Weather is a volatile thing, and even more so these days. We here at Hattie’s Garden try to meet it head on and are taking advantage of this warm spell to finish planting our cover crop and do general clean up.
We planted a hardy mix of Austrian Winter Pea and Winter Rye that allows us to plant throughout colder months whenever the ground will allow. The field pea adds a stable form of nitrogen to the soil and the winter rye will add coveted organic matter to the soil.
Our garlic likes the cold in winter, and we mitigate some of the warm by mulching it deeply after the ground gets cold.
We expect more cold at the end of this week and we know that will help to kill unwanted critters and disease. The weather is difficult, but, as growers, we feel it is our challenge to find ways to work with the weather.
What’s New This Week
Our order form is now open for the Saturday, January 18 delivery/pickup service.
In addition to the wonderful assortment of winter produce, pasture raised, free range chicken and eggs, flash-frozen fish, delicious mushrooms and other local artisan food, we are pleased, beginning this week, to bring you natural, pure, local raw honey from Chrissys Bee’s Honey through Stag Run Farm located in Georgetown. The honey is lightly filtered and never processed (i.e. heated) so it may retain its wholesome properties as the bees produce it.
We are also thrilled to announce that Jen’s Pies are back this week! You can select from nine savory varieties and 16 dessert pies — all handmade to order using fresh, organic, local and free-range ingredients. In addition, the pies can be made to order as gluten-free for an additional $2. Simply indicate gluten-free in the comments section when you place your order.
Hattie’s Garden CSA
Coming this week, you will receive information about our CSA for the 2020 season and the signup period will begin. As mentioned last week, in addition to purchasing credit at a 10% discount on our healthy vegetable transplants, herbs, cutting flowers and bedding plants, we will expand the CSA to include any of our produce as it becomes available during the growing season.
We hope you will participate and receive a discount on your Hattie’s Garden plants and produce while providing us with the much-needed cash flow to get our season up and running.
Remember the deadline for ordering is Wednesday at noon. Unfortunately, we won’t normally be able to take late requests, as we must place vendor orders quickly.
You will receive an updated reminder on Tuesday, but please order early to be sure you get everything you would like. Supplies are sometimes limited.
Yours in the garden throughout the winter,