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BAE Farmer's Market is OPEN - Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm

Posted 6/19/2015 7:34pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

Well, it's been a loooong, hot harvest day on the farm, which is why this email is going out so late. It also means we have lots of fresh summer vegetables for you to enjoy (see below)! We always look forward to seeing your smiling faces and hearing what's new in your lives.  In case you didn't know, you make it all worthwhile. :-)

 

What we'll have this Saturday

- Basil (NEW!):  beautiful, fragrant basil bunches, of course, perfect with the season's first tomatoes.

- Green Beans:  tasty, tender, slightly nutty green beans.

- Beets:  We have red and chioggia, sweet beets that are just beautiful and tasty. Try wrapped in foil and roasted on the grill...yum!

- Celery: If you've never had fresh harvested celery, well, you've been missing out...it is slightly sweet and very aromatic. The cool crunch of celery is great raw with a dip and in summer salads (e.g., tuna salad, chicken salad, salad salad).

- Rainbow Chard: Colorful, beautiful greens with tasty crunchy stalks. So tasty simply sauteed in a little olive oil, and a little salt and pepper.

- Cucumbers: We have plenty! The cucumber tidal wave has hit! Two sweet types of fresh crisp cukes to choose from for your salads, a traditional "burpless" and an asian variety (similar to English cukes), both sweet, small seeds and tasty.

- Garlic Scapes:  Scapes are the green stalks that hardneck garlic plants shoot up in the spring. It would become a seed head, but we cut them off (so all the energy goes into making the garlic bulb in the ground). The great thing too is that you can eat the scapes! They are like a very garlicky and aromatic green onion. They are great added to scrambled eggs, added to vegetable saute, and makes THE best pesto!  No basil needed. Recipes will be handed out at the market. This may be the last of the scapes for the season.

- Curly Kale: delicious sauteed/lightly braised, added to soups, in salads, and as crispy chips. Of course, it's great for juicing! Think of all those anti-oxidants.

- Lettuce:  Cool fresh, tasty green leaf, red leaf, bibb and romaine head lettuce. Tastier than anything you'll find in the store, plus it keeps fresher longer. 

- Red Onions: Freshly harvested, slightly sweet, rosy red, all purpose onions. A great staple for your kitchen. Try grilling (low to medium flame)!

- Walla Walla Onions:  These SWEET onions, harvested fresh, similar to Vidalia. Really great raw on salads, sauteed, caramelized, grill (low to med flame) and for onion rings! See photo below!

- Italian Flat Leaf Parsley: fresh, aromatic herb that is essential in Tabouleh, Italian dishes, and a wonderful addition to salads.

- Zephyr Summer Squash: We have plenty! Delicious, sweet, and slightly nutty summer squash that's half yellow and half green. Really good grilled on a medium flame with onions and beets for a grilled vegetable salad...Yum! 

- Zucchini Summer Squash (NEW!): Yes, we have zucchini, a particularly tasty variety. Limited quantity.

- Tomatoes (NEW!): Yes, I think it's the earliest we've ever had tomatoes at the market and it's thanks to our high tunnels!  We have tasty hybrid and heirloom tomatoes. The heirlooms are huge! 

Check out recipes on our Web site: www.sassafrascreekfarm.com

 

 Photos of the week:  Our wonderful crew and garlic harvest!

 

 

 

  

Your Farmers, 
David and Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Leonardtown, MD

Certified Organic by QCS, Inc.

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