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Posted 11/21/2013 6:55pm by David Paulk.

Hello!

'Tis time to prepare for your Thanksgiving feast!  Avoid the long-lines and crowded parking lots of the grocery stores; and visit your local farmers market for fresh, tasty, healthy food, while supporting your local farmer. This week we'll be selling:

- Cabbage: Personal size

- Spinach:  Pre-bagged, washed and ready to enjoy in a salad or cooked.

- Radishes:  Both Pink Beauty and French Breakfast.  Really nice sweet, mild crunchy radishes

- Kohlrabi: Sweet, crisp, crunchy. Great raw with dip, in salads, or cooked

- Mizuna:  versatile green, great raw in salad or stir fried

- Rainbow Swiss Chard

- Arugula: that spicy green you love

- Carrots: Sweet and oh so tasty

- Lettuce:  fresh, crisp Bibb and Romaine

- Beets, Golden:  Sweet and really delicious tender greens

- Hakurei turnips: sweet, crisp, and white; delicious raw or cooked.

- Tuscan (a.k.a., lacinato or dinosaur) Kale

- Scallions: fresh, green, crisp, with a mild onion flavor. 

- Chinese Mustard Greens

- Bok Choy

-  Sweet Potatoes:  Beauragard and Covington.  Wonderful roasted, baked, fried...easy and delicious anytime!

- Yellow Onions

- Cippolini Italian Onions

- Garlic:  "hard-neck" garlic, the flavor favored by chefs

Please check out our Web site for simple, delicious recipes for all of our vegetables.


Photo of the week: Our honey bees enjoying broccoli raab (Rapini) "gone to seed."  Nothing is wasted in nature.


See you Saturday at the HomeGrownFarm Market - Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm! 

Your Local Farmers,

David and Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Organic Farm

www.sassafrascreekfarm.com

https://www.facebook.com/sassafrascreek.farm?ref=ts&fref=ts




Posted 11/14/2013 8:35pm by David Paulk.

Hello!

We hope you decide to top your week off by going by the market this Saturday. So what if it might be raining?...We're indoors!  

This week we are offering some new and familiar veggies:

- Spinach (New):  Pre-bagged, washed and ready to enjoy!

- Radishes (New):  Really nice sweet, mild cruchy radishes

- Kohlrabi (New): Sweet, crisp, crunch. Great raw with dip, in salads, or cooked

- Mizuna (New):  versatile green, great raw in salad or stir fried

- Rainbow Swiss Chard (Back!)

- Arugula (Back!)

- Carrots: Sweet and oh so tasty

- Lettuce:  Bibb, Red, and Romaine

- Mesclun ("salad mix"):  Sweet, tender and delicious pre-washed, bagged and ready to eat

- Beets, Golden:  Sweet and really delicious tender greens

- Tuscan ("dinosaur") Kale

- Scallions: fresh, green, crisp, with a mild onion flavor. 

- Chinese Mustard Greens

- Bok Choy

- Broccoli Raab ("Rapini")

-  Sweet Potatoes:  Wonderful roasted, baked, fried...easy and delicious anytime!

- Yellow Onions

- Cippolini Italian Onions

- Garlic:  "hard-neck" garlic, the flavor favored by chefs

Sorrel:  the surprisingly tart, citrus-like green; perfect in salads and as a bed of greens to accompany grilled salmon

Please check out our Web site for simple, delicious recipes for all of our vegetables.


Photo of the week: Garlic Planting



See you Saturday at the HomeGrownFarm Market - Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm! 

Your Local Farmers,

David and Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Organic Farm

www.sassafrascreekfarm.com

https://www.facebook.com/sassafrascreek.farm?ref=ts&fref=ts




Posted 11/7/2013 9:12pm by David Paulk.

Greetings customers, new and old!

Last week was our first week at our late fall/winter location, the Home Grown Farmers Market.  We enjoyed seeing our regular customers and a lot of new faces too.  Thank you for visiting us.  For this week we'll be bringing:

- Cabbage( New):  Personal-sized, round, sweet mini-heads

- Baby Fennel (New): crisp, flavorful with a sweet anise flavor; great raw or cooked

- Tuscan Kale:  Yes, it's that time of year again! Kale time! See our Website for recipes.

- Carrots: sweet, crisp, tender, fresh...what more can we say?

- Lettuce:  Bibb, Red, and Romaine!

