Written by: James Steven
PROSPECT – Many local gardeners will admit they got a late start on their growing, and that’s meant a slow start for farmers markets.
Things are turning around and up, especially in Prospect, where area growers are benefiting from the fruits of their labor.
Well sort of, said Duane Basel, who was back and set up for a second year at Dexter’s Village Market in the parking lot down the block from Main and Water streets.
“It took me probably close to 40 minutes to pick these,” he said, looking over his tomatoes and beans. “You don’t get your labor back if you’re thinking about getting paid for your labor. It’s just to enjoy them and have them, … we’ve always canned a lot.”
He just hopes he makes enough to pay for the electric for watering and to buy a few plants. He recommends his yellow or golden cherry tomatoes, selling them for around $2 for a quart or two, the beans for around $4.
He said the yellows are better than the reds. They’re non-acid and sweeter.
“One lady, she just wanted a quart, and I really mounded them up ’cause she’s just sitting there eating them like candy,” he said, gesturing how she was popping them into her mouth one after the other. Read More Here