Corn and blueberries have made their appearance at the Midtown Farmers Market, and this week we talk to Kevin Kungel from Svihel Vegetable Farm about these two sweet summertime treats. Learn how the weather has affected the crops, how the produce is picked (hint: it’s all by hand), and how long you can expect to see corn and blueberries stick around the market. [Audio below]
Market Report Notes:
- After experimenting with several different varieties of blueberries, John Svihel settled on the highbush variety because of it’s heartiness.
- The cooler weather will slow down the ripening of the blueberries, so you can expect to see them at the market for the next three weeks or so.
- Corn will be available for the rest of the season, until it freezes.
Svihel Vegetable Farm is located in Foley, MN and this is its fifth year at the Midtown Farmers Market.
The Midtown Farmer’s Market is open Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Check out its website for more of what’s fresh at the market.
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