We are really loving this mid-September weather with its low humidity and brisker days. And yes, autumn is just around the corner.
As Hattie’s Garden moves into the new season, we will begin to offer some items at the Garden from other vendors for the convenience of our customers.
Beginning this week, Hattie’s Garden will begin to carry some produce and eggs from Deep Grass Nursery, a certified organic grower based out of Greenwood DE, as they will not be participating in the Historic Lewes Farmer’s Market (HLFM) this fall.
We will add other items from other local vendors as we progress into the fall harvest season and get closer to our own delivery/pickup service. Our service begins the first weekend in December and until then we will continue our Thursday and Friday hours at the garden.
What’s Available This Week
The following will be available from Hattie’s Garden on Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. or Friday from 1 – 5 p.m., and at the HLFM on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
- Mature Arugula — Offered in large bags, our spicy, mature arugula makes a delicious, peppery addition to salads and sandwiches. The larger leaf is especially suited to quick cooking, such as wilting by giving them a super quick sauté with some olive oil, fresh garlic and a squeeze of lemon. They make a splendid addition to a morning omelet or an evening grilled cheese sandwich, and cooking them takes five minutes flat.
- Young Arugula — It’s beautiful, clean and very flavorful.
- Loose Leaf Lettuce — We cut at a young and tender stage of growth and include a delightful variety of colors, shapes and textures.
- Mesclun — A nice mixture of our young arugula and loose leaf lettuce.
- Kyona Mizuna — Although probably originating in China, Mizuna has been cultivated in Japan since ancient times. Mizuna has a rich green color with deeply cut and fringed leaves. The thin white stalk is never removed and this green is not stringy or tough. The mild “mustard” taste, enjoyed by those who eat it raw, is very gentle and completely disappears when cooked.
- Fun Jen — The thick white ribs are tasty with a pleasing light tangy sweetness. Enjoy raw or slightly stir-fried or steamed.
- Red Russian Kale — Young and perfect for very quick cooking, or using in salads or juicing.
- Hakurei Turnips — The sweet small white globes taste nothing like the “turnip” you may be used to eating. We have not met anyone who hasn’t fallen in love with these once they have tried them.
- Tomatoes — We have a few heirlooms, mixed pints of cherry and grape, and some lovely green tomatoes which are edible and delicious.
- Flowers — Our fresh-cut flowers include zinnias and fall-blooming salvias. These flowers are cut and conditioned to last all week for you and come with a packet of flower food. Stop by the Garden for best selection since our flowers are becoming limited.
What’s Available from Deep Grass
Here is a list of additional items available from Deep Grass Nursery beginning this week at Hattie’s Garden on Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. or Friday from 1 – 5 p.m.
Please note: Hattie’s Garden cannot offer these items for sale at our producer-only HLFM on Saturdays. These will only be available at the Garden.
- Red Onions — Mild and sweet. Great for using in salads, salsas, and other raw preparations.
- Yellow Onions — Good all-purpose onion, with a light golden skin and yellow flesh.
- Shallots — Adds a great depth of flavor to pan sautés, soups, sauces, and stews, and pairs especially well with chicken and fish.
- Cipollini Onions — Small, gourmet sweet onion that lends well to roasting.
- Garlic — A wonderful seasoning to add aroma, taste, and added nutrition to your dishes.
- Yukon Gold Potatoes — An all-purpose potato good for just about any cooking process.
- Red Bliss Potatoes — These cook faster and are sweeter than Russets or Idaho Potatoes, and the tender skin is quite edible.
- Sweet Potatoes — These wonderful naturally sweet vegetables are also very nutritious.
- Acorn Squash — When cooked, its yellow-orange colored flesh offers a mildly sweet and nutty flavor.
- Butternut Squash — Shaped like a large pear, this squash has cream-colored skin, deep orange-colored flesh and a sweet flavor.
- Free-range Chicken Eggs — These really are more nutritious than their commercially-produced, store-bought counterparts.
See you in a couple of days.
Yours at the market and garden…