The harvest is bountiful at Orcas Farmers’ Market

Contributed by Jennifer Pietsch, Farmer’s Market manager. Special to the Sounder.

To kids heading back to school, the summer is almost over, but the Orcas Island Farmers’ Market is very much at its peak.  Farm stalls are bursting at the seams with produce.  Chard, squash, greens, corn, onions, potatoes, garlic, cucumbers for your pickling pleasure, and – thank goodness – FINALLY, nice ripe red tomatoes!

Wondering what to do with all this bounty? Stop by the market booth for recipes to help you get the most out of the season’s offerings.

While you’re at the market, have a bite to eat, but don’t forget to visit with our crafters, many of whom will  not be seen again until spring. And it’s never too early to get your holiday shopping started!

The Farmers Market is open each Saturday from May to October, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Village Green. On the second Saturday in October the market will move to the Odd Fellows’ Hall and run until Thanksgiving. For more information, call 317-8342.