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Posted 10/13/2017 4:46pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

It's the bounty of fall! We have such a big variety of vegetables right now! So many that we're running out of room in our already expanded stand!  But no worries, it will all be there for you to enjoy this week.  Please see below for all that we'll have at market tomorrow. We hope to see you tomorrow at the market and have a few new things this week.  

 - All Purpose Flour (Back!):  We have milled some of our wheat as All Purpose Flour.  We will also have whole wheat for sale tomrrow. 2-lb bags.

- Broccolini (New!):  It is similar to broccoli but with smaller florets and longer, thin stalks. It is a natural hybrid of broccoli and an asian vegetable, which means it has a milder broccoli flavor, is tender and cooks quickly. See recipes on our Web site. 

- Cabbage (New!):  Smallish cabbages that are so great fresh!  Wonderful simply sauteed, in soups, use for cabbage rolls...and so on.  Much tastier than what you get in the store.  Also, try your hand at making homemade sauerkraut!  Just ask Jen.

- Carrots (Back!):  We have freshly harvested, sweet bunches of carrots!

- Green Peppers (New!):  These are tasty, savory peppers that are wonderful in any vegetable dishes!

- Arugula:  We've got that spicy green you crave!  Great mixed with other greens as a bed to grilled salmon or beets and goat cheese. Yum!

- Beet:  Just harvested Golden and Red beets.  Great either boiled or roasted, like a potato. Wonderful on a bed of arugula with goat cheese and walnuts. 

- Whole Wheat and All Purpose Flour: Yes, we grew wheat on our farm and have milled it into flour! That's 2-lb bags of certified organic whole wheat and All Purpose flour!

- Garlic:  Fresh garlic is so aromatic and so easy to mince! Try some today!

- Fresh Ginger: what you've all been asking for is finally here!  Freshly harvested ginger has no tough skin and doesn't need to be peeled before grating. Naturally sweet and aromatic. Simply grate and add to any vegetable dish, soup, tea or cookies. Recipes at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipes.

- Kale, Curly & Lacinato:  Great sauteed, braised, in soups, as chips or in smoothies. Lacinato Kale is also known as "Dino" or "Tuscan" Kale.

- Romaine Head Lettuce:   Our favorite lettuce is back and we have a good supply for this market.  

- Rolled Oats (Oatmeal):  We have 1.8-lb bags of rolled oats (oatmeal), from oats grown on our farm. They have a wonderful nutty, naturally slightly sweet flavor and are certified organic, like all of our produce! Cook them as you would Quaker oatmeal. 2:1 ratio of water to oats; cook time 10 -15 mins or until desired consistency.

- Red Onions:  Freshly harvested sweet red onions that are so versatile and great in any dish. Delicious roasted on the grill over indirect heat.

- Super Sweet Superstar Onions:  If you've been to our stand over the years, then you know these super sweet onions!  They are large, white and very similar to vidalia onions. They are very good raw on burgers, in salads, or sauteed until caramalized. Make sure you cook them on med-low heat, because the sugars in them can burn if too hot.

- Sweet Orange Peppers:  Oranos peppers are bright orange, shiny and sweet. So, good raw or grilled!  They freeze really well!  Freeze whole and enjoy sauteed in the middle of winter.

- Sweet Jimmy Nardello Italian Peppers:  They are red, but not at all hot.  When sauteed or med-low heat, the sugars in them caramelize and get even sweeter. These are the peppers that Italians layer on Italian subs. They are soooo good.

- Shishito Peppers:  Japanese appetizer peppers that are so delicious and easy to prepare. Just toss the whole pint of peppers into a skillet of olive oil, on medium heat; saute until they shrivel and char, just slightly. Drain peppers onto a paper towel and then plate up with a sprinkle of sea salt, served with an ice cold beer or dry white wine. Eat the whole pepper, except stem. Maybe 1 in 30 have some very mild heat.  Enjoy!

- Potatoes, Red, Blue, and German Butterball:  Four varieties of tasty irish potatoes.  The blue potatoes are blue inside and out, full of anti-oxidants, and great for making crispy fries or roasting.  German Butterballs are a creamy yellow/white and great for boiling, roasting or making mashed potates. And we have our delicious Mountain Rose (red) potatoes, which are absolutely delicious and very versatile.

- Radishes:  Radishes, the gateway vegetable to shopping regularly at the farmer's market.  Delicious, a little spicy, and local.  Yum!

- Salad Mix:  Yes, we have ready to eat, tasty salad mix!

- Spinach:  BLS (Big Leaf Spinach).  Ideal for cooking.  We think you'll like the naturally sweet flavor. 

- Sweet Potatoes, Beauregard & Murasaki:  Ye ask and ye shall receive your favorite sweet potatoes!  Traditional orange and Japanese purple (outside purple/inside white).

- Zucchini :  The squash looks excellent and we have a plentiful supply.  

- Tomatoes, Red Slicers:  We have traditional, very tasty red hybrid slicing tomatoes. 

- Fresh Turmeric:  The queen of natural anti-inflammatory foods is here!  Bright orange and tasty grated into salads or added to vegetable dishes. Key ingredient in curries. Add to smoothies for an anti-inflammatory bonus. 

- Hakurei (Japanese) Turnips:  Particularly tasty raw.  They're sweet and crisp!  Great in salads or use as chips with dip.  Or saute with our without the greens (turnip greens, remember?!).  Great also roasted with potatoes and onions with a roast chicken or beef! 

