Hattie’s Garden: Now open 2 to 5 on Wednesdays and Thursdays
It’s that time of year when we really transition from the summer season into the fall season. The daylight hours are diminishing and the night temperatures are getting slightly cooler.
But we are ready — most of our fall crops such as carrots, squash, kale, lettuce, and other greens have been planted weeks ago. We will continue to plant throughout September and into early October for a plentiful fall and early winter harvest.
Now is a wonderful time to plant hardy herbs for wintering over so they bring you beautiful established plants for next summer. Hattie’s Garden will be offering our customers large Rosemary plants, Sage plants and beautiful Chives this fall — all will overwinter nicely.
We enjoyed the opportunity to be part of the newest Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) on Wednesday mornings at Crooked Hammock and are sad to see it end with the Labor Day holiday. We look forward to participating next summer and to bring more of you out to partake of this newest venture by the non-profit HLFM Association.
And as we pause to catch our breath and move into our fall season, we reconsidered our opening hours and decided to move to the Wednesday and Thursday time frame for Hattie’s Garden “open” hours which will run from 2 to 5 for the foreseeable future. And you can find us at the HLFM on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon through November 19.
Many of you have come to the Garden for produce, and for those of you who have not, this post includes clear instructions below for getting here. There is no “Hattie’s Garden” sign on our property as we are very small and spending every moment we can in the garden working. Nevertheless, if the time-frame of Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 5 does not work for you, we are happy to provide a time for you to stop by that works with your schedule.
What’s Available This Week
- Tomatoes — It was a cold and wet spring and we planted some very late tomato plants that are just now giving up their fruit! We have some lovely heirlooms, delicious hybrids and beautiful mixed cherries in pints.
- Young Arugula — We have a nice batch to harvest this week.
- Radishes — The first of our fall vegetables!
- Herbs — Our fresh herbs include Rosemary ‘Arp’ & Sage.
- Flowers — Each bouquet comes with a packet of flower food. These bouquets should last at least a full week for you as we cut and condition them professionally.
Directions to Hattie’s Garden
Hattie’s Garden is located at 31341 Kendale Rd in Lewes approximately 3 miles from Plantation Rd. (Also known as Rt. 1D) coming inland on either Robinsonville Rd. or Beaver Dam Rd (Rt. 23 South). Kendale Rd. is a short link (.6 miles) between Robinsonville and Beaver Dam and the garden at 31341 Kendale is located near the Beaver Dam Rd. intersection — five houses from that intersection on the left hand side. The house has purple trim and you will see a large hoophouse or “high tunnel” in the back as you drive into the driveway.
We hold our sales in the large garage attached to the house. Enter the garage through a door in the side of the garage, just behind the house.
From the City of Lewes:
Travel on Savannah Rd and cross Rt. 1 as though traveling to Georgetown on Rt. 9, but take an immediate left and then an immediate right to access Rt. 23 South (Beaver Dam Rd). Rt. 23 runs roughly parallel to Rt. 9. Continue 3 miles and turn left onto Kendale Rd. Look for the purple trim on our house after a short distance of about a tenth of a mile.
From Rehoboth Beach:
Travel north on Rt. 1 and take a left at Rt. 24. Take a right onto Plantation Rd.–the first major intersection–and then a left onto Robinsonville Rd. (1.9 miles). Travel just under 3 miles and take a right onto Kendale Rd. Travel .5 miles on Kendale and 31341 will be on the right toward the end of this short road.
Yours in the Garden and at the Market,