Hattie’s Garden is happy to be picking their late planting of Provider green beans this week. The ‘Provider‘ variety is well flavored, nice and fresh. We always pick when young.
You can get these at the Garden or at the Fall Market, located in the Shields Elementary parking lot, just off Savannah Road. If you are traveling down Savannah Road from Five Points toward the City of Lewes, you will see signs for the market and someone from the City of Lewes Police Department directing traffic. Please note the market hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Thanks to all who made their way to the Historic Lewes Farmer’s Market (HLFM) last Saturday. And a special thanks to those that stopped at the Garden on Sunday for our “Nor’Easter” sale. Your support is most appreciated.
What’s Available This Week
The following will be available from Hattie’s Garden on Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m., or Friday from 1 – 5 p.m., and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the HLFM, now located at the Shields Elementary parking lot.
- Green Beans — Nice late picking of Provider green beans.
- Cherry Tomatoes — Mixed pints of cherry tomatoes. This is most likely our last for the season. Get a pint at the garden, they won’t last for the market.
- Red Russian Kale — Nice bunches of tender leaves. Red Russian Kale is a bit different than the curly kale you find in the supermarket. It is delicious; even the kids like it!
- Kyona Mizuna — Quick cooking and very delicious Asian green.
- Fun Jen — a very light Chinese “cabbage,” fast cooking, tender and sweet, perfect for stir-fry.
- Hakurei Turnips — These delightful gourmet “salad” turnips are sweeter still when cooked and the greens are some of the best turnip greens you will ever eat. The flavor improves as the weather cools.
- Young Arugula — It’s beautiful, clean and very flavorful.
- Mature Arugula — Our mature arugula is still young, but larger than the young arugula. The leaf has a bit more spice and is preferred for cooking, although it should only be gently wilted.
- Loose Leaf Lettuce — We cut at a young and tender stage of growth and include a delightful variety of colors, shapes and textures.
- Mesclun — A nice mixture of our young arugula and loose leaf lettuce.
- Flowers — Our fresh-cut flower bouquets will include Lisianthus, Ageratum, Pineapple Sage and Zinnias. Our flowers are cut and conditioned to last all week for you and come with a packet of flower food. Stop by the Garden for best selection since our flowers are becoming limited.
What’s Available from Deep Grass
The following will be available only on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., or Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hattie’s Garden. Note: These items cannot be brought to the HLFM on Saturday as it is a producer-only market.
- Free-range Chicken Eggs — Deep Grass chickens enjoy a natural farm life setting where they can produce the most nutritious eggs. These eggs are so much better than their commercially-produced, store-bought counterparts.
- Acorn Squash — Has a smooth, dark green exterior with longitudinal ridges and a sweet, yellow-orange flesh. It derives its name from its distinctive acorn shape. This hardy squash can be stored throughout the fall and winter, and will save for several months in a cool, dry location.
- Butternut Squash — Has an oblong shape, a tannish-colored skin, and an orange fleshy pulp. Its taste is often described as sweet, nutty, and similar to that of a pumpkin.
- Yukon Gold Potatoes — Available in two sizes. Slightly flat and oval in shape with light gold, thin skin and light yellow flesh. A true multi-purpose potato, Yukon Golds are starchy enough to bake, firm enough to boil and use in just about any cooking application.
- Red Bliss Potatoes — Low starch content and are often characterized by a creamy, firm and moist flesh that holds its shape well after cooking. They’re typically great for roasting, boiling, casseroles and potato salads.
- White Sweet Potatoes — The white sweet potato usually has a golden to pale yellow skin and the flesh is creamy white to pale yellow. It also contains more sugar, and is used as an ingredient for desserts in addition to the main course. If you haven’t tried these, you will be in for a pleasant surprise.
- Orange Sweet Potatoes — In some parts of the USA and Canada, sweet potatoes are called yams. This is a misnomer since yams are actually a totally different species. A sweet potato is a tuberous plant that belongs to the Convulvolaceae family. The orange sweet potato has lots beta-carotene due to its orange flesh. When cooked, it becomes fluffy and creamy.
- Red Onions — Mild and sweet. Great for using in salads, salsas, and other raw preparations, as well as for cooking.
- Candy Sweet Yellow Onions — Good all-purpose onion, with a light golden skin and yellow flesh.
- Garlic — A wonderful seasoning to add aroma, taste, and added nutrition to your dishes.
Yours at the market and garden…