Don't worry about having cash at our stand, since we take credit, debit and SNAP 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). 

Photo of the Week: 

FRESH GINGER!

 

  

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 10/6/2017 6:14pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

The season is rushing into fall with the cool nights and warm sunny days.  Here on the farm we've been super busy harvesting (more) sweet potatoes, fall seasoned crops and planting cover crops for the winter months.  We hope to see you tomorrow at the market and have a few new things this week.  

- Spinach (New!)  BLS (Big Leaf Spinach).  First cutting. Ideal for cooking.  We think you'll like it.  

- Sweet Potatoes (New!):  Murasaki variety.  Purple on the outside, white on the inside.  

Salad Mix:  Yes, we have ready to eat, tasty salad mix!

- Sweet Potatoes, Beauregard:  Ye ask and ye shall receive your favorite sweet potatoes!

- Kale, Curly & Lacinato:  Great sauteed, braised, in soups, as chips or in smoothies. Lacinato Kale is also known as "Dino" or "Tuscan" Kale.

- Fresh Ginger: what you've all been asking for is finally here!  Freshly harvest ginger has no tough skin and doesn't need to be peel before grating. Naturally sweet and aromatic.  Simply grate and add to any vegetable dish. Recipes at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipes.

- Fresh Turmeric:  The queen of natural anti-inflammatory foods is here!  Bright orange and tasty grated into salads or added to vegetable dishes. Key ingredient in curries. Add to smoothies for an anti-inflammatory bonus. 

- Arugula:  We've got that spicy green you crave!  Great mixed with other greens as a bed to grilled salmon or beets and goat cheese. Yum!

- Beet:  Just harvested Golden and Red beets.  Great either boiled or roasted, like a potato. Wonderful on a bed of arugula with goat cheese and walnuts.

- Rainbow Chard:  We have an excellent supply of delicious rainbow chard!  Saute like you would kale and enjoy!  

- Whole Wheat Flour: Yes, we grew wheat on our farm and have milled it into flour! That's 2-lb bags of certified organic whole wheat flour!

- Garlic:  Fresh garlic is so aromatic and so easy to mince! Try some today!

- Romaine Head Lettuce:   Our favorite lettuce is back and we have a good supply for this market.  

- Rolled Oats (Oatmeal):  We have 1.8-lb bags of rolled oats (oatmeal), from oats grown on our farm. They have a wonderful nutty flavor and are certified organic, like all of our produce! Cook them as you would Quaker oatmeal. 2:1 ratio of water to oats; cook time 10 -15 mins or until desired consistency.

- Red Onions:  Freshly harvested sweet red onions that are so versatile and great in any dish. Delicious roasted on the grill over indirect heat.

- Super Sweet Superstar Onions:  If you've been to our stand over the years, then you know these super sweet onions!  They are large, white and very similar to vidalia onions. They are very good raw on burgers, in salads, or sauteed until caramalized. Make sure you cook them on med-low heat, because the sugars in them can burn if too hot.

- Espelette Peppers: delicious spicy, slightly smoky, and sweet! Beautiful deep red peppers that are delicious raw, cooked, or dried and then ground into paprika powder. They hail from the Basque region of France and are primarily grown for a sweet, hot paprika. You can regulate the heat level by how many seeds you leave in.  If you leave all seeds in, it's about jalapeno hot. Great in salsa!  Freeze and use over the winter in chili!

- Sweet Orange Peppers:  Oranos peppers are bright orange, shiny and sweet. So, good raw or grilled!  They freeze really well!  Freeze whole and enjoy sauteed in the middle of winter.

- Shishito Peppers:  Japanese appetizer peppers that are so delicious and easy to prepare. Just toss the whole pint of peppers into a skillet of olive oil, on medium heat; saute until they shrivel and char, just slightly. Drain peppers onto a paper towel and then plate up with a sprinkle of sea salt, served with an ice cold beer or dry white wine. Eat the whole pepper, except stem. Maybe 1 in 30 have some very mild heat.  Enjoy!

- Potatoes, Red, Blue, and German Butterball:  Four varieties of tasty irish potatoes.  The blue potatoes are blue inside and out, full of anti-oxidants, and great for making crispy fries or roasting.  German Butterballs are a creamy yellow/white and great for boiling, roasting or making mashed potates. And we have our delicious Mountain Rose (red) potatoes, which are absolutely delicious and very versatile.

- Radishes:  Radishes, the gateway vegetable to shopping regularly at the farmer's market.  Delicious, a little spicy, and local.  Yum!

-  Zucchini :  The squash looks excellent and we have a plentiful supply.  

- Cherry Tomatoes:  We have your favorite sweet, red cherry tomatoes.   

- Tomatoes, Red Slicers:  We have traditional, very tasty red hybrid slicing tomatoes. 

Don't worry about having cash at our stand, since we take credit, debit and SNAP 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). 

Photo of the Week: 

Amanda and Ivy harvesting organic salad mix

 

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 9/29/2017 4:37pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

It's the best of both seasons, the bounty of summer and early fall, a wonderful time of year to enjoy an outing at the market with your friends and family to stock up on fresh, certified organic veggies for the week! To help you plan, visit sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe  for easy recipes using all of our produce. We so appreciate your support and love to see you and hear how you are doing.

 What we'll have at market:

- Salad Mix (Back from Summer vacation!):  Yes, we have ready to eat, tasty salad mix!

