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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Duris Cucumber Farm's Market

This season is coming to the end. One of its good memories was visiting Duris Cucumber Farm's Market in Puyallup, Washington State. 
I loved the fresh produce from its own and other farms, friendly service and lovely, cheerful decor!




Below is a short story of the farm from its website Duris Cucumber Farm:

"- In 1955 Hazel Duris wanted to make pickles and asked her husband Al to help her plant a garden where she might grow cucumbers and other vegetables. As the cucumber vines continued to produce more than Hazel needed, she placed her surplus out on the side of the road in front of the house with a sign that read “Cucumbers for Sale.” The first patrons stopped and bought their own pickles leaving the money in a coffee can.  The next year, Hazel told Al to plant a third of an acre. She earned enough money to cover planting and harvesting expenses, school cloths for her daughter and buy a Singer sewing machine. The following year a small roadside “Stand” was constructed alongside the house where they lived.

Today the farm continues but without Al and Hazel. All five Duris children are active in the farm enterprise. The farm continues to offer as its specialty pickling cucumbers, along with everything else you need to make pickles. In addition, it offers a wide assortment of local fresh fruits and vegetables. It is Tom Duris, who now runs the farm along with his sister Sondra Andrews, who manages the thriving roadside market. Becky and Mark Duris contribute by selling the early summer strawberry crop at local Farmers Markets and Bill assists with helping his brother Tom by keeping computer records of the farm’s plantings and harvest statistics. The farm also thrives, due to devoted Vietnamese and Cambodian families, who manage the harvesting of all crops."


Here are some pictures that might encourage you to put the Farm on your list for next year.

Pickling cucumbers, fresh, crunchy and different sizes



When we shopped there, the green beans' season started. We saw customers who came specifically for them. The Farm puts information about its produce, news and events on its Facebook page.
  
Everything needed for pickling is offered here.

















Farm's strawberries are sold in May, and the cucumber season is from the end of July to September.
We thoroughly enjoyed visiting Duris Farm's Market. Highly recommended!

***Copyright 2020 TatyanaS

2 comments:

  1. What a neat place, Tatyana. I love how they use antiques in their displays of produce. Stay safe and well. P. x

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    1. Thank you, Pam! When I visited this place for the very first time, I spent more time looking around than actually shopping! The atmosphere there is very light, festive and inviting.

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