Farmers market hints of fall with apples and pumpkins

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 30, 2011

By Sue Davis
For The Salisbury Post
Apples, pears, pumpkins and winter squash are now adding new colors to the vendor tables as they sit among summer favorites like green beans, corn, zucchini squash, yellow squash, and tomatoes. Sue Eagle of Eagle Farms commented that it is hard to know what is going to be available each week but she is sure she will have Asian Pears this week. These round pears are crisp like an apple and juicy with some sweetness. Bluebird Acre Farm has small spaghetti squash and butternut squash. Bostian Farm has the pumpkins and gourds. A number of vendors have rich, dark orange sweet potatoes available. Bostian Farm reported they dug a four pound sweet potato from their fields.
You can also find long beans, baby Bok Choy and Napa Cabbage.
Dawnís Greenhouse has Dream Pillows, Therapy Pads and lavender sachets. Dream Pillows have been around for centuries used by European mothers anxious to lure their offspring into tranquil sleep, by those seeking relief from headache or depression, and by the solitary who yearned to find true love. Fragrant herbs were sewn into pillows and placed at the head of the bed or between the linens. Therapy Pads can be chilled in the freezer or warmed in the microwave, depending on the need for cold or hot therapy. The pillows and pads contain a mix of dried organic herbs. Dawn takes special orders for her herb scented pillows.
The Salisbury Farmerís Market is open Wednesday 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. until noon. September 14 is the last Wednesday market. The Saturday market will be open until October 29 with regular hours. After that, market hours will change and you will find a greater variety of items at the market. As a reminder, please do not park in the reserved Kress Building parking spaces.
Sue Davis is a Master Gardener volunteer.