August 12th: Just About Everything, Really...

Honey from Brookfield Farm. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons. My cohort, Jessica, insisted I take this photo last week. She said she liked the glow of the honey, and whether I used it on the blog or not, she wanted to see a photo of it. It is pretty cool, don't you think. Oh, and you can get some of this honey from Brookfield Farm at your Wallingford Farmers Market.

Last-season strawberries from Collins. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.

Your eyes do not deceive you. These are strawberries, ripe and ready right now from Collins, with maybe a few from Alm Hill and Sidhu this week, too.

Sweet corn from Stoney Plains. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.

The first Western Washington sweet corn of the season is here. The corn above is from Stoney Plains, and Sidhu has some now, too.

Aisla Craig Scottish heirloom onions from Full Circle. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.

Full Circle Farm continues to lead the pack with heirloom onion varieties, like these Aisla Craig onions, a Scottish heirloom onion. They are mild, yet full-flavored -- delicious, really. Full Circle also has red pearl onions now, for a short time only, which, like their white cousins, are a great accompaniment to green beans and bacon.

Shamrock apples from Tiny's. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.

Yes, apple season is open us now, too. Among the early varieties, which tend to be only available for a short time, are Lodi, Golden Crisp, Gravenstein, and these Shamrock apples, above, from Tiny's.

Many peppers, from Alvarez Organic Farms. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.

And have I mentioned that Alvarez Organic Farms grows something like 150 varieties of peppers? Really, they do. Above is just a sampling of them that we get to enjoy this week at the Market.

Heirloom Brandywine tomatoes from Alm Hill Gardens. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.

And lest we forget (like I would let that happen), it is an extraordinary tomato season for us in the Northwest. Just look at these magnificent Brandywine tomatoes from Alm Hill Gardens.

Oh, and Four Season Gourmet is back with raspberry vinegar and blueberry essence today, too. For a full accounting of what you can find at the Market today, click on "What's Fresh Now!" in the upper-right-hand corner, and we will see you at your Wallingford Farmers Market.