- Sweet Potatoes, Beauregard (New!):  Ye ask and ye shall receive your favorite sweet potatoes!

- Kale, Curly & Lacinato (New!):  Great sauteed, braised, in soups, as chips or in smoothies. Lacinato Kale is also known as "Dino" or "Tuscan" Kale.

- Fresh Ginger (New!): what you've all been asking for is finally here!  Freshly harvest ginger has no tough skin and doesn't need to be peel before grating. Naturally sweet and aromatic.  Simply grate and add to any vegetable dish. Recipes at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipes.

- Fresh Turmeric (New!):  The queen of natural anti-inflammatory foods is here!  Bright orange and tasty grated into salads or added to vegetable dishes. Key ingredient in curries. Add to smoothies for an anti-inflammatory bonus. 

- Arugula:  We've got that spicy green you crave!  Great mixed with other greens as a bed to grilled salmon or beets and goat cheese. Yum!

- Beet Bunches:  Just harvested Chioggia, Golden and Red beets.  Great either boiled or roasted, like a potato. Wonderful on a bed of arugula with goat cheese and walnuts.

- Rainbow Chard:  We have an excellent supply of delicious rainbow chard!  Saute like you would kale and enjoy!  

- Whole Wheat Flour: Yes, we grew wheat on our farm and have milled it into flour! That's 2-lb bags of certified organic whole wheat flour!

- Garlic:  Fresh garlic is so aromatic and so easy to mince! Try some today!

- Romaine Head Lettuce:   Our favorite lettuce is back and we have a good supply for this market.  

- Rolled Oats (Oatmeal):  We have 1.8-lb bags of rolled oats (oatmeal), from oats grown on our farm. They have a wonderful nutty flavor and are certified organic, like all of our produce! Cook them as you would Quaker oatmeal. 2:1 ratio of water to oats; cook time 10 -15 mins or until desired consistency.

- Red Onions:  Freshly harvested sweet red onions that are so versatile and great in any dish. Delicious roasted on the grill over indirect heat.

- Super Sweet Superstar Onions:  If you've been to our stand over the years, then you know these super sweet onions!  They are large, white and very similar to vidalia onions. They are very good raw on burgers, in salads, or sauteed until caramalized. Make sure you cook them on med-low heat, because the sugars in them can burn if too hot.

- Espelette Peppers: delicious spicy, slightly smoky, and sweet! Beautiful deep red peppers that are delicious raw, cooked, or dried and then ground into paprika powder. They hail from the Basque region of France and are primarily grown for a sweet, hot paprika. You can regulate the heat level by how many seeds you leave in.  If you leave all seeds in, it's about jalapeno hot. Great in salsa!  Freeze and use over the winter in chili!

- Sweet Orange Peppers:  Oranos peppers are bright orange, shiny and sweet. So, good raw or grilled!  They freeze really well!  Freeze whole and enjoy sauteed in the middle of winter.

- Shishito Peppers:  Japanese appetizer peppers that are so delicious and easy to prepare. Just toss the whole pint of peppers into a skillet of olive oil, on medium heat; saute until they shrivel and char, just slightly. Drain peppers onto a paper towel and then plate up with a sprinkle of sea salt, served with an ice cold beer or dry white wine. Eat the whole pepper, except stem. Maybe 1 in 30 have some very mild heat.  Enjoy!

- Potatoes, Red, Blue, and German Butterball:  Four varieties of tasty irish potatoes.  The blue potatoes are blue inside and out, full of anti-oxidants, and great for making crispy fries or roasting.  German Butterballs are a creamy yellow/white and great for boiling, roasting or making mashed potates. And we have our delicious Mountain Rose (red) potatoes, which are absolutely delicious and very versatile.

- Radishes:  Radishes, the gateway vegetable to shopping regularly at the farmer's market.  Delicious, a little spicy, and local.  Yum!

- Summer Squash, Zucchini and Zephyr:  The squash looks excellent and we have a plentiful supply.  

- Cherry Tomatoes:  We have your favorite sweet, red cherry tomatoes.   

- Tomatoes, Red Slicers:  We have traditional, very tasty red hybrid slicing tomatoes. 

Don't worry about having cash at our stand, since we take credit, debit and SNAP 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). 

Photos of the Week: 

Fresh Baby Ginger!

Sweet Potatoes!

Lacinato Kale!

Arugula!

 

 Romaine Lettuce

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 9/22/2017 8:00am by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

How about coming by the farmers market tomorrow and supporting your local farmers before you go to the County Agricultural Fair!  Bring your friends and family to stock up on fresh, certified organic veggies for the week!  Easy recipes at sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe .  We so appreciate your support and love to see you and hear how you are doing.

 What we'll have at market:

- Kale, Lacinato (New!):  Great sauteed, braised, in soups, as chips or in smoothies. Lacinato Kale is also known as "Dino" or "Tuscan" Kale.

- Fresh Ginger (New!): what you've all been asking for is finally here!  Freshly harvest ginger has no tough skin and doesn't need to be peel before grating. Naturally sweet and aromatic.  Simply grate and add to any vegetable dish. Recipes at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipes.

- Fresh Turmeric (New!):  The queen of anti-inflammatory is here!  Bright orange and tasty grated into salads or added to vegetable dishes. Key ingredient in curries. Add to smoothies for an anti-inflammatory bonus. 

- Arugula:  We've got that spicy green you crave!  Great mixed with other greens as a bed to grilled salmon or beets and goat cheese. Yum!

