The Derby Street farmers market was bustling today, in a pre-Thanksgiving-panic sort of way. But the sun came out and most of our farmers seemed ready for the hordes. And Maria Catalan was ready with samples of her salsa. Catalan Farms has just started selling Maria’s own handmade tomato salsa, tomatillo salsa, as well as organic nopales.

Word on the street is that the weather is predicted to turn quite chilly in the next few days and many areas will more than likely see their first freeze. This means good-bye early girl tomatoes and beans, and hello broccoli, cauliflower, and all those great winter root vegetables. Unbelievably, Catalan Farm still has strawberries:


but these are the last of them. So you’ve got approximately two hours left to get your hands on some before they are gone until next spring.