Hattie’s Garden will be open this week on Wednesday, November 16 and Thursday, November 17 from 10 to 2 for the sale of produce, meat, eggs, cheese, and fish. And please join us at the final Fall Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) located at the Lewes Elementary School Parking Lot parking lot at 820 Savannah Rd. in Lewes on Saturday from 9 to 12.
Hattie’s Garden and many of our other farmer friends are experiencing a silver lining from all the unseasonably warm weather we’ve had this fall. Our crops are producing like crazy. Come by this week and join us at the market on Saturday. The first batch of carrots from our high tunnel is ready to begin harvest and the cold nights this week will sweeten them to perfection. We couldn’t ask for a better end to the season. In addition, we have beautiful new Pink Beauty radishes and a new batch of beautiful Hakurei turnips for the Thanksgiving table, as well as young Bok Choi and young dwarf Siberian Kale. We will also have a few bunches of Swiss chard at the Garden only this week.
We are experiencing an abundance of nice young arugula and young lettuce mix. We will make our signature mesclun this week as well — a perfect ratio of arugula and young lettuce mixed together for you. We seeded extra microgreens for this week and they look beautiful. Remember that any salad mix or microgreens that you purchase from us will last at least 10 days. We harvest, wash and refrigerate our produce immediately to maintain shelf life. You won’t find fresher produce.
This week we are happy to introduce lovely small-medium sized red potatoes for you. We admit, these are not locally grown. From the state of Minnesota, these potatoes are beautiful. Minnesota agriculture is quickly diversifying. Since 2002, Hmong American Farmers have started operations around the Twin Cities and there are nearly 200 farmers markets in the state. Our red potatoes are from Four Rivers Produce, a family owned and operated potato wash plant in Big Lake Minnesota, in business for over 25 years and focused on quality.
From our other vendors we have an array of aquaponic lettuce from 302 Aquaponics, AlaskaWild’s wonderful wild-caught Sockeye salmon, Alaska cod and Alaska rockfish, pasture-raised chicken from Dittmar Farms, free-range beef and pork from Woodbine Farms, delicious cheese from Chapel’s Country Creamery, free-range chicken eggs from Twin Post Farm, and honey from Chrissy’s Bees.
Winter/Off-Season Pickup/Delivery Service begins December 3
We will begin our winter/off-season pickup and delivery service the first weekend in December. As we normally do, we will take Thanksgiving week off, and you will receive an email with details and our first order form on Sunday, November 27. Deadline for ordering is always Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. and the Garden will be then open for pickup or casual shopping on Saturdays from 9 to 2. We will not have mid-week hours beginning in December, but plenty of good food available for shopping on Saturdays if you forget to place an order.
What’s Available from Hattie
The following freshly harvested produce is available at Hattie’s Garden on Wednesday, November 16 and Thursday, November 17 from 10 to 2.
- Pink Beauty Radishes — Crisp, sweet, mild and juicy. These radishes will please your taste buds and your eyes!
- Young Napoli Carrots — Sweet, crispy and delicious.
- Young Bok Choi — Delicate flavor that works great in salads, green mixes, and stir-frys.
- Young Fordhook Swiss Chard — Add to salads, stir fries, soups, or sauté with garlic and olive oil.
- Young Dwarf Siberian Kale — A tasty Russian variety with flat, blue-green leaves. We pick this variety young and tender to make it a versatile kale. Eat it raw in salads or smoothies, or lightly cook for even more flavor.
- Young Arugula — Triple-washed and bagged.
- Young Lettuce mix — Triple-washed and bagged.
- Mesclun — Perfect mix of arugula and young lettuce, triple-washed and bagged.
- Austrian Winter Pea Microgreens — These taste sweet and delicious, almost identical to sugar snap peas. The greens are also high in protein and micronutrients.
- Arugula Microgreens — One of our most popular microgreens because of its distinctive spicy and nutty flavor.
- Mixed Microgreens — Kale, kohlrabi, red cabbage and mizuna.
- Triton Red Stem Radish Microgreens — These have a crisp, peppery, and slightly mustardy bite to them, but their bite is slightly milder than other radish microgreens.
- Wasabi Microgreens — These are a tantalizing treat for your taste buds with a spicy, but not overly hot flavor.
What’s Available from our Other Vendors
The following produce, meat, eggs, cheese, fish and other food products are available at Hattie’s Garden on November 9 and Thursday, November 10 from 10 to 2.
- Four River Produce — These small to medium size red potatoes have a mild, buttery, and earthy flavor. They are best suited for potato salad, roast, and sautéing because they hold their shape well when cooked.
- AlaskaWild Seafoods — Flash frozen, wild-caught salmon, rockfish and cod.
- 302 Aquaponics — Beautiful aquaponic lettuce that includes romaine, leafy lettuce and butterhead.
- Dittmar Farms Chicken — Pasture raised chicken is naturally tender and juicy. They get plenty of healthy forage and eat a natural diet from Delmarva Feed. We will be carrying whole, half chickens, leg/thigh quarters and chicken liver.
- Chapel’s Country Creamery — Lots of delicious cheese made from the milk of their pastured cows.
- Woodbine Farm (an affiliate of Chapel’s Country Creamery) — Pasture-raised pork and beef.
- Twin Post Farm — Free-range chicken eggs from Princess Anne County.
- Chrissy’s Bees — Dutch Clover honey.
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. Produce and food is located inside the garage and you may enter through the side door. Just follow the signs.
Yours in the Garden and at the Market,