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Posted 7/31/2015 4:55pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

We had another interesting first time experience recently when David recorded a podcast for Chris Blanchard’s Farmer-to-Farmer Podcast series.  Chris was a well known organic vegetable farmer and now is a farming consultant.  He also started interviewing organic farmers from all across the country.  It was a great privilege to be interviewed and hopefully the information will help other new and aspiring farmers.  

Meanwhile back on the farm, we continue to pick tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and peppers. Also, finishing up our potato harvest of La Ratte fingerling potatoes, most of which go to the wonderful farm-to-table restaurant, Woodberry Kitchen, in Baltimore. But we've held back a few for our friends here in So Maryland.

Check out what we'll have:

- La Ratte Potatoes (New!):  A deelicious fingerling...

- Basil:  beautiful, fragrant basil bunches. Of course, perfect with the season's tomatoes and added to sauteed vegetables.

- 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.  

- Green Beans (Back!): really tasty, fresh dark green, slightly nutty.

- 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):  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, Blue potatoes, and Fingerlings. 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: 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 green and a yellow variety zucchini.  All very good grilled on a medium flame with onions and peppers for a grilled vegetable salad...Yum! 

 - Tomatoes: We have lots of tasty red slicing and our popular green zebra tomatoes 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!

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

 

Photo of the week:

Sunflowers at Sassafras Creek Farm

 

 

Your Farmers, 
David and Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Leonardtown, MD

Certified Organic by QCS, Inc.

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