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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It’s easy to find local produce

To the editor:

I can relate with Margaret Walton’s frustration over the lateness of the fruit and vegetable season this year. The wet, cool spring did delay most crops; yet, if you know where to look, the summer season has been in full swing for weeks.

While Ms. Walton laments that raspberries are far overdue, we’ve had a steady supply of Whidbey-grown berries at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market since the beginning of the month. As we move through the season, even more local berries are appearing — currants, gooseberries, marionberries; all of the fruits that usually get overshadowed by their better-known cousins.

Though it may be smaller than the Bayview Market, South Whidbey Tilth is a nearby alternative (just up the road) with its focus firmly on Whidbey-grown produce, and it’s now open on Wednesday evenings, as well as Saturdays, so it’s easy to find your early raspberries, zucchini, tomatoes or whatever it is you’re looking for.

Micah Sewell

Clinton

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