Hattie’s Garden open Thursday and Friday, 2 to 5 — See below for directions.
The Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) closes for the 2017 season this Saturday. Please join us on November 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Shields Elementary School. It has been a great year and many many thanks to all of you for your support, both at the market and here at the Garden.
For your Thanksgiving needs, we are harvesting fresh Sage for your turkey seasoning and a beautiful new batch of Hakurei turnips.
We also have the sweetest carrots you can find, wonderful spinach and beautiful young pak choi. You can also get plenty of fresh lettuce for salads, and our mesclun this week will feature our mixed lettuce with some nice young kale and other tasty greens.
To be sure to get what you need, stop by the Garden this Thursday or Friday from 2 to 5, or arrive during the first hour or so of the HLFM Market.
And, yes, any produce you buy from Hattie’s Garden will last at least a week and will be perfect for Thanksgiving. We practice strict post-harvest care so that your produce will be fresh and nice for many days.
We will be closed Thanksgiving week and will kick off our winter off-season delivery/pickup service the following week. Look for an email post from Hattie’s Garden on Sunday, November 26 with all the information and a link to our order form for the December 2 pickup / delivery service.
You may also access the order form by going directly to our website anytime from Sunday until the deadline for ordering on Wednesdays at noon. Pickup is Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 to 3 or You may then pickup your order from 9 to 3 on Saturday at the garden, or indicate you would like delivery Saturday morning.
What’s Available This Week
The following will be available at Hattie’s Garden on Thursday & Friday from 2 to 5 located at 31341 Kendale Road in Lewes, or at the Saturday Fall HLFM from 9 to noon now located at Richard Shields Elementary School Parking Lot (Savannah Rd. & Sussex Dr).
- Young Loose Leaf Lettuce — Tender, triple-washed and kept cold for you in our coolers.
- Mesclun — Mixed lettuce with some nice young kale and other tasty greens. Triple-washed and kept cold for you in our coolers.
- Spinach — Triple-washed and kept cold for you in our coolers.
- Hakurei Turnips — These small Japanese delicacies are by far the sweetest “turnips” you will ever eat. Cook them until just soft without overcooking, or eat them raw as a salad turnip.
- Young Red Russian Kale — A nice mild, sweet, flat-leaved Siberian-type kale. Always picked young and cooks quickly or can be eaten raw.
- Young Carrots — Beautiful fall sweet carrots.
- Young Pak Choi — Tender and delicious. All parts are edible; just cut off and discard the very bottom of the stems. The leaves can be eaten raw in salad or cook ever so lightly by steaming, sauteing or stir frying.
- Herbs — Our fresh herbs include Berggarten Sage — A delightful culinary variety with nice wide leaves. A must have for your turkey and stuffing. We also have flat and curly varieties of Parsley, and English Thyme.
Directions to Hattie’s Garden
Hattie’s Garden is located at 31341 Kendale Rd in Lewes approximately 3 miles from Plantation Rd. (Also known as Rt. 1D) coming inland on either Robinsonville Rd. or Beaver Dam Rd (Rt. 23 South).
Kendale Rd. is a short link (.6 miles) between Robinsonville and Beaver Dam and the garden at 31341 Kendale is located near the Beaver Dam Rd. intersection — five houses from that intersection on the left hand side.
The house has purple trim and you will see a large hoophouse or “high tunnel” in the back as you drive into the driveway.
We hold our sales in the large garage attached to the house. Enter the garage through a door in the side of the garage, just behind the house.
From the City of Lewes:
Travel on Savannah Rd and cross Rt. 1 as though traveling to Georgetown on Rt. 9, but take an immediate left and then an immediate right to access Rt. 23 South (Beaver Dam Rd). Rt. 23 runs roughly parallel to Rt. 9. Continue 3 miles and turn left onto Kendale Rd. Look for the purple trim on our house after a short distance of about a tenth of a mile.
From Rehoboth Beach:
Travel north on Rt. 1 and take a left at Rt. 24. Take a right onto Plantation Rd.–the first major intersection–and then a left onto Robinsonville Rd. (1.9 miles). Travel just under 3 miles and take a right onto Kendale Rd. Travel .5 miles on Kendale and 31341 will be on the right toward the end of this short road.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Yours in the Garden & Market,