It’s that time of year when all I want to do is stay inside with a hot beverage, curled up in front of my fireplace with a good book and eat a little comfort food. Unfortunately I don’t have a fireplace, but I do have great books to read and plenty of really wonderful comfort food from our vendors. Our order form is now open for our Saturday, January 25 pickup/delivery service.
This week Nancy’s Cafe has presented her Hattie’s Garden winter list, bringing us fresh quiche, new soups, and a couple more new items, including some cake choices that look delicious.
Patty’s Gourmet brings us great comfort as well. Her soup of the week is Vegan Curry Lentil Soup, or for the ultimate in luxurious soup, you might want to try Patty’s Creamy Crab. And everyone is raving about Patty’s cauliflower pizza!
But, you can’t live on prepared comfort food alone (or can you?). We also have great chicken from Dittmar Family Farms. Did you know how easy it is to roast a whole chicken? Simply thaw for about two days in the refrigerator, shake a little salt and maybe pepper on it, pop it in the oven for an hour plus, depending upon the size, and dinner is served — and use that oven heat to roast some vegetables at the same time. Easy, delicious and quick.
We also have wonderful wild-caught Alaska salmon, Alaska cod and Alaska rockfish from AlaskaWild. It is such a treat to grab a nice piece of salmon from the freezer, thaw in cold water for about an hour and throw it in the oven for 8 or 10 minutes for a delicious meal that is so easy to make.
Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms are essential in many kitchens and winter is no exception.
For honey, last week we introduced Chrissys Bee’s from Stag Run Farm, here in Georgetown. The honey is lightly filtered and never processed (i.e. heated) so it may retain its wholesome properties as the bees produce it.
For jams and jellies, we are so proud to be a representative for our local and very well-known jelly lady, Krista of Backyard Jams and Jellies.
Wonderful cheese is available from Chapel’s Country Creamery that is made with milk from grass-fed cows. My favorite is Chapel Cheddar, but I am beginning to love their new fresh-made Smooth Sails and Paneer.
Last, but not least, we offer our produce vendors. After all, that plate should be brimming with vegetables! Chesapeake Organic is a consistent producer of very high quality kale, root vegetables, lettuce and more. Totem Farms has many varieties of microgreens, as well as some hardy kale, and salad greens. Fresh Harvest provides showcase quality hydroponically grown lettuces, arugula and wheat grass and wheat grass shots, along with their live rooted microgreens.
Eat well and be healthy.
Remember the deadline for ordering is Wednesday at noon. Unfortunately, we won’t normally be able to take late requests, as we must place vendor orders quickly.
You will receive an updated reminder on Tuesday, but please order early to be sure you get everything you would like. Supplies are sometimes limited.
Yours in the garden throughout the winter,