Without pollinators, we would not have most of the wonderful food options that we see throughout the market. The presence of honeybees in the orchards is especially crucial and a major factor in providing a sizable crop each year. Without honeybees and cross-pollination, a mass majority of our delicious fruits would not be available for you to eat, including cherries which are coming in strong this week! The bees must have been busy because this year’s sour cherry crop is looking pretty spectacular. And blueberries too. Did you know that a large, healthy blueberry plant produces thousands of flower buds every year. With up to 16 individual flowers developing from each bud, every flower a potential berry; pollination needs in blueberries are great. Blueberry pollen is sticky and relatively heavy and is not easily blown around by the wind. In order to set fruit, the flowers of a blueberry plant must be pollinated by insects. So come celebrate the mighty bees with us this week and feel free to dress the part (this includes the pups)!
BEE sure to check out our NEW Easton Farmers’ Market Bee Tees and Totes. And fun NEW EFM hats arriving this week!