Small joys. In the midst of hot and weary days, one can take delight in the small vignettes that are a glimpse of the life that surrounds us and is bigger than ourselves. The flitting dance of a hummingbird sipping nectar from the brightly colored anise hyssop, the long racemes of pink kiss-me-over-the garden gate that sway in the slightest of breezes, mama hens clucking to their babies as they scratch in the dirt, the jeweled toned peppers glinting in the sun as we harvest, clouds that cast a cooling shadow from the relentless September sun, the inviting perfume of fragrant ripe melons and the crimson gleaming of ripe tomatoes all against the backdrop of majestic mountain peaks...so much life and beauty all around.
We are open from 8 am until 2 pm on Saturdays and until 1 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Berry picking is available on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Strawberries and raspberries are ripe for the picking. We again invite you to come early for the best selection. Berries are available on Tuesdays and Saturdays starting at 8 am until the ripe fruit has been harvested, now typically until late morning.
Our market is filled with all the fullness of an abundant season – ripe and luscious tomatoes, peppers of every hue, sweet onions and flavorful spinach, crisp lettuce, crisp and sweet carrots, delicious green beans, ripe melons and the sweetest, juiciest watermelon to refresh and so much more! Both our fresh salsa and salsa verde bags remain available with our fresh-cut cilantro. Chilies are abundant and beautiful, roasted to perfection, along with our other roasted pepper specialties. We carefully harvest our own chili and roast it fresh to offer you the richest flavors.
This is the time to can or freeze for winter. We are offering 23 pound boxes of our vine-ripened tomatoes, $45 for roma and $48 for beefsteak. We ask for pre-orders, especially large orders. We expect to have tomatoes available for a couple of weeks but the quality is superior now.
Half and whole bushels of chili – the mild Joe Parker, medium Big Jim and hot Sandia – now a much larger and meatier strain - are available, both roasted and unroasted. We are asking for pre-orders on bulk chili to ensure you the freshest. Chilies will likely be available for several more weeks.
Twenty pound bushels of our beautiful hand-harvested green beans are available but these will likely be the last of the season. You won’t regret having these in your freezer or pantry!
Purple basil vinegar makes an elegant holiday gift, as does homemade pesto – the basils are still available but don’t delay with the weather changing.
Autumn is creeping up on us. We invite you to join us for summer’s bounty. Take some time to enjoy the vignettes in the quiet of the raspberry fields and the beauty that surrounds you as you pick flowers. Notice the insects and listen to the birds. So much life – and joy - will surround you!