Sweet Corn, BLT’s and FAST FOOD!! Zucchini 500 returns to the Easton Farmers’ Market for the 10th running of the zuke cars — it’s fun, it’s zany, and it’s fast food at its finest!! Zucchinis and other squash are now in full swing and sweet corn has arrived at EFM. Chat with your farmers and shake the hand that feeds you!
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The Valley’s hottest veggie race returns for its 10th year! Get ready to squash the competition in this fun and zany race. Entry fee $5 – includes your choice of zucchini, wheels & axles, commemorative racing necklace, and access to carving tools and accessories with expert assistance from the Zuke 500 Pit Crew. Carving period 9 am – 10:45 am. Race begins at 11:00 am. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest car in each category: Sports Car, Mid-Size and Monster Truck — and a new creative category in 2016: ‘The Green Machine’ built entirely from veggies! Cars may be pre-carved but wheels must be attached directly to zucchini. Chassis or platforms of any sort are strictly prohibited. New activities this year include a Zucchini Growers Contest with prizes for the largest and the weirdest zucchini, and a Zucchini 500 Photo station where folks can snap a pic of the their friends or family in a zucchini car!
Savor the sweetness of summer with plump, juicy peaches. EFM is hosting a celebration of ‘Everything Peachy’ – from the many varieties of fresh local peaches at Beechwood Orchards and Scholl Orchards, to delicious baked goods, smoothies and other specialty peach items featured by other EFM vendors. Indulge in peach cobbler, peach smoothies, peach preserves, peach pie and peaches by the bushel!
Is it a fruit? Is it a vegetable? No matter what — tomatoes of all varieties are a summer favorite!! In the winter tomato lovers yearn for the outstanding flavor of a summer tomato, and no where are tomatoes more delicious than those grown in the Lehigh Valley. Visit EFM’s many farmers who offer heirloom tomatoes, grape tomatoes, yellow, red, green and many more varieties. If you like them in a BLT or long for that old-time favorite, tomato gravy, you can get all your ingredients from EFM’s vendors! Look for tomato specials and items offered throughout the market including delicious fried green tomatoes at Sycamore Grille — and if you are a real ‘Tomato Head,’ just bring a salt shaker and bite into a juicy ripe tomato on the spot!!
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