Hattie’s Garden open Thursday and Friday, 2 to 5 — See below for directions.
This week will almost be an instant replay from last week, with the exception of tomatoes.
Our fall carrots are plentiful, and we continue to harvest delicious fall crops such as Hakurei Turnips, tender Asian greens, fresh ginger, beautiful lettuce and salad mixes. We will also have lovely flowers this week.
Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) Fall Market
The HLFM begins its Fall Market this Saturday with a move to the Richard Shields Elementary School Parking Lot (Savannah Rd. & Sussex Dr). The Market runs every Saturday from October 7 to November 18, 2017. Please note, in addition to the new location, the Fall Market hours are from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there.
What’s Available This Week
The following will be available at Hattie’s Garden on Thursday & Friday from 2 to 5 located at 31341 Kendale Road in Lewes, or at the Saturday Fall HLFM from 9 to noon located at Richard Shields Elementary School Parking Lot (Savannah Rd. & Sussex Dr).
- Young Carrots — Slim early carrots are sweet and delicious.
- Young Arugula — Lovely freshly harvested, triple-washed and kept cold for you in our coolers.
- Young Loose Leaf Lettuce — Tender, triple-washed and kept cold for you in our coolers.
- Mesclun — Triple-washed and kept cold for you in our coolers.
- Hakurei Turnips — Our favorite to talk about at market. We have nearly a perfect record of delight with this “turnip.” Everyone who tries this delicacy comes back for more and is amazed. We specialize in dispelling the preconceived notion of what a turnip is! This Japanese turnip is small, sweet and delicious, either raw or cooked. It needs no peeling and the greens are smooth and tender, not hairy and tough like store bought “turnip greens”.
- Mizuna Asian Green — One of the mildest mustard greens, mizuna is high in immune-boosting vitamin C, folate, and iron. With its crisp stalks and beautiful frond-like leaves, mizuna is a wonderful addition to salads. It can also be stir-fried, sauteed, simmered, and added to hot pot dishes.
- Komatsuna Asian Green — These tender greens can be used raw in salads and spring rolls or lightly sautéed in stir fries and wilted in pasta dishes.
- Beans — Mixed green, wax and purple beans.
- Fresh Young Ginger — Now is the time to stock up on young ginger. You can freeze it and enjoy it in the months to come. We will dig ginger each week until it is gone, but we are fast approaching the end of our ginger beds!
- Specialty Cut Flowers — Our lisianthus are enjoying their second flush, as delicate and beautiful as ever. We will have two sizes of bouquets this week, our regular taller bouquets for the table and shorter, very elegant bouquets for the bedroom or other intimate setting. They look lovely with our fall blooming cosmos and celosia, ageratum and salvia. Stunning and colorful bouquets guaranteed to last a week. We can also prepare a custom bouquet on the spot. Each bouquet comes with a packet of flower food. These bouquets should last at least a full week for you as we cut and condition them professionally.
Directions to Hattie’s Garden
Hattie’s Garden is located at 31341 Kendale Rd in Lewes approximately 3 miles from Plantation Rd. (Also known as Rt. 1D) coming inland on either Robinsonville Rd. or Beaver Dam Rd (Rt. 23 South).
Kendale Rd. is a short link (.6 miles) between Robinsonville and Beaver Dam and the garden at 31341 Kendale is located near the Beaver Dam Rd. intersection — five houses from that intersection on the left hand side.
The house has purple trim and you will see a large hoophouse or “high tunnel” in the back as you drive into the driveway.
We hold our sales in the large garage attached to the house. Enter the garage through a door in the side of the garage, just behind the house.
From the City of Lewes:
Travel on Savannah Rd and cross Rt. 1 as though traveling to Georgetown on Rt. 9, but take an immediate left and then an immediate right to access Rt. 23 South (Beaver Dam Rd). Rt. 23 runs roughly parallel to Rt. 9. Continue 3 miles and turn left onto Kendale Rd. Look for the purple trim on our house after a short distance of about a tenth of a mile.
From Rehoboth Beach:
Travel north on Rt. 1 and take a left at Rt. 24. Take a right onto Plantation Rd.–the first major intersection–and then a left onto Robinsonville Rd. (1.9 miles). Travel just under 3 miles and take a right onto Kendale Rd. Travel .5 miles on Kendale and 31341 will be on the right toward the end of this short road.
Yours in the Garden & Market,