Hattie’s Garden delivery/pickup service continues to bring you fresh and wholesome food. We are now taking orders for the Saturday, September 25 Pickup/Delivery Service.
What’s Available through the Online Order System
The following items are available now to order for pickup or delivery on Saturday, September 25.
Hattie’s Garden is happy to begin harvesting beautiful lemongrass this week. Lemongrass can be frozen for use throughout the winter. Lemongrass is a rich source of flavonoids and phenolic compounds, which contain antioxidants. It’s also an effective antibacterial and antifungal agent that contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. There are many uses for this culinary herb.
Lemongrass is a common ingredient in southeast Asian cooking, especially Thai food. Fresh lemongrass is bright and with a complex flavor compared to its inferior dried version. The taste is lemony with hints of ginger. Cut the stalks into small 2 inch pieces and bruise. Remove after cooking as they are fibrous. The delicate bulb part of the stalk can be diced and added without removing.
Our salad mixes are doing well and we have plenty of arugula, mesclun and mixed lettuce this week.
Our Rattlesnake Pole Beans have been very popular. These large pole beans are amazingly sweet and juicy. I have never grown a better tasting bean. In addition to our Rattlesnake Heirloom Pole Beans, we also have Jade bush green beans—another favorite legume we are happy to be picking in abundance. Both varieties of beans are very nice at this time of year as the nights cool a bit.
Jalapeno and Habanero join our list of hot peppers this week and we are still harvesting our popular shishito peppers. One in ten of the shishito peppers are supposed to be hot, although we find most of them have at least a little heat. So, beware these fun to fix and delicious to eat peppers of Japanese origin.
To prepare shishito, heat olive oil in a wide skillet over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Turn the peppers frequently, until they become softer and the skin begins to brown and blister. After several minutes, once they are adequately browned, remove them from the pan and sprinkle with good salt and a squeeze of lemon.
From Totem Farms, there is a good assortment of microgreens to choose from.
302 Aquaponics has plenty of aquaponically grown salad ingredients, and beautiful tilapia fish they raise as part of their aquaponics system. There are no chemicals or pesticides in their growing.
Stag Run Farm has a good selection of apple varieties that include Macintosh, Fuji, Gala and Ginger Gold. Stay tuned as we go through the fall for more varieties of apples from Stag Run, some of which you may never have seen or heard of and all of them delicious.
Dittmar Family Farms raises excellent free-range chickens. We carry their whole birds and chicken livers for you.
Chapel’s Country Creamery has added pasture-raised pork in addition to their premium pastured-raised ground beef. We have available for you bacon, link sausage, loose sausage, ham slices, nice thick pork chops and scrapple. If you are interested in other cuts, let us know. And of course, they have delicious aged and fresh cheese made on their farm using milk from their grass-fed cows.
AlaskaWild Seafoods family-run business has Pacific Cod, Pacific Rockfish, and Sockeye Salmon fresh frozen directly from the boat and flown to the east coast every week. Their smoked salmon is now back in stock.
King Mushrooms offers a large assortment of fresh mushrooms, including some difficult to find exotic varieties that have amazing health benefits.
Rounding out the line-up are wonderful free-range chicken eggs from Twin Posts and honey from Chrissy’s Bees (part of Stag Run Farm).
Where and When to Find Us This Week
You can find us this week at the Wednesday Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) from 8 to 11, located at Kings Highway across from Crooked Hammock Brewery from 8 to 11 a.m.
We will be open at the Garden for the purchase of produce, herbs and flowers on Thursday from 10 to 4 and on Saturday from 9 to 2.
Look for an email on Tuesday, detailing what we will have available at the Wednesday HLFM and at the Garden on Thursday and Saturday.
Don’t forget the deadline for placing your order this week is Tuesday at 8PM
Yours in the Garden,