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Joy of Spring: Strawberries

May 30, 2013

strawberries may 29 2013

Picked ripe yesterday, brought to the Wild Ramp Market within hours, the strawberries that were in the rapidly disappearing quart containers confused a few shoppers. They were “too red”. Notice no white areas on the tips….this means they are RIPE!!!  Full of flavor.

Once again supermarket strawberries tend to be pale in comparison, both in color and flavor, picked before full ripeness……SHOP LOCAL!!!!  SHOP FRESH!!!!

As for these…they were combined with some rhubarb brought into the Wild Ramp Market by Stitches and Scents and are now part of a pie.

Missed both the strawberries and the rhubarb?    Well, one of the many perks of being a Friend of the Market is that you can call to request that some food you read about on Facebook as either coming in or having arrived be reserved for you in the back room cooler. The other benefit is while working your volunteer hours you get first dibs on all the yummies that the farmers deliver!!logo

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Melissa permalink
    May 30, 2013 12:40 pm

    How does one become a friend of the market?

    • stkappleto permalink*
      May 31, 2013 10:48 am

      You can sign up to become a Friend of the Market in the store or online. The Wild Ramp is a nonprofit corporation, and Friends of the Market make it possible for us to stay open through their financial and volunteer support. There are several different options to choose from. The volunteers in the store are happy to explain them to you, or you can check them out online.

    • May 31, 2013 10:49 am

      When you visit the Market just let the volunteer at the check-out know and she will process your membership. There is an application form on our website that you can print out and complete or there will be one in the store that you can complete while you are there. Welcome to the family!

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