Hattie’s Garden open Wednesday and Thursday, 2 to 5 — See below for directions.
The rain has not been kind to our garden. Several days of continuous wet and pounding rain did some damage to our crops. However, we are so lucky to have a sandy loam that drains quickly.
Therefore when a major weather event strikes it really is all the argument you need for the importance of diversification. There are any number of ecological reasons for diversification in farming,
Although our spinach and arugula suffered greatly, the Hakurei turnips and kale survived well. We will be putting the kale in bunches this week — we discovered that trying to triple wash and bag the kale at this time of year results in too much bruising of the leaves and we want to deliver it to you in the best condition we can.
The hot summer stymied our efforts to provide you with summertime salads and we are so happy this will be our first week to have a significant amount of young loose leaf lettuce and mesclun for you!
Next week we will bring to you a full menu from Deep Grass Organic including sweet potatoes and winter squash. In the meantime, please stop by for our other Deep Grass produce listed below.
What’s Available This Week
The following will be available this week at Hattie’s Garden on Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 5. If these times/dates do not work for you, please email Hattie to make other arrangements. We will also be at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market located at George H.P. Smith Park on Saturday from 8 to 12.
- Loose Leaf Lettuce — triple washed.
- Mesclun — a mixture of young lettuce and young arugula. Triple-washed.
- Early Hanover Kale — in bunches.
- Red Russian Kale — in bunches.
- Hakurei Turnips — we think this is the better turnip. If you usually turn your nose up at turnips, you may be in for a sweet surprise with the Japanese turnip.
- Tomatoes — small, red tomatoes in limited quantities.
- Green Tomatoes — limited quantities.
- Lisianthus Bouquets — Many of our customers have been delighted with the small, elegant Lisianthus bouquets. They contain a mixture of very long-lasting flowers including Lisianthus, Tall Blue Ageratum, Gomphrena and Celosia. They are just gorgeous and the bouquet we have in our kitchen delights us over and over again.
- Deep Grass Organic — available only at Hattie’s Garden on Wednesday & Thursday — Yukon Gold potatoes, Red Bliss Potatoes, large Garlic heads, Red Onions, and Candy Yellow Onions.
Directions to Hattie’s Garden
Hattie’s Garden is located at 31341 Kendale Rd in Lewes approximately 3 miles from Plantation Rd. (Also known as Rt. 1D) coming inland on either Robinsonville Rd. or Beaver Dam Rd (Rt. 23 South). Kendale Rd. is a short link (.6 miles) between Robinsonville and Beaver Dam and the garden at 31341 Kendale is located near the Beaver Dam Rd. intersection — five houses from that intersection on the left hand side. The house has purple trim and you will see a large hoophouse or “high tunnel” in the back as you drive into the driveway.
We hold our sales in the large garage attached to the house. Enter the garage through a door in the side of the garage, just behind the house.
From the City of Lewes:
Travel on Savannah Rd and cross Rt. 1 as though traveling to Georgetown on Rt. 9, but take an immediate left and then an immediate right to access Rt. 23 South (Beaver Dam Rd). Rt. 23 runs roughly parallel to Rt. 9. Continue 3 miles and turn left onto Kendale Rd. Look for the purple trim on our house after a short distance of about a tenth of a mile.
From Rehoboth Beach:
Travel north on Rt. 1 and take a left at Rt. 24. Take a right onto Plantation Rd.–the first major intersection–and then a left onto Robinsonville Rd. (1.9 miles). Travel just under 3 miles and take a right onto Kendale Rd. Travel .5 miles on Kendale and 31341 will be on the right toward the end of this short road.
Yours in the Garden and at the Market,