Hattie’s Garden delivery/pickup service continues to bring you fresh and wholesome food. We are now taking orders for the Saturday, April 23 Pickup/Delivery Service.
We are also open at the Garden, located at 31341 Kendale Rd in Lewes, on Saturday from 9 to 2 for casual shopping. While we keep most items in our inventory, some items may run out and it is best to purchase through the online order system if you want to be sure to get everything you want.
What’s Available through the Online Order System
The following items are available now to order for the April 23 pickup/delivery service.
Hattie’s Garden is harvesting Dwarf Siberian Kale again for you! This wonderful kale has done so well for us in our high tunnel and continues to offer a lovely tender leaf.
We have our last of Austrian Winter pea tendrils from the field this week. It is a specialty we hope you will try. Use it in salads, as a salad alone, braised lightly or just for topping dishes.
However you use it, you’ll enjoy it. We will have a limited amount of lettuce again this week and a nice mesclun. Limit one bag per person for now.
We also will be harvesting chives and young arugula.
Plants, Plants, Plants!
Well, it never rains, but it pours and we are happy to announce that we expect lots and lots of our plants to be ready for you beginning this Saturday. We should have lettuce, chard, herbs, and perhaps some flowers. We will also have the first of our peppers, eggplants and tomato plants!
Some chilly nights are forecasted this week with temps in the low 40s, but by mid-late week, nights are hovering around 50 and look to stay that way the following week. All you early planters and folks who are ready to get going can find much of what you would like on Saturday and get those home gardens going!
Come by the garden and shop for plants, from 9 to 2 on Saturday and the following week we will be open a couple times during the week. The open hours for the week of April 24 will be announced next Sunday.
From our vendors, we have available to order:
302 Aquaponics has plenty of aquaponically grown salad ingredients, and beautiful tilapia fish they raise as part of their aquaponics system. There are no chemicals or pesticides in their farming.
AlaskaWild Seafoods family-run business has Alaska Cod, Coho Salmon, Pacific Rockfish, Smoked and Sockeye Salmon fresh frozen directly from the boat and flown to the east coast every week.
Chapel’s Country Creamery has a nice selection of grass-fed, dry-aged beef which includes rib steaks, porterhouse steaks, T-bone steaks, sirloin tip roasts, chip steak, and 85-90% lean ground beef. Their wonderful free-range pork products include large bone-in hams, sweet Italian sausage, regular link sausage, loose sausage, bacon, pork chops, and ham steaks.
Enoch Farms offers a nice selection of sustainably raised, naturally grown, heritage pork products which includes sausage patties, andouille links, pork neck bones, chorizo, spare ribs, sausage patties, spicy dinner sausage, andouille sausage, neck bones, sweet Italian sausage, Chesapeake style sausage, jalapeno and cheddar sausage, and maple link breakfast sausage.
Backyard Jams & Jellies has a multitude of delicious of jams, jellies (including no-sugar options), mustards and wine jellies to select from. Back by popular demand, Krista has crafted just one more small batch of Hearty Stout Mustard. Get it while you can!
Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms has lion’s mane (also known as pom pom), king oyster (AKA king trumpet), grey oyster, portabella, shiitake, cremini, and maitake mushrooms. We are offering a one pound mixture of the healthy exotic mushrooms. The mix includes shiitake, oyster, maitake and lion’s mane.
Eastern Shore Kettle Korn, based out of Berlin, MD, offers a sweet and salty treat, freshly prepared by hand locally in a kettle! They use the very best in premium sugars, non-cholesterol corn oil, salts and non-genetically modified popcorn providing a gluten-free snack.
Twin Posts offers wonderful free-range chicken eggs.
Stag Run Farm is almost out of their apples from 2021, but we do still have lightly bruised “seconds” available, both from the order form, or pick them out yourself here at the garden. Remember that Stag Run is the home of Chrissy’s Bees. We carry Chrissy’s Bees Butter Bean honey, as well as Chrissy’s Bees Wildflower honey for you, especially during this time of spring allergies.
What We Are Planting
Last week Caroline and I planted six beds of vegetables and flowers on Tuesday and I’m still recovering. Dicky continued to work hard preparing the garden and putting up a rabbit fence around our side garden, building us a nice potting soil receptacle as well as helping the rest of us pot up transplants. Caroline is our detail gal, and is given those delicate hard to transplant babies, or seeding trays with seeds so small you can barely see them.
Our new part-timers, Susan and Olivia have barely needed any break-in time at all and have hit the ground running. We’ve also got our good friend Deny helping us when she hasn’t got a photo gig. You’ll eventually meet all of this great crew when you shop at the garden, including our six-year-old customer service specialist, Madison.
We are really in the thick of it at this point and every minute counts. We received a delivery of 144 lovely grafted heirloom tomatoes on Friday. They will go in our two newest high tunnels in a couple weeks and have already been potted up into our Vermont Compost potting soil so they can gain size, health and strength before we put them in the ground.
The weather looks like its going to be pretty nice now for at least a couple weeks and we are so glad to have this kind of weather to get everything planted in the garden. Snaps, Dianthus and Lisianthus are in. Ageratum, Cosmos, Zinnias and Celosia will be planted soon. Pole beans and bush beans will be planted in a couple weeks as transplants that we started today. The salad type things keep getting planted on a rotating basis. We have ginger getting ready to be planted in May, along with the basil. And we have our signature heirloom potatoes in the ground too! There is more on this list, but you get the idea. Busy doesn’t really describe it.
So much to do and so little time!
Transition to Market Season
As we enter the Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) season, we are getting our head around how to rearrange things to best fit our new schedule. Rather than continue with the ordering system, we will simply be open Wednesday and Thursday from 10 to 5. We feel there will be no need to order ahead of time. We’ve decided to extend hours, at least during our busy plant season and will keep all items we carry for you in stock so there is plenty here for you to purchase.
Beginning the week of May 8, Hattie’s Garden Hours will be
- Wednesday 10 to 5
- Thursday 10 to 5
Vendor products available at Hattie’s Garden this season:
- AlaskaWild salmon, cod and rockfish, wild caught and flash frozen from Clam Gultch, Alaska
- Chapel’s Country Creamery Cheese from grass fed cows
- Woodbine Farms Free-range Pork and Beef (an affiliate of Chapel’s Country Creamery)
- Chrissy’s Bees Honey, Wildflower and Butterbean
- Twin Posts free-range eggs, Jumbo and Large
- Hattie’s Garden Plants, Produce and Flowers, all grown using organic methods and inputs
And please shop at the HLFM on Saturdays 8 to 12 when you can!
Directions to Hattie’s Garden
Hattie’s Garden is located at 31341 Kendale Rd in Lewes approximately 3 miles from Plantation Road (also known as Rt. 1D), coming inland on either Robinsonville Rd. or Beaver Dam Rd (Rt. 23 South).
Kendale Rd. is a short road (0.6 miles) between Robinsonville and Beaver Dam Road. The house is fifth on the left from Beaver Dam Rd, and has a large wooden fence in front of house with purple trim.
Park in the graveled area facing the fence. If you don’t see us, you may toot your horn. We could be processing things in the garage or working outside in the garden.
Reminder that you do not need an appointment. Simply show up during our open hours of operation. We prefer cash or checks, and do have the capability to take credit cards if necessary.
Yours in the garden,