Hattie’s Garden is now taking orders for the Saturday, April 30 Pickup/Delivery Service.
Please make note this is the final service of the off-season as we are headed back to the Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) on Saturday, May 7. We do anticipate bringing back the delivery/pickup service in the fall after the farmers market season concludes.
Because of HLFM scheduling conflicts, all order form deliveries will be made on Friday (April 29) late afternoon. Your pickup orders will be available on Saturday (April 30) at the Garden from 9 to 2. During this time we are also open for casual shopping.
Beginning in May we will have extended open hours at the Garden on Wednesday and Thursday as we have more produce available. We will also hold several plant sales at various times that will be announced each week.
What’s Available through the Online Order System
The following items are available now to order for the April 30 pickup/delivery service.
Hattie’s Garden is harvesting salad mixes and arugula, which we will finally have in abundance this week. We are also harvesting Hakurei Turnips and flowering kale (a delicious end of the season delicacy from our dwarf Siberian kale). We may never grow another type of kale after the wonderful results we have had with this kale which is never bitter. Instead it is always tender and sweet.
Additionally we have a good selection of microgreens which include arugula, mixed, fennel, Austrian winter pea, wasabi, kohlrabi and mizuna.
Finally, don’t forget your Vermont Compost soil for your home gardens. We have available Fort Vee — an all-purpose compost-based transplant soil and Fort Lite — a lighter version of the compost-based transplant soil that is better suited for large pots and hanging baskets. There is no better potting soil company that I know of. You may order through the online form, or pick it up from the Garden on Saturday from 9 to 2.
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, spare ribs, sausage patties, spicy dinner sausage, andouille sausage, neck bones, sweet Italian sausage, Chesapeake style sausage, jalapeno and cheddar 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, 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.
Plants for Sale this week on Wednesday & Saturday
From 10 to 4 on Wednesday, April 27 and from 9 to 2 on Saturday, April 30, Hattie’s Garden will be selling plants for your home gardens. We were very disappointed we didn’t have warmer weather last week, and therefore not nearly as many plants ready for you as we had hoped. But, things are really beginning to come to life and you must stop by for plants either on Saturday (April 30) when you pickup your order, or mid-week, Wednesday (April 27) when we open for a plant sale from 10 to 4.
What We Are Planting
Last week most of us were sick from something the six-year old grandchild brought home from school. Grateful it wasn’t Covid, but between our colds and the pollen — it was a difficult time for many of us. Nevertheless, the garden must go on and so we persevered.
The baby seedlings are everywhere and continue to be planted, transplanted, labeled, watered and just generally pampered. You will see them all soon enough, including Benary Giant Zinnias, Cut ‘n Come Again Zinnias, Profusion Zinnias, Lemondrop Marigolds, Brocade Marigolds, downy mildew resistant Sweet Basil, Lettuce, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, parsley, and lots and lots of other herbs.
Garden crops in the ground include more beds of assorted lettuce, hakurei turnips, red silk radishes, swiss chard, parsley, cilantro, dill, lots of flowers and a few things I know I’m not thinking of.
We are getting beds prepared so we can plant out our grafted heirloom tomato plants beginning next week. And we are watching our sugar snap peas begin to climb their trellis. We are so excited to watch the garden explode. The transformation is amazing. We hope you can find the time to stop by during our hours of operation.
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 4 beginning in May. 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.
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,