Farmers’ Market Corner for 8/9/14

The Black Cat Farm booth at the Boulder Farmers’ Market will include the following produce on August 9, 2014:

  • Arugula
  • Baby fennel
  • Baby lettuce mix
  • Basil, Genovese, lemon, red rubin, sweet
  • Beets, multiple varieties
  • Cabbage, Danish ball head, Savoy, Spanish Black
  • Carrots
  • Collard greens
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Kale, white Russian
  • Leeks
  • Mizuna
  • Pak Choi
  • Parsley
  • Peppers, bell and jalapeno
  • Perpetual spinach
  • Spicy Asian greens mix
  • Spring and storing onions, several varieties
  • String beans, Green Crop, Royal Burgundy, Golden Rocky
  • Summer squash
  • Swiss chard, two varieties
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips, Gold Ball and Norfolk

Non-produce items available will consist of chicken eggs.

New arrivals

Hidden eggplant made an unexpected first appearance of the year last weekend. Bringing up the rear this weekend will be the year’s first cucumbers, bell peppers, and jalapenos.


For some vegetables, small and young ones have better flavor and texture. Not so with beets. Eric says that he prefers large, even giant, beets to baby and small beets. He recommends big beets for their sweet taste and velvety texture. Plus, they are easier to peel.

The Black Cat Farm is offering plenty of big beets at the market now, ready for roasted beet salad with goat cheese or feta, toasted nuts, and Black Cat Farm greens.

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