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

Posted 7/24/2015 6:34pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

Well, it's been a very busy week on the farm and even though we had a few hot days, it was sunny - a welcome relief from all the rain we've had.  The crops are looking great and we've been busy harvesting lots of tomatoes from the field and more potatoes. Also been busy in the greenhouse seed starting lettuce, leeks, chard, kale, celery and more!  

It's high summer on the farm with lots of delicious crops at the farmer's market. 

Check out what we'll have:

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

- 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 tasty sweet, with small seeds.

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

- Lettuce:  Romaine, Green leaf and Summer Crisp. 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.

-  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. 

- Jimmy Nardello (sweet peppers) (New!):  Jimmy Nardello brought seeds of these sweet Italian frying peppers from his homeland, and now we get to enjoy them!  Don't let the long red peppers fool you, they very sweet and not hot at all. They get sweeter when you saute them over a low flame and caramelize them...yummm. They are wonderful on sandwiches, pizza and sauteed with any vegetables. (first of the season; limited quantity).

- Padron Peppers (not hot): 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.

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

- 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.

- Spaghetti Squash (New!): Delicious, sweet and versatile spaghetti squash. Perfect as an easy low carb, gluten free pasta substitute.

- 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 varieties! We even our popular green zebra tomatoes (New!; limited quantity; first of season) that are ripe, tangy and tasty! Perfect for salsa! 

 

- Cherry Tomatoes: We have plenty of your favorite sungold and red sweet treats! The most addicting healthy snack. Just put 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:  The very popular personal-size watermelons are in season again!  Sweet, red, delicious and refreshing. See photo below.

 

Photos of the week:

 

 

Your Farmers, 
David and Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Leonardtown, MD

Certified Organic by QCS, Inc.

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