Hattie’s Garden delivery/pickup service continues to bring you fresh and wholesome food. We are now taking orders for the Saturday, May 15 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 15.
Here at Hattie’s Garden, we have been enjoying the Hakurei turnips straight out of the garden. They are delicious raw and wonderful cooked as well. A salad turnip that needs no peeling, it is delightful.
As we wait upon more crops to come to maturity, we are happy to have plenty of nice lettuce this week, both mixed young lettuce, triple washed and in 1/3 lb. bags, and a grab-bag of beautiful heirloom butterhead lettuce. This is a once a year treat as many of these heirlooms won’t grow in the heat of summer. We also have arugula and mesclun (a mixture of lettuce and arugula). The pea tendrils have been incorporated into the soil now, but they were wonderful while they lasted.
Our next shipment of Vermont Compost potting soil is scheduled to arrive this week.
Blue Skies Farm (Milton DE) will have organically grown strawberries for us in a limited quantity for Saturday pickup only. They are not on the order form and are first come, first served, one per customer.
Totem Farms brings you an assortment of nutritious microgreens and is busy bringing on the produce from their high tunnels. This week they have sorrel, spring lettuce mix, and washed romaine leaves ready for salads. Their herbs are also making a comeback.
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.
Chapel’s Country Creamery brings us delicious aged and fresh cheese made on their farm using milk from their grass-fed cows. Nancy’s Café has great menu items including sweets, soups, chilis, quiche, scones and more, and we get from a large assortment of fresh mushrooms, including some difficult to find exotic varieties with amazing health benefits, from King Mushrooms.
While we encourage you to use the order form for the Saturday, May 15 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’s Going on at the Garden
Last week we potted up nearly 1,000 new peppers, eggplants and tomato plants that will constitute our second and largest planting of “nightshade” plants. They will be ready in a week to 10 days.
We continue to plant lettuce and arugula each week. We are currently so busy we hardly know what to do first. It is always that way in May.
We received over 100 grafted tomato plants that we will install in two new high tunnels that also arrived Friday. Things are moving fast and we can’t move fast enough! Farming is the best way in the world to learn how to properly prioritize. It also teaches you the utmost importance of timing. Timing is everything.
We began more extended hours too so you can pickup plants, various food products and produce now during the week on Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 5, as well as Saturday 9-2. So, if you don’t order directly from the order form, you can show up and get many food items here at the Garden without planning ahead.
We will expand what we have available as the season progresses, but suffice to say, we already have a good amount of vendor products and produce available here for you.
Yours in the Garden,