August 17th, 2019

Blackberries from Wrights Farm were the talk of the Market last week! Everyone who picked up a pint raved about their juiciness. Word spread fast — they were all gone by mid-morning! Thankfully more are coming to the Market this Saturday but we can’t guarantee late-comers will get some. Not only are these “bramble” berries (so-called because they grow on impenetrable thickets of bushes) sweet, they’re also a great source of fiber, rich in vitamin C, and contain high levels of antioxidants like polyphenols, flavonoids, and anthocyanins, which give them their dark color. Make sure to grab a few pints-one to snack on during your Market stroll, a few for morning parfaits, and a few more for this Blackberry-Blueberry Crumb Pie. 

If you do find yourself in Wrights’ tents to pick-up blackberries, eggs, or some lemonade, please DO NOT LEAVE YOUR WASTE in their tent. Unfortunately we’ve had a problem with shoppers thinking their empty fruit boxes are trash receptacles. Please be considerate and dispose of your waste in the appropriate bins, located by the library. Thank you! 

Bring your blades to the Market this Saturday. Matt, the Knife Sharpener, is coming to get your knives, shears, scissors, and lawn mowers back into shape after the long gardening & cooking season. He’s affordable and fast- your blades will usually be done by the time you’ve finished your Market shop. 

This Saturday is our monthly Gleaning Day, when we ask our community of shoppers to share the bounty with our food-insecure neighbors. Pick up some ears of corn, a bunch of carrots, or a bag of eggplants for Hastings residents who utilize the Hastings Food Pantry, located at the Community Center, to help feed their families. All donations, including cash donations, can be dropped off at the Market tent. Thank you in advance for your generosity! 

See you at the Market!

Fer Franco