We have a few updates for November that we want you to be aware of.
- New Hours — Beginning this month, we will change the hours we are open for the next three weeks. The new hours are Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m (a change from our normal time frame of 3 to 6). Friday hours will remain the same from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Closed Thanksgiving Week — Hattie’s Garden will be closed the entire week of Thanksgiving. There will be no open hours on Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day) or Friday, Nov. 27.
- Off-Season Delivery / Pickup Service — Our delivery/pickup service begins the week after Thanksgiving, on Saturday, December 5. Therefore, beginning in December, we will no longer have open hours on Thursday and Friday, but will ask you to place a specific order based on our weekly email. You may then pickup your order Saturday at the garden during daylight hours, or we can deliver your order for an extra charge. Please see below for more information about the service.
What’s Available This Week from Hattie
The following will be available from Hattie’s Garden on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m., or Friday from 1 – 5 p.m., and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the HLFM, now located at the Shields Elementary parking lot.
- Young Arugula — It’s beautiful, clean and very flavorful.
- Loose Leaf Lettuce — We cut at a young and tender stage of growth and include a delightful variety of colors, shapes and textures.
- Autumn Mesclun — A nice mixture of our young arugula, young Asian greens, baby beet greens and loose leaf lettuce.
- Braising Greens — Mixture of our young, medium-sized greens which includes Kyona Mizuna and Fun Jen. Can be braised, steamed, sauteed, used in soups and plenty young enough to be eaten raw.
- Young Carrots — Slim early carrots are sweet and delicious.
- Young Red Russian Kale — A nice mild, sweet, flat-leaved Siberian-type kale. Always picked young and cooks quickly or can be eaten raw.
- Hakurei Turnips — These small Japanese delicacies are by far the sweetest “turnips” you will ever eat. Cook them until just soft without overcooking, or eat them raw as a salad turnip.
- 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.
What’s Available from Other Vendors
The following will be available only on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., or Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hattie’s Garden. Note: These items cannot be brought to the HLFM on Saturday as it is a producer-only market.
Black Hog Homestead
- Duck Eggs — Fabulous farm-fresh tasty duck eggs from their own free range ducks. Duck eggs contain more vitamins A, B12 and D, as well as higher levels of Omega-3 than eggs from chickens similarly fed and pastured. If you have never used duck eggs you are in for a treat.
Deep Grass Organics
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Free-range Chicken Eggs — Deep Grass chickens enjoy a natural farm life setting where they can produce the most nutritious eggs. These eggs are so much better 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.
- 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.
Off-Season Delivery / Pickup Service
Hattie’s Garden delivery / pickup service begins Saturday, December 5. In the coming weeks, we will provide more details about how the service works.
Our goal is to help create a viable foodshed on Delmarva by providing you with locally grown and produced food. We do everything we can to advance local small sustainable farms and food artisans and to promote the consumption of good whole food grown locally.
Below is the tentative list of vendors, along with their products, who will participate in the program with Hattie’s Garden. All produce sold is either certified organic or grown using sustainable methods without the use of synthetic pesticides or fungicides.
- Hattie’s Garden – Produce grown using organic and sustainable principles, and homemade soups using organic ingredients.
- Chesapeake Organic – Certified organic produce.
- Deep Grass Organic – Certified organic produce, vinegar, jams, salsas, horseradish mustard.
- Chapel’s Country Creamery – Artisan cheeses made from raw milk from grass fed cows.
- Bohemia Lea Farm – Sustainably grown chicken, pork and beef.
- Chinky Salt Oyster Co. – Plump, briny, fresh oysters harvested from Chincoteague Bay the day prior to delivery or pickup.
- Davidson Exotic Mushrooms – Portabello, Shitake, Crimini, Oyster, White, and other exotic mushrooms.
- Baues’ Busy Bees – Raw honey and honey-based products from their own hives.
- Black Hog Farmstead – Fabulous farm-fresh tasty duck eggs from their own free range ducks.
- Twin Post Farm – Eggs from free-range chickens fed all natural grain with no antibiotics.
- Backyard Jams and Jellies – Dozens of homemade jams and jellies, mustards and chutneys
- Patty’s Deli – Freshly prepared gourmet food and deli items using many local ingredients.
We want to bring you the very best whole local food that we can, and look forward to your continued support of our local growers and producers.
Yours at the market and garden…