The weather is fine and the growing couldn’t be better! We hope to see you at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) this Saturday morning. We expect a picture perfect weekend with only small crowds. This is a great month for attending the market if you really want to avoid the summer season traffic; especially prior to the release of all our school children!
Hattie’s Garden will bring our last planting of tomato plants, along with pepper plants, eggplants and lots of herbs and flowers. We will continue to bring newly planted flowers and plenty of basil throughout June, as well as basil pots and herb planters.
- Cherry Tomatoes – We have lots of Sungold cherry tomatoes, SuperSweet 100s, Lucia Grape (a nice thin skinned delicious small grape tomato), Yellow Pear and Black Cherry.
- Heirloom tomato plants include a wonderful “Pineapple Bicolor,” Black Krim, Pruden’s Purple, Cherokee Purple, and the original open pollinated yellow Rutger’s and Taxi.
- Hybrids this time it include all your favorites; Big Beef, Jet Star, Celebrity, New Girl, a heat tolerant Valley Girl, and the popular Juliet small Roma.
- Paste Tomatoes include Amish Paste (another heirloom vigorous great producing large roma), and the lovely stocky Czech Bush for a container plant or bedding plant that actually produces a full-sized tomato and lots of them!
Available Freshly-Harvested Produce
- Carrots – We are so excited this week to bring you young sweet carrots! Come early to get a bunch.
- Young Swiss Chard
- Young Beet Bunches with Greens
- Hakurei Turnips
- Loose Leaf Lettuce
- Young Arugula
- Mesclun (a mix of lettuce and arugula this time)
- Spicy Arugula – We do not know what to call this one! It is still a young leaf of arugula, but a bit larger than our youngest product. Great in salads, but this one is definitely spicier than the youngest leaf. Some of you simply prefer the spiciest arugula we can bring to market! It also comes in a somewhat larger quantity than our young arugula.
- Freshly cut herbs – Look in the small red cooler by the cash box. This week we are happy to bring a few bags of fresh basil. Our larger bunches, typical of mid-summer, will be coming along in a couple of weeks.
See you at the market and in the garden!