Saturday, September 12, 2009

Headhouse Report

Asian pears were back last week at the Headhouse Square Farmers’ Market. Hosui’s were selling for $2.50 at North Star Orchards. Culton Organics also offered Asian pears at $1 piece, and Beechwood Orhcards for $5/quart. Also at North Star last week were pears and apples at $2/pound and sweet peppers for $2.59

Now that summer’s heat has relented, radishes are back in season. Weaver’s Way and Yoder’s Heirlooms had them for $2.50/bunch. Weaver’s also featured leeks, $2/pound.

Beechwood’s Macintosh and Honey Crisp appoes sold for $4.50/quart, pears were $5/quart, peaches $4 and nectarines $4.50. Plums and pluots were $6.50/quart, $3.50/pint.

Three Springs Fruit Farm was selling Gala and Ginger Gold apples and Bartlett pears for $1.99/pound. Honey Crisps were $2.49.

Ever wonder about Tom Culton’s small pieces of slate he uses for identifying and pricing his produce? They’re the remnants from his barn roof, which now sports a shiny aluminum top.

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