In Season Now – August (Nashville, Tennessee – Farmer’s Market)
While I was looking forward to a trip to Paris, work had other plans for me. Instead I found myself in Nashville, Tennessee. I was not happy. Granted I had nothing against Nashville per say, it just wasn’t Paris, FRANCE! After much frowning and fretting, I did a bit of research and discovered that Nashville has a farmer’s market open 362 days of the year – as the website proudly states.
All of a sudden i was ecstatic about going to Nashville. Not only was i going to get to see the country music capital of the world, but it also has a farmers market!
I even got to see a few Amish people!
Here’s the link to the market (http://www.nashvillefarmersmarket.org). Followed by the list of items that are in season now.
Almond, Apples, Avocados, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cactus pears, Grapes, Melons, Mulberries, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Pluots, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tayberries,
Arugula, Beets, Bok choy, Burdock, Cactus pads, Carrots, Celeriac, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Ginger root, Green beans, Okra, Olives, Peas, Peppers (chile, sweet), Potatoes, Purslane, Shelling beans, Spinach, Summer squash, Tomatillos, Tomatoes
Fish / Seafood – East coast US
Calicos, Cod, Crab (blue), Haddock, Hake, Flounder Sole, Hake, Lobster, Mackerel, Red Snapper, Sea Scallop, Gulf Shrimp, Squid, Triggerfish, Whiting
Fish / Seafood – West Coast US
Albacore, Crab (Dungeness), Halibut, Salmon (King, Silver, Pink, Keta), Shark (Bonito, Mako, Thresher), Pacific Smelt, Swordfish, Pacific Bay Shrimp, Calamari Squid
Fish / Seafood UK
Crab, Hake (European), Langoustine, Mackerel, Monkfish, Plaice, Pollack, Mullet (Silver), Sardines, Scallop (queen), Sole (Megrim)
Fish / Seafood – Italy / Spain / Mediterranean
Brill, Crab, Herring, Mackerel, Scallops, Shark, Scorpion fish, Sardines
* Commercial fishing is currently not allowed along the Adriatic coast of Italy to encourage re-population.