The sign says “Corn”, but there’s more than that at the stand in the front yard of a small farm on Buckmeadow Road in Nashua. I stopped by “Pauly’s Self-Serve” today expecting just corn, but finding an impressive selection of tomatoes, as well as cukes, summer squash and eggplant. The price sign listed more items, including maple syrup, so it looks like the offerings rotate.
I grabbed some (delicious!) corn at 50 cents an ear and plan to return. A good looking stand for your summer basics and maybe the only one outside of Hayward’s for South Nashua. The farm and stand is at 43 Buckmeadow Road in Nashua — halfway between Main Dunstable and Ridge.
Downpours all morning turned the grand opening of the new and improved Nashua Main Street Farmer’s Market into a soft opening with a few hardy vendors in attendance. By noontime, the rain lightened and Nashua’s Country Dreams Farm was selling summer squash, zucchini, Walla Walla onions, rhubarb and strawberries. Garlic scapes were already gone to those that braved the weather earlier.
Also from Nashua, Dirty Girl CSA, in its first year of production thanks to a locally famous start-up campaign through Kickstarter, was selling early greens and radishes, as well as tomato seedlings, T-shirts and stickers.
Fred’s Farm made the hour and half long trip from Alexandria and was selling a great variety of salad and cooking greens, all organic, all harvested hours earlier. Spiczka Farm from Dunstable, MA featured early peas and strawberries.
I picked up some squash, radishes and an onion to roast up. I may get adventurous and cook up the radish greens – something I’ve never tried before – perhaps into a frittata. Check this space for a hopeful success story on that. Oh yes, and of course some strawberries, perfectly ripe.