Been to The Taylor Farmers’ Market?

31 Aug

I made my way out to Taylor Farmers’ Market this past weekend and came home with some unique finds—San Marzano tomatoes, pickled watermelon rinds and more.

If you haven’t found the time to get out there on a Saturday morning yet, you’re quickly running out of time. The Market only runs through October, so if you enjoy locally grown produce, homemade baked goods, handcrafted art and free music, don’t miss the chance to find it all in one place, especially now that the weather is cooling off.

The Taylor Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday through October from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

5 Responses to “Been to The Taylor Farmers’ Market?”

  1. Jennifer October 15, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

    Hi, I was wondering where exactly Taylor Farmers Market is?? Thanks!

  2. TyphoidBubba September 3, 2010 at 7:34 pm #

    Good eye, NMissC. I can now be on the lookout for unscrupulous vendors that try to sell me “Congo” watermelons that aren’t from west Africa, “Rocky Ford” cantaloupes that didn’t come from Colorado, and “Dixie” yellow crooked neck squash that carpetbagged it’s way down here from Kentucky. There’s a fine line that hovers somewhere between “stickler for accuracy” and “absolute douchebag”. I’m not sure where it is, but you’ve flung yourself across it.
    As an aside – Thank you, Liz, for this website. It fills a much needed void in the blogosphere for a forum that celebrates the diversity of Oxford’s food scene. Appreciation, without the need for snarky, masturbatory, look-at-me-ism. Good work.

  3. NMissC August 31, 2010 at 11:54 pm #

    Since “San Marzano” is a place in Italy and “San Marzano tomatoes” come from there, I’ll assume you got something else in Taylor.

    I tried to find what you’ve posted about the Mid-Town Farmer’s Market in Oxford. Have I missed it? The folks from Pontotoc Blueberry Farm have had pickled watermelon rinds pretty much since that market started.

    • eatingoxford September 1, 2010 at 12:25 am #

      Thanks for writing nmisscommentor. You’re right that “true” San Marzano tomatoes come from San Marzano, Italy. But, they can be grown from seeds in any region. You won’t necessarily get the same flavor as the tomatoes that are grown in the volcanic soil of the specific region in Italy, but they are indeed San Marzano tomatoes.

      As for the Mid-Town Farmer’s Market, I can only remember one posting about a pie contest (http://blog.eatingoxford.com/2010/07/16/taste-winning-pies-saturday-july-17/). I appreciate you letting me know about the Pontotoc Blueberry Farm having pickled watermelon rinds. I’ve always said that I depend on the people around me to provide me with the information I don’t have. I can’t be in all places at all times.

      Sincerely, thank you.

      Liz

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