Archive for June, 2009


peaches peaches peaches

June 26th, 2009

peaches are here!!!! tomorrow at the market i’ll be in the same spot as last week and the week before, in the blessed shade under the trees at the back end of the parking lot. i’m nestled snugly between cricket’s fabulous baked goods and a veritable mountain of lavender. it’s a pungent counterpoint to the [...]

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peaches are here and plums are coming

June 21st, 2009

i’m picking cherries today, buying peaches tomorrow, picking cherries and buying rhubarb on tuesday, picking raspberries and blueberries on wednesday (and buying plums hopefully), picking them again on thursday, and i think that’s about all i can fit into the next week. i’ll be at the wednesday market (Farmers in the Park at Meade Park) [...]

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jam at the market, tomorrow!

June 19th, 2009

i’ll be in the shade, on the back edge of the market, 2 stands over from where I was last week. Jam flavors available now: strawberry: strawberry rhubarb, strawberry rhubarb ginger, strawberry lime + caraway, strawberry + thai basil, strawberry + lavender rhubarb: rhubarb + mint sweet cherry: sweet cherry, sweet cherry + lemon, sweet [...]

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the last rhubarb and strawberries; the first cherries, blueberries, and raspberries

June 12th, 2009

come to the market and see me tomorrow! i’ve moved but i wont be far away, so consider it a challenge to find me. the great deluge of fruit has begun! available flavors this week: strawberry: [VERY VERY LIMITED] strawberry, strawberry rhubarb, strawberry rhubarb ginger, strawberry lime + caraway, strawberry + thai basil rhubarb: rhubarb, [...]

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cherries have come to Afton… almost

June 7th, 2009

well, the time has come, and the race is on! cherries are tempermental, short-lived, and utterly gorgeous. spring valley orchard, the latest addition to the Chile’s fruit empire, opened this past weekend, June 6 & 7, for a brief preview of the cherry season. a late frost put the cherries a bit off kilter, and [...]

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rhubarb mint JAM

June 6th, 2009

intrigued? you can try some from 7 AM to noon today, if you come by my stand at the Charlottesville city market. i have samples and jars for sale in 14 vibrant flavors. come on down, have a taste, and let your tongue make up your mind.

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JAM shares – brand new!!!

June 5th, 2009

See the page for more details. In a nutshell: JAM according to Daniel Jam shares 2009 Single Share: 12 jars, $96 (weekly or biweekly) Double Share: 24 jars, $168 (weekly) All Shares will pickup twice as much during August. Pickup spots: Wednesday 3-7 PM at the Meade Market OR Saturday 7-12 at the Charlottesville City [...]

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last chance for strawberries!

June 4th, 2009

unfortunately, despite all of my hopes and wishes for an endless strawberry season, the end has come at last to the first fruit of the season, and the rhubarb season is almost over as well. the wheels keep turning, though, and the fruits keep coming and going, and i’ve got an angle on some Nelson-grown, [...]

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berries galore (dreaming of stone fruits)

June 1st, 2009

i really hope that it stays cool this week, as i’m told it will. i was informed of the forecast on saturday afternoon, while waiting for my sister’s oboe recital to begin at a church on the corner. once Alice informed me that it was going to stay cool for another week, i couldn’t stop [...]

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