Hattie’s Garden delivery/pickup service continues to bring you fresh and wholesome food. We are now taking orders for the Saturday, September 4 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 4.
This week Hattie’s Garden is introducing fresh young ginger. This ginger is tender and delicate, wonderful tasting and does not need to be peeled. As we begin our fall harvest of ginger, we will limit purchases to 1/4 lb per customer. We have many requests for this delicacy and we want to begin supplying it to you, but also want most of it to have time to grow throughout September and part of October. So if you are going to freeze some for the winter, please wait a few more weeks.
We continue to be delighted with our Rattlesnake Heirloom Pole Beans. These delicious large snap beans are believed to be native to the southwest region of North America where they were grown in ancient times by the Hopi Native Americans.
They are a dual purpose bean that can be used whole as a fresh green bean when young, or as a shelling bean when mature. We are picking them young and tender. The beans can get quite long at 8-10, but we harvest them closer to six inches long and before they get their traditional purple stripes. They are simply out of this world.
The weather has been difficult for tomatoes, but we continue to harvest a few heirlooms. Please order them if you would like some and we will do our best to fill your orders. The cherry tomatoes are slowing down as well, but we do have some.
We are still harvesting shishito peppers and hope for many more especially as the heat breaks and things grow a bit better. One in ten of the shishito peppers are supposed to be hot. So, beware these fun to fix and delicious to eat peppers of Japanese origin.
To prepare, 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.
We are still harvesting basil and especially for pesto making, please be sure to order soon.
Our garlic is nearly sold out, and we have a small amount of hard-neck purple striped garlic that we are still offering for sale.
Unfortunately, Freeman’s corn will not be available this week, but we hope to have more available in another week or so. This corn is often lauded as the best in the area. It’s the same corn sold at the intersection of Robinsonville and Plantation Rd.
From Totem Farms, we have red okra, plenty of herb selections, and a good assortment of microgreens to choose from. 302 Aquaponics has plenty of produce, herbs and tilapia fish.
Stag Run Farm is introducing the beginning of their apple harvest and we are pleased to offer both Gala and Ginger Gold apples this week.
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,