Hattie’s Garden will be open this week on Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20 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.
GINGER, GINGER, GINGER! Time to freeze your ginger. Not only are we harvesting the last of our own ginger, we have lots of beautiful young ginger for you from Taylor Heydt, the farmer at Lavender Fields. Taylor worked here at Hattie’s Garden at one time and is family to us. His farming techniques are sustainable and organic, and he is as passionate about growing good food as we are.
Taylor had such an abundant beautiful harvest we are able to offer a 20% discount on purchases of at least one pound. Prices for young ginger like this typically range from $20 to $25 a lb. Ours is $20 lb. this year, or $18 with the 20% discount.
To freeze ginger, wash well and simply freeze in an airtight container or freezer bag. It will easily keep until next season. Take it out of the freezer and grate it for use in all your ginger friendly dishes. This young ginger need not be peeled and is not stringy or fibrous — simply delicious, bright and mild and sweeter than the brown gnarled roots commonly available at the supermarket.
We are reaching the end of our supply of butterball potatoes from my farmer friends at Maple Bank Farm in Roxbury, CT, so come get them this week if you would like to try them. And with temperatures going into the mid 30s at night this coming week, the basil will be finished after this week. We will harvest it one last time for you.
We are excited to welcome back 302 Aquaponics this week and their beautiful aquaponic lettuce. We will carry their romaine, leafy lettuce and butterhead.
Finally, our carrots sold out in a flash. More will be coming in about two weeks, but our triple-washed salad greens are coming on strong and our microgreens are doing well with additional choices being added each week.
What’s Available from Hattie
The following freshly harvested produce is available at Hattie’s Garden on Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20 from 10 to 2.
- Mixed Microgreens — Kale, kohlrabi, red cabbage and mizuna.
- Arugula Microgreens — One of our most popular microgreens because of its distinctive spicy and nutty flavor.
- Triton Red Stem Radish Microgreens — Spicy and good!
- Wasabi Microgreens — These microgreens are not hot; rather, they are spicy.
- Fresh Ginger — Young Ginger from Hattie’s Garden and from Lavender Fields, Taylor Heydt.
- 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.
What’s Available from our Other Vendors
The following meat, eggs, cheese, fish and other food products are available at Hattie’s Garden on Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20 from 10 to 2.
- Maple Bank Farm, Roxbury CT — German Butterball Potatoes
- 302 Aquaponics — Beautiful aquaponic lettuce such as romaine, leafy lettuce and butterhead.
- AlaskaWild Seafoods — Flash frozen, wild-caught salmon, rockfish and cod.
- 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,