Hakurei Turnips are back. Our supply is limited this week, so they will only be available at the Garden on Thursday and Friday from 2 to 5.
For those in the know, Hakurei turnips are some of the most versatile of vegetables — both the turnip root and the greens are edible and delicious. Though there are any number of “white” Asian turnips that may look similar, Hakurei is the best and none can really compare. The lovely greens are smooth and absolutely delicious when steamed or boiled until tender (only a few minutes). The turnips themselves can be eaten raw or lightly cooked. We prefer to steam or boil the whole turnip plant together!
If you’re curious how hakurei is pronounced throughout the world, take a listen to this site.
It’s also time to get your ginger if you haven’t already done so. Our ginger is nearly gone and if you would like some to freeze for the winter, or to use now, please get it soon.
Yes, we are finally harvesting some fall crops, and in a week or two, we will have the first of our fall carrots. We had a difficult time getting them established with the unrelenting heat and humidity in August, but grow they must!
What’s Available This Week
The following will be available this week on Thursday and Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m at Hattie’s Garden, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) located at the Shields Elementary parking lot. Please Note: HLFM Fall Market hours (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) and location (Shields School).
- Mature Arugula — This leaf has lots of bite and is not for the faint of heart. While some of you love the bite of the mature leaves in your salads, mature arugula also works well in cooking. Mature arugula is great on pizza, tossed into soups or pasta dishes, good with eggs and nice on sandwiches.
- Loose Leaf Lettuce — Triple-washed and bagged.
- Mesclun Mix — Triple-washed and bagged.
- Green Beans — Our Provider green beans are now absolutely gorgeous, and in much more abundance than we have had them all year.
- Fresh Young Ginger — This is going fast. Now is the time to get yours which can be frozen over the winter. The whole root freezes well. Simply, clean well, dry and place in a freezer bag. Then you can grate a bit whenever needed throughout the winter. It should keep until the next fresh ginger becomes available in a year’s time.
- Hakurei Turnips — Available only at Hattie’s Garden on Thursday and Friday from 2 to 5.
- Fresh Eggs — Available at the Garden only, we carry eggs by the dozen from Twin Post Farms.
- Specialty Cut Flowers — Choose a freshly prepared beautiful bouquet. Each bouquet comes with flower food, and is guaranteed to last at least a week.
Yours in the Garden & at the Market,