Stop by Hattie’s Garden on Thursday, June 8 for the sale of produce, meat, eggs, cheese, fish and plants for your home gardens.
And visit us for the opener of the Wednesday Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) at the Crooked Hammock Brewery parking lot, located at Crooked Hammock Way and Kings Highway from 8 to 11:30. Of course we will also be at the Saturday HLFM located at the George H.P. Smith Park on Saturday from 8 to 12. As more produce and more flowers are available, we will open another timeslot at the Garden toward the end of June. Stay tuned.
What’s Available from Hattie
- Young Lancelot Leeks — Great for soups, salads and roasting, our slender young lancelot leeks have a long white shaft.
- Scallions — Beautiful freshly-harvested bunches.
- Chiogga Beets — When raw, these beets have a crunchy texture with a strong earthy flavor, and when cooked, they develop a tender and soft consistency with a sweet, earthy flavor.
- Provider Green Beans — Harvested when they’re young and tender, the ‘Provider’ variety is well flavored and delicious.
- Mini Romaine Heads — Bronze-red and green heads bundled together for you.
- Young Carrots — Freshly harvested. Tender and delicious.
- Young Arugula — Triple-washed and bagged.
- Young Mixed Lettuce — Triple-washed and bagged.
- Mesclun — Triple-washed and bagged.
- Swiss Chard — Tender young bunches. Cooks quickly and is delicious.
- Dill — Freshly cut.
What’s Available from our Other Vendors
We carry the following meat, eggs, cheese, fish and other food products at the Garden on Thursday, June 8 from 10 to 4.
- Enoch Farms — Sustainably raised, naturally grown, heritage pork.
- Chapel’s Country Creamery — Farmstead artisan cheese that taste as good as they look. The cows are not given any synthetic growth or production-enhancing hormones, just a lot of love and attention.
- AlaskaWild Seafoods — Flash frozen, wild-caught salmon, rockfish and cod.
- Marble Head Farm — Pasture-raised pork and beef.
- Twin Post Farm — Free-range chicken eggs from Princess Anne County.
- Chrissy’s Bees — Dutch Clover and Wildflower Honey.
- Backyard Jams & Jellies — Dozens of delicious of jams, jellies (including no-sugar options), mustards and chutneys.
Plants, Plants, Plants
Stop by the Garden on Thursday, June 8 from 10 to 4 to choose from an absolutely beautiful selection of plant starts for your home gardens. While we will bring plants to the HLFM on Wednesday and Saturday, our space is limited and your largest selection will always be at the Garden. For those of you just getting started in your gardens, we have a lovely batch of tomato plants, eggplants and pepper plants waiting to get into the ground.
This will likely be the final week to grab a tall, very healthy tomato plant for your garden. We still have plenty of every variety. You can choose three heirloom tomato plants: Pineapple Bicolor, Cherokee Purple and Pink Brandywine. We have the dwarf Czech’s Bush and three great red hybrids that will produce tons of tomatoes for you: Big Beef, Celebrity and Early Girl.
In the cherry tomato class, pick out a nice Lucia Grape, a delicious Tommy Toe (a great flavored large red heirloom cherry), our reliable SuperSweet 100, heirloom Black Cherry, popular SunGold, or its cousin the larger, very good producer known as SunPeach.
For paste tomatoes, you can’t go wrong with San Marzano or the larger wonderful heirloom Amish Paste.
We have a lot of herbs to choose from. The basil is here as well. We love our African Blue Basil and we have a couple varieties of Basil Downy Mildew resistant Genovese (sweet basil) types.
Our eggplant selections include two Asian, Orient Express (for the ground or a container) and the larger delicious Asian Charm. For Italian eggplant choose from the standard and very good produce, Galine, or the delicious heirloom Rosa Bianca.
Our peppers are too numerous to detail, but we carry productive varieties for you of bell peppers, other sweet peppers, both thin-walled and sweet thick-walled salad peppers. Hot peppers in order of hottest to less hot are Habanero, Cayenne, Jalapeno, Poblano and plenty of delicious Shishito.
For flowers, we specialize in cutting varieties including Pumila Mix (aka Cut ‘n Come again), huge Benary Giant cutting zinnias, a couple kinds of Celosia plumed varieties, the very popular Gomphrena and the stunning tall and beautiful Cosmos Double-click.
You’ll also find plenty of French marigolds, both the Lemondrop Extra Dwarf and the beautiful Brocade Dwarf.
For a beautiful edible flower, try our Jewel Nasturtium if you have some afternoon shade.
Other Vegetable Plants
Of course we’ve still have a nice selection of other vegetable plants. These are cucumbers, squash and small six packs of mixed lettuce you can even grow in a container for repeated cuttings of salad ingredients.
Remember we use only the best organic soil available to grow our plants. We get our soil from Vermont Compost Company and have found no better biologically active, compost-based soil anywhere. Your plants will thrive because they have already developed a sophisticated root system, only possible through the exchanges facilitated by the growth of beneficial bacteria and fungi enabled by this carefully crafted compost based soil.
Directions to Hattie’s Garden
Hattie’s Garden is located at 31341 Kendale Rd in Lewes approximately 3 miles from Plantation Road (also known as Rt. 1D), coming inland on either Robinsonville Rd. or Beaver Dam Rd (Rt. 23 South).
Kendale Rd. is a short road (0.6 miles) between Robinsonville and Beaver Dam Road. The house is fifth on the left from Beaver Dam Rd, and has a large wooden fence in front of house with purple trim.
Park in the graveled area facing the fence. If you don’t see us, you may toot your horn. We could be processing things in the garage or working outside in the garden.
Reminder that you do not need an appointment. Simply show up during our open hours of operation. We prefer cash or checks, but do have the capability to take credit cards if necessary.
Yours in the Garden and the Market,