by Luke Osteen
August is the time to take in Highlands Marketplace in all its harvest glory.
You’ll find corn, okra, green beans, peppers, eggplant, (lots of) squash, cucumbers, lettuce, zucchini, red and white potatoes, and tomatoes at their peak.
But it’s not simply farm-fresh vegetables for sale at the marketplace. You’ll also find flowers, fresh herbs, eggs, and honey.
A visit to the market gives you a boost on planning a memorable Saturday supper or Sunday brunch. Don’t plan Saturday night’s dinner or Sunday’s brunch until you see what they have to build your meal around. Farms in our area vary greatly in elevation so you can count on a wide variety from their harvests.
Highlands Marketplace, home to a variety of foods, is also a great place to search out locally made arts and crafts. Jewelry makers, photographers, fiber artists, and woodturners love to bring their art to Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park on Saturday mornings and it’s a great time to find that special memento of your time on The Plateau and unique gifts.
And local churches are selling items to help fund ministries that serve the community and the world beyond the Plateau.
Highlands Marketplace is open from 8:00 A.M. until 12:30 P.M. each Saturday on Pine Street.