- Beet Bunches:  Just harvested Chioggia and Red Ace beets.  Great either boiled or roasted, like a potato.  

- Rainbow Chard:  We have an excellent supply of delicious rainbow chard!  Saute like you would kale and enjoy!  

- Whole Wheat Flour: Yes, we grew wheat on our farm and have milled it into flour just today! That's 2-lb bags of certified organic whole wheat flour!

- Garlic:  Fresh garlic is so aromatic and so easy to mince! Try some today!

- Romaine Head Lettuce:   Our favorite lettuce is back and we have a good supply for this market.  

- Rolled Oats (Oatmeal):  We have 1.8-lb bags of rolled oats (oatmeal), from oats grown on our farm. They have a wonderful nutty flavor and are certified organic, like all of our produce! Cook them as you would Quaker oatmeal. 2:1 ratio of water to oats; cook time 10 -15 mins or until desired consistency.

- Red Onions:  Freshly harvested sweet red onions that are so versatile and great in any dish. Delicious roasted on the grill over indirect heat.

- Super Sweet Superstar Onions:  If you've been to our stand over the years, then you know these super sweet onions!  They are large, white and very similar to vidalia onions. They are very good raw on burgers, in salads, or sauteed until caramalized. Make sure you cook them on med-low heat, because the sugars in them can burn if too hot.

- Espelette Peppers: delicious spicy, slightly smoky, and sweet! Beautiful deep red peppers that are delicious raw, cooked, or dried and then ground into paprika powder. They hail from the Basque region of France and are primarily grown for a sweet, hot paprika. You can regulate the heat level by how many seeds you leave in.  If you leave all seeds in, it's about jalapeno hot. Great in salsa!  Freeze and use over the winter in chili!

- Sweet Orange Peppers:  Oranos peppers are bright orange, shiny and sweet. So, good raw or grilled!  Freeze whole and enjoy sauteed in the middle of winter.

- Shishito Peppers:  Japanese appetizer peppers that are so delicious and easy to prepare. Just toss the whole pint of peppers into a skillet of olive oil, on medium heat; saute until they shrivel and char, just slightly. Drain peppers onto a paper towel and then plate up with a sprinkle of sea salt, served with an ice cold beer or dry white wine. Eat the whole pepper, except stem. Maybe 1 in 30 have some very mild heat.  Enjoy!

- Potatoes, Red, Blue, La Ratte Fingerling and German Butterball:  Four varieties of tasty irish potatoes.  The blue potatoes are blue inside and out, full of anti-oxidants, and great for making crispy fries or roasting.  German Butterballs are a creamy yellow/white and great for boiling, roasting or making mashed potates. Fingerlings are also a "waxy" potato, great for simply boiling or roasting. And we have our delicious Moutain Rose (red) potatoes, which are absolutely delicious and very versatile.

- Radishes:  Radishes, the gateway vegetable to shopping regularly at the farmer's market.  Delicious, a little spicy, and local.  Yum!

- Summer Squash, Zucchini and Zephyr:  The squash looks excellent and we have a good supply.  

- Cherry Tomatoes:  We have your favorite Orange, Red, Yellow cherry tomatoes.  They each have their own flavor some sweet and tangy and some sweet with less acid. 

- Tomatoes, Red Slicers:  We have traditional, very tasty red hybrid slicing tomatoes. 

- Freezing/Canning Tomatoes:  We'll be bringing freezing/canning tomatoes this Saturday.  So come and get your 20 lb box and put them up for the winter season.  If you would like to reserve 1 or more boxes for pickup at tomorrow's market, please email us today with your name, no. of boxes and when you will pick up at market.

Don't worry about having cash at our stand, since we take credit, debit and SNAP 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). 

Photos of the Week: 

Fresh Baby Ginger!

Arugula

 

Fresh Peppers!

 

 Romaine Lettuce

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 9/15/2017 5:41pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

We are so thankful that the forecast hurricane spared us but humbled by the power of the weather.  The cooler weather has been excellent for beginning the fall season of change here on our farm.  So come to the market tomorrow and enjoy some local freshly harvested organic vegetables.  

What we'll have at market:

- Arugula (back!):  After a two week gap, we've got your baby arugula back on the stand. 

- Radishes (Back!):  Radishes, the gateway vegetable to shopping regularly at the farmer's market.  Delicious, a little spicey, and local.  Yum!

- Rainbow Chard (new!):  We have an excellent supply of delicious rainbow chard!  Saute like you would kale and enjoy!  (Kale is coming next week, but don't let that stop you :-)

- Beet Bunches!:  Just harvested Chioggia and Red Ace beets.  Great either boiled or roasted, like a potato.  

- Whole Wheat Flour: Yes, we grew wheat on our farm and have milled it into flour just today! That's 2-lb bags of certified organic whole wheat flour!

- Garlic:  Fresh garlic is so aromatic and so easy to mince! Try some today!

- Romaine Head Lettuce (back!):   Our favorite lettuce is back and we have a good supply for this market.  

- Rolled Oats (Oatmeal):  We are selling 1.8-lb bags of rolled oats (oatmeal), from oats grown on our farm. They have a wonderful nutty flavor and are certified organic, like all of our produce! Cook them as you would Quaker oatmeal. 2:1 ratio of water to oats; cook for 10 mins or until desired consistency.

- Red Onions:  Freshly harvested sweet red onions that are so versatile and great in any dish. Delicious roasted on the grill over indirect heat.

