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Posted 6/14/2019 4:53pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

We have fresh lettuce, beets, arugula, cucumbers and some new veggies and summer plants for sale! See complete list below. Come out with family and friends and stock up on your fresh, organic, flavorful and nutritious veggies for the week!

What we'll have at market tomorrow (photos below):

 - Superstar Onions (New!):  Your favorite sweet onions are here!

- Flaminio Squash (New!, limited quantity):  Romanesco Costata type zucchini. The fruit is attractive with a dark green based and light green ribs. Flesh is nutty and sweet. 

Arugula:  We have loads of fresh, spring arugula with a mild kick.

- Beets: Three varieties to try, Golden, Red and Chioggia

- Japanese Cucumbers:  We have plenty of your favorite, long, sweet, small-seeded cukes!  These are very similar to English cucumbers. Great in salads, quick frig. pickle (see recipe on Web site) or make refreshingly cool cucumber water (not just for the spa).

- Lorz Italian Garlic:  Heirloom variety brought to WA state from Italy. Particularly good softneck garlic flavor.  

- Romanian Red Garlic:  Hardneck garlic brought to British Columbia from Romania. Cloves streaked and lined on buff brown background. Excellent garlic flavor.  Especially high in garlic health characteristics.

- Green Beans: Traditional yummy, late spring green beans.

- Green Leaf Lettuce:  fresh, leafy and tasty!

- Romaine Lettuce:  Crisp, fresh lettuce makes a perfect salad. See our Web site for easy, homemade salad dressing recipes. 

- Onions, Red:  Freshly-harvested, sweet red onions! Great raw on burgers, grilled or saute with vegetables.

- Onions, Yellow:  Freshly-harvested, versatile yellow onions!

- Plants for Sale! Shishitos Appetizer Pepper and Sweet Banana Pepper

- Summer Squash (Zucchini & Zephyr): We have plenty of these two delicious varieties of summer squash. Great sauteed, steamed or cooked on the grill. 

We take cash, credit and debit cards.

The market has additional vegetable vendors, as well as beef, pork, chicken, eggs, and baked goods. 

So, we hope to see you, your friends and family members on Saturday (BAE parking lot, 9am - 1pm). We hope that you are all doing well.

Photos of the Week:

Superstar Sweet Onions

 

 Japanese Cucumbers

 

 Romaine

Lorz Italian Garlic

 

Romanian Red Garlic

Zucchini

Zephyr Summer Squash

 

Thank you, 

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 6/7/2019 3:48pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

We have fresh lettuce, beets, arugula, cucumbers and some new veggies and summer plants for sale! See complete list below. Come out with family and friends and stock up on your fresh, organic, flavorful and nutritious veggies for the week!

What we'll have at market tomorrow (photos below):

- Garlic, FRESH Huge Softneck (New!)  LORZ ITALIAN - Heirloom variety brought to WA state from Italy. Has some heat and good flavor.  

- Garlic, FRESH Large Hardneck (New!)  ROMANIAN RED - Brought to British Columbia from Romania. Cloves streaked and lined on buff brown background. Pungent garlic flavor.

- Green Leaf Lettuce (New!):  fresh and leafy!

- Sunflower Plants ("Lemon Queen") (New!): lemon yellow petals surround chocolate brown centers. Multiple heads per plant (7 ft tall).

- Sweet Banana Pepper Plants (New!):  Produces sweet peppers that mature from green, to orange to red and are great raw or cooked.

Arugula:  We have loads of fresh, spring arugula with a mild kick.

- Beets: Three varieties to try, Golden, Red and Chioggia

- Rainbow Chard:  Beautiful, glossy leaves and colorful stems. They have just as many nutrients as kale, and you can eat the sweet, crunchy stems when sauteed! Try sauteed with golden raisins (or chopped sweet onion) and lightly toasted pine nuts.

- Japanese Cucumbers:  We have plenty of your favorite, long, sweet, small-seeded cukes!  These are very similar to English cucumbers. Great in salads, quick frig pickle (see recipe on Web site) or make refreshingly cool cucumber water (not just for the spa).

- Green Beans (limited quantity): Traditional yummy, late spring green beans.

