Hattie’s Garden delivery/pickup service continues to bring you fresh and wholesome food. We are now taking orders for the Saturday, May 1 Pickup/Delivery Service.
What’s Available through the Online Order System
The following items are available now to order for pickup or delivery on Saturday, May 1.
Hattie’s Garden is pleased to continue to have a full component of our salad greens. This week we will have lovely red radishes, loose leaf lettuce, pea tendrils, young arugula, and cilantro. We will be putting together two types of mesclun — lettuce and arugula and lettuce, arugula and pea tendrils.
We offer two kinds of Vermont Compost potting soil in 20 qt. bags: Vermont Compost Fort Lite, (a complete germinating and transplant mix, and is particularly desirable for growers using smaller celled flats or hanging baskets) and Vermont Compost Fort Vee, (a compost-based germination and/or transplant mix, designed for *soil blocks, trays, and pots). There is no better potting soil company that I know of.
Totem Farms brings you an assortment of nutritious microgreens and is busy bringing on the produce from their high tunnels. This week they have collard greens (with or without blossoms), spring lettuce mix, and washed romaine leaves ready for salads. Their herbs are also making a comeback.
Fresh Harvest Hydroponics has butterhead lettuce, red leaf lettuce and romaine lettuce available.
Chrissy’s Bees (part of Stag Run Farm) has two types of honey available in 12-oz. jars. These are Wildflower Raw Honey and Butterbean Raw Honey. Simply delicious. We continue to have an assortment of jams and jellies from Backyard Jams & Jellies.
AlaskaWild Seafoods family-run business has Pacific Cod, Pacific Rockfish, Coho Salmon, Sockeye Salmon and Smoked Salmon fresh frozen directly from the boat and flown to the east coast every week. We have free-range whole chickens and half chickens from Dittmar Family Farms and wonderful free-range chicken eggs from Twin Posts.
Nancy’s Café has great menu items including sweets, soups, chilis, quiche, scones and more. King Mushrooms brings to us a large assortment of fresh mushrooms, including some difficult to find exotic varieties with amazing health benefits, and we get and delicious aged and fresh cheeses from Chapel’s Country Creamery, made on the farm using milk from their grass-fed cows.
May Your Planting Begin!
Things should be heating up nicely this week with expected temperatures in the mid-70s. Accordingly, we are increasing our hours of operation. We will now be open Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 5 and Saturday from 9 to 2.
You will find more and more plants available each week, as well as extra produce and the other food items that we carry.
Watch for an email on Monday to detail what will be available for your planting needs as well as available produce and other great local foods for sale at the Garden.
While we encourage you to use the order form for the Saturday, May 1 pickup or delivery service, we will have our produce and many of the other vendor products we carry, available for you for casual shopping on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Our produce availability is growing as the season progresses.
What we are Planting
Last week we planted another batch of early carrots to follow the first batch that are now a good inch or so high. We planted more turnips and lots of flat and curly parsley. We put in another bed of young mixed lettuces and have lots of our once a year heirloom head lettuces coming soon. Then we scrambled to keep things alive with two nights that were very very cold.
Things are a little behind both in the Garden and in the hoop house with the colder than average soil, but everything is alive and should be fine. I will admit it was touch and go for a while there, and we are glad to see a break in the weather ahead. The basil is on hold as it just won’t tolerate anything lower than 50 degrees at night.
We are a bit backed up in the house with plants that would like to break out and go into the hoop house, but just have to wait their turns and the warmer weather coming this week. And then, of course, we started more seeds.
This is the time of year we have a long list of seed planting into trays each week. Some are for our customers and some are for our garden. Something new we are bringing you this year are Jade Bush Green Beans and Royal Burgundy Bush Beans. You asked for them and we will deliver in a couple weeks. We continue to plant throughout the month of May, so never fear if your garden plot is not ready yet. We have more than one planting of most things and will have plants well into June for you.
Yours in the Garden,