Chicken is on the menu nearly every week at our house, and Baffoni’s Poultry is our trusted source. From their farm in Johnston, this 4th generation family farm supplies our market with never-frozen fresh whole and butterflied chicken and parts. They also carry their own chicken sausage. Nicolette Baffoni, an elementary school librarian by day, joins us every week to answer your questions about her family’s farm and the care and diet of their cage free birds.
Barden Orchard returned last week, and we were very glad to see Sandie Barden herself with their flavorful corn, tomatoes, blueberries, blackberries and apples. Tragically (and I’m not exaggerating here!), there are none of the luscious white and yellow peaches that we look forward to every year; the late frost did them in. Their other fruit is still delicious, and we should do all we can to support the Bardens in what is a very challenging season for them.
LeFavorite Bakery returns from vacation, just in time to enjoy the less humid weather we are expecting on Saturday. They will be bringing their wonderful breads, pastries, cookies, pizza strips, calzones and cake pops. Stop by and say welcome back!
PV Farmstand will no longer be coming to the market. After 6 seasons, Farmer Frank has decided to focus on selling from his farm rather than schlepping to the market. You can still place special orders for meat, such as Thanksgiving turkeys, on his website or via e-mail, or by visiting his farm.
Fruit Hill Apiaries will determine another day to bring their model hive; they were scheduled to come last week but it was just too hot for the bees. They are aiming for a date in September when it will, we hope, be cooler.
See you at the market.