Farmers market entices shoppers in Norman

Residents shopped for fresh fruit and vegetables Sunday at a farmers market behind The Earth Natural Foods in Norman. The market was held before a free concert across the street at Lions Park.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: July 23, 2012 at 7:06 pm •  Published: July 24, 2012
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— Ruth Kammerlocher, of Freedom Farms in Norman, said this summer has produced a bumper crop of tomatoes, as well as a variety of colorful squash.

Kammerlocher offered her tomatoes and squash for sale at a farmers market Sunday behind The Earth Natural Foods, 309 S Flood Ave.

Tomato varieties included beefsteak, yellow and several kinds of cherry tomatoes, including one called chocolate cherry.

“That's not because they taste like chocolate. It's because of their brown color,” she said.

Other vendors offered squash, apples, peaches and watermelon.

The market was held before a free outdoor concert across the street at Lions Park. Camille Harp and John Calvin performed as part of the Performing Arts Studio's Summer Breeze concert series.

Store employees said they are hosting the farmers markets before each of the Summer Breeze concerts this summer. The next concert will feature the Bel Airs at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5. The markets are from 3 to 5 p.m.