- Super Sweet Superstar Onions:  If you've been to our stand over the years, then you know these super sweet onions!  They are large, white and very similar to vidalia onions. They are sooo good raw on burgers, in salads, or sauteed until caramalized. Make sure you cook them on a med-low heat, because the sugars in them can burn if too hot.

- Espelette Peppers: delicious spicy, slightly smoky, and sweet! Beautiful deep red peppers that are delicious cooked or dried and then ground into paprika powder. They hail from the Basque region of France and are primarily grown for a sweet, hot paprika. You can regulate the heat level by how many seeds you leave in.  If you leave all seeds in, it's about jalapeno hot. Great in salsa!  Freeze and use over the winter in chile!

- Sweet Orange Peppers:  This is pepper season.  Come and get them!  Our Oranos peppers are bright orange, shiny and sweet. So, good raw or grilled!  Freeze whole and enjoy sauteed in the middle of winter.

- Shishito Peppers:  Japanese appetizer peppers that are so delicious and easy to prepare. Just toss the whole pint of peppers into a skillet of olive oil, on medium heat; saute until they shrivel and char, just slightly. Drain peppers onto a paper towel and then plate up with a sprinkle of sea salt, served with an ice cold beer or dry white wine. Eat the whole pepper, except stem. Maybe 1 in 30 have some very mild heat.  Enjoy!

- Potatoes, Red, Blue, La Ratte Fingerling and German Butterball:  Four varieties of tasty irish potatoes.  The blue potatoes are blue inside and out, full of anti-oxidants, and great for making crispy fries or roasting.  German Butterballs are a creamy yellow/white and great for boiling, roasting or making mashed potates. Fingerlings are also a "waxy" potato, great for simply boiling or roasting. And we have our delicious Moutain Rose (red) potatoes, which are absolutely delicious and very versatile.

- Summer Squash, Zucchini and Zephyr:  The squash looks excellent and we have a good supply.  

- Cherry Tomatoes:  We have your favorite Orange, Red, Yellow cherry tomatoes.  They each have their own flavor some sweet and tangy and some sweet with less acid. 

- Tomatoes, Red Slicers:  We have traditional, very tasty red hybrid slicing tomatoes. 

- Canning Tomatoes (Back):  We'll be bringing canning tomatoes this Saturday.  So come and get your 20 lb box and put them up for the winter season.

Don't worry about having cash at our stand, since we take credit, debit and SNAP 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). 

Photos of the Week: 

Arugula

 

Fresh Peppers!

 

 Romaine Lettuce

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 9/8/2017 7:13pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Enjoy this amazing weather by coming by the market with your family and friends and picking up your fresh organic veggies for the week. See what we'll have below!

We have simple recipes on our Web page at www.sassafrascreekfarm/recipe to give you ideas on what to make using all of our produce for your meals this week!  

What we'll have at market:

- Rainbow Chard (new!): You are probably starting to greens about now? Well, we have delicious rainbow chard!  Sautee like you would kale and enjoy!

- Beet Bunches!:  Great either boiled or roasted, like a potato.  

- Carrots:  Yes, bunches of fresh carrots are back from their summer vacation and ready to flavor your salads and accompany your meats when grilling/roasting.

- Whole Wheat Flour: Yes, we grew wheat on our farm and have milled it into flour just today! That's 2-lb bags of certified organic whole wheat flour!

- Garlic:  Fresh garlic is so aromatic and so easy to mince! Try some today!

- Head Lettuce (limited quantity):  We have green leaf, summer crisp and only a few romaine this week!

- Rolled Oats (Oatmeal):  We are selling 1.8-lb bags of rolled oats (oatmeal), from oats grown on our farm. They have a wonderful nutty flavor and are certified organic, like all of our produce! Cook them as you would Quaker oatmeal. 2:1 ratio of water to oats; cook for 10 mins or until desired consistency.

- Red Onions:  Freshly harvested sweet red onions that are so versatile and great in any dish. Delicious roasted on the grill over indirect heat.

- Super Sweet Superstar Onions:  If you've been to our stand over the years, then you know these super sweet onions!  They are large, white and very similar to vidalia onions. They are sooo good raw on burgers, in salads, or sauteed until caramalized. Make sure you cook them on a med-low heat, because the sugars in them can burn if too hot.

- Espelette Peppers: delicious spicy, slightly smoky, and sweet! Beautiful deep red peppers that are delicious cooked or dried and then ground into paprika powder. They hail from the Basque region of France and are primarily grown for a sweet, hot paprika. You can regulate the heat level by how many seeds you leave in.  If you leave all seeds in, it's about jalapeno hot. Great in salsa!  Freeze and use over the winter in chile!

- ORANOS Sweet Orange Peppers:  Bright orange, shiny and sweet. So, good raw or grilled!  Freeze whole and enjoy sauteed in the middle of winter.

- Shishito Peppers:  Japanese appetizer peppers that are so delicious and easy to prepare. Just toss the whole pint of peppers into a skillet of olive oil, on medium heat; saute until they shrivel and char, just slightly. Drain peppers onto a paper towel and then plate up with a sprinkle of sea salt, served with an ice cold beer or dry white wine. Eat the whole pepper, except stem. Maybe 1 in 30 have some very mild heat.  Enjoy!

