Preservative-free jerky, a variety of beans and clarified butter made from a Syrian recipe are all new to local farmers’ markets this month.

Slice of Templeton jerky has now joined the Morro Bay farmers’ market on Thursdays. The company offers high quality beef jerky with no added sugar or preservatives, using beef product from the well-known Harris Ranch. Slice of Templeton has sold their jerky at various beer and wine events — and they offer free samples, with flavors ranging from original to spicy to sweet and spicy.

Lori Heal (pictured here) is popular at farmer’s markets with her Mama’s Preserves and 2 Peas in a Pod products. Now she joins the Saturday farmers’ market in San Luis Obispo, where she and her family will sell beans sought by restaurant chefs. Those include fresh cranberry beans, nutty white beans, cocoa beans, and Cannellini beans.

Also joining that Saturday market in SLO is Amira Alonni, who uses an old Syrian recipe to make ghee — a clarified butter known for its slightly nutty taste.

And, of course, each farmers’ market offers a variety of tasty foods, including vegetables, fruits, nuts, meat and more. And right now there’s lots of great stuff in season, including dryland watermelons, cucumbers, egg plant and zucchini blossoms.