Hattie’s Garden open Wednesday and Thursday, 2 to 5 — See below for directions.
Health is the best wealth there is and eating well is the cornerstone of good health. Fresh fruits and vegetables are the best source of necessary nutrients, helping us to feel well and energetic. The most wonderful thing about fresh food is how good it tastes. The flavor of a carrot grown in healthy soil and chilled at night to bring out its sweetness is an amazing treat. There is no comparison in the flavor of a supermarket carrot and a locally fall-grown carrot.
Likewise, you won’t likely find a Hakurei turnip in your supermarket, but only from a local grower. And you would similarly look in vain for anything as unique, fresh and tender as our greens.
At Hattie’s Garden we believe the ability to obtain and eat really good food is one of the most important kinds of wealth there is. Here at the garden we are indulging in a wealth of fall grown produce.
This week we are harvesting young carrots, young Hakurei turnips and beautiful young Asian greens including young Giant Red Mustard and Senposai, a nice tender leaf with a sweet cabbage flavor. Tender Asian greens can be eaten raw or cooked, in soup, salad, sandwiches, or steamed or sauteed as a side dish.
In addition, we are happy to be harvesting from beautifully grown garden beds for all of our salad greens — young arugula, mesclun and loose leaf lettuce.
Deep Grass Organic provides us with wonderful staples as well, including beautiful garlic heads, Yukon Gold Potatoes, O’Henry white sweet potatoes, nice sweet orange sweet potatoes and three kinds of onions.
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 HLFM on Saturday from 9 to 12 at the Richard Shields School parking lot.
- Senposai — Harvested young, this Asian green tastes somewhat like a tender sweet cabbage, but is a leafy green.
- Japanese Giant Red Mustard — Harvested young, this mustard has a moderate peppery note and subtle nutty finish
- Young Carrots — The taste of fall carrots only gets better and better and we hope to harvest some every week now throughout the remainder of November.
- Young Arugula — Lovely freshly harvested, triple-washed.
- Loose Leaf Lettuce — Young and tender mix of several lettuce varieties, triple washed.
- Mesclun — A mixture of our tender salad greens, triple washed.
- Hakurei Turnips — Everyone who tries this delicacy comes back for more and is amazed.
We will have the following produce through Deep Grass Organic only at Hattie’s Garden from 2 – 5 on Wednesday and Thursday.
- Butternut Squash — Shaped like a large pear, this squash has cream-colored skin, deep orange-colored flesh and a sweet flavor.
- Acorn Squash — With harvest green skin speckled with orange patches and pale yellow-orange flesh, this squash has a unique flavor that is a combination of sweet, nutty and peppery.
- Orange Sweet Potatoes — Small and medium-sized tubers. Sweet and delicious.
- O’Henry Sweet Potatoes — A white sweet potato with amazing flavor.
- Yukon Gold Potatoes — All-purpose potato that can be used for just about any cooking application.
- Garlic — An essential and wonderful seasoning to add aroma, taste, and added nutrition to your dishes.
- Red Onions — Mild and quite sweet. Ideal for salads, marinades, salsas and roasts.
- Copra Onions — These can keep as long as 9 months or more.
- Candy Yellow Onions — Sweet & mild flavored.
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,