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A fun twist to iced tea

| June 30, 2015

FRESNO – Good old summertime, but lately, there hasn’t been too much sunshine. But that doesn’t stop vendors at the Fresno Farmers’ Market from bringing the “farm to your family’s table” each week. With nearly 15 vendors each Saturday, plus the Real McCoy’s BBQ and the Fresno Methodist Church hotdog stand, it’s safe to say that downtown Fresno is “abuzz” with activity.

Local growers and producers have a real bounty of freshness to be shared with all. Thanks to all the recent rain, area gardens are going into overload and the fresh produce is rolling into market. Our bakers are heating things up in their kitchens with all the wonderful and tempting homemade baked goods they have to offer and our crafters are turning out amazing creations. There truly is something for everyone to experience and share at the Fresno Market.

With all the rain, gardens aren’t the only thing growing like mad, so are the weeds. I found this old saying in a turn-of-the-century garden journal and thought I would share it. “Cut thistles in May, they will grow for a day; Cut them in June, that is too soon; Cut them in July, and they will surely die.”

If you haven’t made your way out to the big metropolis of Fresno, it’s easy. Just follow the signs down SR 93 North to the heart of downtown Fresno. We invite and encourage everyone to make the trip to sample what farm-to-table is all about.

Here is a super easy way to put a new twist on boring old ice tea that will hopefully encourage the sun to come out and stay out. After all, it is July!


Herbal Sun Tea


1 Gallon of water in a clear glass jar

3 tea bags

Add several sprigs of your favorite herb. Like mint, lemon balm, lavender, basil…whatever you like.

Let the mixture infuse in the sun for several hours or all afternoon

Strain out tea bags and herbs.

Sweeten to taste and enjoy over ice in a tall glass.


The Fresno Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. – Noon, rain or shine now through October. For more information, call 740-545-0849 or 740-545-0997 anytime.

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