Mid- to late July is prime time for green beans. They are young, thin and tender. Ah, well!
Baby carrots and baby summer squash and some early potatoes are among the other youngsters you will find at the mid-July harvest market.Take pleasure this week in all that’s fresh from the farm. Here’s a partial list of what to expect:
First-of-season: Boysenberries, corn, cucumbers, dill, snow peas, shelling peas, yellow waxed beans, green beans, melons, new potatoes, squash blossoms, red onions, sweet yellow onions, garlic, radishes, scallions, summer squash, table grapes, tomatoes, watermelons, zucchini.
Peak-of-season: Arugula, apricots, avocados, basil, beets, blueberries, bok choy, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, chard, chipotles, cilantro, carrots, chard, cauliflower, collards, dried fruit, eggplants, figs, garlic, herb starts, honey, leaf lettuce, leeks, mushrooms, nectarines, nopalitos, olive oil, green onions, yellow and white peaches, raspberries, salad mix, spinach, strawberries, string beans, summer squash, apple cider vinegars, and fresh herbs including chives, dill, French tarragon, garlic chives, marjoram, parsley, rosemary, Russian tarragon, sage, oregano and culinary bay leaves.
End-of-season: Apples, apricots, celery, cherries, fava beans, lemons, scallions, Valencia oranges, nectarines, peaches, grapefruit, snow peas, turnips, vegetable plant starts.