HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — Despite the cloudy day, we saw all the colors of the season at the Farmers Market in Holyoke today.
Veggies of all shapes and sizes were on sale – everything from squash, beans, radishes, cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, cabbage, and broccoli.
“I’ve got everything…from A-Z,” said Rick Seldomridge from Granny’s Place Farm in Agawam.
And of course fruit too. There was a wide selection of refreshing watermelon to pick from today and it is also the prime time for peaches and plums.
For a few farmers in the area,they say that their blueberry season is coming to an end, and blackberry season is just beginning.
The first taste of fall is already here too!
“Some new apples just come out today, which are the first Macs of the season,” adds Seldomridge.
Food shoppers know that growing seasons come and go quickly, so they are stocking up.
“I got 3 to 4 pounds of fruit. I keep a couple of pints in the fridge and then I put the rest in the freezer for later,” says customer Patricia Ryan.
Because there is nothing like taking a bite of fresh fruit and supporting local farmers right here in our own backyard!
“When you have fresh fruit, it is sweet, sour, and just explodes of goodness in your mouth,” says Emilyn Welshimer as she takes a bite of her fresh plum.
The Holyoke Farmers Market is open every Thursday, right by City Hall, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. through the end of October.