Check out Collins Family Orchard for the first Apriums of the season. For those of you who have not enjoyed an aprium, it is a hybrid fruit, which is more apricot than plum. Pluots we find later in the summer, which are hybrids that are more plum than apricot. These fine apriums resemble apricots, but have a milder flavor. Stop by and give it a try.
Also, Chelan cherries are arriving this week. These are an early sweet cherry, similar to the traditional bings.
In the veggies department, we have rainbow chard, kale mixes, and an amazing variety of lettuces. Also, you can still find some asparagus, but the season is almost over. Red and golden beets are also around, as well as turnips, rainbow radishes and my favorite, carrots!
Loki Fish hopes that next weekend they will be able to bring in their first fresh salmon, which we are all looking forward to. In the meantime, check out their salmon jerky, it is amazing to snack on and enjoy.
Finally, don’t forget your Father’s Day barbecue. Stop by and pick up as steak, chops, or burgers at Martiny Livestock or Skagit River Ranch. And to go with that, some fresh strawberries for a perfect summer dessert.
The market is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. this Saturday at 5th and Bell.