Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dublin Farmers' Market: June 24th

"A ripe melon says ‘punk’ when thumped; a green one says ‘pink’ or ‘pank.'”

Mark Twain 

5 Smart Farmers’ Market Hacks

Straight off the farm and cared for with love, fresh produce from local farms is unbeatable. Follow these smart hacks to get the best of the best at the farmers’ market—and keep your produce fresher longer at home.

Store peaches upside down Peaches are notoriously sensitive and bruise easier than a poet’s feelings. Keep them at room temperature, stem end down; this provides stability on a flat surface.

Look for a yellow spot on a watermelon to indicate ripeness Partly because unless you’re some kind of watermelon whisperer, the “thump test” won’t cut it. Miller quotes Mark Twain, who said, “A ripe melon says ‘punk’ when thumped; a green one says ‘pink’ or ‘pank.'”

Don’t store basil in the fridge Basil is a tropical plant, highly sensitive to cold. It will turn black quickly if stored below 40°; your refrigerator is likely set between 35° and 38°.

Keep cucumbers at room temperature Didn’t really know that, did you? It’s OK to admit—this was a new one for a lot of us. Cucumbers are also sensitive to the ethylene gas given of by some fruits and veggies, so keep them apart from the likes of tomatoes, melons, and bananas.

To read the whole article by Tim Cebula from Cooking Light, click here.

Our vendors for Wednesday, June 17th include:

Cedar Cress Farm
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Kingdom Fish
Nom Nom Nom
Ohio City Pasta
Oink Moo Cluck
Rhoads Farm
Roaming Goat Coffee
SaraBee Pure Honey
The Bakery at ResTORAHtion Farm
The Brown and Blond Bakery
The Market Sharpener

Join us every Wednesday, May through September from 3:30-6:30PM! 

Dublin Farmers' Market at Oakland Nursery
4261 West Dublin Granville Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@dublinfarmersmarket.com. See you at the market!

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