Hattie’s Garden open Thursday and Friday, 2 to 5 — See below for directions.
This week we will begin our fall harvest of carrots. We have successfully planted and germinated several hundred feet of carrots, all set to “size-up” over the course of the fall.
The taste of fall carrots only gets better and better, and we hope to harvest carrots for every Saturday Market from now until our final Saturday, November 18 Market.
In addition, we are harvesting other fall crops including Hakurei Turnips, and tender Asian greens. Our salad mix will also be plentiful. The lettuce is sweet and crisp and we still have just a few pints of mixed cherry tomatoes.
Come early to market Saturday, or stop by the Garden for the best chance of getting some cherry tomatoes.
Now is the time to stock up on young ginger. You can freeze it and enjoy it in the months to come. We will dig ginger each week until it is gone, but we are fast approaching the end of our ginger beds!
We will also have beautiful flowers this week. Our lisianthus are enjoying their second flush, as delicate and beautiful as ever. They look lovely with our fall blooming cosmos and celosia, ageratum and salvia. We will have two sizes of bouquets this week, our regular taller bouquets for the table and shorter, very elegant bouquets for the bedroom or other intimate setting.
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 HLFM from 8 to noon located at George H.P. Smith Park (Block House Pond).
- Young Carrots — Slim early carrots are sweet and delicious.
- 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 — One of the mildest mustard greens, mizuna is high in immune-boosting vitamin C, folate, and iron. With its crisp stalks and beautiful frond-like leaves, mizuna is a wonderful addition to salads. It can also be stir-fried, sauteed, simmered, and added to hot pot dishes.
- Komatsuna Asian Green — These tender greens can be used raw in salads and spring rolls or lightly sautéed in stir fries and wilted in pasta dishes.
- Hakurei Turnips — Everyone who tries this delicacy comes back for more and is amazed.
- Beans — Mixed green, wax and purple beans.
- Fresh Young Ginger — Mild and tender enough to eat raw in salads, it has an almost translucent skin that is so thin it doesn’t need peeling; you can practically rub it off. Just wash it and trim the cut surfaces.
- Specialty Cut Flowers — Stunning and colorful bouquets guaranteed to last a week. We can also prepare a custom bouquet on the spot.
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,