I am so grateful for the winter farmers markets in our Upper Valley area and for the farmers/producers willing to work year round to provide us with local foods. Peter Hingston from Cherry Hill Farm in Springfield, VT was at the Norwich Farmers Market on Saturday. I have never tasted a more delicious and flavorful preserve than his Raspberry Black Currant. Peter and family raise black currants, red currants, red raspberries, black raspberries, and gooseberries. They also produce a black currant maple syrup and Just So Vermont, a black currant juice with a hint of lime, and a touch of cane sugar. If you have never tried their products, do stop by for sampling at the next Norwich Winter Market.
It’s mid February and Kevin and Laura Channell of Your Farm still had beautiful winter squashes, as well as potatoes, beets, celeriac, carrots, garlic, and meats.
Suzanne Long of Luna Bleu Farm had carrots and celeriac as well as eggs – and a pot of small spinach plants with a sign that said “Hope!” (She expects to have spinach for sale at the March farmers market.)