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Oak Park Farmer's Market 10/12/02


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Oak Park Farmer's Market 10/12/02

Vital Information | Oct 15, 2002 09:38 AM

I apologize for the tardiness of this report. Plenty of you know that I have this looming deadline. In fact, I am going to run through this report, just getting the basic stuff down. I will try later in the week to add some narrative, nice picture and relevant link.

Change of season report: Nichols was snatching the last of their tomatoes off their vines in advance of any frost. Tomatoes were mostly green or mushy. All of a sudden, I am craving tomato dishes and they are about gone. The Farm finally ran out of sweet corn.

Apples picked: wealthy, stark delicous (what a name!), akane (ultra-red), ida red

Odd fruit spotted: quinces (at Skibbes)

Radish report: Nicholes had standard red as well as a tiny black

Vague Celt update: honey's fresh and dried, still more Dryades Saddle

Dominant color: green - plenty of green beans, second planting snow peas, G&G, which I generally disparage for supermarket quality produce had dandelion greens that looked awesome. Green pears, green niagra grapes, etc.

Color contrast: pink and white "shelly" beans at Nichols

Donut: Not so good. One of those ill-temperatured batches, producing a grease laden circle.

See you next week.

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