The following is the weekly newsletter from Lynn Caldwell, Manager of the Atherton Market. This farmers market continues to grow and is the go to place on Saturdays. To subscribe to the Atherton Market Newsletter click here. Check out the details for the week of July 3-July 9 and as always, the market is open Tuesdays 3-7, Wednedays 9am-1pm, and Saturdays 9am-2pm.
What’s happening this week at the Atherton Market? – Lynn Caldwell
What always happens after the 4th of July? Tomatoes! We’re seeing more varieties than ever, so don’t mind asking for a sample or a suggestion for how to use the ones that are unfamiliar. The tomatoes at the Atherton Market will wow you with a rainbow of colors – yellow, purple, striped, green, and many shades of red impart characteristics that are as diverse as their flavors. On July 16th we’ll have a tomato tasting, but don’t wait until then to dive on in!
Once again, Gabe Lucich will be gathering market ingredients on Tuesday for a cooking demonstration featuring local trout. His recipe will incorporate heart-healthy nuts, so don’t miss this chance to add to your repertoire. Vin Master will offer a wine pairing, which we’re sure will please your palate! Stay tuned to Facebook for updates on time, but right now he’s planning to have samples around 5.
Peaches are coming on in a big way, and Brewington Farm is loading in melons that will knock your socks off on Saturday. Pickleville is making some tasty pickled foods from our seasonal produce, and Beverly’s Gourmet Foods is offering tomato basil pies that hit the spot on a hot summer day.
In vendor news, many of our dedicated market shoppers last year were frequent stoppers at Hunter’s Garden Gatherings. Hunter and his wife Cierra welcomed a new baby a few months ago, but he’s ready to return on this Tuesday with a bumper crop of garlic and his infamous peppers. Come by to say hello, and congratulate them on their latest addition and return to the market.
Please vote for us in the American Farmland Trust favorite farmers market contest! We appreciate the love. Ask your friends who shop the market to vote too.
If you have guests in town this week bring them to the market for a tour and to pick up fresh ingredients for fun and tasty meals! Our vendors have great menu ideas, and you can’t beat the company.
See you at the market!
Keeping it fresh and local,
Lynn S. Caldwell
Atherton Market Manager