Market Fresh: Autumn winds down, though veggies and flowers sojourn during a markets

October 2, 2014 - storage organizer

As autumn sets in, a farmers are still bustling with a collect and formulation for subsequent year.

“Harvest is entrance to a close,” pronounced Rob Wells, The Persistent Farmer. “If it doesn’t get next 20 degrees we should be means to reason a solidify off in a greenhouses.

“I have dug a outward tubers and now it’s time for them to take their snooze and rest adult for a 2015 flourishing season.”

Get some of Wells’ pleasing dahlia blooms during a Anchorage Farmers Market and the Wednesday Center Market during The Mall during Sears. But act quickly; Wells is formulation to have blooms for usually dual some-more weeks.

Things are bustling during A.D. Farm too.

“The potatoes are finally out of a ground. … We also got a golden beets out and into the root attic as well,” pronounced Alex Davis. “We’ll keep chipping divided on a storage crops before we have to chip them out of a ground.”

Here are some of a marketplace highlights.

Anchorage Farmers Market

Joining Wells during a marketplace on 15th Avenue is Arctic Organics. Sarah Bean pronounced they will have new leeks this week. Also demeanour for storage cabbages, loads of potatoes, Brussels sprouts, rutabagas, celery, fennel, onions, carrots, beets, red bell peppers, kohlrabi, turnips, 4 varieties of kale, mustard greens, hon tsai tai, tat soi, escarole, herbs, uninformed cut flowers and apples.

Center Market

Duane Clark of Country Health Foods will have Wells’ dahlia blooms. And he will have copiousness of other equipment during his counter too, including apples, internal honey, tomatoes, herbs, Alaska sprouts, smoked black cod and smoked sockeye salmon.

“Northern Lights Mushrooms returned final week and will be with us on Wednesdays going ahead,” Clark said.

Davis has potatoes and golden beets in storage and we can collect from other fresh-from-the belligerent crops, including cabbage, carrots, kohlrabi and red beets, during both markets this week.

He also has uninformed mussels from Kachemak Bay, Alaska barley products and several pig options.

Farm 779 will be branch Alaska carrots into something special this week.

“Farm 779 will have all things carrot orange on Wednesday,” pronounced Julie Meer. “Stop by and see what extraordinary things have been finished with local, tolerable honeyed roots from A.D. Farm.”

They will also have krauts, kefir sodas and double thick coconut kefir.

Alaska Vegan Gluten Free will have a unchanging food items, including unfeeling lentil soup, carrot ginger soup and roasted beets and honeyed potato soup — all ideal for these autumn days.

Also on Wednesday, La Grassa will have a far-reaching accumulation of domestic pastas, including roasted golden beet and goat cheese ravioli, featuring beets from A.D. Farm; vegan uninformed herb strozzapreti; and kale and ricotta gnocchetti.

Top Shelf Artisan Market

Look for a accumulation of equipment from A.D. Farm, Country Health Foods, Farm 779 and La Grassa during a Palmer market.

“A.D. Farm will have a smashing collection of creatively dug base veggies and final of a summer greens,” pronounced Julie Meer of Farm 779 and a marketplace organizer. The marketplace will embody “hand mixed, rolled and cut pasta from La Grassa. You can usually see a uncover in Palmer as they cut your pasta to order,” Meer said.

South Anchorage Farmers Market

The Rempel Family Farm will be during a South Anchorage marketplace with their common outrageous preference of vegetables.

Among a options they have are: 7 varieties of potatoes, several forms of kale, 4 varieties of beets, Brussels sprouts, winter squashes, rutabagas, parsnips, carrots, cauliflower, bok choi, daikon, mizuna, Napa cabbage, salad mix, radishes, immature onions, cabbage, sleet apple turnips and arugula.

But it’s not only veggies.

“We will also have a possess weed and organic veggie fed yak beef available,” pronounced Mark Rempel.

New during a market on Saturday is All Wood Brand, that facilities kiln dusty timber pellets for a stove or grill.

“There will be a glow array to comfortable adult during and fry a marshmallow or two,” pronounced marketplace organizer Arthur Keyes.

Other vendors include: Glacier Valley Farm, VanderWeele Farm, Joan’s Salmon Burgers, Earthworks Farm, Arctic Choice Seafood, Seldovitch Family Farm, a Hungry Squirrel, Three Bears Farm, Stockwell Family Farm, Sweet and Sassy Kettle Korn, Alaska Sprouts, Zoi Food 4 Life, Joan’s Jams and Jellies, Drool Central, Nonessentials and Two Sisters Greenhouse. (And demeanour for Earthworks Farm with their Abeille Alaska healthy beeswax and sugar physique caring products at Saturday’s Make it Alaskan festival during a Sullivan Arena.)

Wednesday is a final marketplace of a year during a Dimond Center. Stockwell Family Farm and Glacier Valley Farm will be at Wednesday’s market.

Local farmers’ markets

Monday: Mat-Su Farm Market, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Palmer Depot

Wednesday: APU Farmers Market, 1:30-6:30 p.m., 4101 University Drive; Center Market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mall during Sears, Benson Boulevard and Denali Street; South Anchorage Wednesday Market, Dimond Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friday: Top Shelf Artisan Market, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 550 S. Alaska Street, Palmer

Saturday: Anchorage Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 15th and Cordova in a Central Lutheran Church parking lot; Center Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mall during Sears, Benson Boulevard and Denali Street; South Anchorage Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Subway/Cellular One Sports Center during a dilemma of Old Seward Highway and O’Malley Road

Steve Edwards lives and writes in Anchorage. Contact him at

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