Monday, May 17, 2010

Tuesday Market

John Pate just called to say that he'll be at market tomorrow (Tuesday) with strawberries and tomatoes. That means we should have 5 farms with berries - the season is short so take advantage of the abundance.

You may ask - tomatoes in May? (& actually, Tim Green with Shoal Creek will have tomatoes, too)

Early tomatoes are planted in high tunnels where they are protected from the cold spring weather. That gives the farmer a one to two month jump on the season.

Above, Tim Green, Jr., demonstrates tomato pruning at a market workshop on their farm April 5th. Note the tomatoes are already blooming.