Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A New Season Approaches

I don't know about you, but I can't wait for the market to begin this year!  The thought of delicious spring greens and peas makes my mouth water.  This year Ochoa Produce is returning and a new vendor will be joining us.  New to market gardening, I hope everyone will make Two Good Acres feel welcome.

The market will begin the first Sunday in May and will run 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., like last year.  I look forward to seeing everyone there for another great year! :D

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Melon Season!

It's my husband's favorite time of year, melon season!  This week we got my favorite, orange watermelons, not to mention delicious little French cantalopes that are perfect for lunch; I just pop one into my lunch bag with a spoon.  There's plenty to choose from at the market at this time of year and Ochoa Produce offers fresh, flavorful varieties of watermelons, cantaloupes, casaba melons, tomatoes (many sizes and colors), squash (from zucchini to patty pan), cucumbers (salad, pickling, green and yellow), beans (many varieties), onions, greens, herbs... and I'm sure I've missed some things! 

Check back next week for pictures of Hilo's wonderful bounty.  I hope you're enjoying your summer.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Flowers, Onions, Salad, Greens and Herbs

I didn't realize how much I'd missed Ochoa Produce until I pulled up and saw the beautiful array of flowers in pots and flats and spied my very favorite onions on the table!  I bought a bag of mixed salad greens and two heads of red-leaf lettuce as well.  Unfortunately I forgot my camera, but I'll be sure to bring it along next week so you can see the early bounty.

It's been a cold, late spring that's even got the trees blooming a couple of weeks late, so look for an increasing variety of produce as the plants catch up.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Market Begins This Sunday

After a cold, wet spring, the Eastern Orange Farmer's Market will begin for the season this Sunday, May 4th.  I can't wait to see what fresh delights are in store!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring has sprung!

I don't know about you, but I can't wait for the beginning of Farmer's Market season!  Ochoa Produce will be returning this year and I look forward to seeing what spring treats and seedlings they have to offer.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Another Wonderful Year

Thank you for helping us to have another wonderful year at the Eastern Orange Farmer's Market.  I hope you'll join us next year.  If you're interested in becoming a vendor please don't hesitate to contact easternorangefarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Have a wonderful fall!

Monday, July 8, 2013

July 7, 2013 - Melons Have Arrived!

Of all of the fresh, delicious food we get at the farmer's market, my family's favorite is melons from Ochoa Produce.  When we pull in the parking lot and my 12-year-old son sees melons he literally whoops with joy and starts bouncing in his seat.  Last night I cut up a yellow watermelon and it was everything I remember them to be... sweet, flavorful, juicy... all of the things that grocery store melons promise but rarely deliver.  In addition to watermelon in three colors, yellow, orange (my personal favorite), and red, they have a selection of other types of melons as well.  I love to try new things and every week we buy at least four watermelons as well as a couple of melons of other varieties.  I can't think of a more wonderful celebration of summer!

Karen's Kitchen had one of my husband's favorites, Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake, so I brought one of those home too, along with my son's usual dozen cookies.  This week we bought Apple Berry Jam and Strawberry Banana Jam to add to plain yogurt for breakfast.  Not only is it delicious, there's always at least three different flavors of jelly or jam in the refrigerator and I know exactly what ingredients my family is eating.

On another note, please forgive me for being remiss in updating this blog.  I have a new granddaughter and she's been demanding all of my attention.  I'd forgotten what an adventure shopping can be with an infant in tow!  My visits to the market are definitely less social when I bring her along and my husband has graciously agreed to go to the farmer's market without me when I've had her on Sunday.  I look forward to her getting a little older so she can enjoy the market with us.

Have a wonderful week and we hope to see you at the market next Sunday.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

May 26, 2013 - Strawberries!

Not only did I get some great spring onions and fresh garlic, Ochoa Produce has strawberries!  Between that and the delicious Zucchini Cherry Bread  from Karen's Kitchen, we had a delicious post-lunch treat.  Thanks to the late spring there are lots of delicious greens such as swiss chard, red and green leaf lettuce, cabbage, mustard, and kale as well.  There were also beets which will be more abundant in the next couple of weeks, as well as broccoli, squash, and turnips. If you haven't tried Ochoa Produce broccoli you're missing out on a wonderful treat! I steam it and my family devours every last floret.

 If you're interested in canning let Ochoa Produce know, they often have quantities of seasonal vegetables available if you let them know ahead of time.

 Ochoa Produce

Greens of Many Types
Fresh Garlic
Spring Onions

Turnips With Greens

Beets and Radishes (I almost missed the beets!)

Karen's Kitchen

Karen's Kitchen

Zucchini Bread
Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake
Hummingbird (Pineapple)
Banana Nut Bread

Canned Goods
Canned Goods
Canned Goods
Canned Goods

Thursday, April 25, 2013

2013 Opening Market

The Eastern Orange Farmers Market will open on Sunday, May 4th, and will have the same hours, 9am - 2pm.  Karen's Kitchen and Ochoa Produce will start the season with a wonderful selection of canned goods, baked goods, and fresh produce.  I hope your holidays were wonderful, see you at the market!

Monday, October 1, 2012

September 30, 2012 - The Fall Market

It's been ages since I posted, but the market is still going strong!  My favorite part of the fall market is the fresh salad greens, although the fall apples are delicious too.  There's still a wide variety of wonderful produce and Karen's goods are always mouth-watering.

Karen's Kitchen

Cookies - Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Pumpkin Pecan
Local Honey
Local Apples - Jonagold, Stamen, Golden Delicious

Ochoa Produce