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Posted 11/17/2017 6:07pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Tomorrow is the last market of this 2017 season AND it is just before Thanksgiving!  We have a lot of what you will need for your Thanksgiving dinners!  We have frost-kissed and; therefore, sweeter, freshly-harvested Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Kale, Arugula, Chard, Red Beets and much, much more. Please see the complete list below.

It has been such a great season!  We are happy to say that we have met many new customers this season who have discovered our market and stand. We are also so 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. We 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, at Chesapeake's County in St. Leonard, and MOM's Organic Market in Waldorf until market starts again at the end of April.

Please see below for all that we'll have at market tomorrow.  

- Arugula: We have that spicy green you crave for your Thanksgiving salads!

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

- Brussels Sprouts:  We have a lot of super tasty, just-harvested today brussels sprouts!  Try sauteed in a little olive oil until a little browned and caramelized. Toss in a little garlic at the end or drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar once off heat. Heavenly dish for your Thanksgiving table!

- Cabbage:  Smallish cabbages that are so great fresh and are slightly sweet!  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! It's really easy, tasty and good for you! Just ask Jen.

- Carrots:  We have plenty of freshly harvested, sweet bunches of carrots for your Thanksgiving dinner!

- 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.  We have lots of celery for you at this market!

- Rainbow Chard:  Beautiful, colorful tasty green.  Great side dish for Thanksgiving!  Simply sautee some sweet onions in olive oil and then toss in chopped up chard, stems and all!  Add golden raisins while cooking for a wonderful contrast with the chard.

- All Purpose & 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 and All Purpose flour!  Think about making all of your holiday cookies, cakes, and pancakes (yum!) with FRESH flour!

- Garlic:  Last of the season price ($1 ea., if you buy more than one). 

- Jerusalem Artichokes: a.k.a., sunchokes; look like knobby potatoes, but taste like artichokes. Really good, peeled, sliced/diced, lightly tossed with olive oil, roasted in the oven at 350 degrees until fork tender, and sprinkled with sea salt...like artichoky potatoes. They get a little brown and crispy...yum! 

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

- Romaine Lettuce:  Freshly-harvested, crisp romaine (limited quantity).

- 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 ~15 mins or until desired consistency.  We will be bringing a lot for you to stock up for the winter. Think about those oatmeal cookies and apple crisps you'll want to make.  Also makes a great gift for the holidays...locally-grown oatmeal!

- Green Peppers:  These are tasty, savory peppers that are wonderful in any vegetable dish!

- Potatoes, Red and Blue:  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 potatoes. And we have our delicious Mountain Rose (red) potatoes, which are absolutely delicious and very versatile.

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

- Radishes:  slightly spicy and crisp. Great in dips or plain with a little salt.

- Salad Mix:  Yes, we have lots of fresh, tasty and ready to eat salad mix!

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

- Tomatoes, Red Slicers:  Yes, we still have tasty red slicing tomatoes!  Last of the season, from our high tunnels. 

- 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. See ginger/turmeric smoothie recipe on our web site.  You can freeze it! So stock up for the winter!

- Hakurei (Japanese) Turnips:  Particularly tasty raw.  They're sweet and crisp!  Great in salads or use as chips with dip, simply sautee or great roasted with a chicken, beef, potatoes and onions! 

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 BRUSSELS SPROUTS!

 

 FRESH CELERY!

 

FRESH CARROTS!

FRESH RADISHES!

 

  

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 11/10/2017 3:53pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Yes!...we WILL be there tomorrow, despite the cold. It will be a beautiful, sunny, very crisp fall day and we are dressing for it.  By the way, the cold snap just makes all these cool season veggies taste better, because they concentrate sugars in them to protect against freezing (like anti-freeze).  This makes everything a little bit sweeter.  So bundle up yourself, your family and friends and come on down to the Saturday Farmers Market! 

Tomorrow, 11 Nov, is the 2nd to last market in 2017. The last market is Saturday, 18 Nov (Saturday before Thanksgiving).

Please see below for all that we'll have at market tomorrow.  

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

 - Broccolini:  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. 

- Brussels Sprouts:  Super tasty, fresh brussels sprouts. Try sauteed in a little olive oil until a little browned and caramelized. Toss in a little garlic at the end or drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar once off heat.

- Cabbage:  Smallish cabbages that are so great fresh and are slightly sweet!  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! It's really easy, tasty and good for you! Just ask Jen.

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

- 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.

- All Purpose & 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 and All Purpose flour!  Ask about Semolina Flour...we have a couple bags.

- Garlic:  Only 1  more market after this one. Stock up today. End of season price ($1 ea., if you buy more than one).

- Fresh Ginger (limited quantity): 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.

- Jerusalem Artichokes: a.k.a., sunchokes; look like knobby potatoes, but taste like artichokes. Really good, peeled, sliced/diced, lightly tossed with olive oil, roasted in the oven at 350 degrees until fork tender, and sprinkled with sea salt...like artichoky potatoes. They get a little brown and crispy...yum! 

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

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

- 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 ~15 mins or until desired consistency.

- 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.

- Green Peppers:  These are tasty, savory peppers that are wonderful in any vegetable dish!

- Potatoes, Red and Blue:  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 potatoes. And we have our delicious Mountain Rose (red) potatoes, which are absolutely delicious and very versatile.

- Radishes:  slightly spicy and crisp. Great in dips or plain with a little salt.

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

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

- 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. See ginger/turmeric smoothie recipe on our web site.

- 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). 

Photos of the Week: 

FRESH BRUSSELS SPROUTS!

FRESH CELERY!

 

FRESH CARROTS!

