Only $5.00 for deliveries to Lewes and Rehoboth Beach on Saturday mornings!
We are happy to continue our off-season delivery / pickup service for February 11 and beyond to bring you the best winter’s worth of food we have probably ever had. I had a great week learning more about the growing field of sustainable farming and am happy to be back.
Chesapeake Organic is still harvesting and in fact has some wonderful new Miyashige Daikon Radish bunches. These relatively smaller daikons (only 9-12 inches long and 2 inches in diameter), are crisp and tender and can be used in many ways, raw or cooked, or pickled. In Asia a pickled mixture, including daikon, is served with most meals for digestive purposes.
While Chesapeake is getting low on lettuce, they still have plenty of great produce including three kinds of kale, three kinds of sweet cabbage, leeks, scallions, radishes, and more. Fresh Harvest hydroponically grown lettuce continues to satisfy our craving for salad, and no chemicals or harmful fungicides are used in growing Fresh Harvest products.
We had a wonderful response to AlaskaWild Seafoods last time and there is plenty more to get you through the winter.
Bohemia Lea still has a good supply of free range meats and we have only recently added their delicious scrapple.
If you haven’t tried microgreens, you may be pleasantly surprised. Black Hog and Fresh Harvest have very nice trays of cut-your-own microgreens — though small in size, they are big on flavor and nutrition.
Twin Post eggs continue to be a favorite on the breakfast table, along with a nice dollop of jam from Backyard Jams on your favorite toast.
Hattie says she cannot do without Chapel’s Country Creamery cheese or Davidson’s Mushrooms. And if you are low on honey, Baues’ Bees raw honey is local and the real thing — a little honey and lemon in hot water truly can help to make a cold or cough manageable.
Of course, some customers can’t wait to see what Patty’s soup of the week will be … and this week it is Beef Barley.
Remember the deadline for ordering is Wednesday at noon.
You will receive an updated reminder on Tuesday, but please order early to be sure you get everything you would like. Supplies are sometimes limited.
May you eat well and prosper!
Now for some “housekeeping.”
2017 Plant CSA
We rolled out the 2017 Plant CSA last week and we encourage you to participate if you are a home gardener. You may join anytime during the month of February.
Please see this post for details on the program.
Gardening Class Coming Soon
In March, you will be invited to participate in our gardening class. If you are already a gardener, you will come away with plenty of new information and knowledge. If you have never grown vegetables or flowers, and would like to give it a try, join us and learn. Each student will receive customized instruction directly applicable to their own gardening projects.
The class will meet for two sessions, and will give beginning as well as more experienced gardeners an in-depth look at organic gardening, from theory to practice. Class size is kept small at 6 to 8 participants and depending upon interest, one or more classes will be held. Classes are held at Hattie’s Garden and will include hands on learning.
The fee for the class is $100 and covers both sessions, and you will start a tray of vegetable and herb seedlings you can take home.
Yours, continuing to learn more about the growing field of sustainable farming,