Woah, We're Halfway There
Zucchini & Summer Squash Galore from Urban Gourmet
Woah, We're Halfway There
Fifteen glorious weeks of the market season behind, fifteen wonderful weeks left to look forward to.
There's just something extra special about reaching the halfway point in the market season that makes you appreciate it all. The spring and early summer build to a zenith of fresh produce that carries well into the fall and reminds us of all the good left to come.
In the air, the smell of the earliest cantaloupes from Flyte Family Farm hits you before you even reach the booth. Pecks of pickling cucumbers from Bonde Bee are carried off by those with ambitions of crunchy dill pickles to come.
From big food preservation plans, to small snacks of Sai's Garden raspberries, the mid-season satisfies many a market desire.
For some, it's a fresh caprese salad with field ripened tomatoes, aromatic basil and fresh mozzarella from Dreamfarm (pictured). For others, the mid-season treat comes in the form of Sunday morning pancakes, loaded with JenEhr Family Farm blueberries and topped with rich maple syrup from Open Kettle Farms.
One element of mid-season that makes things so special is that blend of fresh produce with the other great season-long market offerings. It's the hot peppers sliced and cooked with melted cheese atop a blue corn tortilla from Tortillas Los Angeles (pictured) or the classic country breakfast of Bryant Family Farms eggs cooked up with new potatoes from Don's Produce (pictured).
Living in the moment of mid-season is great advice, but of course our minds do drift and settle on thoughts of what the coming fall will bring with its baskets of mums, bright pumpkins and bog-fresh cranberries.
Before we get that far, we can look forward to the coming week with the return of Ten Eyck Orchard with early season apples and Atoms to Apples with a special crop of plums and early apples as well.
Cheers to fifteen markets and to fifteen more!
See you at market!
New Vendor Layout:
Starting July 10th, the market layout will condense slightly by eliminating the third row in the upper parking lot. Those vendors who were located in the aisle closest to University Row will be relocated into the four remaining aisles. Take a look at the map & lineup below to find them in their new homes. The following vendors will be moved:
Bryant Family Farms: Stall #38 (Upper Lot West Side)
Forgotten Valley Cheese: Stall #9 (Lower Lot West Side)
Honey Bee Bakery: Stall #54 (Upper Lot West Side)
Ka Vang Thao: Stalls #60 & 61 (Upper Lot East Side)
Sai's Garden: Stalls #51 & 52 (Upper Lot East Side)
Tortillas Los Angeles: Stall #22 (Lower Lot East Side)
What Got Gathered: Stall #21 (Lower Lot East Side)
Weekly Offerings from Underground Meats
July 31 Vendor List:
Alsum Sweet Corn
Atoms to Apples
Black Earth Valley
Blue Moon Community Farm
Bryant Family Farms
Campo di Bella
Chris + Lori's Bakehouse
Country Bloomer's Greenhouse
County Line Plants-n-Produce
Emerald Meadows Family Farm
Farmer Johns Cheese
Flyte Family Farm & Greenhouses
Forgotten Valley Cheese
Happy Valley Farm
Highland Spring Farm
Honey Bee Bakery
JenEhr Family Farm
Ka Vang Thao
Lor FarmMadison Sourdough
Mad Maiden Shrub
McCluskey Brothers Shillelagh Glen Farms
Natalie's Garden and Greenhouse
Open Kettle Farms
Shoua Lee Vang
Steppin' Out Foods
Ten Eyck Orchard
Tortillas Los Angeles
What Got Gathered
Yang Family Produce
Absent this weekend: Sai's Garden
*Please note this is a tentative list. Last minute cancellations or additions to the vendor list are possible.