 

  

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 11/3/2017 5:47pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

It will be a slightly cloudy, cool day tomorrow (no rain until after market).  We have a bounty of fall vegetables, including...wait for it........brussels sprouts!  Great weather for wearing your favorite fall sweater and bringing your family and friends to the farmer's market to buy your fresh, organic veggies, and pick up baked goods, meat and your favorite libation for the week!  In case you didn't know our market sells local wines, whiskey and now hard cider. We hope to see you there!  

Please see below for all that we'll have at market tomorrow.  

- Brussels Sprouts (New!):  Super tasty, fresh brussels sprouts. Try sauteed in a little olive oil until a little browned and caramelized. Toss in a little garlic at the end or drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar once off heat.

- 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!

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

 - Broccolini:  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:  Smallish cabbages that are so great fresh and are slightly sweet!  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! It's really easy, tasty and good for you! Just ask Jen.

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

- 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.

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

- All Purpose & 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 and All Purpose flour!  Ask about Semolina Flour...we have a couple bags.

- 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.

- Jerusalem Artichokes: a.k.a., sunchokes; look like knobby potatoes, but taste like artichokes. Really good, peeled, sliced/diced, lightly tossed with olive oil, roasted in the oven at 350 degrees until fork tender, and sprinkled with sea salt...like artichoky potatoes. They get a little brown and crispy...yum! 

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

- Romaine & Bibb Lettuce:  Plenty of freshly harvest crisp romaine and a limited number of lovely, sweet bibbs.

- 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.

 

- 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.

- Green Peppers:  These are tasty, savory peppers that are wonderful in any vegetable dish!

- Potatoes, Red and Blue:  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 potatoes. And we have our delicious Mountain Rose (red) potatoes, which are absolutely delicious and very versatile.

- Radishes, Red and Pink:  slightly spicy and crisp. Great in dips or plain with a little salt.

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

- Spinach:  Salad-size bagged spinach. Great for eating fresh or cooking. We think you'll like the naturally sweet flavor. 

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

- 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. See ginger/turmeric smoothie recipe on our web site.

- 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). 

Photos of the Week: 

FRESH BRUSSELS SPROUTS!

FRESH CELERY!

 

FRESH CARROTS!

FRESH GINGER!

  

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 10/27/2017 5:06pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

We enjoyed the gorgeous weather this week harvesting carrots and Jerusalem artichokes, of which both will be at the market this week!  Tomorrow will again be a lovely day to bring your family and friends to the farmer's market to buy your fresh, organic veggies, and pick up baked goods, meat and your favorite libation for the week! In case you didn't know our market sells local wines, whiskey and now hard cider. We hope to see you there!  

Please see below for all that 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.

- Jerusalem Artichokes (New!): a.k.a., sunchokes; look like knobby potatoes, but taste like artichokes. Really good, peeled, sliced/diced, lightly tossed with olive oil, roasted in the oven at 350 degrees until fork tender, and sprinkled with sea salt...like artichoky potatoes. They get a little brown and crispy...yum! 

- Romaine (Back!):  fall fresh-harvested, tasty and crisp! 

- 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!

- Beets:  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. 

 - Broccolini:  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:  Smallish cabbages that are so great fresh and are slightly sweet!  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! It's really easy, tasty and good for you! Just ask Jen.

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

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

- All Purpose & 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 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.

- Bibb Lettuce:  Lovely green and light red-accented leaves in that beautiful bibb bouquet. Leaves are soft and perfect as a salad bed or for wraps. 

- 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.

- Green Peppers:  These are tasty, savory peppers that are wonderful in any vegetable dish!

- 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.

- Ostergruss Radishes: Reddish-Pink, carrot-shaped radishes with crisp texture and spicy flavor.  German variety translates to "Easter Greeting."  Beautiful addition to salads and perfect for dipping and vegetable platters.

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

- Spinach:  Salad-size bagged spinach. Great for eating fresh or cooking. We think you'll like the naturally sweet flavor. 

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

- 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. See ginger/turmeric smoothie recipe on our web site.

- 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). 

Photos of the Week: 

FRESH CELERY!

 

FRESH CARROTS!

FRESH GINGER!

  

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 10/20/2017 6:54pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

We've been busy on the farm prepping the ground for fall planted crops such as more wheat and oats. Soon we'll be planting garlic. The seasonal cycle of the farm continues, which brings us to the bounty of fall.  Tomorrow will be a perfect day to grab your family and friends and head to the farmer's market to buy your fresh, organic veggies, and pick up baked goods, meat and booze for the week! In case you didn't know our market sells local wines, whiskey and now hard cider. We hope to see you there!

Please see below for all that we'll have at market tomorrow.  

- Ostergruss Radishes (New!): Red, carrot-shaped radishes with crisp texture and spicy flavor.  German variety translates to "Easter Greeting."  Beautiful addition to salads and perfect shape for dipping and vegetable platters.

- Covington Sweet Potatoes (New!):  We have another new orange sweet potato for you to try!  Delicious roasted, baked, mashed or make a sweet potato pie. See recipe on our Web site.

- 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!

- Beets:  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. 

 - Broccolini:  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:  Smallish cabbages that are so great fresh and are slightly sweet!  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:  We have freshly harvested, sweet bunches of carrots!

- Rainbow Chard:  

- All Purpose & 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 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.

- Bibb Lettuce:  A lovely green and light red accented leaves in that beautiful bibb bouquet. Leaves are soft and perfect for as a salad bed or for wraps. 

- 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.

- Green Peppers:  These are tasty, savory peppers that are wonderful in any vegetable dish!

- 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.

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

- Spinach:  Salad-size bagged spinach. Great for eating fresh or cooking. We think you'll like the naturally sweet flavor. 

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

- 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. See ginger/turmeric smoothie recipe on our web site.

- 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!

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

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 ARUGULA!

 

FRESH CABBAGES!

FRESH GINGER!

  

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

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)

 

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