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Toledo Farmers Market

July 28, 2017
By Dawn Troutner - Toledo Market Master , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Market Report for July 21, 2017

It was a rainy night at the Toledo Farmers' Market, with only eight vendors setting up their stands. With their tables full, the vendors and customers were eager to sell and buy before the heavier rains started. Kristi had her Czech bakeries along with green beans, zucchini, cabbage, and peppers. Caryn brought snack mixes, assortment of caramel corn and jams. Darold had summer squash, okra, beets, beans, onions, carrots, red potatoes, broccoli, and cabbage. Cindy had broccoli, taters, kohlrabi, peppers, and sweet corn. Rod says there should be plenty of sweet corn next week.

Shirley and Michael had Czech bakeries and noodles. Chuck and Ginger were on both sides of the sidewalk. Ginger had bakery, popcorn, and on the other side Chuck had leeks, cucumbers, broccoli, green peppers, zucchini, small cabbage, and eggs. Janice had cherry tomatoes, banana peppers, green beans, jalapenos, breads, and muffins. Joe and Barb were under two tents with cookies, breads, pies, green beans, taters, leeks, onions, summer squash, and cucumbers. Dawn, Karen, and Pam were there, but decided not to set up in the rain. We all welcomed the much needed rain. Hopefully next week the full line up will be at market with plenty to sell.

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Dawn Troutner
Toledo Market Master

Here are a few hints for you this week.

Now is the time to sow those radishes, turnips, and greens for a fall crop. If you're lucky to have grass clippings it makes great mulch for strawberries, raspberries, and other fruits. Do you have some geraniums that you just really love? Take cutting from those geraniums and root them in moist sand.

It helps to dry the cuttings in a shady, airy place for a few hours before planting them. Is the basil going crazy and you can't keep up with it. Preserve the basil by chopping up fresh leaves, placing them in ice cube trays add water to fill the tray and then freeze for later use.

Are your feet tired and swollen from the yard and garden work? Use chamomile, fennel, or lavender to soak those tired, swollen feet. There is a vendor that sells a simple soak with lavender or chamomile at market and let me tell you it works wonders.

See you next week at market.

 
 

 

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