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

Posted 11/11/2016 4:57pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Can you believe the market season is almost over? Tomorrow will be the 30th market of the year, and the following Saturday, November 19 will be the last (just before Thanksgiving).  For these last two markets we will have a wide variety of fresh, certified organic veggies for you to choose from! We have plenty of arugula, beets, chard, kale, ginger, CARROTS!, lettuce, onions, potatoes, radishes, spinach, sweet potatoes, turnips, still some tomatoes...and more!  Please see the complete list  and photos below of what we'll have at market. We so look forward to seeing you, your family, and friends and remember to bundle up tomorrow, it's going to be a bit nippy, but sunny. 

Please go to our Web site for simple, tasty recipes for all of our produce:  www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe.  

As a reminder, we take debit, credit and SNAP EBT cards, as well as FMNP farmer's market coupons. 

What we'll have at market...

- Carrots (New!):  Yes! We have fresh, crunchy carrots! Perfect roasted with potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets and Jerusalem artichokes for a Thanksgiving roasted root dish. 

-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, Golden, Chioggia, Red bunched and topped:  Now's your chance to try our wonderful, sweet beets. We have sweet, mild golden beets and your traditional, always good, sweet red beets and the fancy, Italian pink and white bulls-eye beets. Try them out today!

- 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).

- 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!

- Jerusalem Artichokes (a.k.a., sunchokes):  they look like knobby potatoes, but taste like artichokes. Really good, peeled, sliced/diced, roasted in the oven at 350 degrees until fork tender, and sprinkled with sea salt...like artichoky potatoes. They get a little brown and crispy...yum! See soup recipe on our Web site: www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe

- 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, bibb and green oak leaf:  fresh and sweet - just add a simple dressing; nothing else is needed to thoroughly enjoy.

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

- Yellow onions: Essential staple of any kitchen. Taste great and store really well in your crisper.

- Oranos Peppers, Orange & Green:  We have those sweet, orange peppers that you like so much. We also have green bell 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, German Butterball and Blue!  We have two kinds of tasty potatoes for you to try.  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, they both potatoes are great for many uses. Try both! 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! 

- Radishes, French Breakfast and Red: 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!

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

- Turmeric (limited quantity): 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.  See recipes on our Web site: www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe 

 - 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. 

- Tomatoes:  We have a limited quantity of great tasting heirloom tomatoes, including some green zebras. 

- Canning Tomaotes: We are selling canning tomatoes at $1/lb. 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 Spinach


Fresh, Crisp Carrot

 

Sweet Potatoes!

 

Freshly-Harvested Ginger!

 

    

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

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