Hattie’s Garden is pleased to have a wide range of locally grown produce and other great products to offer throughout the entire holiday season. Chesapeake Organic will be harvesting fennel this week, Mossflower Cottage Garden is harvesting Shunkyo radish, a specialty radish from North China that is both hot and unusually sweet, and Hattie’s Garden will be harvesting nice young carrots.
We also wanted to let you know Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms will be available this week, but they will not be available for the Christmas or New Year’s delivery/pickup service. These mushrooms are harvested fresh each week and are much fresher than what you can buy in the store and therefore have a much longer shelf life. If you would like mushrooms for your holiday meals, you may buy them this week and store the mushrooms in their paper bag in the refrigerator. They should last at least two weeks.
Holiday Shopping? Why not support a local business? Backyard Jams and Jellies has over 50 flavors of jams, jellies, chutneys, mustards, including no-sugar added varieties that make wonderful gifts, as does a jar of honey from Baues’ Bees, or some much acclaimed Horseradish Mustard from Deep Grass Organic.
Or try some beautiful artisan cheese from Chapel’s Country Creamery made fresh right on their farm, and free-range duck eggs for holiday baking from Black Hog or Twin Posts.
Looking for nice stocking stuffers? Consider Becky Hamill’s cookbook From the Farmers’ Market to your Table. With beautiful watercolor illustrations created by Becky, the inspiration for the book is intended to give you ideas and recipes especially suited for locally obtained fresh foods.
And our own Suzanne Squires is offering her whimsical Stella the Cat blank greeting cards.
For more ideas, just browse through our order form. Our vendors will be grateful for your purchases and we know you will be happy with their products.
After this week, we will be modifying our schedule by one day to better accommodate the federal holiday on Christmas Day and again on New Years Day, both which fall on Sundays. We will resume our normal schedule in January. We hope this serves as ample time for you to make any adjustments. Below is the schedule we are planning for next four pickup / delivery services.
- Saturday, December 17 – Pickup / Delivery Service — (deadline to order: Wednesday, Dec 14).
- Friday, December 23 – Pickup / Delivery Service — (deadline to order: Tuesday, Dec 20).
- Friday, December 30 – Pickup / Delivery Service — (deadline to order: Tuesday, Dec 27).
- Saturday, January 7 – Pickup / Delivery Service — (deadline to order: Wednesday, Jan 4).
We hope this works well for everyone. You will receive plenty of reminders of our schedule. Our order form and blog will also be published a day earlier to give you more time to order for the holidays.
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,