It’s only right that as the season begins to wind down, we highlight some of the produce vendors of the Riverwalk Farmer’s Market who have helped make this season of growth delicious. I have to start with Nash’s Veggies, one of the few stands I will buy from week in and week out when I’m trying to find locally grown vegetables to supplement what I wind up buying at the grocery store.
Without fail, Nash's Veggies is right there under the tree canopy with a variety of offerings from carrots and onions to peppers and okra. They can be trusted to provide local goodies from their own farm, and they are knowledgeable about their product. If you have questions about how best to utilize anything that looks super good one day, they've got you covered with suggestions. Just last weekend, I was very interested in their okra. My husband was skeptical since he has had some negative experiences with slimy okra. The pair manning the stall sated his concerns by bringing up various ways of how to cook it, such as gumbo. That got Rob on board.
I've always got space in my refrigerator for their carrots. This week, they were much larger than earlier in this season, and they still had their greens! This was the first time I've seen their offering of microgreens on the table. While not a product I would personally utilize in my home kitchen, it wasn't anything I saw at another stall or even in bigger markets from earlier in life. These unique offerings are but part of the reason that Nash's Veggies remains my first stop for my produce during the season.
Their facebook page is a treasure trove in and of itself. While preparing this article, I discovered a section they have created for recipes featuring their produce. I love that! Maybe we'll have to try a few of them next week and give them credit where credit is due. Plus, they are just a few miles south of Milford in Lincoln, growing everything they bring to the market on their own land.
Nash's Veggies is exactly what you want from a local grower: knowledgeable, passionate, and kind. Stop by their stall at either the Riverwalk Farmer's Market in Milford, DE on Saturday mornings, or you can find them in Milton, DE for their afternoon market. Enjoy seasonal produce while you still can, and make sure its local by buying from a local like Nash's Veggies.
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