Yes, indeed the heat has lingered. We hope our customers are able to stay out of the worst of the heat. And we cannot emphasize enough that when outside wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and stay plenty hydrated with water. And don’t forget your pets too — be sure they have plenty of cool, fresh water and keep it in the shade.
Here at the garden, we try to work very early and then late in the day, but even then the heat has taken its toll on everyone and on everything in the garden. We welcome an upcoming break in the heat for the second half of this week and hope you can stop by Hattie’s Garden on Thursday or Friday from 2 to 5, or see us at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) on Saturday.
No HLFM This Wednesday, August 17
Because we are short-staffed this week (we did say goodbye to Anna and Zoe), Hattie’s Garden will not participate in the HLFM this Wednesday from 8 to 11 a.m. located across from Crooked Hammock. However, beginning next week, we will have our full fall crew in time for the rest of a very busy (and hot) season.
What’s Available This Week
You can find this this week on Thursday and Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hattie’s Garden located at 31341 Kendale Road in Lewes, and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the HLFM located at George H.P. Smith Park. If these times/dates do not work for you, please email Hattie to make other arrangements.
Hattie’s Garden Produce
Hattie’s Garden will have freshly cut and washed arugula, kept cold in the cooler and plenty of cherry tomatoes. We cull our tomatoes so that what you get are unblemished, washed and beautiful. We should also have a few larger tomatoes this week, some hybrids (grown for TASTE, not those hybrids you find in the supermarket) and some heirlooms.
Hattie’s Garden Cut Flowers
This week Hattie’s Garden has beautiful bouquets containing colorful premium Benary giant zinnias, stunning gladiolus with a background of gorgeous gomphrena, feathery plumes of celosia and beautiful tall blue ageratum. All our flower bouquets come with a packet of plant food to help them stay fresh, which should be at least a week.
Deep Grass Organic Produce
If you can come to the Garden on Thursday or Friday, we are able to offer some organically grown staples from Deep Grass Organic. This week we will have Yukon Gold potatoes, Red Potatoes, Shallots, Garlic, Cippolini and Onions.
Yours in the Garden & at the Markets,