What a delightful combination: freshly harvested arugula and tomatoes (heirloom or cherry work well).
Add some crumbled Bay Blue cheese from Chapel’s Country Creamery, and you have the fixings for a delightful summer salad.
Here is a recipe for how we serve these items together. Bon Appétit!
Important reminder! The Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) will be at Shields Elementary School this Saturday, August 1 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come early to beat the heat. There is plenty of easy parking at Shields.
What’s Available This Week
The following will be available at Hattie’s Garden and the HLFM this week:
- Tomatoes — our tomatoes are very ripe this week. We have nice heirloom varieties and mixed pints of cherry tomatoes.
- Arugula — it’s beautiful, clean and very flavorful.
- Loose Leaf Lettuce — triple washed.
- Mesclun — a nice mix of lettuce with enough arugula to give it a little kick.
- Haricot Vert — delicious gourmet slender green beans.
- Squash — both Patty Pan and Yellow Papaya.
- Blackberries — at the Garden only on Thursday, possibly Friday.
- Sweet Peppers — includes Green Bell and Sweet Banana.
- Eggplants — we will have a limited amount of Asian and Italian varieties available.
- Herbs — includes fresh cut Parsley.
- Flowers — we can make you a custom bouquet to include the flowers you love, or you may chose one of our beautiful arrangements. Each bouquet comes with a packet of flower food. These bouquets should last at least a full week for you as we cut and condition them professionally.This week we will have:
- Cosmos — these are prized for their silky, daisy-like flowers.
- Lisianthus — this gorgeous flower is stunning and lasts in the vase for a couple of weeks.
- Snapdragons — gather a dozen or more in a small vase and you’ll have one of the prettiest bouquets around.
- Zinnias — always a favorite.
- Pincushion — also known as Scabiosa, this attractive summer bloomer can be found in a variety of colors.
- Tall Blue Ageratum — looks stunning with our Lisianthus.
- Salvia — the bracts are long-lasting and dry well, making it a good cut flower.
- Gladiolus — adds that spectacular touch to a bouquet.
- Gomphrena — a very nice purple filler that can also stand alone.
- Coreopsis — very popular and known for their vibrant, daisy-like flowers.
Yours in the garden and the table,