Sunlight + vegetables = delight!
This young lady from Race Farms (my favorite non-bakery cookie source at these markets) was editing the price sign for the Italian prune plums at the Summit farmer’s market this past weekend.
The market, as promised, moved to Beechwood and Bank Sts., just off of Springfield Avenue (the main artery of downtown Summit). Instead of commandeering a parking lot, which is usually how this sort of thing is done, they closed off a few side streets. It was a lot more obnoxious to find parking.
BUT LUCKILY, last weekend was the final time the market was held in that silly location.
As of Sunday, August 19, the Summit farmer’s market will return to its usual spot, in one of the free parking lots off DeForest Avenue. Woohoo!
Heyo— just a reminder— the Scotch Plains Farmer’s Market is still happenin’ on Saturdays through November, from 8am-2pm. Yo.
Will I ever tire of photographing this same shot at every farmer’s market I go to? I think not.
…as of July 22 (next week), the Summit Farmer’s Market will be temporarily relocated to Beechwood and Bank Street, near the train station, for the rest of the 2012 season (or at least until further notice).
I hear that they’re repaving the DeForest lot where the market is usually held. Or they’re implementing some new parking system. Or something. Whatever the cause, today is the last day you’ll find the farmer’s market at its usual location!
At the Scotch Plains farmer’s market, it’s starting to get into the season where the fresh produce is pretty interesting! As far as I can tell, these are wax beans. (All I know for sure is that the light was catching them very nicely.)
The Scotch Plains farmer’s market happens every Saturday, May through November, from 8am-2pm, at 430 Park Avenue.
This year, the Summit Farmer’s Market got started a month earlier than usual. While the vendors are happy to have an extra month of business, most crops aren’t ripe yet, so the produce stands are only selling garden plants, lettuces, root vegetables, and sad-looking strawberries.
This means the non-fresh-produce stands are really interesting right now.
Tassot Apiaries [site] brings a honeycomb with live bees to the market! The queen bee is included, too. She’s got a white dot painted on her back (for identification purposes; apparently it needs to be repainted a lot) and she’s a little bigger than the other bees. It’s fun to try to find her in the swarm!
This is a little out of date— since it happened A WEEK AGO and all— but I thought you might get a kick out of one last photo of Summit’s last farmer’s market (farmers’ market? dang apostrophes) for the season.
Don’t those cabbages look tasty? And I don’t even like cabbage.
Drama students from Summit High School are trying to raise enough money to go to Scotland for a competition this summer. So they’ve been selling coffee at the Summit Farmer’s Market, and performing songs from Urinetown [Wikipedia entry]. I talked to some of them beforehand, and they seemed like a nice bunch of kids. Of course, if people are trying to convince you to give them money, they’re not gonna be jerks, are they?
Regardless: yay local high school arts!