Tuesday, September 4, 2012

In Season, Sept. 5-11: Yellow and zucchini squash plentiful - Dallas Morning News

You only think squash season is over. In virtually all growing areas, including Texas, yellow and zucchini squash are getting their second wind, so to speak. Locally, even if the recent triple-digit temperatures slow production, the squash will rev up again as soon as temperatures drop back into the 90s. Expect great supplies in the months to come.Kim Pierce

IN STORES

Lobster no-news: If you have been reading about the price of lobster dropping in Maine because of record-high catches and wondering whether it affects prices here, prepare to be disappointed. Prices remain about the same because of shipping and other costs.

Peaking or abundant in supermarkets: carrots, cabbage, celery, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, herbs, okra, onions, peppers, new potatoes (red, white and Yukon), squash (yellow and zucchini), sweet potatoes and tomatoes.

Fruits: avocados, bananas, blackberries, cantaloupe, figs, grapes, honeydew, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangoes, Valencia oranges, papayas, pineapple, raspberries and watermelons.

FARMERS MARKETS

Get out early for the best selection of any lingering peaches and tomatoes (most are finished until the fall crop is harvested), cantaloupe, watermelon, okra, cucumbers, squash, green beans, eggplant, mushrooms, peas, peppers, corn, potatoes, hydroponic salad greens and more.

Coppell Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. 793 S. Coppell Road at Burns; 972-304-7043; coppellfarmersmarket.org.

Dallas Farmers Market: Farmers and ranchers are in Shed No. 1. Find a variety of specialty vendors in Shed No. 2. The market is open seven days a week; most farmers are there Saturday and sometimes Sunday. 1010 S. Pearl, Dallas; 214-670-5880; dallasfarmersmarket.org.

Frisco Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or sellout Saturday. 6048 Frisco Square Blvd.; friscofarmersmarket.com.

Grand Prairie Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Market Square, 120 W. Main St. at Northwest Second Street; 972-237-8000; gptx.org/farmersmarket.

McKinney Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Chestnut Square Historic Village, McDonald and Anthony (park in the lot on McDonald) and 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Adriatica, 6851 Virginia Parkway; 972-562-8790; mckinneyfarmersmarket.com.

Pop-Up Market: 5 to 8 p.m. every other Wednesday at Dallas Eco-Op in Lake Highlands, with food trucks. Created by Gleaning Network of Texas founder and director Susie Maxwell, who’s also president of the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. 10137A Shoreview Road at Ferndale, Dallas; 972-814-0928.

Rockwall Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Downtown square, 101 Rusk St. at Goliad; 972-772-6400;mainstreet.rockwall.com.

St. Michael’s Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 8011 Douglas Ave. at Colgate, Dallas; saintmichaelsmarket.com.

White Rock Local Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of every month. Green Spot Market & Fuels, 702 N. Buckner Blvd. at Northcliff, Dallas; 214-319-7768; whiterocklocalmarket.com.

Sources include Joe LaBarba, FreshPoint; Lobster Harvest

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