• 59°

Salisbury Farmers Market update

By Katherine Jones
For the Salisbury Post
We have a lot to look forward to this week at the Salisbury Farmers Market. There will be the usual tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, squash, peppers and okra — and Mr. Bostian told me he will have the first mixed greens of the season. These will go well with the new crop of sweet potatoes now available. The produce vendors also have cabbage, onions, zucchini and white potatoes as well as apples, peaches and cantaloupes.
Now that apples have made their debut for this year, an apple tasting study will be conducted using five or six varieties of apples. The test will be similar to the tomato tasting held at the market several weeks ago. Results of the study will be published next week.
The most exciting news is that Toi Degree of the Rowan County Cooperative Extension office will be on hand to give us the benefit of her food knowledge and cooking skills. She will be preparing some dishes with apples that are currently available at the market. Toi has made many appearances at the market and her presentations are always wonderful.
Some items at the market are phasing out and some things are just coming into prominence. Dawn’s Greenhouse will not have any fresh figs after this week. On the other hand Joyce’s Flowers have some outstanding fall mums in many colors and will carry them for several more weeks.
I bought a quart of spaghetti sauce from The Funky Pepper last week. Let me tell you, it was incredibly good. The sauce was so thick and flavorful I did not add meat, which I usually do. This week I will get another quart and intend to try a package of homemade cheese bread sticks from Kris of How Sweet It Is to complement the sauce.
Summer produce is dwindling and the farmers are not harvesting as much as a few weeks ago. As a consequence, Sept. 14 will be the last Wednesday of operation for the Salisbury Farmers Market. The Saturday market will continue until the end of October.
For more information about the Salisbury Farmers Market, visit www.salisburyfarmersmarket. com. 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.

Comments

Comments closed.

Education

A.L. Brown celebrates seniors with signing day

Business

Rebounding, but not recovered: Rowan County tourism begins challenging path toward normalcy

High School

High school baseball: Padgett leads Mustangs; 100th win for West coach Graham

Coronavirus

RSS superintendent, Board of Health discuss strategies for increasing student vaccination rates

Nation/World

Gas stations report shortages as pipeline shutdown drags on

News

Lawyers: Black man didn’t drive into deputies who shot him

Nation/World

Liz Cheney says Trump and GOP backers threaten democracy

Coronavirus

Rowan Health Department clarifies county’s COVID-19 death total is 301

Landis

Landis approves new land development ordinance, zoning map

Landis

Landis approves body camera, stun gun purchase for public safety officers

Crime

One charged, another dead on sheriff’s most wanted list

Crime

No injuries after car shot eight times on Old Concord Road

Education

RSS talks first steps for new federal relief totaling $66 million

China Grove

Gary’s Barbecue staff, customers look back at 50 years

News

Salisbury Lions Club names Person of the Year, Lion of the Year at 78th annual banquet

Education

Student COVID-19 numbers show first decline since plan A

High School

High school golf: Fowler competes in state tournament

News

Amazon announces new distribution center for North Carolina

News

House passes bill to bar Cooper from mandating COVID shot

Coronavirus

Rowan County sees death 302 from COVID-19; Health Department to host final mass vaccine clinic

Ask Us

Ask Us: What happened to work on South Fulton Street home?

Crime

Blotter: Woman says she was shot in hand on Lincolnton Road

Crime

Rowan Sheriff’s Office charges Salisbury man with operating illegal gambling business

Crime

Blotter: Rockwell man arrested on felony drug, breaking and entering charges