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BAE Farmer's Market is OPEN - Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm (UNTIL 18 NOV.)

Posted 10/13/2017 4:46pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

It's the bounty of fall! We have such a big variety of vegetables right now! So many that we're running out of room in our already expanded stand!  But no worries, it will all be there for you to enjoy this week.  Please see below for all that we'll have at market tomorrow. We hope to see you tomorrow at the market and have a few new things this week.  

 - All Purpose Flour (Back!):  We have milled some of our wheat as All Purpose Flour.  We will also have whole wheat for sale tomrrow. 2-lb bags.

- Broccolini (New!):  It is similar to broccoli but with smaller florets and longer, thin stalks. It is a natural hybrid of broccoli and an asian vegetable, which means it has a milder broccoli flavor, is tender and cooks quickly. See recipes on our Web site. 

- Cabbage (New!):  Smallish cabbages that are so great fresh!  Wonderful simply sauteed, in soups, use for cabbage rolls...and so on.  Much tastier than what you get in the store.  Also, try your hand at making homemade sauerkraut!  Just ask Jen.

- Carrots (Back!):  We have freshly harvested, sweet bunches of carrots!

- Green Peppers (New!):  These are tasty, savory peppers that are wonderful in any vegetable dishes!

- Arugula:  We've got that spicy green you crave!  Great mixed with other greens as a bed to grilled salmon or beets and goat cheese. Yum!

- Beet:  Just harvested Golden and Red beets.  Great either boiled or roasted, like a potato. Wonderful on a bed of arugula with goat cheese and walnuts. 

- Whole Wheat and All Purpose Flour: Yes, we grew wheat on our farm and have milled it into flour! That's 2-lb bags of certified organic whole wheat and All Purpose flour!

- Garlic:  Fresh garlic is so aromatic and so easy to mince! Try some today!

- Fresh Ginger: what you've all been asking for is finally here!  Freshly harvested ginger has no tough skin and doesn't need to be peeled before grating. Naturally sweet and aromatic. Simply grate and add to any vegetable dish, soup, tea or cookies. Recipes at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipes.

- Kale, Curly & Lacinato:  Great sauteed, braised, in soups, as chips or in smoothies. Lacinato Kale is also known as "Dino" or "Tuscan" Kale.

- Romaine Head Lettuce:   Our favorite lettuce is back and we have a good supply for this market.  

- Rolled Oats (Oatmeal):  We have 1.8-lb bags of rolled oats (oatmeal), from oats grown on our farm. They have a wonderful nutty, naturally slightly sweet flavor and are certified organic, like all of our produce! Cook them as you would Quaker oatmeal. 2:1 ratio of water to oats; cook time 10 -15 mins or until desired consistency.

- Red Onions:  Freshly harvested sweet red onions that are so versatile and great in any dish. Delicious roasted on the grill over indirect heat.

- Super Sweet Superstar Onions:  If you've been to our stand over the years, then you know these super sweet onions!  They are large, white and very similar to vidalia onions. They are very good raw on burgers, in salads, or sauteed until caramalized. Make sure you cook them on med-low heat, because the sugars in them can burn if too hot.

- Sweet Orange Peppers:  Oranos peppers are bright orange, shiny and sweet. So, good raw or grilled!  They freeze really well!  Freeze whole and enjoy sauteed in the middle of winter.

- Sweet Jimmy Nardello Italian Peppers:  They are red, but not at all hot.  When sauteed or med-low heat, the sugars in them caramelize and get even sweeter. These are the peppers that Italians layer on Italian subs. They are soooo good.

- Shishito Peppers:  Japanese appetizer peppers that are so delicious and easy to prepare. Just toss the whole pint of peppers into a skillet of olive oil, on medium heat; saute until they shrivel and char, just slightly. Drain peppers onto a paper towel and then plate up with a sprinkle of sea salt, served with an ice cold beer or dry white wine. Eat the whole pepper, except stem. Maybe 1 in 30 have some very mild heat.  Enjoy!

- Potatoes, Red, Blue, and German Butterball:  Four varieties of tasty irish potatoes.  The blue potatoes are blue inside and out, full of anti-oxidants, and great for making crispy fries or roasting.  German Butterballs are a creamy yellow/white and great for boiling, roasting or making mashed potates. And we have our delicious Mountain Rose (red) potatoes, which are absolutely delicious and very versatile.

- Radishes:  Radishes, the gateway vegetable to shopping regularly at the farmer's market.  Delicious, a little spicy, and local.  Yum!

- Salad Mix:  Yes, we have ready to eat, tasty salad mix!

- Spinach:  BLS (Big Leaf Spinach).  Ideal for cooking.  We think you'll like the naturally sweet flavor. 

- Sweet Potatoes, Beauregard & Murasaki:  Ye ask and ye shall receive your favorite sweet potatoes!  Traditional orange and Japanese purple (outside purple/inside white).

- Zucchini :  The squash looks excellent and we have a plentiful supply.  

- Tomatoes, Red Slicers:  We have traditional, very tasty red hybrid slicing tomatoes. 

- Fresh Turmeric:  The queen of natural anti-inflammatory foods is here!  Bright orange and tasty grated into salads or added to vegetable dishes. Key ingredient in curries. Add to smoothies for an anti-inflammatory bonus. 

- Hakurei (Japanese) Turnips:  Particularly tasty raw.  They're sweet and crisp!  Great in salads or use as chips with dip.  Or saute with our without the greens (turnip greens, remember?!).  Great also roasted with potatoes and onions with a roast chicken or beef! 

Don't worry about having cash at our stand, since we take credit, debit and SNAP cards.

The market has additional vegetable vendors, as well as beef, pork, chicken, eggs, and baked goods. 

So, we hope to see you, your friends and family members on Saturday (BAE parking lot, 9am - 1pm). 

Photo of the Week: 

FRESH GINGER!

 

  

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

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