Though the pawpaw is generally unknown to the American public, it is the largest edible fruit native to the US. The fruit is indigenous to 26 states, from northern Florida to Maine and west to Nebraska. As a much loved fruit, European settlers named towns, creeks, and islands after the pawpaw. Today, pawpaws are primarily eaten in very rural areas, and many Americans are wholly unfamiliar with the fruit. The Pawpaw has a creamy, custard-like flesh with a tropical flavor, which is often described as a combination of mango, pineapple, and banana.
I began farming at Stone Cloud Gardens in 1993. I began going to markets in 1994. My business has grown. I have learned. It is my hope that customers that come to Farmers Markets appreciate what is special about Market Gardening and... ASK THESE QUESTIONS..... Did you grow this? What variety is this? Why did you choose this variety? (more...)
We are a growers only market. This market has been in existence for thirty years and continues to see growth as one of the largest growers only markets in the state of Missouri. We begin our regular season in mid April and meet three times a week [Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday] through October. We begin each market day at 8:30 A.M. (more...)
Starting with unimproved land in summer 2009, Spring Forth Farm now includes a fledgling orchard (complete with Babydoll sheep lawnmowers), pastured poultry fed organic, soy-free feed, and a small herd of Milking Devon cows. Currently we offer eggs, with a raw milk cow share coming by October 2010.(more...)
Spence Farm is the oldest family farm in Livingston county, IL, settled by our fourth great-grandfather in 1830. Still a thriving family farm, we grow delicious foods of all kinds using sustainable organic methods that will keep our farm vibrant for future generations. (more...)
We love to farm and bring fresh fruit and nuts directly to you! The roots of Shasky Farms were planted in the 1940s when Alva and Winona Parker moved from Arizona to the small farming community of Le Grand, California. All four sons went off to serve their country during the Second World War. (more...)
We are a biodynamic farm that produces foods that look, smell and taste as they should - which demonstrates the true value to fresh local produce. We specifically choose our offerings with the idea we want them to be foods you might know about but haven't ever tasted. Not really. (more...)