We are finally harvesting the first of our sweet fall carrots!
The taste of fall carrots only gets better and better, and we hope to harvest some every week now throughout the remainder of October and all of November. We grow carrots only in spring and fall; never in summer. Carrots are cold-hardy and love to grow in temperatures below 70 degrees. During hot summer days they use up too much of their sugar through transpiration.
This is also the last week for ginger. If you would like either of these items, please stop by the Garden on Thursday or Friday from 2 to 5. We are unsure yet about the weather for the weekend. Therefore you may want to hedge your bets and stop by for some fresh produce at Hattie’s Garden.
Off-Season Service Ahead
We are in the process of lining up our vendors for our off-season pickup/delivery service beginning the first Saturday in December and lasting at least into February. We will bring you news about our plans over the next several weeks.
Suffice to say, Hattie’s Garden will provide you access to locally grown organic produce, free-range eggs, local honey, pastured meats, artisan cheeses and a few locally, prepared food items for the duration of our service.
What’s Available This Week
The following will be available this week on Thursday and Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m at Hattie’s Garden, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) located at the Shields Elementary parking lot. Please Note: HLFM Fall Market hours (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) and location (Shields School).
- Fall Carrots — Sweet and delicious.
- Fresh Young Ginger — Last chance to get your ginger which you can freeze and enjoy it in the months to come.
- Red Radishes — Beautiful, perfect, bright-red radishes with just a hint of spiciness.
- Hakurei Turnips — These small Japanese delicacies are by far the sweetest “turnips” you will ever eat. Cook them until just soft without overcooking, or eat them raw as a salad turnip.
- Green Beans — Nice late picking of Provider green beans.
- Loose Leaf Lettuce — Triple-washed and bagged.
- Young Red Russian Kale — A wonderfully sweet kale, certainly young enough to be eaten raw, the sweetness really comes out with a bit of cooking.
Yours in the Garden & at the Market,