In addition to having available wonderful fresh produce and local artisan foods to offer this week, Patty’s Homemade Gourmet Food and Old World Breads are preparing special items for your Valentine’s Day celebrations.
You may order online through noon on Wednesday, February 11.
Please note: We will skip the following week in February, suspending the service on February 21. We will resume service February 28 with some new produce items just now beginning to make progress in our high tunnels.
Old World Breads Chocolate
Old World Breads is celebrating Valentines Day with two chocolate offerings in the form of a chocolate mousse and a chocolate pumpernickel round loaf.
Patty’s Valentine Dinner for Two
Would you like to avoid the dreaded crowds, stay home, light a fire, open a bottle of champagne and enjoy a delicious Valentine’s Dinner prepared for you by Patty’s Homemade Gourmet Food?
Patty is preparing a Dinner for Two for this Saturday. This will be beautifully prepared and boxed, along with detailed instructions for heating and serving. $85 for two people.
Start with French onion soup with Gruyere cheese and garlic toast. Then enjoy a garden salad with her own French vinaigrette. For entrees, choose between a six-ounce char-grilled filet mignon or crab cakes with a chili lime aioli for dipping. Steak will be grilled rare and can be heated in the oven to desired temperature.
Sides include both herb roasted fingerling potatoes and ratatouille.
Finish with a beautiful five inch apple pie, perfect for two.
Yes, produce is scarce these days, but we are excited Deep Grass Nursery is offering bagged spinach leaves and mixed bunches of red and green curly kale for us this week.
Greenbranch continues to pull very sweet, crispy large Chantenay carrots from the ground. The bunches are well over a pound each and are marvelous for cooking or for eating raw or juiced. You will find these interestingly shaped carrots to be sweeter and nicer than any grocery store bought carrot you can find at this time of year.
The beet greens on Greenbranch nice sweet beets have finally succumbed to the cold weather and the beets themselves without leaves will be offered by the pound. They are still freshly pulled and wonderfully juicy and nice and the perfect size for roasting. A pound will provide you with at least as many beets as are found in a large bunch.
Greenbranch also has a supply of high quality freshly frozen pork cuts and lots of nice beef cuts at very reasonable prices for cows that has been humanely raised on pasture. And the pigs are allowed to forage in the woodlot.
Chesapeake Organic continues to amaze us with a bit of Swiss Chard from their greenhouse this week, while continuing to supply us with bunched spinach, curly kale, collards, radishes, bunched arugula, cabbages, kohlrabi, leeks, bunched salad turnips, as well as loose purple top turnips, and loose rutabagas.
Yours in the garden,