Farmers Market Report for March

March is upon us, and whether it comes in like a lion or a lamb, it for sure triggers Spring Fever in everyone!  It’s a great time to get out to the Farmers Markets to check out the fresh new seasonal produce, and you may find some early-bird surprises from those farmers who use coldframes and greenhouses!

Examples of cool-season crops that may now be available at your local or state Farmers Market include:

  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Leafy Greens
  • Green onions
  • Leeks
  • Parsley
  • Radishes
  • Strawberries
  • Turnips

Of course, many varieties of produce may also be available that are shipped into your area from warmer climates.   Eating locally-grown produce is always preferable, but may not be feasible if you live in the colder states.

Another reason to visit your Farmers Market this month is the ornamental and edible plants that become available.   Early spring is always an excellent time to plant wonderful trees and bushes that bring beauty and food for many years to come.  Just be sure to watch out for those late freezes!   Many cool-season annual flowers and crop vegetables  may be available as well, and if you plant the vegetables now, you can have nice harvests before the heat sets in.



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Christy is a lover of life, health, fitness, & happiness; a giver who loves to share her gifts with others so that they may love & live life to the fullest; & a learner who constantly searches for new knowledge. She overcame obstacles including injury, weight gain, & sickness which required surgical removal of 7 large tumors, to win a National NPC Figure Championship at age 41. Physically, spiritually & emotionally she is the best she has ever been & getting better every day! She is "Aging Disgracefully--& Proud of It!" Christy lives in South Carolina with her husband, best friend & Soul Mate, Michael Seguin, & their four-legged 'son' Jukebox--a very noisy white cat. Christy's motto is "Be Defiant! Fight for your Health!".

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