- Romaine Lettuce:  Crisp, fresh lettuce makes a perfect salad. See our Web site for easy, homemade salad dressing recipes. 

- Onions, Red:  Freshly-harvested, sweet red onions! Great raw on burgers, grilled or saute with vegetables.

- Onions, Yellow:  Freshly-harvested, versatile yellow onions!

- Plants for Sale! Sweet Oranos Pepper, and Shishito Pepper Plants

- Summer Squash (Zucchini & Zephyr): We have plenty of these two delicious varieties of summer squash. Great sauteed, steamed or cooked on the grill. 

We take cash, credit and debit cards.

The market has additional vegetable vendors, as well as beef, pork, chicken, eggs, and baked goods. 

So, we hope to see you, your friends and family members on Saturday (BAE parking lot, 9am - 1pm). We hope that you are all doing well.

Photos of the Week:

 Japanese Cucumbers

 

 Romaine

Softneck Garlic

 

Hardneck Garlic

Zucchini

Zephyr Summer Squash

 

Thank you, 

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 5/17/2019 6:13pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

We also have some new veggies this market (see list below) and easy recipes on our Web site. Will be a beautiful spring day tomorrow! So, come out with family and friends and get your fresh, organic, flavorful and nutritious veggies!

What we'll have at market tomorrow (photos below):

- Strawberries (limited quantity):  Just-picked from our farm. These are not your grocery store strawberries. They are sweet and ripe.  The only certified organic strawberries in St. Mary's County!

- Green Beans (New!): limited quantity - first of the season.

- Beets (New!): Three varieties to try, Golden, Red and Chioggia

- Bibb Lettuce (New!):  This variety is more crisp with lots of nooks and crannies that hold your dressing. You can enjoy at home what chefs are serving in fancy DC restaurants!

- Red Onions (New!):  Freshly-harvested, sweet red onions!

- Arugula:  We have plenty of baby, spring arugula with a  mild kick.

- Rainbow Chard:  Beautiful, glossy leaves and colorful stems. They have just as many nutrients as kale, and you can eat the sweet, crunchy stems when sauteed! Try sauteed with golden raisins (or chopped sweet onion) and lightly toasted pine nuts.

- Curly Kale: This is the kale you are most familiar with that you can use in soups or simply sauteed. Also very easy to use in a kale salad.  Just remove stems, cut/tear into bite size pieces, massage with a little olive oil, and then add your favorite dressing.  It's that simple.

- Lacinato Kale:  Also known as "Dino" or "Tuscan" kale. Very tasty alternative to the traditional curly kale. It makes great kale chips and salads. 

- Romaine Lettuce:  Crisp, fresh lettuce makes a perfect salad. See our Web site for easy, homemade salad dressing recipes.

-  Radishes, French Breakfast, "Lollipop" and Red varieties:  Beautiful, crisp and tasty! Of course great on a salad, but try eating them with a little salt and butter, as they do in France, Germany and Eastern European as an appetizer. It may sound unusual, but the flavors really compliment each other.

- Summer Squash (Zucchini & Zephyr): We have more this week!

We take cash, credit and debit cards.

The market has additional vegetable vendors, as well as beef, pork, chicken, eggs, and baked goods. 

So, we hope to see you, your friends and family members on Saturday (BAE parking lot, 9am - 1pm). We've missed you and hope that you are all doing well.

Photos of the Week:

Golden Beets

Romaine

Zucchini

Zephyr Summer Squash

 

 

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 5/10/2019 5:12pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

We have fresh, certified organic strawberries for you and your mother on this Mother's Day weekend!  This market we'll have 3x what we had last week. We also have lots of your other favorites at market (see list below) and easy recipes on our Web site.  Will be a cool, pleasant spring day. So, come out with family and friends and get your fresh, flavorful and nutritious veggies!

What we'll have at market tomorrow (photos below):

- Strawberries (MORE!):  Just-picked from our farm. These are not your grocery store strawberries. They are sweet and ripe.  The only certified organic strawberries in St. Mary's County!

- Romaine Lettuce (New!):  Crisp, fresh lettuce makes a perfect salad. See our Web site for easy, homemade salad dressing recipes.

