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For Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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Fearrington Farmers' Market
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Strawberry season is in full swing, but it will be gone before you know it.  I usually make a few batches of strawberry jam to keep the sweetness flowing all year, but it's a time-consuming process, and does tend to make quite the sticky mess in the kitchen.  The next best thing?  Frozen peak-season strawberries!

While fresh strawberries are best eaten the day you bought them (or up to 2 or 3 days later), frozen berries can last nearly a year.  Just take a few minutes to prepare them properly so they retain their flavor and are easy to use in the future:

  • Rinse the strawberries under running water, but don't soak them.  Let them drain in a colander for a few minutes or pat dry with paper towels.
  • Cut out the stems/hulls with the tip of a sharp knife.  For larger berries, slice in half or in quarters.
  • Pre-freeze in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet or plate, uncovered, for at least two hours.  This will keep the berries from sticking together in storage.
  • Transfer the frozen berries to labeled zip-top bags or freezer containers, remove as much air as possible, and return to the freezer.
That's it!  So, grab an extra bucket or two at market this week, you'll thank yourself later :)

Kristen

This Week's Featured Vendors

Click here for this week's map of vendor locations.
 
Cool Springs Farm will be there with sugar pod peas, green beans, cabbage, white and purple kohlrabi, curly green and dinosaur kale, collards, Swiss chard, mixed lettuce, romaine, bagged butter crunch lettuce, bok choi, spring onions, green garlic, leeks, and a few cucumbers. 
 
We accept preorders by phone or text at 919-499-7689.  We also accept PayPal at: paypal.me/coolspringsfarm 
 
Stay safe!
Edgar and Gail
 
Eco Farm is coming with strawberries, Boston Bibb lettuce, beautiful red lettuce, kale, mustards, and lots of other stuff!
 
Four Oaks Farm will have lettuce, radishes, mustard mix, arugula, white turnips, green onions, and cut flowers. See y'all Tuesday!
 
Gary Thomas Farms will be at the market this week with strawberries, greenhouse tomatoes, asparagus, sweet potatoes, sweet onions, eggplant, greenhouse cucumbers, new potatoes, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and canned goods. We hope to see you there!
 
Grand Hope Farm will be there! We will have:
  • 6 types of lettuce
  • Swiss chard
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Kohlrabi
  • Radishes
  • Spring onions

Honey Bee Hills Farm  |  link for online orders

The strawberries are rolling in! Come see Farmers Liz and Rich this week for your organic strawberries, salad mix, spinach, kale, collards, broccoli greens, braising mix, fresh onions, green garlic, kohlrabi, cabbage, and more. We take preorders every week through our website until 5 AM on Tuesdays - including a special this week on 10-lb cases of bulk organic strawberries!  https://www.honeybeehillsfarm.com/
 
In Good Heart Farm

Good morning, Fearrington folks! Spring is really springing in the gardens these days. Ben will be at market with lots of goodness, including: 
  • lettuce
  • spinach
  • rainbow chard
  • kale
  • scallions
  • radishes
  • bok choy
  • hakurei turnips
  • beets
  • curly + flat parsley
See you soon! 
 
Ben + Patricia 
 
Perry-winkle Farm

Our new crop of arugula is growing quickly.  We always seed another bed when we start cutting on a new bed so we don't have any lapses.  We know how the folks out at Fearrington Village are addicted to this spicy salad green and we don't want to run out.  We are also harvesting 5 different types of kale (2 lacinato varieties and 3 frilly green types) along with our spring collard green bunches.  We will have more green garlic -- it is really looking like a head of garlic now.  And we will have the first of our spring scallion (green onion) bunches.  There will be a few cartons of sugar snap peas with more to follow.
 
In the flower department we will have more Dutch irises, bunches of dianthus (aka. Sweet Williams), foxglove bunches, and snapdragons as well. There will be mixed bouquets in two different sizes.
 
There will also be a good supply of eggs from Michael's pastured hens. 
 
with gratitude,
Mike Perry and Cathy Jones
Growing for our neighbors since 1991
 
Sour Bakery  |  link for online orders

Looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday! If you would like to preorder, which we strongly encourage, please use our website:  www.sourbakery.com The online store is open through Tuesday at 9am. 

Here is what we will have this week:

Breads: Classic, Whole Wheat, Cinnamon Raisin, Salted Rosemary, Molasses Porridge, Olive and Brioche 

Crackers: Classic, BBQ Roadhouse, Everything, Pepper Parmesan, Onion Cheddar, Cinnamon Sugar, and Rosemary

Scones: Lavender Blueberry Cream, Royal Raspberry, Spicy Hot Chocolate, Strawberry Lemon Basil, and Triple Citrus 

Also:
Classic Croissants and Chocolate Croissants 
Apple Cinnamon Pull Aparts
Pretzel Sticks, Classic Pretzels, and Fancy Pretzels (with Parmesan Cheese and sesame seeds, garlic, onion)
 
Thank you,
Janee and Knowles
 
T5-Farms will be at market with lots of strawberries, plenty of eggs, beets, lettuce, kale, collards, Swiss chard, beef (steaks, roasts, ground beef, short ribs, brisket, shank, bones), pork (chops, roasts, spare ribs, maple breakfast links, hot or mild extra sage breakfast, chorizo, sweet or hot Italian, kielbasa, garlic bratwurst, andouille links, ground pork), whole chickens and cuts.
 
Please text special orders to Randy Thompson at 336-264-0981
 
The following vendors also plan to be at market this week:

The Barking Bedlie  |  link for online orders
Beechcrest Farm
Bonlee Grown Farm
Botanist & Barrel  |  link for online orders
Gramma D's
Katherine's Garden
Paradox Farm Creamery
Pomegranate Kitchen
Screech Owl Greenhouses
Sweet Little Something  |  link for online orders

 
Visit our website to learn more about all of this season's vendors.
 
Don't let the berries get away -- it's easy to freeze extras for later!

Share the Local Food Love!


Visit Beth and Lily at the CORA donation station! They collect and buy fresh food at the market for folks in need and deliver to the Chatham Outreach Alliance food pantry every week. 

For more information, visit www.corafoodpantry.org.
We have even more vendors -- and even more strawberries -- in the overflow parking area!
There's lots of bountiful beauty in the gardens these days at In Good Heart Farm. From left to right: potatoes, then a cover crop of oats, peas, and hairy vetch, then lettuce, then trellised sweet peas, interplanted with lettuce, rainbow chard, fennel, and Nikki planting sunflowers and zinnias. 
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