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A Taste of What's Market-Fresh This Week

A look at what's available from area farmers' markets this week.

The summer harvest was delayed slightly by the rainy spring, according to Rick Mascuga of the state's Department of Agriculture, but if the weather keeps up, the farmers' markets will be bursting with native fruits and vegetables as soon as next week. 

"Things are coming in spotty at this point, we should have more guys online," said Mascuga. "Everything is kind of on target but we should have more availability. If it stays hot we should be pretty much caught up by next week." 

This week, farmers may have some cherries left, but the season "was a disaster" according to Mascuga who said the plants were not well pollinated this year. 

"If you see native cherries, don't hesitate," he said, "because they probably won't be there [next week]." 

Mascuga said peaches may be available by the end of the week and more so sometime next week. Also, he said corn is available.  

"It's small but very, very sweet and more will be available by the end of the week.

Available this week: 

  • raspberries
  • blueberries
  • green beans are available but very expensive
  • greenhouse tomatoes 
  • beets
  • carrots
  • garlic
  • radishes
  • yellow and green squash is starting to come in heavy
  • salad and pickling cucumbers
  • lettuces are winding down
  • peas are still available but on the downswing
  • purple and yellow cauliflower
  • the whole gamut of herbs, like cilantro, basil, parsley, etc.
  • squash blossoms, for stir frying or to stuff
  • cheeses, honeys, jams and jellies

Daily, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; 196 South Montowese St., Branford

Call 203-488-3578 for hours; 710 Leetes Island Rd., Branford

Cityseed's  

Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Russo Park, corner of Chapel Street and DePalma Court, New Haven

Cityseed's 

Sundays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Edgewood Park, corner of Whalley and West Rock Avenues, New Haven

Stratford Farmers’ Market

Mondays, 1 p.m ‐ 6 p.m. June 27 ‐ October 31; Deluca Field, Main Street

WIC/Senior FMNP Accepted

Durham Farmers’ Market

Thursdays, 3 p.m. ‐ 6 p.m. May 5 ‐ September 8; Town Green, Route 17 

WIC/Senior FMNP Accepted

Bethany Farmers’ Market

Saturdays, 9 a.m. ‐ 1 p.m. July 2 ‐ September 17; Airport Property, Route 63

WIC/Senior FMNP Accepted

East Haven Farmers’ Market

Sundays, 9 a.m. ‐ 12 noon July 10 ‐ October 16; East Haven Town Hall

WIC/Senior FMNP Accepted

Madison Farmers' Market

Fridays, 3 to 6 p.m.; Madison Town Green near 27 Meetinghouse Lane,  

WIC/Senior FMNP Accepted. 

Dudley Farmers’ Market

Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m; 2351 Durham Rd., North Guilford

Hamden ‐ Downtown Farmers’ Market

Fridays, 11 a.m. ‐ 3 p.m. June 24 ‐ October 7;  Town Center Park, next to Miller Library, 2663 Dixwell Ave.

WIC/Senior FMNP Accepted

Hamden ‐ Spring Glen Farmers’ Market

Tuesdays, 3 p.m. ‐ 6 p.m. June 21 ‐ October 25; Spring Glen Church, 1825 Whitney Ave.

WIC/Senior FMNP Accepted

Milford ‐ Woodmont Farmers’ Market

Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. ‐ 6:30 p.m. July 6 ‐ September 28; Robert Treat Farm, 1339 New Haven Ave.

Milford Downtown Farmers’ Market

Saturdays, 9 a.m. ‐ 1 p.m. June 11 ‐ October 8; 58 River St., Corner of Darina Place and River Street

WIC/Senior FMNP Accepted

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