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Posted 10/21/2016 6:09pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

 It's going to be a crisp, breezy day at the market tomorrow, and we will lots of fresh fall vegetables to greet you with, including turmeric, Grex Beets, and radishes (back!). Please see below for the complete list of what we'll have at market tomorrow, along with some photos. We look forward to seeing you, your friends and family.  Thank you!

What we'll have at market...

- Turmeric (New!): A member of the ginger family, turmeric is from India, and its usage there can be traced back almost four thousand years. In Southeast Asian cuisines, fresh turmeric is widely used pounded into a paste, or minced and grated into curries, rice dishes, and more. Turmeric is said to have health benefits; anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can potentially fight cancer and heart attacks, and it can help treat an upset stomach or heartburn. 

- Grex Beets (New!): They are big tasty beets and even tastier greens. Try them out today!

- Radishes, French Breakfast and Red (Back!): We have plenty of radishes to spice up your salads or just eat like the Eastern Europeans do with a little salt and butter on bread. Give it a try!

-Arugula:  Of course, mix with salad greens, but also try on a sandwich or on top of pizza, as soon as it comes out of the oven, for a nice kick of spice and healthy greens.

- Beets, Chioggia, Golden and Red:  Now's your chance to try our wonderful, sweet beets. We have sweet, mild golden beets and sweet Italian Chioggia beets that are dark pink with a bulls-eye pattern inside. Very pretty and tasty on the plate or salad. Plus your traditional, always good, sweet red beets.

- Chard, Rainbow: I love this green. It has such pretty, glossy colorful leaves and it tastes so good. Chard is in the beet family. It truly is my favorite green. If you haven't tried it, well, give it a go! Prepared the same as spinach or kale. Simply saute with the tasty, crunchy stems too.

- Eggplant, Asian:  We have beautiful, sweet (not at all bitter) Asian, light purple eggplants that are wonderful on the grill, simply sauteed with other vegetables or used in some very traditional dishes such as eggplant caponata (see eggplant recipes at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe).

- Garlic (in short supply):  If you've never tasted our garlic, now's your chance while it lasts. 

- Ginger, freshly-harvested, baby:  You have got to see and taste freshly-harvested ginger!  It is so pretty, pink, and has a fresh, spicy aroma. It is super tasty and easy to use...no peeling required, because it doesn't have it's brown protective coating on yet.  Don't worry about how much to buy, because you can freeze ginger, pull it out of the freezer, grate frozen and put what's left back in the freezer, repeat until gone.  None of it goes to waste!

- Kale, Curly & Lacinato:  We have plenty of two types of kale to satisfy your craving for greens!  Both tasty and can be prepared in the same way, sautee, steam, add to soups, make into chips, use in salads or juice.

- Lettuce, green and red oak leaf: Sweet, delicious, delicate oak leaf lettuces. Beautiful combined together in a salad.

- Red Onions :  Freshly harvested. Tasty grilled (low to medium flame), sauteed or raw. These are crisper, fresher, sweeter and better tasting than any onions you'll get in the grocery store.

- Superstar Sweet Onions:  Yes, we have those wonderful vidalia-like sweet white onions that are wonderful raw in a salad, sauteed,  caramelized or grilled. 

- Oranos Peppers:  We have those sweet, orange peppers that you like so much. We have more this week than last, but still limited quantity. The peppers got behind due to the very cold, wet weather we had in May, but the plants are starting to crank 'em out. We also have green bell pepper type oranos peppers too!

- Rolled Oats (a.k.a., oatmeal):  That's oatmeal y'all!  Yes, we grew oats on our farm, harvested, milled and rolled them. They cook in the same amount of time as regular Quaker oats...about 10 mins tops. They are mighty tasty too!

- Irish Potatoes, Red, White and Blue!  We have three kinds of tasty potatoes for you to try.  Mountain Rose is a great multi-use potato, pretty in potato salad with their blush color.  Your favorite blue potatoes that are great for roasting or frying, because they turn brown and crisp so nicely. We also have the German Butterball white potato that is similar to a Yukon gold and wonderful in mashed potatoes or boiled. Frankly, all three potatoes are great for many uses. Try one or all three...We have a mix for you!

 - Sweet Potatoes:  In addition to our sweet traditional Beauregard sweet potatoes, we have purple (Murasaki) sweet potatoes too.  Super tasty boiled and mashed, fried, and roasted; for lunch, dinner, and even breakfast! 

- Spinach: It seems that no explanation is needed for spinach, except our's is fresh, fresh, fresh, and tasty.

 - Hakurei Turnips:  White, sweet and crunchy Japanese variety of turnips. Wonderful raw in salads or simply sauteed or steamed, along with, of course, the tasty turnip greens.

- Red Tomatoes:  We have a variety of great tasting red, slicing tomatoes to choose from. Great on sandwiches, in salads, and just sliced on a plate with a little salt, olive oil, basil and maybe some mozzarella. (limited quantity)

- Canning Tomaotes (2 boxes): We have 25-lb boxes of certified organic regular red canning tomatoes for just $20! What a deal! Reserve now and pick up at tomorrow's market!  They are perfect for fresh eating, canning, making sauce. It's super, duper easy. You’ll find easy instructions at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe.

To RESERVE 1 or more boxes, please email us at sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com, and provide your NameNumber of BoxesPhone Number.  We have a limited number of boxes, so it is first come, first serve. We will reply with an email confirming if we have a box reserved for you.  Pick-up is at this Saturday's BAE Farmer's Market. If you can pick up by noon, that would be most helpful.

Don't worry about having cash at our stand -- we take credit, debit & SNAP. 

Photos of the Week 

Sweet, Hakurei Turnips!

French Breakfast Radishes

Freshly-Harvested Ginger!

Sweet Potatoes!



Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

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