local produce stand

You’ve probably seen the produce stand across from Colonial and the library. There’s a large sign advertising fresh fruits and veggies, and a girl named Meghan works there six days a week to raise money for her college education. I made a trip there today and purchased all of the following for only $11:

  • one large cantaloupe
  • one pint of blueberries
  • six ears of corn
  • one red onion
  • one green pepper
  • one zucchini
  • one yellow zucchini

I already cut up the cantaloupe, and it is absolutely delicious! The stand is open from 9am to 5:30pm Monday through Saturday, and offers most in-season vegetables and fruits, including peaches, apples, plums, blueberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, sugar baby melon, nectarines, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, sweet corn, new potatoes, zucchini, squash, red peppers, green peppers, green beans, garlic, onions, etc. The pricing is very reasonable. For example, tomatoes, peaches, plums, and nectarines are sold by the quart for $4 per basket; lots of vegetables are two for $1; corn is $5 for a dozen and $3 for six ears; and a huge cantaloupe is $4.

The produce stand is associated with Seiver’s Farm Market (it’s on the way to the outlets on the left side of the road; in the fall there are hay bales and pumpkin fudge), and there is another stand by Katie’s Korner. Meghan told me that the stands will be open through the end of October, but Seiver’s Farm Market will be selling produce at the main location through the end of December. I hope you stop by and purchase some fresh fruits and vegetables from Meghan! I’m planning on buying a lot and freezing them so I can enjoy good produce throughout the winter as well. Here’s a good chart that explains how to freeze vegetables, courtesy of Simple Organized Living.

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