Krista from Backyard Jams and Jellies, is at it again. She is debuting her new Persimmon Marmalade exclusively through Hattie’s Garden this month.
Persimmon, an underrated fall fruit originating from Japan, is an excellent source of fiber and B-complex vitamins. Backyard’s Persimmon Marmalade is made with locally grown persimmons, fresh oranges and lemons. Her recipe uses very little sugar, so the natural fruit flavors really come through.
There are endless ways to enjoy the marmalade. It’s delicious on buttery toast in the morning. Or put it on pancakes, oatmeal, or pair it with cheese. There are so many combos you can enjoy this seasonal jam with!
We have a limited supply and if you would like to try it, put your order in this week!
As we get deeper into our winter season, I am hearing from some of my customers about delicious combinations they have been enjoying. From smoked salmon to free-range eggs, to hot pepper jellies and all manner of cheese, here are a couple great ideas.
For breakfast or any meal, try scrambled eggs and smoked salmon from AlaskaWild. We just had it the other evening and loved it. But smoked salmon can be enjoyed in many ways. For instance, one customer likes smoked salmon and Chapel’s Bay Blue cheese on crackers. I tried it and it was delicious.
Another customer said that was great, but we should try drizzling a bit of honey over the whole thing too. She was right — that really was terrific! And for a great snack, try any of Backyard Jams & Jellies hot pepper jellies and combine with any of Chapel Country Creamery cheese.
If those aren’t enough ideas for you, I’m sure you could think of other ways to be creative this winter.
Don’t forget the freshest vegetables available through Chesapeake Organic, Hattie’s Garden and Fresh Harvest. Totem Farms will be on break this week, returning for the January 25 service.
Oh, one last note — Jen’s Flying Squirrel is doing pies this week, but is not able to do them for the following two weeks. So get a delicious pot pie while you can!
Enjoy good food and stay warm.
Beaver Dam Road Closure
This is a reminder that Beaver Dam Road is closed from Kendale Road to Fisher Lane for at least another six weeks. This road work will force you to make a detour if you use Beaver Dam Road (23 South) to get to Hattie’s Garden.
Travel Beaver Dam Road to Fisher Road. Take the detour to Hopkins Road (first left off Fisher), and then Hopkins joins Beaver Dam south of Kendale. Take a left onto Beaver Dam Road and Kendale will be on your right after about 1.3 miles. Detour signage and message boards will be in place.
Remember the deadline for ordering is Wednesday at noon. Unfortunately, we won’t normally be able to take late requests, as we must place vendor orders quickly. 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.
Yours in the garden throughout the winter,