Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Bing (sweet red), Rainier (sweet yellow/orange), Burlat and Brooks cherries are showing up at local farmers markets in California.
The Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association reports that a dozen different cherry varieties are being grown by local farmers and brought to the markets fresh from their orchards.
The peak California cherry season begins with Burlats in mid- to late April, followed by the Brooks in early May, Bings for most of May and Rainiers shortly thereafter. Weather, of course, can alter actual harvest times.
Burlats are a large, sweet, dark red, flavorful cherry. Brooks are large dark red cherries that grow well in hotter temperatures and have a very sweet, rich cherry flavor. Bings are also dark red cherries with superb flavor and firm, juicy flesh, the most commonly-grown sweet cherry. Rainiers are large, yellow cherries with a red blush and light yellow flesh. They have high sugar levels.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Look at what's in season at the farmers market in Matthews, North Carolina during December:
Arugula, Asian greens, beets, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, collards, escarole, greenhouse lettuces, green onions, kale, kohlrabi, field-grown lettuces, micro greens, mushrooms, mustard greens, pac choi, pecans, radicchio, rutabagas, spinach, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, turnips, winter squash, fresh-cut flowers, assorted culinary herbs, dried fruits and vegetables
North Carolina Farmers Markets Directory
Matthews Community Farmers' Market
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Texas Farmers Markets Directory
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Look at what's in season at farmers markets in Hawaii during December. Although Hawaii's growing season lasts all year long, here's a few items that are unique to the islands or currently at their peak: Hearts of Palm, Luau (Taro Leaf), Lychees, Papayas, Pineapples, Rambutans, Squash, Star Fruit, Sweet Onions, Tangerines, Taro.
Hawaii Farmers Markets Directory
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Look at what's in season at farmers markets in southern California during December: Artichokes, Basil, Green Beans, Beets, Brussels Sprout, Cabbage, Carrots. Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Chili Pepper, Citrus, Collards, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Grapes, Guavas, Pineapple, Kale, Kiwi, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard, Okra, Onions, Peppers, Pomegranates, Potatoes, Spinach, Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips, Yams.
California Farmers Markets Directory
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Look at what's in season at farmers markets in New York during November: apples, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, onions, pears, potatoes, radishes, squash, turnips.
New York Farmers Markets Directory
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Pressed from recently harvested apples, cider is the ideal beverage as temperatures drop, leaves fall, frost gathers on the landscape and winter's snowpack begins to gather.