Borden Street Market is beginning this season much as it ended last season: in a downpour. At least it wasn't too chilly. There were lost of red crops to brighten the day with strawberries, beets, and radishes,red lettuce, even some tomatoes.
Not everything has changed. The effervescent Caroll Collins is back and already has beets grown from seed planted in March. VanHarts who have greenhouses and outdoor acreage have their usual rainbow of tomatoes. Sun-Ray Orchards is back for their third year with strawberries, lovely tiny radishes, and lettuce plus some decidedly non-vegan baked goods. O.K. Farms which left early last year due to staffing problems is back. While we always look forward to their later crops of elderberries and some less common varieties of apples, we were also happy to spot garlic scapes this week.