- Scallions: fresh, green, crisp, with a mild onion flavor. 

- Chinese Mustard Greens: Related to kale, cabbage, and collard greens, they are the tasty, peppery leafy greens of the mustard plant and are used frequently in Chinese, Japanese, Indian  and redneck cooking.

- Bok Choy:  bright green member of the cabbage family brings flavor, vitamins, and a delightful crunch to any recipe.

- Beets, Golden

- Broccoli Raab (a.k.a, Rapini): a delicious, slightly bitter green that is a favorite in Italian cuisine.

- Baby Ginger:  More of our fresh, sweet, aromatic ginger is coming to market.

- Sorrel:  the surprisingly tart, citrus-like green; perfect in salads and as a bed of greens to accompany grilled salmon

-  Sweet Potatoes:  Wonderful roasted, baked, fried...easy and delicious anytime!

- Oranos Sweet Peppers:  bright orange, crunchy and sweet...great raw or cooked

- Jimmy Nardello Sweet Italian Peppers: don't let the bright red color fool you...they are sweet! When sauteed or roasted, their sweetness intensifies.

- Jalapeno Peppers: essential to any salsa or fall chili.

- Onions:

- Yellow onions:  great basic onion, used cooked in all dishes.
- Cippolini Italian: wonderful flavor, slightly sweet, great carmelized

- Garlic:  "hard-neck" garlic, the flavor favored by chefs

Please check out our Web site for simple, delicious recipes for all of our vegetables.


Photo of the week: Jennifer and Priscilla at HomeGrown Market



See you Saturday at the HomeGrownFarm Market - Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm! 

Your Local Farmers,

David and Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Organic Farm

www.sassafrascreekfarm.com

https://www.facebook.com/sassafrascreek.farm?ref=ts&fref=ts




Posted 11/2/2013 3:26pm by David Paulk.

Today, we moved inside to the HomeGrown Farmer's Market, our winter location.  We'll be at this location until the end of the year!  The Red Barn is located just 5 miles SOUTH (10 mins) from the BAE Farmer's Market.  We know it's a tad further away then BAE but the good news is the hours are the same 9am - 1 pm Saturday.  We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Posted 10/31/2013 7:10pm by David Paulk.

Greetings!

Hope everyone is having a nice and scary Halloween and is ready to visit us at our new winter location - Home Grown Farm Market ("Red Barn"). Should be a nice day Saturday, partly sunny and mid-60's.  This week we'll be bringing:

- Tuscan Kale:  Yes, it's that time of year again! Kale time! See our Website for recipes.

- Carrots: sweet, crisp, tender, fresh...what more can we say?

- Salad Mix (Back!):  It's easy, fast, fresh and delicious.

- Lettuce:  Bibb, Red, and Romaine!

- Scallions: fresh, green, crisp, with a mild onion flavor. 

- Chinese Mustard Greens: Related to kale, cabbage, and collard greens, they are the tasty, peppery leafy greens of the mustard plant and are used frequently in Chinese, Japanese, and Indian cooking.

- Arugula: that spicy green you love!

- Bok Choy:  bright green member of the cabbage family brings flavor, vitamins, and a delightful crunch to any recipe.

- Beets, Chioggia and Golden

- Broccoli Raab (a.k.a, Rapini): a delicious, slightly bitter green that is a favorite in Italian cuisine.

- Baby Ginger:  More of our fresh, sweet, aromatic ginger is coming to market.

-  Sweet Potatoes:  Wonderful roasted, baked, fried...easy and delicious anytime!

- Jalapeno Peppers: essential to any salsa or fall chili.

- Onions:

- Yellow onions:  great basic onion, used cooked in all dishes.
- Cippolini Italian: wonderful flavor, slightly sweet, great carmelized

- Garlic:  "hard-neck" garlic, the flavor favored by chefs

Please check out our Web site for simple, delicious recipes for all of our vegetables.


Photo of the week: Happy Farmers





See you Saturday at the HomeGrownFarm Market - Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm! 

Your Local Farmers,

David and Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Organic Farm 

www.sassafrascreekfarm.com

https://www.facebook.com/sassafrascreek.farm?ref=ts&fref=ts




Posted 10/24/2013 9:21pm by David Paulk.

Greetings!

Fall weather is here and it's time to get your comfort food, at the last BAE Farmer's Market for 2013, but it doesn't end there...see below. This week we'll be bringing:

- Tuscan Kale (New!):  Yes, it's that time of year again! Kale time! See our Website for recipes.