- Potatoes, Red, Blue, La Ratte Fingerling and German Butterball:  Four varieties of tasty irish potatoes.  The blue potatoes are blue inside and out, full of anti-oxidants, and great for making crispy fries or roasting.  German Butterballs are a creamy yellow/white and great for boiling, roasting or making mashed potates. Fingerlings are also a "waxy" potato, great for simply boiling or roasting. And we have our delicious Moutain Rose (red) potatoes, which are absolutely delicious and very versatile.

- Summer Squash, Zucchini and Zephyr (we have more this week!):  Our new planting of delicious summer squash is now producing. 

- Cherry Tomatoes:  We have your favorite orange, red and yellow cherry tomatoes.  They each have their own flavor some sweet and tangy and some sweet with less acid. 

- Tomatoes, Red Slicers:  We have traditional, very tasty red hybrid slicing tomatoes. 

Don't worry about having cash at our stand, since we take credit, debit and SNAP 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). 

Photos of the Week: 

Fresh Rainbow Chard!

Fresh Carrots!

 

 Sweet, Fruity, Tangy Cherry Tomatoes!

 

  

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 9/1/2017 1:35pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

It's Labor Day weekend!  Celebrate what's left of summer (I know it doesn't feel like it) by coming to the market to get your favorite veggies for cookouts and the week's meals. We'll have plenty of BEETS, GREEN BEANS, CARROTS, LETTUCE, SWEET PEPPERS, SUMMER SQUASH AND TOMATOES and more! See  below. Don't forget to reserve one of our BOXES OF TOMATOES to freeze or can and add to your soups/stews or make sauce with in the winter. Don't put off to the last minute! And as always, the early birds are usually rewarded!

We have simple recipes on our Web page at www.sassafrascreekfarm/recipe to give you ideas on what to make using all of our produce for your meals this week!  

What we'll have at market:

- Whole Wheat Flour (New!): Yes, we grew wheat on our farm and have milled it into flour just today! That's 2-lb bags of certified organic whole wheat flour!

- Head Lettuce (Back!):  We have green leaf and romaine!

- Arugula:  For you arugula addicts, we've got plenty of that fresh, spicy green you literally crave. :-)  

- Beets:  Great either boiled or roasted, like a potato.  The perfect combination is beets with goat cheese and walnuts on a bed of arugula!

- Carrots:  Yes, bunches of fresh carrots are back from their summer vacation and ready to flavor your salads and accompany your meats when grilling/roasting.

- Garlic:  Fresh garlic is so aromatic and so easy to mince! Try some today!

- Green Beans:  tasty, crisp, fresh green beans! We have plenty of green beans this market!

- Rolled Oats (Oatmeal):  We are selling 1.8-lb bags of rolled oats (oatmeal), from oats grown on our farm. They have a wonderful nutty flavor and are certified organic, like all of our produce! Cook them as you would Quaker oatmeal. 2:1 ratio of water to oats; cook for 10 mins or until desired consistency.

- Red Onions:  Freshly harvested sweet red onions that are so versatile and great in any dish. Delicious roasted on the grill over indirect heat.

- Super Sweet Superstar Onions:  If you've been to our stand over the years, then you know these super sweet onions!  They are large, white and very similar to vidalia onions. They are sooo good raw on burgers, in salads, or sauteed until caramalized. Make sure you cook them on a med-low heat, because the sugars in them can burn if too hot.

- ORANOS Sweet Orange Peppers:  Bright orange, shiny and sweet. So, good raw or grilled!  Freeze whole and enjoy sauteed in the middle of winter.

- Shishito Peppers:  Japanese appetizer peppers that are so delicious and easy to prepare. Just toss the whole pint of peppers into a skillet of olive oil, on medium heat; saute until they shrivel and char, just slightly. Drain peppers onto a paper towel and then plate up with a sprinkle of sea salt, served with an ice cold beer or dry white wine. Eat the whole pepper, except stem. Maybe 1 in 30 have some very mild heat.  Enjoy!

- Potatoes, Red, Blue, La Ratte Fingerling and German Butterball:  Four varieties of tasty irish potatoes.  The blue potatoes are blue inside and out, full of anti-oxidants, and great for making crispy fries or roasting.  German Butterballs are a creamy yellow/white and great for boiling, roasting or making mashed potates. Fingerlings are also a "waxy" potato, great for simply boiling or roasting. And we have our delicious Moutain Rose (red) potatoes, which are absolutely delicious and very versatile.

- Summer Squash, Zucchini and Zephyr (we have more this week!):  Our new planting of delicious summer squash is now producing. 

- Cherry Tomatoes:  We have your favorite orange and red cherry tomatoes.  They each have their own flavor some sweet and tangy and some sweet with less acid. 

- Green Zebra Tomatoes:  The green tangy heirloom tomato that you've been waiting for is here!  It's green, but ripe! Great mixed with red tomatoes for an attractive and tasty salsa! (limited quantity)

- Tomatoes, Red Heirloom and Red Slicers:  We have the most delicious German Johnson and traditional, very tasty red hybrid slicing tomatoes. 

- Tomatoes for Freezing:  20-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes for just $20! What a deal! Reserve a box today for pick-up at market tomorrow. If you've never canned, no worries! You can always make sauce and freeze or just freeze them whole. You’ll find easy instructions at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipeTo RESERVE 1 or more boxes, please email us at sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com, and provide your NameNumber of BoxesPhone Number, and approximate Time you will pick up at market (9am to 1pm). Note that if you haven't picked up your box by noon tomorrow, we will sell to another customer, UNLESS you let us know that you will be picking up after noon (market ends at 1pm). Thank you!

