Hattie’s Garden will be open this week on Wednesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 13 from 10 to 2 for the sale of produce, meat, eggs, cheese, and fish. We will also be at the Fall Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) at Lewes Elementary School Parking Lot parking lot at 820 Savannah Rd. in Lewes on Saturday from 9 to 12.
This week we are happy to be offering butterball potatoes. During my visit to my hometown in Connecticut recently, I was able to procure these wonderful potatoes from my farmer friends at Maple Bank Farm in Roxbury, CT. This eight generation farm was established in 1730. The Connecticut Department of Agriculture, with assistance from Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy, has permanently protected the Maple Bank Farm, owned by Cathleen and Howard Bronson. Cathy and Howie have been dear friends of mine for at least 50 years and I have spent many happy hours on their farm.
From our own little market garden, we are happy to offer our customers Hakurei turnips and the first of our sweet Napoli carrots this week. We have a limited supply of Provider Green Beans and should have plenty of young arugula and young lettuce mix. Baby Bok Choy is also on our harvesting list for the week. And happily, our cherry tomatoes look like they’d like to give us a final hoorah! Look for microgreens now each week as we begin to round out our offerings to include more choices for you.
What’s Available from Hattie
The following freshly harvested produce and flowers is available at Hattie’s Garden on Thursday, October 6 from 10 to 2.
- Napoli Carrots — These are as sweet as they come and a real gourmet treat. Don’t peel them, just eat them raw or roasted lightly.
- Microgreens — Includes Mixed (kale, kohlrabi, red cabbage and mizuna), Arugula, and Triton Red Stem Radish (Spicy and good!).
- Young Bok Choi — Young, tender and delicious.
- Young Arugula — Triple-washed and bagged.
- Young lettuce mix — Triple-washed and bagged.
- Jalapeño Peppers — America’s Favorite chile pepper is by far the jalapeño. It’s a bright green little guy that can be lovingly incorporated into just about anything, from soups to sauces.
- Shishito Peppers — These popular appetizer peppers are mostly a mild chili pepper, but every now and then a particular pod will pack some heat. Makes the perfect finger food when blistered.
- Hakurei Turnips — These sweet, mild white salad turnips are good raw or lightly cooked.
- Cherry Tomatoes — In mixed pints. Limited.
- Provider Beans — Excellent flavor. Limited.
What’s Available from our Other Vendors
The following meat, eggs, cheese, fish and other food products are available at Hattie’s Garden on Thursday, October 6 from 10 to 2.
- AlaskaWild Seafoods — Flash frozen, wild-caught salmon, rockfish and cod.
- Maple Bank Farm, Roxbury CT — German Butterball Potatoes
- 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,