Grayslake Farmers Market

Get Ready for a Fruit & Vegetable Bonanza

Talking Over the Fence with Farmer Gray

Hot, wet summer weather, perfect for most fruits and vegetables, has finally arrived!  So I visited all the farm stand vendors at the Market and got tips on what to look for next week and beyond. 

Geneva Lakes Produce – Corban predicts all four types of Watermelon, Yellow, Red, Seeded and Seedless, will be ideal. And look for Patty Pan Squash and, of course, Sweet Corn.

Klug Orchards – Kevin will be featuring Red Haven Peaches which have an authentic rich sweet flavor and are a “free stone” peach. That means the stone, or pit, easily separates when the peach is cut.

Natural Farm Stand – Sue has so many choices! Nine kinds of onions, numerous peppers in all colors including Hot Hungarian and so many tomatoes. One is called Cherokee Purple.

Red Barn Farm Market – April recommends Red and Yellow Watermelon and she and Dave also have early Brussel Sprouts. And, of course, they will have a full selection of other vegetables including Sweet Corn. 

Royal Oak Farm – Randy is featuring Pristine Apples, a small yellow apple that starts off tart and grows sweeter as you eat it. Also look for Zestar Peaches, a recently developed variety that’s becoming very popular.

Twin Garden Farms – Aaron leads with Sweet Corn but look for Sugar Cube Melons that are just arriving. Another pleasant surprise will be Piccolo Tomatoes which have a great flavor and are super sweet.

Wayne Miller Farms  - Wayne is offering perhaps his widest selection of fruits. Blackberries, Peaches, Pears, Apples, Raspberries and Blueberries. The newest arrival are the Pears, which will be at the Market this week. 

So bring a big bag...maybe even a small cart. There are so many great choices at this week’s Farmers Market.

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