Hattie’s Garden will have lots of nice plants and produce available at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) this Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 24 from 8 a.m. to noon.
Additionally, there will be a plant sale on Memorial Day Monday, May 26 at Hattie’s Garden, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Garden Plants This Week
You may also make other arrangements to pickup plants if you email Hattie. If there is a specific plant you need, Hattie can tell you whether it will be available on Saturday or Monday, and if not, when it will be available.
- Tomatoes include great tasting hybrid varieties of Big Beef, Celebrity and New Girl; easy to grow, fool-proof cherry tomato: SuperSweet 100; heirloom varieties of Black Krim and Pruden’s Purple; and a couple of nice paste tomatoes.
- Herbs include spectacular French tarragon, Rosemary Arp, and many basil varieties such as Dolly Basil and Italian Large Leaf (both are nice Genovese types), Sweet Dani lemon basil and, Amethyst (a stunning purple Genovese), Thai sweet basil, and Thai holy basil in green and red.
- Flowers include Tall Blue Planet Ageratum (pictured), a true cutting variety of ageratum. Their height makes them a superb border plant, and an excellent addition to mixed bouquets. We also have gorgeous Benary Giant Zinnias which top out above 4 feet tall and Brocade French Marigolds that are familiar to many for their insect repelling qualities in the garden. This variety grow 12-18″ tall and fills in very nicely. Additionally, we have some nice tall cosmos, both fluted and regular; and the drought-tolerant, QIS Purple Gomphrena, which grow two feet tall.
- Peppers and Eggplants are looking beautiful, but growing slowly with these cool nights. Some will be ready for market, while others will be ready Monday and again at our May 31 market.
Fresh Produce This Week
- Loose-leaf lettuce – triple-washed and bagged.
- Arugula – triple-washed and bagged.
- Mesclun Mix – mix of lettuce, arugula & baby chard.
- Spinach – large bags of nice leaves without a lot of long stems. Our spinach is sold nice and clean, and you will only need one quick rinse.
- Beet greens – these are the smaller, tender beet thinnings, but large enough to steam–or eat raw–delicious!
- Hakurei turnips – great raw or cooked lightly.
- Fresh herbs – includes mojito mint, parsley, cilantro, dill and sage. Look in the little red cooler on the checkout table.
We do our best to cool all produce quickly from the field, wash in clean cool well-water and refrigerate immediately. While at market, we also go to great lengths to keep produce cool. This means you’ve got to look into the coolers to find your salad mixes, etc.
Our salad greens will last a long time in the refrigerator for you–a minimum of one full week. We know produce is no fresher than when it is picked and we go to great lengths to keep it as fresh as we can. We do our part, so please try not to leave it in a hot car for very long and get that produce into your own refrigerator as quickly! One of the HLFM insulated bags can be a nice investment to keep your market produce cool!
Have a great and safe weekend. See you at the market on Saturday and at the garden on Monday!