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May 9, 2013

Downtown Farmers Market begins season Saturday

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And of course, a little later we also picked poke, a weed known to most old-timers. This nostalgic plant with its large leaves and stems has graced many a table in the early spring. It is also a conversation piece with some, who question the toxic properties it possess before heating. My grandmother battered and fried the stalks. It served two purposes. It filled the craw and was good for the constitution.
As the year progresses we will have luscious local tomatoes, green beans, eggplant, apples, grapes, rhubarb and many other summer fruits and vegetables.
Make a habit to come to the Market each Saturday and Wednesday so you will have fresh veggies all summer long. You will be happier and healthier for your effort. You will also be supporting our local farmers, who work hard to provide you the best tasting food around. Our growers are proud to provide this important service to our community.

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