Tomatoes Are Ripe For The Pickin'
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Mr. Thurman Bogle displays some delicious tomatoes.

The tomato can accompany so many dishes. Pick your favorite, college cheese, pasta, soups, gumbo or just sliced with a little salt, the Cannon County Farmers Market is you place for locally grown vine ripen tomatoes. While the limited moisture and heat has made it difficult for our local farmers, they still have a great selection of bush and green tomatoes, assortment of peppers and okra.

For those looking for locally grown farm fresh vegetables, drop by the Cannon County Farmers Market this Saturday, July 14th for a great selection of fruits, vegetables and baked goods.

Beat the heat, come early to the market for a fresh selection of locally grown fruits, vegetables and baked goods. Pam Northcutt with “Pies De Vine” has prepared twice the number each week and has “sold out” before 9:30. Linsley Parsley also has homemade baked items along with canned vegetable.

The Market will open this Saturday beginning 6:00 A.M. with a wide array of items, including; apples, blackberries, bush beans (contender), beans (half runners, October), cucumbers, eggplant, peppers (Anaheim, bell, banana, Poblano, cayenne, habanero, jalapeno, Serrano), okra, onions, potatoes (red and Irish), sweet corn, squash (zucchini, yellow and butternut), tomatoes (red, green and tomatillo), and an assortment of other squash.

The market is just beginning, so each week you will be able to find a broader selection of fresh fruits and vegetables. Pam Northcutt with “Pies De Vine” will be at the market with her homemade fried pies. She plans to have a wide selection including apple, blueberry, blackberry, butterscotch, chocolate, peach, pecan, coconut and cherry.

The Cannon County Farmers Market is located at the Cannon County Arts Center every Saturday beginning at 6:00 A.M. Our producers are proud to offer locally grown farm fresh produce. Most Saturdays the market is open until noon or until the farm fresh fruits and vegetables have been sold. Best way to get the best selection is to come early!

We would like to start posting some your favorite recipes including locally grown fruits and vegetable. Either drop them by the Extension Office, any vendor at the Farmers Market on Saturday’s or e-mail to bsteelman@utk.edu.

If you need more information concerning the market or would like to become a vendor, contact Bruce Steelman at the Cannon County Extension Office (563-2554).

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