Peppers, peaches and eggplant will be peaking this weekend at the Red Bank Farmer’s Market. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)


This Sunday could be your last chance to grab a gagutz at the Red Bank Farmers Market.

“This is going to be it – the guys just went into the fields to cut the vines down,” Michelle O’Connor, who runs Brookville Farms in Barnegat, tells redbankgreen. But it may also be your last chance to grab fresh garlic, too, says O’Connor.

“It’s just about done,” she said of the harvest. “I’ve got a little bit left, and if it’s there, it’s there.”

This is also the peak weekend for fairytale eggplant and peaches says O’Connor.

“With the [fairytale] eggplant, either grill them or you chop them up and sauté them,” she said. “A lot of people like them on the grill. They’re sweeter and less seedy than regular eggplant.”

As for the peaches, O’Connor prefers them eaten out of hand right now instead of baking them into a cobbler.

New to the Brookville table this Sunday: baking potatoes. Also keep an eye out for blue potatoes in the next week or so, O’Connor says.

Visitors to the Galleria should also expect a good supply of just-harvested yellow and red tomatoes, peppers, blueberries, carrots, white peaches and nectarines, says O’Connor.