You can buy fruit and vegetable seedlings at the farmers’ market with SNAP or Maine Harvest Bucks. If you’re a gardener, be sure to get your seedlings from the experts- your local farmers. At this time of year, farmers are selling vibrant seedlings for your garden. This includes tomatoes, broccolli, kale, parsley, cucumbers Just a few tomato plants can lead to an abundance of tomatoes come August and September!
You’ll be surprised to see what vegetables are in season at farmers’ markets in May. Here’s a recipe for what to do with spring-dug parsnips! Many spring greens are filling up the shelves at farmers’ markets. A simple, light stir fry of greens, perhaps with a little soy sauce, can add a healthy side to any meal. Here’s a recipe that works well with any spring greens you may find at the market (bacon is optional!).
Keep an eye on the Maine Harvest Bucks website for further updates and to see what markets are operating the program in May.