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Posted 7/17/2015 5:45pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

We've harvested a wonderful variety of summer vegetables today and we're ready for market tomorrow.  We have a lot of delicious Sun Gold and Sweet Treat cherry tomatoes along with a bounty of heirloom and beefsteak tomatoes.  New this market...watermelon!   

- Basil:  beautiful, fragrant basil bunches. Of course, perfect with the season's first tomatoes.

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

- Cucumbers: 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, with small seeds and tasty.

- Garlic: Freshly harvested garlic is ready. There's nothing better than locally grown, full-flavored garlic.  

- Lettuce:  Romaine, Green leaf and Summer Crisp (New!). More lettuce this week!

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

- Super Star Onions: White, Sweet onions. Similar to a vidalia. Wonderful raw on salads or burgers and really good caramelized and added to your pizza. Really makes a difference in flavor.

- Jalapeno Peppers:  Perfect for grilled jalapeno poppers and in fresh salsa!

-  Oranos Sweet Peppers:  These are delicious orange peppers that we use in just about everything. They are very good raw in salads, or sauteed or grilled. 

- Padron Peppers (New!): The tasty, easy spanish Tapa! As they do in Spain, just saute the peppers whole in olive oil until blistered, sprinkle with sea salt, and serve on a plate with an ice cold beer. Makes a wonderful appetizer.

- Potatoes:  Mt Rose (Red), German Butterball and Blue potatoes. If you've never tasted freshly harvested potatoes, you are missing out!  Just a quick boil until fork tender and toss with butter, or olive oil and minced garlic. Great grilled.

- Summer Squash: Delicious, sweet, and slightly nutty summer squash that's half yellow and half green...that's Zephyr! And then we have the delicious flying saucer patty pans.  Both very good grilled on a medium flame with onions and beets for a grilled vegetable salad...Yum! 

- Tomatoes: We have lots of tasty hybrid slicing and heirloom tomatoes! We even have some green tomatoes for you fried green tomato lovers (count me in!).

- Cherry Tomatoes: We have plenty of your favorite sungold and red sweet treats! The most addicting healthy snack. Just pull a bowl on the kitchen counter and watch them disappear!

- Tomato 2nds:  Back by popular demand, for you canners, freezers and sauce-makers, we have 25-lb boxes of tomatoes for sale ($20/box). They are 2nds because they may have a cosmetic defect or are a little too ripe, but are otherwise perfectly tasty to eat fresh or cook. Farmer Jen makes and freezes sauce every week. Just ask how at our stand or check out the "fresh sauce" recipe on our Web site (link below).

- Japanese Ice Box Watermelon (New!):  The very popular personal-size watermelons are in season again!  Sweet, red, delicious and refreshing. See photo below.

 

Photos of the week:

 Japanese Ice Box Watermelon

 Cover Crops growing on our farm to maintain soil vitality and

provide forage for pollinators (e.g., bees).

 

 

Your Farmers, 
David and Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Leonardtown, MD

Certified Organic by QCS, Inc.

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