We are winding down the month of September with our final Historic Lewes Farmer’s Market (HLFM) summer market on the grounds of the Lewes Historical Society on September 26 from 8 to Noon. We hope you can join us in this beautiful setting.
Beginning the following Saturday, October 3, the HLFM will begin the 2015 Fall Season located at the Shields Elementary School parking lot. Please make note our fall season hours that run from 9 to 12 in October and November.
If you are unable to attend the HLFM this weekend, you are welcome to stop by Hattie’s Garden from 3 to 6 on Thursday, or from 1 to 5 on Friday. In addition to Hattie’s own produce and flowers listed below, we are now carrying some wonderful staples from Deep Grass Organic. See the What’s Available from Deep Grass list below.
About Deep Grass Organic
Deep Grass Organic (also known as Deep Grass Nursery) is a certified organic producer of vegetable transplants and herbs. They drop out of the HLFM after Labor Day so they can have a much needed rest before firing up their greenhouses in December to begin their long growing season.
Owned and operated by Bruce and Carmen Pape, they grow tens of thousands of transplants for organic farmers all over the east coast and beyond. They join a very small circle of organic growers providing affordable, quality transplants to farmers.
Bruce and Carmen understand what creating a local food shed means and although they cannot physically be at the fall market, Deep Grass grows and stores plenty of staples to get you through the fall and early winter.
They also use any extra high tunnel or greenhouse space to grow produce during the winter months.
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 at the HLFM on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
- Young Arugula — It’s beautiful, clean and very flavorful.
- 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.
- Radishes — These are rich, bright red roots with a crisp and tasty flavor. Use the greens in stir-fries, soups, omelets, or any dish requiring “greens.” For a nice side dish, saute them for a couple of minutes with garlic and olive oil.
- Hakurei Turnips — Limited quantity and may only be available on Thursday or Friday.
- Fun Jen — Enjoy raw or slightly stir-fried or steamed.
- Kyona Mizuna — Quick cooking and very delicious Asian green.
- Red Russian Kale — Nice young bunches of tender leaves can be juiced, eaten in salads, or cooked. Red Russian Kale is a bit different than the curly kale you find in the supermarket. It is tender, smooth and sweet. Even the kids like it!
- Cherry Tomatoes — Available in mixed pints.
- Flowers — 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 or Friday at Hattie’s Garden. These cannot be brought to the HLFM on Saturday.
- Yukon Gold Potatoes — 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.
- Sweet Potatoes –Wonderful naturally sweet vegetables that are also very nutritious.
- Free-range Chicken Eggs — These really are more nutritious than their commercially-produced, store-bought counterparts.
- Acorn Squash — When cooked, its yellow-orange colored flesh offers a mildly sweet and nutty flavor.
- Butternut Squash — Shaped like a large pear, this squash has cream-colored skin, deep orange-colored flesh and a sweet flavor.
- Red Onions — Mild and sweet. Great for using in salads, salsas, and other raw preparations.
- Yellow Onions — Good all-purpose onion, with a light golden skin and yellow flesh.
- Shallots — Adds a great depth of flavor to pan sautés, soups, sauces, and stews, and pairs especially well with chicken and fish.
- Cipollini Onions — Small, gourmet sweet onion that lends well to roasting.
- Garlic — A wonderful seasoning to add aroma, taste, and added nutrition to your dishes.
Yours at the market and garden…