Time for Tomatoes!

It is prime tomato season, so come check out all the varieties at our farm vendors.  Whether you want heirloom, roma, cherry, grape, or the best field tomatoes, the market has your choice.  Twin Springs is having a special on field tomatoes — a half bushel (approximately 25 pounds) of #1 grade Beefsteak tomatoes for $40 or of #2 grade for $20 (so long as supplies last!), and all of the farm vendors are stocked with all the tomatoes you might need.  This is the time!  Grab your favorites at Barrett Elementary School on Saturday, August 8, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Don’t forget your pre-orders for Saturday pickup!   We’ll see you (and your face masks) at the Market!

Market Policy Reminders:

No changes as Arlington moves to Phase 3

  • Face coverings are required for all persons attending the market.  Vendors are also required to wear face masks, as well as food-handling gloves.  
  • All customers should enter the market through the Barrett School parking lot entrance closest to N. Henderson.   Only one-way traffic will be allowed in the market with the exit in the parking lot closest to N. Park.  Once they have completed their shopping, customers can return to the N. Henderson entrance via the sidewalk near the school behind the vendor tents.
  • Gatekeepers will be monitoring how many customers are in market space at any one time in order to comply with the requirements of physical distancing.  Please be patient as there may be an appropriately-spaced line to enter.
  • Almost all food sold in the market will be prepackaged to minimize browsing.  Discussions with individual vendors should in compliance with the 6-foot physical distancing rule. 
  • Credit card payments are encouraged by most vendors.
  • Only one adult family member should enter the market to pick up purchases.
  • Kindly leave kids at home. We love children, but they add to crowding at market and pose a risk to our senior shoppers.
  • Please don’t come to market if you are unwell or at high-risk.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly as soon as you return home.
  • If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to ask one of the market managers.

August Produce Calendar

Apples – Basil – Beans (Green, Snap) – Beans (Shell) – Beets – Blackberries – Blueberries – Cabbage – Cantaloupe – Carrots – Chard – Cherries – Chili Pepper – Cilantro – Corn – Cucumbers – Eggplant – Fennel – Garlic – Grapes – Green Onions, Scallions – Greens (Collard, etc.) – Kale – Leeks – Lettuce – Lima Beans – Melons – Mint – Mushrooms – Nectarines – Okra – Onions – Oregano – Parsley – Peaches – Peas (Snap, Snow, Pod) – Peppers – Radishes – Raspberries – Sage – Shallots – Sorrel – Spinach –Summer Squash – Sweet Potatoes – Tomatoes – Watermelon – Zucchini

Market Map

An interactive Market Map for each week of the Market is always available here.


Pre-Order at Lubber Run To Go!!
One-Stop Shopping from Multiple Vendors
for Saturday Pick-up!

Or click below for easy-access links and please note any applicable ordering deadlines on each site.  And, remember, all vendors will have pre-packaged, grab-and-go goods available!  Happy shopping!


Hog Haven Farm

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

No-Cook Tomato Garlic Sauce

This week’s recipe is a vendor special, direct from Twin Springs’ Weekly Newsletter!

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped (any varieties)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced or pressed*
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped basil
  • 1 cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb pasta of your choice
  • basil leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a serving bowl, toss together the tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper to combine well. Let sit for flavors to meld and juices to develop, 30-40 minutes at room temp.
  2. minutes before serving, cook pasta to desired tenderness, according to package instructions. Drain, but do not rinse.
  3. Add basil to the tomato mixture and toss well. Toss fresh tomato sauce with hot pasta. Sprinkle with the parmesan cheese and lightly toss. Serve warm.

If you have leftovers, cover tightly and chill. It’s delicious the next day, as a cold pasta dish!

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