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Farmers' Market Roundup!

By Anthony Todd in Food on Jun 12, 2008 3:23PM

It was a bountiful morning at the farmer’s market! Spring and summer produce has begun to come out in full force – and there were some surprising things to be found. Fresh flowers were one of the stars this morning, with peonies and irises everywhere. Asparagus is still available, but has been replaced in the leading role by Strawberries, which are so plentiful they are overflowing off of the tables and stands. Nichols Farm stole the show with fresh Onions (red and white), green Garlic, all the greens you could ask for, Broccoli, baby Turnips and the first of the Sugar Snap peas of the year.

Amazingly enough, there were also some tomatoes. Greenhouse grown, but still reasonably priced, and NOT infected with salmonella – if you’ve been craving tomatoes and can’t find them anywhere, get down to Daley Plaza before they’re all gone!

Our total haul? Three bunches of Asparagus ($7), two boxes of Strawberries ($5), one bunch of Irises ($5), Potatoes ($1.50), fresh red Onions ($3), 3 small heads of Broccoli ($3) and one box of cherry Tomatoes ($3). Total = $27.50 and enough veggies to last a good long time.