Stop by Hattie’s Garden this Tuesday, November 21 from 1 to 4 for fresh produce, meat, eggs, cheese, fish and lavender plants. We will then be taking the rest of the Thanksgiving week off to prepare for the upcoming delivery service, as well as to enjoy time with our family and friends.
At this time of Thanksgiving celebration, our thoughts turn gratefully to you with warm appreciation. Our thanks to all of you and best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.
Off-Season Pickup/Delivery Service begins December 2
We will begin the service on December 2, participating with about a dozen vendors to bring you local produce and artisan products during the “off-season.” Our goal is to help create a viable foodshed on Delmarva by providing you with locally grown and produced food. You can read more detail about this service on the Delivery/Pickup Service page.
Look for an email next Sunday, November 26 with details announcing the first order form for the season. Deadline for ordering is always Tuesday evening at 8PM. Orders placed will be ready each Saturday for either pickup or delivery to Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Milton, or the Long Neck area of Millsboro.
The Garden will also be open for casual shopping on Tuesdays from 12 to 3, and casual shopping or pickup on Saturdays from 9 to 2.
We are very excited to bring a lot of good food to you for the winter. Below is a preview of the vendor lineup.
What’s Available from Hattie on Tuesday
The following freshly harvested produce will be available at the Garden on Tuesday from 1 to 4.
- Young Carrots — Young carrots, bunched.
- Red Satin Radishes — Beautiful and delicious with lovely greens.
- Hakurei Turnips — Sweet, mild white salad turnips are good raw or lightly cooked.
- Young Swiss Chard — Bagged. Delightfully tender, young Swiss chard is suitable for salad use or lightly cooked.
- Chives — Fresh-cut, in bunches.
- Baby Bok Choy — Young, tender and delicious.
- Young Mixed Lettuce — Triple washed and bagged.
- Red Potatoes — Small red potatoes with thin nutrient filled skins.
- Arugula Microgreens — One of our most popular microgreens because of its distinctive spicy and nutty flavor.
- Mixed Microgreens — Mixture of kale, kohlrabi, asian greens, red cabbage.
- China Rose/Daikon Radish microgreens mixture — Outstanding spicy kick that’s a great addition to a salad or on top of a sandwich.
We have lovely Lavender Plants for your home gardens in 8″ pots.
What’s Available from our Other Vendors
We carry the following meat, eggs, cheese, fish and other food products at the Garden on Tuesday from 1 to 4..
- Backyard Jams & Jellies — We have a large variety of jams, jellies, mustards, chutney, no sugar added, and plenty of the popular Beach Plum Jelly.
- Dittmar Farms — Grass fed beef. Dittmar grows Belted Galloway, a traditional hardy breed of Scottish cattle. The Belted Galloway is eminently suited to be grass-fed and produces a tender, juicy, flavorful beef, lean and higher in protein and lower in cholesterol than comparable breeds. Belted Galloway has high levels of marbling without being fed grain. This heritage beef breed dates back over 1,000 years.
- Stag Run Farm — This week we have Cameo, Aztec Fuji, Granny Smith, Gibson Golden Delicious, Gold Rush, Honey Crisp, JonaGold, Pink Lady, Stayman, and Winesap. See below for apple descriptions.
- Enoch Farms — Sustainably raised, naturally grown, heritage pork. Available this week is Sweet Italian, Spicy Italian, Kielbasa, Chorizo, Breakfast Links, Breakfast Patties, Bratwurst, Scrapple, Porkchops, Bacon and Spare ribs.
- AlaskaWild Seafoods — Flash frozen, wild-caught salmon, rockfish and cod.
- 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.
- Chrissy’s Bees — Dutch Clover and Wildflower Honey.
- Twin Post Farm — Free-range chicken eggs from Princess Anne County.
Stag Run Farm Apples
- Aztec Fuji — this thin-skinned dessert apple has a crisp texture, spicy sweet flavor and low acidity. Good baking apple and eating apple, this late season apple is a good keeper, lasting in the refrigerator a long time.
- Cameo — a great fresh eating apple and excellent baking apple. Cameo has a thin skin with a sweet and tart flavor with a hint of pear. Firm and crisp red striped apple.
- Gibson Golden Delicious — this fresh eating apple has a honey sweet flavor, is crisp and juicy and is an all-purpose apple. This mutation of Golden Delicious is less prone to russetting and has a nice smooth skin.
- Gold Rush — nice and juicy, sweet and crisp, this cross with a Golden Delicious has Winesap, Melrose and Rome ancestry. Gold Rush is an all-purpose apple and keeps well. One of Hattie’s favorite.
- Granny Smith — this hard sour apple is back! Great for cooking and eating raw. Nice in salads as it doesn’t brown quickly. And green apples have more protein, more fiber, a bit more potassium and iron than red. (Red is higher in beta carotene and antioxidants.)
- Honey Crisp — Well balanced, sweet, tart taste, honey crisp is fantastically crisp and juicy. It’s moderately sharp sub-acid taste is accompanied by mild aromatic characteristic. A good keeper, Honey Crisp is an all-purpose apple.
- JonaGold — a cross between a Jonathan and a Golden Delicious, JonaGold is a large delicious apple. Sweet and tart all-purpose apple.
- Pink Lady — a gourmet late apple that requires much attention from the grower. Pink Lady is a sweet-tart apple with crisp bite and effervescent finish. Also known as Cripp’s Pink, this apple has an attractive pink blush and gorgeous bright white flesh. It is slow to oxidize and so wonderful for entertaining. Firm and long-storing.
- Stayman — Around since at least the mid-19th century, Stayman is a medium-sized red apple that is firm, tender, finely textured, juicy, crisp, tart and spicy. It is used as a dessert apple and keeps well.
- Winesap — This small to medium apple is an old cultivar from at least the 18th century. Winesap is sweet with a tangy finish and is an all-purpose apple.
Off-Season Delivery / Pickup Service Vendor List
Below is a preliminary list of vendors, along with their products, who will participate in the off-season delivery / pickup program with Hattie’s Garden.
- Hattie’s Garden — Fresh produce, as available, using organic and sustainable growing principles.
- 302 Aquaponics — This sustainable aquaponics operation grows fresh chemical-free produce using cutting edge technology.
- Dittmar Family Farms — Grass-fed beef and and free range chicken.
- Enoch Farms — Sustainably raised, naturally grown, heritage pork.
- AlaskaWild Seafoods — Salmon, Alaska Cod and Rockfish from Alaska sustainably managed waters.
- Twin Post Farm — Free-range chicken eggs.
- Chapel’s Country Creamery — Pasteurized and unpasteurized fresh cheese from grass fed cows.
- Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms — Fresh organic mushrooms from Kennett Square, PA.
- Gaia Coffee Co. — Specialty Costa Rican coffee that is craft roasted in small batches in Lewes, Delaware. The coffee is currently coming from small farms in Costa Rica that they have met personally to bridge the gap between the farmer and you.
- Chrissy’s Bees — Local honey.
- Backyard Jams and Jellies — Dozens of homemade jams & jellies.
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.
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.
For the next several months, Five Points is closed at Plantation and Beaver Dam. For those who normally travel that way, just head up Route 9 to Dairy Farm Rd. Turn left at Dairy Farm and right at the end of Dairy Farm onto Beaver Dam Rd. Kendale will be on your left in less than ½ mile.
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.
Yours in the Garden throughout the winter,