Plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables to choose from at Farmers Market

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 21, 2011

By Katherine Jones
For the Salisbury POst
Things were popping at the Salisbury Farmers Market last Saturday. Twenty six vendors provided a tremendous variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables, homemade baked goods, interesting hand crafts, beautiful plants and local meat products. The large number of shoppers and vendors contributed to a carnival-like atmosphere.
This week there will be plenty of corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, squash and onions as well as zucchini, peppers, okra and potatoes. Cress Farm has early blueberries and Eagle Produce is harvesting heirloom tomatoes. Correll Farm is bringing tomatillos and purple potatoes. Country Garden has fresh blackberries and Miller Farm is picking green beans. Several farmers have some really nice cantaloupes and peaches.
T & D Charolais will have their usual meat selections but will also offer fresh whole chickens. Wild Turkey Farms has teamed up with Correll Farms to provide a kabob combo. If you like kabobs this is a really convenient package that includes the meat and vegetables. Both the meat vendors’ offer only pasture raised meat and poultry. They also have fresh eggs each week.
McCombs will be at the market with their famous pimento cheese as well as chicken salad, egg salad, red slaw and chicken dumplings. The Funky Pepper has salsa, relishes and mustard made with their home grown peppers. They will also have available a special Father’s Day basket containing a variety of their products.
To make your shopping as convenient as possible, debit and credit cards are accepted as well as WIC and senior vouchers and food stamps. Check the website for many more items to be found in the market this week.
There will be demonstrations through September at the farmers market. Here’s what’s coming up, but stay tunned for additional demonstrations being added.
Saturday — Wine tasting at the Market
July 9 — Beef Demonstration
Aug. 6 — Vegetable Demonstration
Sept. 10 — Apple Demonstration
For more info about the Salisbury Farmers Market, visit The Farmers Market is located in downtown Salisbury on the corner of South Main and Bank streets. It is open on Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon.
Katherine Jones is a Master Gardener Volunteer for the Cooperative Extension Service in Rowan County.

To view an interactive map of Farmer’s Markets in the area, click here.