- Carrots (New!): sweet, crisp, tender, fresh...what more can we say?

- Butternut Squash (New):  A sure sign of fall...sweet and nutty.

- Scallions (New!): fresh, green, crisp, with a mild onion flavor. 

- French Sorrel (New!): the surprisingly tart green. Great in salads and with grilled salmon. Famous for making a sorrel cream sauce for fish.

- Acorn Squash:  "Honey Bear" personal size 4" round, mini-acorn squash.  Just the right size halved for single servings. Honey Bear has a delicious, sweet flavor.

- Chinese Thick Stem Mustard Greens: Related to kale, cabbage, and collard greens, they are the tasty, peppery leafy greens of the mustard plant and are used frequently in Chinese, Japanese, and Indian cooking.

- Arugula: that spicy green you love

- Bok Choy:  bright green member of the cabbage family brings flavor, vitamins, and a delightful crunch to any recipe.

- Beets, Chioggia and Golden:  We have an excellent supply for market. Come and get'em...Yum!

- Swiss Chard: a distinctive flavor all on its own compared to other greens. It is deelish.

- Broccoli Raab (a.k.a, Rapini): a delicious, slightly bitter green that is a favorite in Italian cuisine.

- Baby Ginger:  More of our amazing ginger is coming your way this Saturday.  We have the first of our fresh, sweet, aromatic ginger coming to market.

-  Sweet Potatoes:  Orangish Covington, reddish beauregard and Purple Murasaki

- Lettuce:  Bibb, Red, and Green!

- Oranos Sweet Peppers: tasty, sweet, raw or cooked.

- Padron Peppers: Delicious sauteed as a Spanish tapas. About every 15th is hot.  

- Jalapeno Peppers: essential to any salsa

- Fish Peppers: The white and green-striped, fruity, hot peppers that are part of the Chesapeake Bay's history of cuisine.  These are great in salsa too.  They have a nice hot, fruity finish.  Try Them!

- Onions:

- Yellow onions:  great basic onion, used cooked in all dishes.
- Cippolini Italian: wonderful flavor, slightly sweet, great carmelized

- Garlic:  "hard-neck" garlic, the flavor favored by chefs

Please check out our Web site for simple, delicious recipes for all of our vegetables.

Photo of the week: Sweet Carrots 



Next Saturday, 2 November, we will move 5 miles SOUTH on Rt 235, to the HomeGrownFarm Market ("Red Barn") - Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm! 

Your Local Farmers,

David and Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Organic Farm 

www.sassafrascreekfarm.com

https://www.facebook.com/sassafrascreek.farm?ref=ts&fref=ts




Posted 10/17/2013 8:21pm by David Paulk.

Greetings Friends,

All and all, things are going swimmingly well on the farm.  Another busy week spent cleaning up after our tomatoes, cukes, summer squash crops.  We also planted a few fig trees, and continue to harvest sweet potatoes and plant new crops in our high tunnel (unheated greenhouse).  

By the way, the last day of the BAE Farmer's Market is 26 October - mark your calendars.  After that, we'll move south to the Home Grown market ("Red Barn") beginning 2 November.  

For this week, we'll have the following veggies:

- Acorn Squash (New):  "Honey Bear" personal size 4" round, mini-acorn squash.  Just the right size halved for single servings. Honey Bear has a delicious, sweet flavor.

- Mustard Greens (New): Related to kale, cabbage, and collard greens, they are the tasty, peppery leafy greens of the mustard plant and are used frequently in Chinese, Japanese, and Indian cooking

- Arugula (NOT AVAILABLE):  Last week's 6.25" of rain in 36 hours drowned all of our market ready arugula - sorry.  Next week, we should be back in business.  

- Bok Choy:  bright green member of the cabbage family brings flavor, vitamins, and a delightful crunch to any recipe.

- Beets, Chioggia and Golden:  We have an excellent supply for market. Come and get'em...Yum!

- Broccoli Raab (a.k.a, Rapini): a delicious, slightly bitter green that is a favorite in Italian cuisine.

- Hakurai Turnips:  Japanese white, so sweet, crisp turnips, and don't forget the wonderful, healthy greens that are delicious simply sauteed.  

- Baby Ginger:  More of our amazing ginger is coming your way this Saturday.  We have the first of our fresh, sweet, aromatic ginger coming to market.

