It’s finally full blown strawberry season! The market is expecting hundreds of quarts of strawberries tomorrow (The Webb City Farmers Market is open from 4 to 6 pm Tuesday in the pavilion at the South Main Street entrance to King Jack Park.)
The market will be loaded with fresh local spring produce like strawberries, asparagus, kohlrabi (more on that below), spring greens, beets, radishes, green onions, cut herbs, broccoli and more. Two more farms make their first 2014 appearance on Tuesday – Kenney Family Farms of Stockton with strawberries and Rocky Horse Ranch, of Rocky Comfort, with broccoli, greens, strawberries and asparagus. There will be lots of herb and vegetable plants, flowers and hanging baskets, baked goods, all-natural beef, chicken and lamb, honey, energy bars, kettle corn, flavored popcorn and candied pecans, as well.
Dogs on the Roll will serve hot dogs, chili dogs, chili cheese dogs and Frito pie. Ten percent of their sales go to Golden Paws Animal Rescue Shelter. Bill Adkins of Bella Vista plays popular music from the 60’s and 70’s from 4 to 6.
Now about that kohlrabi – University of Missouri Extension nutrition program associate Lindsey Supplee will demonstrate recipes featuring kohlrabi at Tuesday’s market. Kohlrabi is a member of the cabbage family and with its like green bulb topped by large leaves looks a bit alien but it’s a big seller once people sample it. In fact, the last time Extension used it in a cooking demonstration it sold out.