Market Report: July 2nd

Today’s market report comes courtesy of the Charles Square farmers’ market situated in the courtyard of the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square.

The Charles Sq. farmers’ market runs both Fridays and Sundays. It is a small market, with only two produce vendors. But one of the sellers, Kimball Fruit Farm, appeared to have just about every late spring and early summer fruit and vegetable imaginable. In addition to their various small variety tomatoes, Kimball had newly arrived heirloom tomatoes.

Summer berries are in full force, including cherries, raspberries, and blueberries.

Rhubarb, that quintessential spring stalk, is surprisingly still around in July.

Kimball had several varieties of squash, including patty pan and lita.

Gorgeous tiny yellow, purple, and pink potatoes.

Green and purple basil.

Brightly colored bouquets of zinnias. Not pictured, Kimball was also selling three varieties of cucumbers, peas, beans, lettuces, and more.

Most farms are done with strawberries by now, but Busa Farm, located in Lexington, MA, had a bounty of larger berries.

I remember these from last year. Busa Farm grows exquisite looking golden and black raspberries, along with traditional red. Just in time for the fourth of July, these would make a gorgeous red, white and blue dessert spread. Not pictured, Busa had tomatoes, basil, and about 15 varieties of greens including chard, kale, lettuces, dandelion greens, basil and more. Spinach, to my dismay, is gone for now until the fall.

The Charles Sq. farmers’ market runs Fridays 12-6pm and Sundays 11am-3pm. For more information about the market, visit the Mass Farmers’ Markets website.

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