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California Farmers Market is Open! Saturday, 9 AM - 1 PM (Apr - Nov)

Posted 7/12/2019 5:12pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

This Saturday, we have more of the ever popular sweet personal sized watermelons and cherry tomatoes as well as some new fresh veggies: fingerling potatoes, bell peppers, sweet Oranos peppers and much more! See complete list below.

So, come on out with family and friends and stock up on your fresh, flavorful and nutritious veggies for the week! Remember, the most delicious meals are made from the freshest ingredients and simplest preparation. Recipes on our Website.

What we'll have at market tomorrow (photos below):

- Fingerling Potatoes (New!): We have Austrian Crescent fingerling potatoes that are great for roasting whole and serve tossed hot with a little olive oil, vinegar and fresh garlic!  Instant simple potato salad.

- Red Tomatoes (New!):  red slicer tomatoes, perfect for salsas, burgers and just plain eating with a little salt.

- Heritage Tomatoes (New!; limited quantity):  delicious varieties with heirloom flavor.

- Sweet Bell Peppers, Red, Yellow and Green (New!)

- Sweet Oranos Peppers (New!):  your favorite orange sweet peppers!

- Japanese Icebox Watermelons (More this week!): super sweet, personal-sized watermelons. See photo below.

- Beets: Two varieties to try, Red and Chioggia.

- Japanese Cucumbers:  We have plenty of your favorite, long, sweet, small-seeded cukes!  These are very similar to English cucumbers. Great in salads, quick frig. pickles (see recipe on Web site) or make refreshingly cool cucumber water (not just for the spa).

- Lorz Italian Garlic:  Heirloom variety brought to WA state from Italy. Particularly good softneck garlic flavor.  

- Romanian Red Garlic:  Hardneck garlic brought to British Columbia from Romania. Cloves streaked and lined on buff brown background. Excellent garlic flavor.  Especially high in garlic health characteristics.

- Green Beans: We have delicious (stringless) green beans. They pair very nicely with potatoes!

- Onions, Red:  Freshly-harvested, sweet red onions! Great raw on burgers, grilled or saute with vegetables.

- Onions, Yellow:  Freshly-harvested, versatile yellow onions!

 - Superstar Onions:  Your favorite, fresh white sweet onions are here!  Excellent raw on hamburgers or in salads; equally delicious carmelized over medium heat.

- Shishito Peppers:  Tasty, easy appetizer peppers. Simply saute until blistered, sprinkle with sea salt and serve with an ice cold beer or dry white wine.  

- New Red, White and Blue Potatoes:  We have plenty of tasty versatile Mountain Rose, creamy white Carola and All Blue potatoes for your patriotic potato salads! If you've never eaten potatoes fresh out of the ground, well you are in for a treat. So delicious simply boiled until fork tender and served with a little butter or cut up and roasted in the oven until crisp with sea salt sprinkled on top.  See our Web site for recipes.

- Summer Squash (Zucchini, Zephyr and Yellow): We have plenty of these three delicious varieties of summer squash. Great sauteed, steamed or cooked on the grill. 

- Flaminio Italian Summer Squash:  Romanesco Costata type zucchini. The fruit is attractive with dark green base and light green ribs. Flesh is nutty and sweet. 

- Cherry Tomatoes, Sungold & Sweet Treat: We have a lot of both types of cherry tomatoes to satisfy your tastes.  One very sweet and tangy, like an orange, and the other, red and sweet with lower acid.  Both delicious!

We take cash, credit and debit cards.

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

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

Photos of the Week:

Japanese Icebox, Personal-size Watermelons

Cherry Tomatoes


Sweet Oranos Peppers


Superstar Sweet Onions


 Japanese Cool, Crisp Cucumbers (like English Cukes)


Thank you, 

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

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