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Toledo Famers Market

September 29, 2017
By Dawn Troutner - Toledo Market Master , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Market Report for

September 22, 2017

Got Tomatoes? That is what the Toledo Farmers' Market has and plenty of them.

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Dawn Troutner
Toledo Market Master

Cindy brought oodles of tomatoes, also potatoes and Rod's muskmelons.

Darold had potatoes, tomatoes, green peppers, green tomatoes, egg plant, onions, and an assortment of hot peppers. Next week will be Darold's last week of market.

Caryn had her assortment of snack mixes, caramel corn, and jams.

Shirley and Michael had noodles, bismarks, pumpkin bars, breads, kolaches, and rolicky.

Chuck and Ginger brought pies, breads, kolaches, squash, okra, green beans, summer and winter squash, egg plant, eggs, green peppers, onions, hot peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, gourds and pumpkins.

Dawn had plenty of watermelons, winter squash, dill, Indian corn, tomatoes, egg plant, onions, cucumbers, apples, hot peppers, house plants, and Crenshaw melons.

Brenda, Lois, and Marie had egg plant, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, green beans, more tomatoes, and summer squash. Ethan had his Scouts popcorn he was selling.

Jim was under the tree with his hand made leather items.

Joe and Barb brought breads, pies, rolls, crisps, granola, cookies, tomatoes, carrots, egg plant, onions, and potatoes.

The Bunny Farm had plenty of tomatoes, cookies, muffins, breads, dried apples, dried sweet peppers, and tomatoes, jams, kale, beets, carrots, and mustard greens.

As you can see almost every vendor has oodles of tomatoes. There are five weeks of market left and I am sure there will be plenty of tomatoes until then.

I had brought some Crenshaw melons to market. A Crenshaw melon is a cross between a cantaloupe and casaba melons.

A casaba melon has a slightly wrinkled hard shell and flattened round shape. Casabas have white tender flesh and a juicy subtle sweetness.

A Crenshaw melon is mostly spherical in shape; it has a somewhat flattened bottom and tapers to a gentle point at the stem-end. The hard rind is yellowish green, and has a rough corrugated texture void of netting.

Its dense yet tender peach colored flesh is very sweet and slightly spicy. It is sometimes called a winter melon because it ripens late. I must say those that got samples liked the flavor.

See you at market.



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