Posts Tagged ‘mulberries’

Mulberries, celery both popular

Yesterday morning’s trip to the Farmers’ Market was another success, with people very interested in the mulberries and celery that I brought. The broccoli, radishes and cabbage sold well, too, but they weren’t the center of attention.

A lot of people were surprised to see celery there, which, according to most customers, isn’t supposed to grow well here in Nebraska. I can’t say I had any problems getting it to flourish, though. It probably helps that I’ve had it under a controlled drip irrigation system, and that the cool, wet weather we’ve had the last month was what it likes.

The mulberries were kind of a whim on my part. On Friday night, I was snacking on a few plump berries from the mulberry tree next to the garden when I realized that there might be some folks out there who’d like to have some fresh berries from the market. I spread out a sheet, shook the tree, gathered the ripe fruit, rinsed it and brought it to market. I sold eight of the nine tubs I gathered, and everyone seemed pleased when they popped open the tub for a snack of the sweet fruit.

I’ll have more mulberries (and celery) next Saturday, June 27th, at the market, then I’m taking off the 4th of July before returning to the Old Market on Saturday, July 11th.

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What’s ready this week

broccoli
After a quick check of the garden, it looks like we’ll have many of the same vegetables ready this week as last, with a couple additions.

The last of the broccoli (pictured above) is heading out on the primary stalks, and there should be a pretty decent number of firm heads this week.

This will be the last week for the radishes, as well. They’re all about golf ball size, and still crisp and delicious.

Although we had four heads of cabbage ready last week, this will be the week for them to take off. It looks like at least a dozen heads will be ready for Saturday.

After some slow growth in the first month, it looks like the celery stalks are ripe for the picking this week. No one at the market had celery last week, so it looks like I might have the only source of it at the market this time around.

There will be a few more kohlrabi, but for the most part, we’re done with them until the second crop (which is doing well) comes in after about three to four more weeks.

The peas are getting close, but probably won’t be ready for another two weeks. Lots and lots of pods and flowers on the vines, though.

And, as a surprise, I might just have some fresh berries to sell this week. Let’s just say that the mulberry tree by the garden is looking pretty good — and I’ve tasted the berries once or twice to check.