By Marri Champié -Contibuting Writer-
Typically, in Idaho, cherry time is the Fourth of July, and so it will be this coming Saturday at the market. Cabalos, Garden Bakery, Navajo Willow, and Fancy Pickins will bring cherries and raspberries for all the bakers, jelly makers, and hungry little bears out there amongst the Kuna Market aficionados.
And for the veggie shoppers, look for radishes, beets, onions, spinach, leaf lettuce, snap peas, and snow peas from your favorite produce vendors.
We are still holding our collective breath, awaiting the next baby arrival; Market Manager, Thomas Cabalo and his wife, Sarah are expecting their 2012 market baby any moment now.
New mom Jen Cornell has early certified garlic, rhubarb, and dried fruit. Get Iced is bringing berries the cold way with a fresh raspberry ice cream shake. And from Rustic Gardens, look for all sorts of berry plants to landscape or fruitscape your backyard and garden, which Quency will couple with a whole lot of great advice on how to plant and care for the additions.
It appears you’ve discovered one of the newest vendors… Sunnyside Up Eggs; they will be back with dozens of tasty farm fresh eggs for the table. The Peregrine received so much enthusiasm for their Biscuits and Gravy that they’ve decided to stick with that menu for next week as well.
Valetta from the Tole Shed will take time this weekend to demonstrate painting techniques. Check out the great produce storage boxes from Gary’s Woodcraft; he builds a terrific-looking wooden storage cabinet for onions, potatoes and bread that snugs right into the pantry or kitchen corner.
Last Saturday, Laman Zufelt displayed the jewelry box he made for his daughter. He will custom build a similar fancy box or mirror for someone special in your life. See if you can resist adding one to your Christmas or anniversary list for someone who really doesn’t have everything…not yet anyway.
Have you been busy? Have you forgotten about us? Let us see your smiling faces this Saturday as you get “berried” in the park. Become a Market “fan” on Facebook. We take foodstamps. Remember, bring your reusable market shopping basket or bag.