The farm market isn’t like your typical grocery store, save yourself the trouble of making a list and have some fun with what is in season. Weather, insects, demands and an amazing array of other variables can make for challenging predictions as to what comes out of the fields and to the market. Think of the market as a way to expand your pallete and try some new or different fruits and veggies. If you don’t have any idea how to prepare the items as the farmers, they grow these things for a reason and have some very good insight (and recipes). Don’t always go for your everyday items, like the white sweet corn, instead, try one of the bi-color varieties. VDACS provides a very handy produce chart of the growing season for Virginia, remember that it may vary but it may spark something.
Have you made the $10 Farm Fresh pledge? Just Spend $10 a week on Virginia grown products and earn a chance to win a Virginia Grown/Virginia’s Finest gift basket. Pick up your Pledge Card at the manager’s table at the Exit 40 farmers market.