- Summer Squash (New!): Limited quantity of first of the season zucchini and zephyr squash.

- Arugula:  We have plenty of baby, spring arugula with a  mild kick.

- Rainbow Chard:  Beautiful, glossy leaves and colorful stems. They have just as many nutrients as kale, and you can eat the sweet, crunchy stems when sauteed! Try sauteed with golden raisins (or chopped sweet onion) and lightly toasted pine nuts.

- Curly Kale: This is the kale you are most familiar with that you can use in soups or simply sauteed. Also very easy to use in a kale salad.  Just remove stems, cut/tear into bite size pieces, massage with a little olive oil, and then add your favorite dressing.  It's that simple.

- Lacinato Kale:  Also known as "Dino" or "Tuscan" kale. Very tasty alternative to the traditional curly kale. It makes great kale chips and salads. 

- Garlic Scapes: Try these delicious, garlicky green shoots sautéed with scrambled eggs, veggies or as the best pesto ever!  They're like garlicky, scallions. We'll have copies of the pesto recipe at market or find at:  www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe [Last of the scapes for the season!]

-  Radishes, French Breakfast, "Lollipop" and Red varieties:  Beautiful, crisp and tasty! Of course great on a salad, but try eating them with a little salt and butter, as they do in France, Germany and Eastern European as an appetizer. It may sound unusual, but the flavors really compliment each other.

- Salad Mix (limited quantity):  Convenient, delicious and ready to eat salad. Perfect blend of red and green butter heads and oakleafs. 

- Spinach:  delicious, salad size, tender spinach. Great raw or cooked.

- Hakurei Turnips:  White, sweet and crunchy Japanese variety of turnips. Wonderful raw in salads or simply sauteed or steamed, along with, of course, the tasty turnip greens.

We take cash, credit and debit cards.

The market has additional vegetable vendors, as well as beef, pork, chicken, eggs, and baked goods. 

So, we hope to see you, your friends and family members on Saturday (BAE parking lot, 9am - 1pm). We've missed you and hope that you are all doing well.

Photos of the Week:

Fresh Organic Strawberries

 

Romaine

Lollipop & French Breakfast Radishes

Arugula

Spinach

 

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 5/3/2019 6:03pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

One word...strawberries!  We have fresh, certified organic strawberries for you! They are early this year! We also have lots of other favorites, such as arugula, garlic scapes, spinach and kale (see list below).  No rain forecasted until end of market.  So, come out with family and friends and get your fresh, flavorful and nutritious veggies!

What we'll have at market tomorrow (photos below):

- Strawberries (New!):  Just-picked from our farm. These are not your grocery store strawberries. They are sweet and ripe.  The only certified organic strawberries in St. Mary's County!

- Beets (New!; limited quantity): first beets of the season

- Arugula:  We have plenty of baby, spring arugula with a  mild kick.

- Rainbow Chard:  Beautiful, glossy leaves and colorful stems. They have just as many nutrients as kale, and you can eat the sweet, crunchy stems when sauteed! Try sauteed with golden raisins (or chopped sweet onion) and lightly toasted pine nuts.

- Curly Kale: This is the kale you are most familiar with that you can use in soups or simply sauteed. Also very easy to use in a kale salad.  Just remove stems, cut/tear into bite size pieces, massage with a little olive oil, and then add your favorite dressing.  It's that simple.

- Lacinato Kale:  Also known as "Dino" or "Tuscan" kale. Very tasty alternative to the traditional curly kale. It makes great kale chips and salads. 

- Garlic Scapes: Try these delicious, garlicky green shoots sautéed with scrambled eggs, veggies or as the best pesto ever!  They're like garlicky, scallions. We'll have copies of the pesto recipe at market or find at:  www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe 

- Leeks:  fresh, mild, distinctively-flavored leeks!  Wonderful with sauteed vegetables, with scrambled eggs and with fish.

-  Radishes, French Breakfast and Red varieties:  Beautiful, crisp and tasty! Of course great on a salad, but try eating them with a little salt and butter, as they do in France, Germany and Eastern European as an appetizer. It may sound unusual, but the flavors really compliment each other.

- Salad Mix (limited quantity):  Convenient, delicious and ready to eat salad. Perfect blend of red and green butter heads and oakleafs. 

