Hattie’s Garden delivery/pickup service continues to bring you fresh and wholesome food. We are now taking orders for the Saturday, May 22 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 22.
Hattie’s Garden is enjoying an abundance of nice fresh head lettuce this week, in addition to delicious butterhead, we are now picking loose-leaf heads and romaine heads. We also, of course, continue to triple-wash our gourmet salad mixes for you and to harvest plenty of wonderful hakurei turnips and radishes.
The new shipment of Vermont Compost potting soil has arrived. Please stop by the Garden on Tuesday, Thursday 2-5 or Saturday 9-2 to pickup a 60 qt. or 20 qt. bag of Fort Vee or Fort Lite. 60 qt. bags are $56 and 20 qt. bags are $24.
We are happy to add Dittmar Family Farms produce to our line-up this week. They are bagging a lovely mix of young kale (Red Russian kale and Winterbor kale), and have beautiful heads of bok-choi, and the first of their bunching onions.
Blue Skies Farm (Milton DE) will have organically grown peonies available for pickup here at the Garden for Saturday. They are not on the order form and bunches are first come, first served for pickup only.
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, as well as a nice herb selection.
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.
Chapel’s Country Creamery brings us delicious aged and fresh cheese made on their farm using milk from their grass-fed cows. King Mushrooms offers a large assortment of fresh mushrooms, including some difficult to find exotic varieties with amazing health benefits.
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.
And sadly, Nancy’s Café will be leaving us. They are able to prepare delicious gourmet foods for you for two more Saturdays and then they will move on to other pursuits. We have so enjoyed working with Nancy and her crew and will miss them very much.
What’s Going on at the Garden
We are so excited! Our new high tunnels from Farmers Friend are beginning to take shape. As I mentioned last week, we will grow our grafted heirloom tomatoes in them and then use them to grow fall and winter produce for you.
Dicky was able to put the frame up for the first one in less than a day and promises the second one will go even faster! We will stretch plastic this week and get our tomatoes plants into the ground as soon as we can.
We are so busy, we can barely turn around, but the weather is beautiful and the work load always feels lighter with these gorgeous days. We are laying our drip tape and planting lots of things in the ground, including plenty of beautiful flowers for you.
We wanted to let you know we will be attending the Wednesday Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) located at Kings Highway across from Crooked Hammock Brewery. It begins Wednesday, June 2 from 8 to 11 and runs through September.
We will continue our Saturday pickup/delivery service and have open hours here at the farm too for all the many vendor products we carry as well as our own produce. Currently the hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 5, and Saturday from 9 to 2.
Our second batch of tomato, eggplant and pepper plants will be ready for you this week if you have been waiting and we may finally get the basil out from under the lights in the house and allow it to grow in the hoop-house for a bit. Basil hates it below 50 degrees and I woke up Saturday to 45 degrees and today to 47 degrees. But it looks like we are trending upward this week.
Look for a list of plants and produce available for casual shopping at the garden, to arrive in your email box on Monday afternoon.
Yours in the Garden,