The heirloom tomatoes are here! We are thrilled.
Many would say that if you’ve never had an heirloom tomato then you’ve never tasted a real tomato.
We know how true this is.
Yes, at first glance the heirloom tomato may look weird to you, with its less than perfect round shape met with a few scarred splits in the skin, but don’t let that deter you.
These tomatoes are a rare gastronomical treat, passed down from generations of farmers and free from any science-driven genetic engineering.
What’s Available This Week
We will have the following available at Hattie’s Garden this Thursday or Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) on Saturday, July 25 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. For sales at the Garden, we setup our produce and flowers inside the garage. Enter through the side door, just behind the house. Someone will be there to help you.
- Heirloom Tomatoes — we have many heirloom tomato varieties, in colors ranging from red to pink to purple, black, yellow and orange. We even have big bicolor beefsteaks called Pineapple Bicolor and Striped German.
- Cherry Tomatoes — we will also have mixed pints of cherry tomatoes in just about every color of the rainbow including a new “blue” cherry.
- Loose Leaf Lettuce — triple washed.
- Mesclun — mix of arugula and loose leaf.
- Arugula — we are in the process of increasing production of our delicious young arugula that has become a big hit at the new and wonderful new restaurant, Palate. We should soon have enough to fill all our demands!
- Haricot Vert — delicious gourmet slender green beans.
- Squash — both Patty Pan and Yellow Papaya.
- Blackberries — at the Garden only on Thursday, possibly Friday.
- Sweet Peppers — includes Green Bell and Sweet Banana.
- Eggplants — we will have a limited amount of Asian and Italian varieties available.
- Herbs — includes fresh cut Parsley.
- Flowers — our flowers are simply gorgeous and we are now able to offer a range of sizes as well as custom-made bouquets while you wait. This week we will have:
- Lisianthus — this gorgeous flower is stunning and lasts in the vase for a couple of weeks.
- Snapdragons — gather a dozen or more in a small vase and you’ll have one of the prettiest bouquets around.
- Zinnias — always a favorite.
- Pincushion — also known as Scabiosa, this attractive summer bloomer can be found in a variety of colors.
- Tall Blue Ageratum — looks stunning with our Lisianthus.
- Salvia — the bracts are long-lasting and dry well, making it a good cut flower.
- Gladiolus — adds that spectacular touch to a bouquet.
- Gomphrena — a very nice purple filler that can also stand alone.
- Coreopsis — very popular and known for their vibrant, daisy-like flowers.
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.
Yours in the garden and the table,