It’s the last week for South Anchorage and Midtown farmers markets.
Market Fresh: Also, it’s the last Saturday for the Muldoon and Spenard farmers markets; here’s what’s in store.
Market Fresh: Also at local markets, you’ll find cauliflower, kohlrabi, turnips, rutabaga and other hardy fare.
It might be your last chance for tender veggies like zucchini, celery and beans. Farmers and market operators alike shared the warning: Get ’em while you can.
Look for carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, celery, snow apple turnips, purple top turnips, kohlrabi, rutabaga, radishes, tomatoes, peppers, a huge selection of greens, along with cilantro, chives, dill and ... you get the picture.
As a warm August winds down, vegetables are continuing to come into season early (hello, acorn squash)
Market Fresh: Local tomatoes are winning, but the heat wave has put a damper on zucchini and green beans.
Market Fresh: It’s also time for “bonkers” zucchini, carrots, fennel, rutabaga, parsley and celery.
The Mountain View Farmers Market, operated for three years by Anchorage Community Land Trust, has been replaced by Grow North Farm, which has a monthly themed market and a weekly farm stand.
Market Fresh: Southcentral Alaska vendors say, “The avalanche of produce is upon us.”
Market Fresh: Catch 49 is back and Alaskans can choose from Copper River or Bristol Bay sockeye to fill their freezers. Farmers say berries are arriving in full force, along with cauliflower, tomatoes and more.
“The growth-cycle this year is unprecedented,” with carrots, peas and broccoli heads “as big as a platter,” farmers market vendors say.
Farmers markets: This week’s markets will show which vegetables thrived in the heat and which wilted.
Market Fresh: Plus, where to find the season’s first broccoli and zucchini.
There is one rule with most new items at the markets — get there early. The supply usually doesn’t meet the demand.