Hattie’s Garden delivery/pickup service continues to bring you fresh and wholesome food. We are now taking orders for the Saturday, April 24 Pickup/Delivery Service.
What’s Available through the Online Order System
The following items are available now to order for pickup or delivery on Saturday, April 24.
Hattie’s Garden is pleased to have a full component of our salad greens this week. We are making a mesclun with lettuce, arugula and pea tendrils and a mesclun with just lettuce and arugula, as well as our stand alone gourmet lettuce mix. We have young arugula and lots more of the delicious Austrian Winter pea tendrils. We will also be harvesting cilantro from the garden. Next time we should have radishes for you.
We offer two kinds of Vermont Compost potting soil in 20 qt. bags: Vermont Compost Fort Lite, (a complete germinating and transplant mix, and is particularly desirable for growers using smaller celled flats or hanging baskets) and Vermont Compost Fort Vee, (a compost-based germination and/or transplant mix, designed for *soil blocks, trays, and pots). There is no better potting soil company that I know of.
Totem Farms brings you an assortment of nutritious microgreens and is busy bringing on the produce from their high tunnels. This week they have collard greens (with or without blossoms), baby kale, spring lettuce mix, and washed romaine leaves ready for salads. Their herbs are also making a comeback.
Fresh Harvest Hydroponics has butterhead lettuce, red leaf lettuce and romaine lettuce available.
Chrissy’s Bees (part of Stag Run Farm) has two types of honey available in 12-oz. jars. These are Wildflower Raw Honey and Butterbean Raw Honey. Simply delicious. We continue to have an assortment of jams and jellies from Backyard Jams & Jellies.
AlaskaWild Seafoods family-run business has Pacific Cod, Pacific Rockfish, Coho Salmon, Sockeye Salmon and Smoked Salmon fresh frozen directly from the boat and flown to the east coast every week. We have free-range whole chickens and half chickens from Dittmar Family Farms and wonderful free-range chicken eggs from Twin Posts.
Nancy’s Café has great menu items including sweets, soups, chilis, quiche, scones and more. King Mushrooms brings to us a large assortment of fresh mushrooms, including some difficult to find exotic varieties with amazing health benefits, and we get and delicious aged and fresh cheeses from Chapel’s Country Creamery, made on the farm using milk from their grass-fed cows.
May Your Planting Begin!
We are still in the early days of our plant sales as the weather continues to warm up. But we do have plenty of cool weather plants available for you and this is the perfect time to get these things growing before the heat starts. We will be open on Thursday from 2 to 5 and Saturday from 9 to 2 for our sale of plants.
Watch for an email on Wednesday morning to see exactly what we will have available for plants this week. The list should include at a minimum lettuce, lettuce, arugula, cilantro, parsley, dill and many other cool weather herbs such as oregano, sage, mint and chives, and perhaps some flower plants.
While we encourage you to use the order form for the Saturday, April 24 pickup or delivery, we will begin to have our produce and many of the other vendor products we carry, available for you for casual shopping on both Thursdays and Saturdays. Our hours and our produce availability will grow as we progress through the spring.
What we are Planting
Last week we prepared half a dozen beds for planting outside. As a gentle rain began on Wednesday, we nestled vegetables into their beds. We planted several varieties of head lettuce, provider green beans and Swiss Chard plants.
Normally we plant bean seed directly in the ground, but to get an earlier start, we always grow little plants in the greenhouse for our first round. Then Thursday we churned out flat after flat of newly planted seeds.
It always seems like everything must be planted at once at this time of year and that isn’t far from the truth. Some trays, such as our flowers and squash, are in the house under lights where they enjoy warm temps. Some, such as our arugula and lettuce trays, do not mind germinating outside in the garage. Once these things come up, they move immediately to our hoop-house.
We are getting full out there and wait only for mother nature to warm the ground a bit more before we make our warm weather plants available to you. There just isn’t enough biological activity in the soil yet for good growth of our warm weather plants and this week looks like more cold nights, so we are trying hard to be patient.
Yours in the Garden,