- Spinach:  delicious, salad size, tender spinach. Great raw or cooked.

We take cash, credit and debit cards.

The market has additional vegetable vendors, as well as beef, pork, chicken, eggs, and baked goods. 

So, we hope to see you, your friends and family members on Saturday (BAE parking lot, 9am - 1pm). We've missed you and hope that you are all doing well.

Photos of the Week:

Fresh Organic Strawberries

 

Arugula

Rainbow Chard

Spinach

Leeks

 

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 4/26/2019 6:09pm by David Paulk.

Greetings Farm Friends,

It was so great to see so many of you last week at the first market of the season!  It will be another lovely spring day at tomorrow's market and we have plenty of very fresh, organic veggies just for you! Photos below.

What we'll have at market tomorrow:

Arugula:  We have plenty of baby, spring arugula with a  mild kick.

- Rainbow Chard:  Beautiful, glossy leaves and colorful stems. They have just as many nutrients as kale, and you can eat the sweet, crunchy stems when sauteed! Try sauteed with golden raisins (or chopped sweet onion) and lightly toasted pine nuts.

- Curly Kale: This is the kale you are most familiar with that you can use in soups or simply sauteed. Also very easy to use in a kale salad.  Just remove stems, cut/tear into bite size pieces, massage with a little olive oil, and then add your favorite dressing.  It's that simple.

- Lacinato Kale:  Also known as "Dino" or "Tuscan" kale. Very tasty alternative to the traditional curly kale. It makes great kale chips and salads. 

- Leeks:  fresh, mild, distinctively-flavored leeks!  Wonderful with sauteed vegetables, with scrambled eggs and with fish.

- Little Gem Green Head Lettuce:  delicious, crisp, butter heads. 

-  Radishes, French Breakfast:  Beautiful, crisp and tasty! Of course great on a salad, but try eating them with a little salt and butter, as they do in France, Germany and Eastern European as an appetizer. It may sound unusual, but the flavors really compliment each other.

- Salad Mix:  Convenient, delicious and ready to eat salad. Perfect blend of red and green butter heads and oakleafs. 

- Spinach:  delicious, salad size, tender spinach. Great raw or cooked.

- Hakurei Turnips:  White, sweet and crunchy Japanese variety of turnips. Wonderful raw in salads or simply sauteed or steamed, along with, of course, the tasty turnip greens.

We take cash, credit and debit cards.

The market has additional vegetable vendors, as well as beef, pork, chicken, eggs, and baked goods. 

So, we hope to see you, your friends and family members on Saturday (BAE parking lot, 9am - 1pm). We've missed you and hope that you are all doing well.

Photos of the Week:  

French Breakfast Radishes

 

Lacinato Kale

Arugula

 

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 4/19/2019 5:32pm by David Paulk.

Greetings Farm Friends,

It will be a lovely spring morning for the first market of the season! We have lots of fresh crisp, flavorful greens that you are craving! We're really looking forward to seeing you all and can't wait to catch up!

What we'll have at market tomorrow:

 

- Rainbow Chard:  Beautiful, glossy leaves and colorful stems. They have just as many nutrients as kale, and you can eat the sweet, crunchy stems when sauteed! Try sauteed with golden raisins (or chopped sweet onion) and lightly toasted pine nuts for a Mediterranean twist.

- Curly Kale: This is the kale you are most familiar with that you can use in soups or simply sauteed, or make kale chips. Also very easy to use in a kale salad.  Just remove stems, cut/tear into bite size pieces, massage with a little olive oil, and then add your favorite dressing.  It's that simple.

- Lacinato Kale:  Also known as "Dino" or "Tuscan" kale. Very tasty alternative to the traditional curly kale. It makes great kale chips and salads.

- Lettuce, Little Gem Green & Red:  Regional chefs demand it!  Tasty buttery, but crisp head lettuce that holds your dressing in little nooks and crannies for maximum flavor.

- Radishes, Red & French Breakfast:  Beautiful, crisp and tasty! Of course, great on a salad, but try eating them with a little salt and butter, as they do in France, Germany and Eastern Europe as an appetizer. It may sound unusual, but the flavors really compliment each other.

