Hattie’s Garden delivery/pickup service continues to bring you fresh and wholesome food. We are now taking orders for the Saturday, May 29 Pickup/Delivery Service.
What’s New This Week
Hattie’s Garden is pleased to begin offering high quality pasture-raised beef from Chapel’s Country Creamery. This week we begin with their flash-frozen ground beef and lovely 3/4 lb. Delmonico steaks.
This is the final week for Nancy’s Café. We are sad to see her go, and she will miss serving you all, as she ventures forth to new horizons.
Beginning next week on June 2, Hattie’s Garden will be a participating vendor at the Wednesday Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) located at Kings Highway across from Crooked Hammock Brewery. We hope to see you there!
Our hours of operation here at the garden will also change beginning in June, but are as usual this week, which is Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 5, and Saturday from 9 to 2.
What’s Available through the Online Order System
The following items are available now to order for pickup or delivery on Saturday, May 29.
Hattie’s Garden continues to harvest hakurei turnips, Swiss chard, head lettuce, three types of salad mix as well as a plethora of herbs. In just one more week we will have nice carrots and beautiful young beets for you!
Vermont Compost potting soil has been added back to our order form to make it more convenient for you, or stop by the Garden to pickup a 60 qt. or 20 qt. bag of Fort Vee or Fort Lite. It is the best potting soil we know of and use it almost exclusively for all of our plant growing.
We are happy to have added more Dittmar Family Farms produce to our line-up this week. In addition to their lovely mix of young kale (Red Russian kale and Winterbor kale), beautiful heads of bok-choi, and bunching onions, we also are providing radishes, tatsoi, and loose red lettuce heads.
Totem Farms continues to brings an assortment of nutritious microgreens and is busy bringing on the produce from their high tunnels. This week’s selection includes sorrel, spring lettuce mix, and washed romaine leaves ready for salads, as well as a nice herb selection.
Chapel’s Country Creamery brings us delicious aged and fresh cheese made on their farm using milk from their grass-fed cows. They are also offering pasture-raised beef now, including ground beef and Delmonico steaks.
King Mushrooms offers a large assortment of fresh mushrooms, including some difficult to find exotic varieties with amazing health benefits.
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.
What’s Going on at the Garden
We may use the second one to grow some of our ginger. It loves a tropical environment and we think we can provide that! The houses will help us to really extend what we are able to do in the fall and winter as well and we look forward to providing lots of fresh vegetables for you well into the winter months.
It has now been several weeks since we had any measurable rainfall. It is beginning to have a serious impact on the Garden and we have responded by doing our best to provide the water everything needs. We are running our drip tapes and they are more efficient at getting water to the root zones of our plants than overhead watering, but we would love nothing more than a good rainfall. And as every farmer knows, we are not in charge. We simply do our best to work in concert with mother nature, using whatever tools we have to mitigate conditions, striving for optimal growth. Timing is everything.
We have absolutely gorgeous tomato plants, eggplants, pepper plants, herb plants and flower plants for you. With so many nice plants needing a home, we will begin a plant sale this week. The next two or three weeks are still perfect for planting.
The plant list, along with a list of available produce for the week will arrive in your email box on Monday afternoon.
Yours in the Garden,