Florence Lauderdale Farmers Market: May 22, 2021

Assortment of pepper plants, large tomato plants and small tomato plants grown by Shine Springs Farm

Shine Springs Farm will be back at the Florence Lauderdale Farmers Market this Saturday, May 22, 2021 with selection of heirloom pepper plants, heirloom tomato plants, canning tomato plants, and a limited supply of yellow squash plants, okra plants, and pickling cucumber plants. More details about the exact varieties for this week’s market are coming Friday, so look for an update Friday evening.

Pepper Plants Available This Week

  • Melrose — Sweet Italian Frying Pepper — Also great raw and fermented. Turns red eventually.
  • Hungarian Sweet Banana Pepper
  • Hot Cayenne Pepper
  • Hot JalapeƱo Pepper
  • Jupiter Bell Pepper (sweet) — Starts out green but will turn red
  • Kevin’s Early Orange Bell Pepper (sweet) — Starts out green but will turn orange
  • Jasmyn Risse — African hot pepper
  • Poblano — Bit of heat, great for stuffing
  • Joe Parker Anaheim Pepper
  • Aji Chinchi — Hot Peruvian pepper

Tomato Plants

Large, medium, and smaller. All ready to transplant into your pots or garden. Some of the same varieties as last time, along with new varieties that are popular in the South for canning.

  • Black Krim
  • Rose
  • Mountaineer Delight
  • Pruden’s Purple
  • Heirloom tomatoes from my own saved seed (probably Cherokee Purple or Black Krim, but I didn’t label the envelope when I saved)
  • Rutger’s
  • Marglobe
  • Homestead
  • Costalumo Fiorentino — Italian heirloom for slicing and eating
  • If space allows, I will have 3-4 Mortgage Lifter tomato plants

More details about these varieties available on our Tomato Page.


I will have a few small pots of Clemson Spineless okra plants available. The plants are small right now, so will need to leave in pots for about a week before transplanting.

Yellow Squash

I have about 10 containers of yellow straightneck squash and about 4 containers of yellow crookneck squash ready.

Cucumber Plants

I believe (as of Thursday night) I will have about 6-8 containers of H-19 Little Leaf cucumber plants ready for sale. The H-19 is a pickling size but is amazing sliced by itself or added to any type of salad. No need to “pickle” it. Great for growing in gardens, raised beds, or pots. The small size cucumbers make it ideal for trellising. The “little leaf” feature makes it easy to see the cucumbers.