Due to the rain and gusting winds in Lewes today, Hattie’s Garden made the tough decision not to attend the Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) this morning.
To that end, Hattie’s Garden will be holding a Nor’easter Sale tomorrow on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. so you may partake of the bounty of our beginning fall harvest. Enter the garage through the door just behind the house.
Our fresh-cut flower bouquets are stunning this week and will certainly brighten your day. We have a mixture of Mariachi Lisianthus, Benary Giant Zinnias and Tall Blue Ageratum, which are all cut and conditioned to last at least a week for you and come with a packet of flower food.
Remember, we also have some staples from Deep Grass Organic.
Please stop by if you are able.
What Will Be Available
In addition to our lovely flowers, we just harvested the following vegetables.
- Hakurei Turnips — These Japanese turnips are amazing. They taste nothing at all like the turnips you may have grown up with, do not need to be peeled, can be eaten raw or cooked and have some of the nicest greens of anything we sell. The hairless greens and roots are tender and cook in minutes. The turnip roots do not need to be peeled and are small, sweet and delicious, either raw or lightly cooked.
- Young Arugula — It’s beautiful, clean and very flavorful.
- Mature Arugula — Our mature arugula is still young, but larger than the young arugula. The leaf has a bit more spice and is preferred for cooking, although it should only be gently wilted. We know many of you prefer a bit more mature leaf to accent your salad.
- Loose Leaf Lettuce — We cut at a young and tender stage of growth and include a delightful variety of colors, shapes and textures.
- Mesclun — A nice mixture of our young arugula and loose leaf lettuce.
- Kyona Mizuna — Quick cooking and very delicious Asian green.
- Fun Jen — Enjoy raw or slightly stir-fried or steamed.
- Red Russian Kale — Nice bunches of tender leaves. Red Russian Kale is a bit different than the curly kale you find in the supermarket. It is delicious; even the kids like it!
- Radishes — These are rich, bright red roots with a crisp and tasty flavor. Use the greens in stir-fries, soups, omelets, or any dish requiring “greens.” For a nice side dish, saute them for a couple of minutes with garlic and olive oil.
Deep Grass Staples
Here is the list of additional items available from Deep Grass Organic.
- Acorn Squash — Has a smooth, dark green exterior with longitudinal ridges and a sweet, yellow-orange flesh. It derives its name from its distinctive acorn shape.
This hardy squash can be stored throughout the fall and winter, and will save for several months in a cool, dry location.
- Butternut Squash — Has an oblong shape, a tannish-colored skin, and an orange fleshy pulp. Its taste is often described as sweet, nutty, and similar to that of a pumpkin.
- Yukon Gold Potatoes — Available in two sizes. Slightly flat and oval in shape with light gold, thin skin and light yellow flesh. A true multi-purpose potato, Yukon Golds are starchy enough to bake, firm enough to boil and use in just about any cooking application.
- Red Bliss Potatoes — Low starch content and are often characterized by a creamy, firm and moist flesh that holds its shape well after cooking. They’re typically great for roasting, boiling, casseroles and potato salads.
- White Sweet Potatoes — The white sweet potato usually has a golden to pale yellow skin and the flesh is creamy white to pale yellow. It also contains more sugar, and is used as an ingredient for desserts in addition to the main course. If you haven’t tried these, you will be in for a pleasant surprise.
- Orange Sweet Potatoes — In some parts of the USA and Canada, sweet potatoes are called yams. This is a misnomer since yams are actually a totally different species. A sweet potato is a tuberous plant that belongs to the Convulvolaceae family. The orange sweet potato has lots beta-carotene due to its orange flesh. When cooked, it becomes fluffy and creamy.
- Free-range Chicken Eggs — These really are more nutritious than their commercially-produced, store-bought counterparts.
- Red Onions — Mild and sweet. Great for using in salads, salsas, and other raw preparations, as well as for cooking.
- Candy Sweet Yellow Onions — Good all-purpose onion, with a light golden skin and yellow flesh.
- Garlic — A wonderful seasoning to add aroma, taste, and added nutrition to your dishes.