October is a great time to start visiting your local farmers’ market! Thanks to our participating farms, you can expect to see all sorts of tasty crops showing up in downtown Bainbridge.
Fall is the season for squash and greens. We’ll start the month off with arugula and Asian greens such as bok choy. As the weather cools down we should see collards, cabbage, mustards, kale, turnips and chard. For both dining and decor, look out for varieties of thick-skinned squash turning up at market such as spaghetti, acorn, and of course - pumpkins! Southern staples like pecans, sweet potatoes, and eggplant will be available, as well as radishes, hot-house tomatoes, and if we’re lucky, some gorgeous late-season bell peppers. Other Georgia crops available throughout the area include apples, beans, beets, cured garlic, cut flowers, mushrooms, okra, and persimmons.
Not sure how to cook some of the produce you come across at our market? Make sure to follow our blog for recipes from local cooks, or find us on Pinterest for a collection of great recipes highlighting local and seasonal foods.
Can’t make it to the market on Saturday mornings? We’d love to see you there, but there are still some great places around town to buy local produce! Dixie Dandy, Harvest Moon Market and Long Farms all sell produce from area growers during the week (please visit their websites for days and hours).