- Salad Mix:  Convenient, delicious blend of red and green lettuce. 

- Spinach:  Super tasty spinach that is ready to eat raw, steamed, sauteed, or juiced. Tomorrow's spinach will have some larger leaves and is great for cooking or juicing, but certainly can be eaten raw, if chopped or torn into smaller bite sizes as you would do head lettuce.

- Hakurei Turnips:  White, sweet and crunchy Japanese variety of turnips.  Especially mild, sweet and tender right now with this mild spring. Wonderful raw in salads or simply sauteed or steamed, along with, of course, the tasty turnip greens.  Really recommend eating the turnips raw.

We take cash, credit, debit cards.

The market has additional vegetable vendors, as well as beef, pork, chicken, eggs, beer, hard cider and baked goods. 

So, we hope to see you, your friends and family members on Saturday (BAE Systems parking lot, at Rte 235 and Town Creek Drive, 9am - 1pm). We've missed you and hope that you are all doing well.

 

Photo of the Week:

Sweet, Crisp Hakurei Turnips! 

 

 

 

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 4/13/2019 5:17pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

The 2019 California ("BAE") Farmers Market officially OPENS a week from today -----  Saturday, 20 April (9 am - 1 pm)!!!

We will have plenty of cool season, certified organic vegetables to welcome you back to eating fresh from our farm.  Look for our Friday evening email letting you know what we'll have at market the next day.

In addition, the market has some new vendors to check out including new bakers and a brewery!

So, we hope to see you, your friends and family at the Saturday California Farmers Market this year! We've missed you and can't wait to see you and catch up.  We hope that you are all doing very well.

  Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 11/16/2018 4:18pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

Tomorrow is the last market of this 2018 season AND we have a lot of what you need for your Thanksgiving dinners!  We have frost-kissed and; therefore, sweeter, freshly-harvested Spinach, Carrots, Salad Mix, Kale, Arugula, Beets,  Sweet Potatoes, Irish Potatoes and much more. Please see the complete list and Photos of the Week below. Check out sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe for simple recipes.

It has been such a great season!  We are happy to say that we have met many new customers this year who have discovered our market and stand. We are also grateful to all of our wonderful, loyal customers who have been buying our vegetables over the years. We have grown to know you and your families and will miss seeing you all each week. Thank you so much!!  

You can continue to follow our farm happenings over the winter at our Web site (sassafrascreekfarm.com), Facebook page, and at Instagram. You can continue to find our produce at the The Good Earth Natural Foods Store in Leonardtown and Chesapeake's Bounty Stand in St. Leonard until the market starts again at the end of April.

What we'll have at market tomorrow:

- Salad Mix (Back!):  Fresh-harvested variety of green and red salad greens. Ready for your Thanksgiving table.

- Spinach (New!):  Delicious, versatile green that is great as a salad or sauteed.

- Green Peppers (New!):  Beautiful, glossy green and crisp, savory peppers that are wonderful in any vegetable dish, and especially great for stuffing!  They will keep for 2 weeks in your fridge!

- French Breakfast Radishes (New!):  Such pretty pink and white radishes that are more mild because of the cold weather, but still have a slight kick.

- Arugula:  We have your favorite spicy green! Wonderful as a bed for grilled salmon, drizzled with a sesame-ginger dressing or as a bed for roasted beets, goat cheese and walnuts!

- Beets, Red:  Delicious on a bed of arugula with goat cheese and a drizzle of raspberry-walnut dressing.  Either roast with skin on and then rub off skins once cool, or peel, slice and boil until fork tender.  Serve warm with a little butter or cool on a salad.

- Broccolini (limited quantity):  Tastes like broccoli, but more mild and delicious. Cook just like you would broccoli.

- Cabbage (green and few small red):  Not too big, fresh, crisp and slightly sweet!

- Celery: Farm fresh celery is such a treat compared to store-bought. It is so much sweeter and aromatic. It will make a difference in your stuffing, roasts, and soups.

- Carrots:  We have plenty of freshly-harvested, sweet carrot bunches and topped in 2-lb bags!  Perfect for roasting, soups and stews!