-  Sweet Potatoes:  Two varities this week!  Murasaki (New), a purple-skinned, white-fleshed sweet potatoe with nutty flavor.  Beauregard, large and reddish  with a moist, deep orange sweet flelsh

- Lettuce:  Romaine, Bibb, Red, and Green!

- Oranos Sweet Peppers: tasty, sweet, raw or cooked.

- Padron Peppers: Delicious sauteed as a Spanish tapas. About every 15th is hot.  

- Jalapeno Peppers: essential to any salsa

- Fish Peppers: The white and green-striped, fruity, hot peppers that are part of the Chesapeake Bay's history of cuisine.  These are great in salsa too.  They have a nice hot, fruity finish.  Try Them!

- Onions:

- Yellow onions:  great basic onion, used cooked in all dishes.
- Cippolini Italian: wonderful flavor, slightly sweet, great carmelized

- Garlic:  "hard-neck" garlic, the flavor favored by chefs

Please check out our Web site for simple, delicious recipes for all of our vegetables.

Photo of the week: Fig Tree Planting 



We look forward to seeing you and your friends at the BAE Farmers Market this Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm! 

Your Local Farmers,

David and Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Organic Farm 

www.sassafrascreekfarm.com

https://www.facebook.com/sassafrascreek.farm?ref=ts&fref=ts




Posted 10/11/2013 3:34pm by David Paulk.

Hey Folks,

We forgot to mention that we'll have Rapini, also called broccoli  raab, a delicious broccoli like green enjoyed in Italian cooking at the market tomorrow.  Look for recipes on our website. 

With all the rainy weather we got so excited we neglected to tell you.  

See you Saturday (rain or shine)!

Dave and Jen

Posted 10/10/2013 6:35pm by David Paulk.

Hello Everyone,

Life is good on the farm with the steady rains and cooler temperatures.  The fall season crops are rock'n!  So come out and see us Saturday at the market - rain or shine.

By the way, the last day of the BAE Farmer's Market is 26 October - mark your calendars.  After that, we'll move south to the Red Barn market ("Home Grown") beginning 2 November.  

For this week, we'll have the following veggies:

- Bok Choy (New):  bright green member of the cabbage family brings flavor, vitamins, and a delightful crunch to any recipe.

- Salad Mix (New):  Instant salad!  Mix includes, red and green romaines, oakleafs and loose leafs.  Arugula is optional.  

- Beets, Chioggia and Golden:  We have an excellent supply for market. Come and get'em...Yum!

- Swiss Chard, Rainbow:  super healthy, but most importantly tasty sauteed or braised.

- Hakurai Turnips:  Japanese white, so sweet, crisp turnips, and don't forget the wonderful, healthy greens that are delicious simply sauteed.  We always sell-out of these turnips so come early.  

- Baby Ginger:  More of our amazing ginger is coming your way this Saturday.  We have the first of our fresh, sweet, aromatic ginger coming to market.

- Tomatoes:  Last of 2013!  Supply is limited  

- Radishes: Sweet, rosy, and sometimes spicy Pink Beauties, French Breakfast and Oster Grusse.

- Arugula (Rocket):  Love it or hate it, we have it and plenty of it.

-  Sweet Potatoes:  We roast them in the oven @ 400 degrees, tossed with olive oil and sea salt.  OMG!!!

- Lettuce:  Romaine, Bibb, Red and Green!

- Oranos Sweet Peppers

- Padron Peppers: Delicious sauteed as a Spanish tapas. About every 15th is hot.  

- Jalapeno Peppers: essential to any salsa

- Fish Peppers: The white and green-striped, fruity, hot peppers that are part of the Chesapeake Bay's history of cuisine.  These are great in salsa too.  They have a nice hot, fruity finish.  Try Them!

- Cippolini Italian onions: wonderful flavor, slightly sweet, great carmelized

- Garlic:  "hard-neck" garlic, the flavor favored by chefs

Please check out our Web site for simple, delicious recipes for all of our vegetables.

Photo of the week: Your Farmers 



We look forward to seeing you and your friends at the BAE Farmers Market this Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm! 

Your Local Farmers,

David and Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Organic Farm 

www.sassafrascreekfarm.com

https://www.facebook.com/sassafrascreek.farm?ref=ts&fref=ts




Posted 10/4/2013 4:38pm by David Paulk.

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