Don't worry about having cash at our stand, since we take credit, debit and SNAP 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). 

Photos of the Week: 

Fresh Carrots!

 

Fresh Green Beans!

 Sweet, Fruity, Tangy Cherry Tomatoes!

 

20-lb Box of Tomatoes for Freezing or Canning!

  

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 8/25/2017 6:43pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

It's a great day to pick up your summer veggies for your weekend cookout and the week's meals. We have plenty of veggies, but in particular we have a lot of CARROTS, GREEN BEANS, BEETS, CHERRY TOMATOES, POTATOES, and SHISHITO appetizer peppers! Don't forget to reserve one of our BOXES OF TOMATOES to freeze or can and add to your soups/stews or make sauce with in the winter. Don't put off to the last minute! And as always, the early birds are usually rewarded!

We have simple recipes on our Web page at www.sassafrascreekfarm/recipe to give you ideas on what to make using all of our produce for your meals this week!  

What we'll have at market:

- Carrots (Back!):  Yes, bunches of fresh carrots are back from their summer vacation and ready to flavor your salads and accompany your meats when grilling/roasting.

- Summer Squash, Zucchini and Zephyr (Back in limited quantity!):  We have a new planting of delicious summer squash that is just starting to produce. 

- Arugula:  For you arugula addicts, we've got plenty of that fresh, spicy green you literally crave. :-)  

- Beets:  Great either boiled or roasted, like a potato.  The perfect combination is beets with goat cheese and walnuts on a bed of arugula!

- Espelette Peppers: delicious spicy, slightly smoky, and sweet! Beautiful deep red peppers that are delicious cooked or dried and then ground into paprika powder. They hail from the Basque region of France and are primarily grown for a sweet, hot paprika. You can regulate the heat level by how many seeds you leave in.  If you leave all seeds in, it's about jalapeno hot. Great in salsa!  Freeze and use over the winter in chile!

- Garlic:  Fresh garlic is so aromatic and so easy to mince! Try some today!

- Green Beans:  tasty, crisp, fresh green beans! We have LOTS of green beans this market!

- Rolled Oats (Oatmeal):  We are selling rolled oats (oatmeal), from oats grown on our farm. They have a wonderful nutty flavor and are certified organic, like all of our produce! Cook them as you would Quaker oatmeal. 2:1 ratio of water to oats; cook for 5 mins or until desired consistency.

- Red Onions:  Freshly harvested sweet red onions that are so versatile and great in any dish. Delicious roasted on the grill over indirect heat.

- Super Sweet Superstar Onions:  If you've been to our stand over the years, then you know these super sweet onions!  They are large, white and very similar to vidalia onions. They are sooo good raw on burgers, in salads, or sauteed until caramalized. Make sure you cook them on a med-low heat, because the sugars in them can burn if too hot.

- ORANOS Sweet Orange Peppers:  Bright orange, shiny and sweet. So, good raw or grilled!  

- Shishito Peppers:  Japanese appetizer peppers that are so delicious and easy to prepare. Just toss the whole pint of peppers into a skillet of olive oil, on medium heat; saute until they shrivel and char, just slightly. Drain peppers onto a paper towel and then plate up with a sprinkle of sea salt, served with an ice cold beer or dry white wine. Eat the whole pepper, except stem. Maybe 1 in 10 have some very mild heat.  Enjoy!

- Potatoes, Red, Blue, La Ratte Fingerling and German Butterball:  Four varieties of tasty irish potatoes.  The blue potatoes are blue inside and out, full of anti-oxidants, and great for making crispy fries or roasting.  German Butterballs are a creamy yellow/white and great for boiling, roasting or making mashed potates. Fingerlings are also a "waxy" potato, great for simply boiling or roasting. And we have our delicious Moutain Rose (red) potatoes, which are absolutely delicious and very versatile.

- Cherry Tomatoes:  We have your favorite orange and red cherry tomatoes.  They each have their own flavor some sweet and tangy and some sweet with less acid. 

- Green Zebra Tomatoes:  The green tangy heirloom tomato that you've been waiting for is here!  It's green, but ripe! Great mixed with red tomatoes for an attractive and tasty salsa! (limited quantity)

- Tomatoes, Red Heirloom and Red and Orange Slicers:  We have delicious German Johnson and Green Zebra heirloom and traditional, very tasty red and orange slicing tomatoes. 

- Canning Tomatoes:  20-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes for just $20! What a deal! Reserve a box today for pick-up at market tomorrow. If you've never canned, no worries! You can always make sauce and freeze or just freeze them whole. You’ll find easy instructions at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipeTo RESERVE 1 or more boxes, please email us at sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com, and provide your NameNumber of BoxesPhone Number, and approximate Time you will pick up at market (9am to 1pm). Note that if you haven't picked up your box by noon tomorrow, we will sell to another customer, UNLESS you let us know that you will be picking up after noon (market ends at 1pm). Thank you!

Don't worry about having cash at our stand, since we take credit, debit and SNAP 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). 

Photos of the Week: 

Fresh Carrots!

 

Fresh Green Beans!

 Sweet, Fruity, Tangy Cherry Tomatoes!

 

20-lb Box of Tomatoes for Freezing or Canning!

