What’s at the Farmer’s Market?

Farmer's Market, San Diego

Early summer brings a bounty of fresh vegetables to farmers’ markets, so load up your basket with a yummy variety of fresh foods for your rabbits (oh, and yourself, too!). Vegetables that are in season now, June and July, and that rabbits enjoy, include:

  • Basil
  • Beet Greens
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Collards
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard Greens
  • Peaches (as a treat—no pits or stones!)
  • Spinach

Warning about avocados!

This is also a good time to remind everyone that avocados are known to be toxic to rabbits and have caused too many deaths already. The green fruit contains persin, a fungicidal toxin, which can be fatal for animals such as rabbits, birds, mice, cows, goats, sheep, and horses. Symptoms to watch for include a pet suffering stomach pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or breathing difficulties. If owners are worried they should visit their vet immediately.

Enjoy summer’s bounty, but pass on the avocados for the buns.

Want to be the coolest person at the Farmer’s Market? Get our great shopping bag, which already has your bunny’s veggie list printed on it! Order by e-mailing sdbunny13@aol.com. Follow with a check to the address below. Please make checks payable to “SDHRS.”

P.O. Box 261553
San Diego, CA 92196-1553

Bags are $6 ea or 2 for $10 (tax is included).

Shipping is $5 for up to 3 bags.

2 thoughts on “What’s at the Farmer’s Market?

  1. Patricia M.

    My experience is you can get yummy free greens for your bunny by just asking. I have a friend who goes to a farmers market every week and asks all of the veggie vendors for their carrot tops & beet tops. People buy the “roots” and have the vendors tear off the tops. Well, according to my buns the tops are the best part! So, don’t be afraid to ask and let them know it’s for the buns!!

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