Hattie’s Garden is open on Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22 from 10 to 4 for the sale of produce, meat, eggs, cheese, and fish. We will also be at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) located at the George H.P. Smith Park on Saturday from 8 to 12.
Our nice Provider Bush Green Beans are ready to pick for you this week! These beans have excellent flavor and are impossible to grow in the heat of our summer, so we always look forward to good crops as the weather cools. We are harvesting the remainder of our first planting of ginger for you this week and then will have a second batch coming at the end of October.
Our basil is still very nice, although slowing in rate of growth. We will not cut bulk basil for you unless specifically requested. To keep it beautiful, fresh and turgid for you, basil must be cut early in the morning. Please get those emails out to Hattie and she will have it waiting for pickup. (Half pound provides about 10 cups of loosely packed leaves.) An easy way to preserve basil for winter use is to simple put it in the food processor with a bit of olive oil and then freeze it. Then you can take it out and use it for whatever you wish, including pesto. Many folks freeze in old fashioned ice cube trays, but you can just as easily freeze it in Tupperware or a loaf pan and carve a piece off whenever you need it.
What’s Available from Hattie
The following freshly harvested produce and flowers is available at Hattie’s Garden on Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22 from 10 to 4.
- 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.
- Provider Beans — Excellent flavor and is one of the best for freezing and canning.
- Fresh Young Ginger — We will have a limited amount on Wednesday and Thursday at the Garden.
- Young Mixed Lettuce — Triple-washed and bagged.
- Young Arugula — Triple-washed and bagged.
- Fresh Basil — Send an email ahead for large quantities so we can cut early and fresh for you.
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, September 21 and Thursday, September 22 from 10 to 4.
- Chapel’s Country Creamery — Lots of delicious cheese made from the milk of their pastured cows.
- AlaskaWild Seafoods — Flash frozen, wild-caught salmon, rockfish and cod.
- 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 — Butterbean and Wildflower 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,