  

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 8/18/2017 2:36pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

It'll be perfect farmer's market weather tomorrow; sunny and high in the low 80's.  Great day to pick up your summer veggies for weekend grilling and the week's meals. We have plenty of veggies, but in particular we have a lot of green beans, green leaf lettuce, and shishito appetizer peppers! As always, the early birds are usually rewarded! :-)

We have simple recipes on our Web page at www.sassafrascreekfarm/recipe to give you ideas on what to make using all of our produce for your meals this week!  

And don't forget that we are selling boxes of roma tomatoes that are great for canning, freezing, and making sauce and salsa! See below for reserving a box now for pick up at market tomorrow!

What we'll have at market:

- Arugula:  For you arugula addicts, we've got plenty of that fresh, spicy green you literally crave. :-)  

- Basil:  Plenty of fresh, intoxicatingly aromatic Italian basil. Great on pizza, on sandwiches, in salads and of course as pesto!.  See our pesto recipe on our website. Must have basil with tomato caprese!

- Beets:  Great either boiled or roasted, like a potato.  The perfect combination is beets with goat cheese and walnuts on a bed of arugula!

- Espelette Peppers: delicious spicy, slightly smoky, and sweet! Beautiful deep red peppers that are delicious cooked or dried and then ground into paprika powder. They hail from the Basque region of France and are primarily grown for a sweet, hot paprika. You can regulate the heat level by how many seeds you leave in.  If you leave all seeds in, it's about jalapeno hot. Great in salsa!  Freeze and use over the winter in chile!

- Garlic:  Fresh garlic is so aromatic and so easy to mince! Try some today!

- Green Beans:  tasty, crisp, fresh green beans! We have LOTS of green beans this market!

- Lettuce, Green Leaf, Summer Crisp and Romaine:  For your summer salads...both crisp and tasty!  We have a lot of tasty green leaf this market!  

- Rolled Oats (Oatmeal):  We are selling rolled oats (oatmeal), from oats grown on our farm. They have a wonderful nutty flavor and are certified organic, like all of our produce! Cook them as you would Quaker oatmeal. 2:1 ratio of water to oats; cook for 5 mins or until desired consistency.

- Red Onions:  Freshly harvested sweet red onions that are so versatile and great in any dish. Delicious roasted on the grill over indirect heat.

- Super Sweet Superstar Onions:  If you've been to our stand over the years, then you know these super sweet onions!  They are large, white and very similar to vidalia onions. They are sooo good raw on burgers, in salads, or sauteed until caramalized. Make sure you cook them on a med-low heat, because the sugars in them can burn if too hot.

- ORANOS Sweet Orange Peppers:  Bright orange, shiny and sweet. So, good raw or grilled!  

- Shishito Peppers:  Japanese appetizer peppers that are so delicious and easy to prepare. Just toss the whole pint of peppers into a skillet of olive oil, on medium heat; saute until they shrivel and char, just slightly. Drain peppers onto a paper towel and then plate up with a sprinkle of sea salt, served with an ice cold beer or dry white wine. Eat the whole pepper, except stem. Maybe 1 in 10 have some very mild heat.  Enjoy!

- Potatoes, Red, Blue, La Ratte Fingerling and German Butterball:  Four varieties of tasty irish potatoes.  The blue potatoes are blue inside and out, full of anti-oxidants, and great for making crispy fries or roasting.  German Butterballs are a creamy yellow/white and great for boiling, roasting or making mashed potates. Fingerlings are also a "waxy" potato, great for simply boiling or roasting. And we have our delicious Moutain Rose (red) potatoes, which are absolutely delicious and very versatile.

- Cherry Tomatoes:  We have your favorite orange and red cherry tomatoes.  They each have their own flavor some sweet and tangy and some sweet with less acid. 

- Green Zebra Tomatoes:  The green tangy heirloom tomato that you've been waiting for is here!  It's green, but ripe! Great mixed with red tomatoes for an attractive and tasty salsa!

- Tomatoes, Red Heirloom and Red and Orange Slicers:  We have delicious German Johnson and Green Zebra heirloom and traditional, very tasty red and orange slicing tomatoes. 

- Canning Tomatoes:  20-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes for just $20! What a deal! Reserve a box today for pick-up at market tomorrow. If you've never canned, no worries! You can always make sauce and freeze or just freeze them whole. You’ll find easy instructions at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipeTo RESERVE 1 or more boxes, please email us at sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com, and provide your NameNumber of BoxesPhone Number, and approximate Time you will pick up at market (9am to 1pm). Note that if you haven't picked up your box by noon tomorrow, we will sell to another customer, UNLESS you let us know that you will be picking up after noon (market ends at 1pm). Thank you!

Don't worry about having cash at our stand, since we take credit, debit and SNAP 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). 

Photos of the Week: 

Cool, Green Leaf Lettuce!

 

Oranos Sweet Peppers

Fresh Green Beans!

 Sweet, Fruity, Tangy Cherry Tomatoes!

Roma Canning Tomatoes!

 

  

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 8/16/2017 8:34am by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

It's tomato canning season!  We're offering on-farm sales this week, Wednesday - Friday, of 20-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes for just $20! What a deal! 

To get your tomatoes, please call us (301-247-1002) in advance (text is fine) to schedule a time. We're located just north of Leonardtown off Rt 234. When you call we'll provide directions.  It's first-come, first-served.

Now is the perfect time to start putting tomatoes up for winter! Easier to chip away at it, instead of leaving until the end of the summer. They are perfect for fresh eating, canning, making sauce. It's super, duper easy. You’ll find easy instructions at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe.

Canning Tomato Boxes! 

   

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

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