- Jerusalem Artichokes (a.k.a, Sunchokes):  And yes! We have Jerusalem Artichokes. They are really good roasted and taste like fresh artichoke hearts. If you like artichokes, you'll like sunchokes.

- Kale, Two kinds!:  We have both traditional curly kale and Italian Lacinato Kale. Wonderful sauteed, in soups or eat raw in a salad or add to your smoothie for a nutritious boost! 

- Leeks:  Beautiful bunches of leeks. Their mild onion, but distinctive flavor is key to a number of dishes, especially in potato-leek soup or with fish. See recipes on our Web site!

- Lettuce, Little Gem (red & green):  tasty smallish head lettuce. Mix a head of read and head of green for a colorful, delicious salad. They are like a crisp bibb lettuce.

- Lettuce, Romaine:  freshly-harvested, crisp romaine.

- Superstar Sweet Onions:  white, sweet and crisp like a vidalia or walla walla.  Great raw, roasted, sauteed or used in soups (think mirepoix).

- Sweet Bell Peppers:  Large and Small bells...perfect for sauteing and stuffing!

- Oranos (orange) Sweet Peppers:  Sweet, orange and crisp peppers. Great raw, sauteed or grilled!  They freeze really well! Think about putting some up for the winter. Ask us about it at our stand.

- Potatoes, Mt. Rose, Butterball, Blue, Carola & Desiree:  Five delicious varieties with different flavors and cooking qualities. Cut in quarters, toss with a little olive oil and bake at 350 degrees F until fork tender, longer if you want them to crisp up. Sprinkle with sea salt for a tasty, easy, nutritious side dish.

- Radicchio:  Yes, we have radicchio! If you've never tried it, now's your chance. Recommend roasting olive oil rubbed leaves, then just salt and eat as a side dish or cut up and toss with pasta.

- Radishes, lollipop (and french breakfast, see above): pretty colorful and tasty with a mild kick due to our cooler weather. 

- Sweet Potatoes, BeauregardYes, we have the first traditional sweet potatoes of the season...just in time for the start of fall!  You can eat these baked, roasted or mashed...and at any time of the day!  PLUS, they are so good for you.

- Sweet Potatoes, Murasaki:  Purple (white inside), Japanese sweet potatoes have a lovely vanilla/hazelnut flavor and even though they don't get as sweet as the orange ones, that just means they are even more versatile in using them as you would Irish potatoes.

We take cash, checks, credit, debit and SNAP and eWIC cards, and FMNP coupons. The market has additional vegetable vendors, as well as beef, pork, chicken, eggs, baked goods and booze. 

So, we hope to see you, your friends and family members on Saturday (BAE parking lot, 9am - 1pm). 

Photos of the Week:

 

Freshly-Harvested Sweet Carrots!

 Sweet Potatoes!

Crisp French Breakfast Radishes!

Fresh Spinach!

Fresh Leeks!

 

 

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 11/9/2018 3:43pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

We have a wide variety of delicious vegetables for you tomorrow including celery, lots of sweet green beans, carrots, chard, kale and more! See the long list below of fresh, certified organic veggies grown just for you! It should be a bit nippy, but sunny (hallelujah!).  So, swing by the market and stock up on veggies for the week! To help you plan your visit, please go to sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe  for easy, simple recipes for all of our produce.  We so appreciate your support and love to see you and hear how you are doing!  Only 2 more markets before the end of the California Farmers Market season (and start of the holiday season)!

What we'll have at market tomorrow:

- Celery (New!): Farm fresh celery is such a treat compared to store-bought. It is so much sweeter and aromatic. It will make a difference in your stuffing, roasts, and soups.

- Rainbow Chard (Back!): We have delicious rainbow chard!  Saute like you would kale, with some sweet onion and enjoy!  

 - Arugula:  We have your favorite spicy green! Wonderful as a bed for grilled salmon, drizzled with a sesame-ginger dressing or as a bed for roasted beets, goat cheese and walnuts!

- Broccolini:  Tastes like broccoli, but more mild and delicious. Cook just like you would broccoli.

- Beets (Red & Chioggia):  Delicious on a bed of arugula with goat cheese and a drizzle of raspberry-walnut dressing.  Either roast with skin on and then rub off skins once cool, or peel, slice and boil until fork tender.  Serve warm with a little butter or cool on a salad.

