Below is a list of the produce for market goers that will be available.
All are immediately cooled, triple-washed and you will find them in the blue coolers.
- Young Arugula — adds a peppery kick to salads of all sorts, pairing particularly well with sweet mild lettuces
- Mesclun — a term for a mix of salad greens that are harvested and eaten together.
- Loose Leaf — very flexible and used in a wide variety of recipes.
- Tokyo Bekana — loose-head Chinese cabbage from Japan. Although it can be eaten raw, in Asia it is typically very quickly stir-fried, similar to Pak Choi. Delightful.
- Red Russian Kale — did you know kale tastes much better after frosts? And Red Russian Kale might be the sweetest kale there is. You could eat it raw, but if you did, you would never know how good it tastes when you cook it. Try simmering very slowly in olive oil and garlic, leaving the water from washing clinging to the leaves. The longer you cook it, the better it gets.
- Pac Choi-Joi Choi — this white-stemmed vegetable is related to the Western cabbage, and is of the same species as the common turnip. Try with garlic, ginger, olive oil and a taste of sesame oil.
- Alpine Daikon Radish — this half long sweet variety from Korea is great for eating fresh, pickling and stores well.
- Japanese Hakurei Turnips — these small white turnips are nothing like the purple topped turnips we typically grow in America. You don’t peel Hakurei Turnips and the greens are not “hairy”. They are delicious raw and a quick steaming brings out even more sweetness. The turnip greens are outstanding.
Hope you can join us at the farmers market on Saturday, located at Shields
Elementary School parking lot just off Savannah Road in Lewes.
And, thanks for your understanding that we could not offer produce at Hattie’s Garden today. As you know from our post on Monday, we spent the past three days working on the garden to put in place season extension tools, among of which are the row covers pictured below. Snug as a bug in a rug. Moisture on the row cover freezes and creates some insulation from the cold. Kinda like an igloo! Let’s hope they do their job!