This Sunday at the Fairmount Neighborhood Farmers Market you can expect to find:
- apples: Liberty, Melrose, Honey Crisp
- prune plums: Brooks and Stanley
- pie pumpkins!
- tomatoes: heirlooms, cherries, and San Marzano romas
- cucumbers, zucchini, eggplants, string beans
- peppers including bell peppers, poblano, and mariachi (mild red peppers)
- root vegetables including beets, turnips, potatoes, and kohlrabi
- curly kale, chard, basil
- onions, leeks, garlic
- eggs, honey
This will be the last Sunday for the Salmon People, so be sure to stock up on frozen fresh salmon. The Southern Willamette Bean and Grain stand has finished sales for the season, but you can plan to purchase their local beans and grains at the Holiday Market starting November 19 (these make great gifts).
With the autumn arriving in full force, it's time to start thinking about stocking your winter larder. Make up a couple batches of pesto and tomato sauce to freeze, cook up some plum preserves or apple chutney, and set aside some heads of garlic in your cellar.
But don't let the summer slip away without enjoying one last taste of ripe, fresh tomatoes. Make yourself a BLT with these golden beauties from Songbird Farm, lettuce leaves (and a few leaves of basil for good measure), crisp bacon, and slices of Eugene City Bakery bread spread with mayonnaise. And enjoy the sunshine while it lasts.