- Cabbage:  Not too big, fresh, crisp and slightly sweet!

- Carrots:  We have plenty of freshly-harvested, sweet carrot bunches and topped in 2-lb bags!  Perfect for roasting, soups and stews!

- Green Beans:  We have the most at this market than we've had yet of this special late planting of green beans; kissed by frost and so sweet and crisp tender!

- Jerusalem Artichokes (a.k.a, Sunchokes):  And yes! We have Jerusalem Artichokes. They are really good roasted and taste like fresh artichoke hearts. If you like artichokes, you'll like sunchokes.

- Kale, Two kinds!:  We have both traditional curly kale and Italian Lacinato Kale. Wonderful sauteed, in soups or eat raw in a salad or add to your smoothie for a nutritious boost! 

- Leeks:  Beautiful bunches of leeks. Their mild onion, but distinctive flavor is key to a number of dishes, especially in potato-leek soup or with fish. See recipes on our Web site!

- Lettuce, Little Gem (red & green):  tasty smallish head lettuce. Mix a head of read and head of green for a colorful, delicious salad. They are like a crisp bibb lettuce.

- Lettuce, Romaine:  plenty of freshly-harvested, crisp romaine.

- Superstar Sweet Onions:  white, sweet and crisp like a vidalia or walla walla.  Great raw, roasted, sauteed or used in soups (think mirepoix).

- Sweet Bell Peppers:  Large and Small bells...perfect for sauteing and stuffing!

- Oranos (orange) Sweet Peppers:  Sweet, orange and crisp peppers. Great raw, sauteed or grilled!  They freeze really well! Think about putting some up for the winter. Ask us about it at our stand.

- Potatoes, Mt. Rose, Butterball, Blue, Carola & Desiree:  Five delicious varieties with different flavors and cooking qualities. Cut in quarters, toss with a little olive oil and bake at 350 degrees F until fork tender, longer if you want them to crisp up. Sprinkle with sea salt for a tasty, easy, nutritious side dish.

- Radicchio:  Yes, we have radicchio! If you've never tried it, now's your chance. Recommend roasting olive oil rubbed leaves, then just salt and eat as a side dish or cut up and toss with pasta.

- Radishes, lollipop: pretty colorful and tasty with a mild kick due to our cooler weather. 

- Sweet Potatoes, BeauregardYes, we have the first traditional sweet potatoes of the season...just in time for the start of fall!  You can eat these baked, roasted or mashed...and at any time of the day!  PLUS, they are so good for you.

- Sweet Potatoes, Murasaki:  Purple (white inside), Japanese sweet potatoes have a lovely vanilla/hazelnut flavor and even though they don't get as sweet as the orange ones, that just means they are even more versatile in using them as you would Irish potatoes.

We take cash, checks, credit, debit and SNAP and eWIC cards, and FMNP coupons. The market has additional vegetable vendors, as well as beef, pork, chicken, eggs, baked goods and booze. 

So, we hope to see you, your friends and family members on Saturday (BAE parking lot, 9am - 1pm). 

Photos of the Week:

Frost-sweetened Green Beans!

 

Freshly-Harvested Sweet Carrots!

 Sweet Potatoes!

Fresh Leeks!

Super Sweet Oranos Peppers!

 

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

California Farmers Market is Open! Saturday, 9 AM - 1 PMJune 14th, 2019

Hello Farm Friends, We have fresh lettuce, beets, arugula, cucumbers and some new veggies and summer plants for sale! See complete list below. Come out with family and friends and stock up o

New recipe: Grilled Summer Squash & ZucchiniJune 7th, 2019

Grilled Summer Squash and ZucchiniGourmet | June 2007 Serves 4Grilled and then tossed with a simple mustard vinaigrette, these vegetables turn tender and juicy, providing an ideal foil for hearty gril

New recipe: Baked Summer SquashJune 7th, 2019

Ingredients 1 1/2 - 2 pounds summer squash (such as zucchini, pattypan squash, zephyr, etc.) 1/4 cup olive oil 1/3 cup bread crumbs 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon

 

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