  • green beans
  • sweet potato greens
  • sunchokes
  • chestnuts
  • black walnuts
  • red raspberries
  • tomatoes
  • tomatillos
  • winter squash
  • peppers (sweet and hot varieties)
  • jam
  • garlic
  • onions
  • potatoes
  • sweet potatoes
  • lettuce
  • kale
  • rainbow chard
  • winter squash
  • cilantro
  • broccoli
  • braising mix
  • eggplant
  • baby bok choy
  • turnips
  • radishes
  • and wheat berries
We will also bring a good assortment of Plow Creek Bakery goods. Market opens 8:30. We plan to leave at noon this week.


I thought we were not coming to Princeton on Tuesdays the rest of the season, but we have so much excellent produce, I changed my mind again. We WILL be at market on Tuesday afternoon. We plan to bring
  • Red Raspberries
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Tomatoes
  • Tomatillos
  • Peppers, green, ripe, & hot
  • Eggplant
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Cilantro
  • Winter Squash
  • Kale & Chard
  • Lettuce & Braising Mix
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Chestnuts
  • Black Walnuts
  • Radishes
  • Turnips
  • and Wheat Berries.
Market opens at 3:00.


Saturday will be our last scheduled market for the year in Princeton. We will have some tomatoes, chestnuts (come by for a free sample of roasted chestnuts), garlic, black walnuts, potatoes, local wildflower honey from our farm, and jam from our berries. We’ll also have some Plow Creek Bakery goodies.


Saturday at Princeton Farmers’ Market we will have a good quantity of red raspberries, ground cherries, and chestnuts. We have a fair amount of tomatoes, but most are not as pretty anymore, so I’m lowering the price by a third (to $1.80 / pound) and we still have canning tomatoes at $12 / half bushel. We also plan to bring black walnuts, garlic, honey (local - from our farm near Tiskilwa), and potatoes. We just made our first batch of red raspberry jam. It is near the end of the watermelon season. Most are good, but maybe a third turn out to be overripe, so we have a full money-back guarantee and you may open your watermelon at the market to check it if you like. We will also have some Plow Creek Bakery goods: breads, rolls, crackers, and cookies.


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


As the season nears its end, we have a good number of tomatoes, so we are offering them this Saturday at the Princeton Farmers’ Market at only $3 /quart, which is less than $1.50 / pound. We also have canning tomatoes (with blemishes) for $0.80 / pound or $14 for a half bushel. Saturday, we also plan to bring to Princeton red raspberries, black walnuts, chestnuts, garlic, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, dill, cilantro, wheat, acorn and butternut squash, pie pumpkins, ground cherries, tomatillos, radishes, lettuce, carrots, and sunchokes. And of course, we will have our popular Plow Creek Bakery goodies.


It looks like a good crop of black walnuts this year. I just started gathering them today. They are best seasoned several weeks, but several hours of slow roasting is a fine substitute. I probably start bringing them to Princeton market next week. If you want larger quantities, or would like them still in the hull (cheaper!) please contact us.

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