June 1st arrived and with it came tomatoes at the market. Fertile Crescent farm apparently had some tomatoes such as those delectable little 'Sun Golds' at the Byrd House Market that very first Tuesday. Again they had some first thing at the South of the James Market and Saint Stephen's Farmers' Market. Quantities were smaller so they were sold out before 8:30-8:45a.m. I'm sure they must have more this week as well, and probably they weren't the only growers doing a good job of jump starting the season. Our local farmers are good! I, of course have tomato plants that are about one foot tall with nary a flower. Similarly delicious are the big fat blackberries I found at Agriberry last week. This time of year their table is covered like a mosaic of fruit, blueberries, blackberries, black raspberries, and sweet cherries (with a few bad ones in each pint).
Also this week at the Huguenot and Robious Market from 10:00-3:00 you can get bug advice from the same guy who dishes it out every Tuesday Morning on NPR 88.9 fm.
If you're interested in starting up your own vermiculture (worm bin), now is a great time of year to do so. The Hanover Master Gardeners will be at the Saint Stephen's Farmers' Market this coming Saturday to show you how.