Entries by Orr's Farm Market

Oh, baby! How to prepare a watermelon three ways

Who can forget when, in “Dirty Dancing,” Baby says “I carried a watermelon” to Johnny at the dance? Boy, was she embarrassed. We can’t promise you that you’ll meet the person of your dreams or learn how to dance the cha-cha when you visit us for watermelon, but we promise you won’t be embarrassed to […]

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week

The week of August 4-10 is National Farmers Market Week, so let’s celebrate all that we do here at Orr’s Farm Market! By definition, a farmers market is a location where farmers can sell their wares to customers. The beauty about our farm market is that customers don’t only get to put a face with […]

Presto, it’s pesto!

Those who love to cook know that nothing adds a layer of flavor to dishes than fresh herbs. In July, one of the more versatile herbs, basil, is ready to be harvested. What can you do with basil? Really, you should be asking what can’t you do with basil? Basil can be found in two […]

Get your grill!

Fire up the grill — it’s National Grilling Month! We have plenty of items that are great for grilling — meats, veggies, even fruits. However, this is a good time to remind everyone that safety should always come first, especially when you are grilling. Before You Start Between 2011 and 2015, the National Fire Protection Association […]

Sweet Blueberry Dessert

Blueberries are filled with fiber and antioxidants for healthful goodness — all wrapped in a blueish-purplish packet that can be popped into your mouth. Blueberries can be found on both the East and West coasts. They come in two kinds: highbush or lowbush. Highbush is what you see at the market, while lowbush are the ones […]

Safety First!

June 18 is International Picnic Day! Not to be a Debbie Downer, but did you know that 1 in 6 Americans get sick from foodborne illness? That’s when food is improperly stored or not kept at the proper temperature. So with that mind, how many times have you been to a picnic and someone thinks it’s […]

Getting fruity on the grill

There’s something primal about man and fire. Maybe that’s why so many men love to grill. But even dear old Dad gets tired of just flipping hamburgers and steaks the same old way, and that’s why we’re here to help. Jams and fresh fruit are two things a seasoned griller needs to keep in his […]

It’s Strawberry Time

Maybe The Beatles had it right when they sang “Strawberry fields forever.” Because if it’s June, it’s strawberry time here at Orr’s Farm Market. Here are some random strawberry facts: Did you know there is an average of 200 seeds per strawberry? Strawberries are a member of the rose family. The average American eats 3.4 […]