Market Preview - August 2 - Every Thursday 2-6pm Downtown Rockmart

We don't know what to expect from the weather for market this week but we will open for market unless there are high winds or lighting present. So if it is only raining grab your galoshes and umbrellas and get to market!

Tomatoes, okra, and corn are in full harvest right now. Quiet Acres tomatoes are a plenty and look for Velmon's sweet corn, field corn, tomatoes, and squashes. Ms. Sue will be at market with honey, eggs, canned goods, and shelled field peas. Spreading Oaks heirloom tomatoes are still in bloom along with green beans, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, watermelons, and field peas. Five Cedars Farm's peppers, tomatoes, and peas will be at market along with Debbie's pickles and salsa. Donald's okra and tomatoes are coming in strong. Morning Glory will be bringing all their jams and jellies, syrups, boiled p-nuts, baked goods, blueberries, and eggs, along with all the pork, chicken, and lamb. Ms. Adriana won't be at market for the next three weeks but she will be back by the end of August with a fresh supply of grass-fed beef. Jana with that Foreign Chick's Bakery will be at market this week even though she thought she wouldn't make it. Jana will have a selection of breads including sourdough and spinach feta, along with baked treats, and cakes.

Bella Vita Mushrooms' will be at market in many varieties and be sure to pick up an inoculated log from Rachel to grow mushrooms at home! Eggs are available at market from several vendors though the chickens lay a lot less during the heat. Radicle Root's botanicals will be available including teas, botanical wellness, and botanical beauty. C&L Farm will miss this week but will be back next week. Chef Suga will bring her pimento cheeses to market along with black bean hummus. Be sure to stop by Fitzgerald Fruit Farm for peaches and Robilland Farms for pet cow milk products and fresh ground wheat bread.

Stop by the green market tent for the weekly cooking demo, to double your SNAP, and the learn more about upcoming events.

Even at rainy markets one never knows what surprises will show up. See you at market!

Shonna Kirkpatrick