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  • Writer's pictureTeresa Derrick-Mills

On-Farm Market -- Sweet Pepper Rainbow, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Basil, and More (3 Saturdays remain!)

The Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm On-Farm Market is back open this Saturday, 9am-1pm, 7957 Hollow Road, Middletown, MD 21769.

  • We have Saturday 8/26, 9/2, and 9/9 remaining in our market tent season.

  • Farm-fresh items will continue to be available through our on-line market available for on-farm pick-up through Thanksgiving-ish.

  • Come see us 8/26, 9am-1pm for: laughter, smiles, cooking or growing advice, and of course, chocolates, tomatoes, beets, carrots, chard, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, green onions, kale, onions, potatoes, peppers, salad mix, spinach, summer squash, watermelon, bread, mushrooms, and herbs

Sweet Pepper Rainbow

The sweet pepper rainbow has finally arrived!

Assorted sweet peppers fresh from field
Assorted sweet peppers fresh from field

Pictured here are just some of our sweet pepper rainbow coming out of the field right now! We've got:

  • Jimmy Nardello (long, skinny, and red)-known as an Italian frying pepper and originating from the Basilicata region of southern Italy -- fruity, creamy, and soft when fried

  • Ashe County Pimento (round and red)-hailing from Western North Carolina, they have a concentrated sweetness and mild pepperiness (think pimento cheese). You can stuff them like bell peppers or roast and puree for a spread/dip

  • Zulu Sweet (eggplant black, bell shape)-from Poland with a sweet smokey flavor -- great for salsa and salads to add an extra dimension

  • Criollo de Cocina (like a small, wrinkled bell)-from Nicaragua - a strong, sweet pepper flavor that intensifies when cooked

  • Violet Sparkle (violet or red with purple stripes in a medium heart shape)-originating in Russia, great for raw eating!

  • Padron (green long cone)-originally from the Galicia region in Northwestern Spain -- a sweet wildcard with some ZING -- use when you don't mind some surprises

Eggplants Galore

Another fresh-picked pic showing off a variety of egg plant and sweet green bell peppers.

Green peppers and eggplant fresh picked
Green peppers and eggplant fresh picked

Tomatoes Are Still Ripening Daily -- lots of variety still!

Tomatoes growing on vine
Tomatoes growing on vine

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