Hattie’s Garden open Thursday and Friday, 2 to 5 — See below for directions.
We absolutely love the cooler nights as it enhances the flavor of our fall crops. Everything is sweetening up as the weather cools and we experience colder nights.
Spinach is back this week, and all of our greens and young carrots are getting that nice flavor only cold weather can bring. The plants respond to cold by converting their starch to sugars. At Hattie’s Garden, we tend to grow with the seasons, focusing on giving our vegetables what they want.
We hope you are enjoying the abundance of the fall harvests. Come by the Garden on Thursday or Friday,from 2 to 5 and especially visit the Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) for a great selection of everything locally grown for your table. You are likely to find kale, broccoli, apples, leeks, fennel, radicchio and escarole, in addition to some of the most flavorful and unusual winter squash you have ever seen. Be sure to ask your farmer what to do with these lovely fall and winter staples, and ask them how best to store them.
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).
- Spinach –Triple-washed and kept cold for you in our coolers.
- Young Carrots — These are getting sweeter by the day.
- Young Arugula — Lovely freshly harvested, triple-washed and kept cold for you in our coolers.
- Young Loose Leaf Lettuce — Tender, triple-washed and kept cold for you in our coolers.
- Mesclun — Triple-washed and kept cold for you in our coolers.
- Mizuna Asian Green — Quick cooking and very delicious Asian green, mizuna is a wonderful addition to salads. It can also be stir-fried, sauteed, simmered, and added to hot pot dishes.
- Komatsuna Asian Green — Another delightful mild Asian; these can be used raw in salads and spring rolls or lightly sautéed in stir fries and wilted in pasta dishes.
- Pak Choi — This member of the cabbage family has a number of different names, including bok choy, Chinese celery cabbage and white mustard cabbage. Pak Choi is tender and delicious, and 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. We have both smaller “baby” and medium-sized bunches.
- 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.
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.
Yours in the Garden & Market,