Fluvanna Farmers’ Market at Pleasant Grove

Tuesday was one of those days when you just love the excuse to be outdoors for a beautiful spring day after so many hot and humid ones.
People ask about tomatoes and corn. The Fluvanna Market is a “producer market”. So you may see tomatoes at other stands or markets but it is most likely they were grown elsewhere in the state or further south and bought for resale. The benefit to you at this market, is the assurance that if we have it - we grew it or made it. Many of us sell eggs direct from our chickens to you and that is available year round.
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The Master Gardeners have been coming to the market every year. Their member volunteers staff a table with a tremendous amount of information and enthusiasm. Come see them each week between 2 and 5 p.m. The following article was submitted by Marie Hussey. Tuesday, when a cicada was found, while holding it in her hand we decided that she should share the information which she discovered about it with the community.
– Phyllis Montelese

What do Fluvanna Master Gardeners and cicadas have in common? They were both at Fluvanna’s Farmers Market at Pleasant Grove Tuesday. A red-eyed, clear-winged adult periodical cicada was discovered inside the Master Gardeners’ tent where they were set up to answer gardening questions. A small crowd gathered to see the docile stingerless cicada being gently handled by a Master Gardener. It was the first live adult cicada most had seen this year although some spoke of seeing several cicada “shells” (exoskeletons) around. Central Virginia is expecting an onslaught of these 13- and 17-year periodical cicadas this month with their numbers peaking in early June and gone by July.
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