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Posted 9/26/2014 6:37pm by David Paulk.
Dear Market Customers!
 
Wow, what a beautiful fall day!  Going to be even better tomorrow.  The fall season veggies are coming in really strong and are delicious.  
 
What we'll have this Saturday:
 
- Spinach (New!): freshsweet, tasty green; great sauteed, steamed or in salad!
- Sweet Potatoes (New!): It's that time of year again, sweet potato season! They're wonderful baked, fried, roasted; for lunch, dinner and even breakfast!
- Radishes (New!): back from their summer vacation are those sweet, crisp, slightly spicy, colorful treats. (limited)
- Beets (New!): sweet, red and Italian Chioggia beets. (limited)
- Sorrel (New!): distinctive, citrusy herb/green that is wonderful with fish, in salads, and soups. (limited)
- Saute/Braising Mix (Back!): mix of delicious, young kales and asian mustard greens. Easy to saute or lightly braise. Great as a tasty, healthy side dish. 
- Sweet Dumpling, Winter Squash (New!):  sweet side dish for dinner or lunch; perfect serving for two people. Easy, just ask Jen. 
- Fresh Ginger: Fresh from the ground, not cured. Just beautiful, and has the most intoxicating fresh, aroma. If you've never tried fresh ginger, you've got to try it out. We have much more this week.
- Cilantro:  This is the first of this season's fresh, aromatic herb! We have lots more this week.
- Cabbage: Beautiful, delicious, personal-sized, but hefty, tight heads. 
- Kale, Lacinato (a.k.a., Dinosaur or Tuscan) - delicious sauteed/lightly braised, added to soups, in salads. and as crispy chips. Preferred by chefs.
- Collard Greens - Tender, delicious lightly sauteed/lightly braised.  These ain't your Granny's greens.  
- Lettuce, Romaine and Bibb (back!) delicious options to suit your salad needs. If you've never tried sweet, soft bibb salad, you are missing out. It's particularly good for wraps. 
- Summer Squash: Zephyr and Patty Pan squash are sweet/nutty alternatives to zucchini and crooked neck squash. (limited, last harvest for 2014)
- Baby Arugula:  For all you arugula lovers; we have plenty of what you crave, and it is really at peak flavor and size.
- Green Beans:  there's nothing else like freshly harvested snap green beans, with or without the bacon. 
Green & Red Bell Peppers: Large, shiny, crisp bells.  Perfect for grilling, stuffing and stir fry. 
- Oranos Sweet Peppers:  Crunchy, sweet orange peppers that are great raw or cooked.
Heirloom Tomatoes: Several colorful, flavorful varieties from which to choose. Some say they're "ugly", but ugly equals tasty. (Last crop for 2014 - limited)
- Shallots:  Delicate, unique onion flavor that makes so many dishes perfect. 
- Garlic: Yes, we have freshly cured garlic that is so fragrant and easy to mince, and essential to so many dishes.
- Blue Potatoes: Oblong tubers with purple skin and flesh that remains firm and moist after cooking. For chips, salads, roasting, and even microwaving, they can't be beat! High in antioxidants.
- German Butterball Potatoes: A delicious, waxy potato that is excellent baked, roasted, mashed, or fried. Similar to yukon gold.
- Mountain Rose Potatoes: These blush-colored potatoes make a pretty, tasty potato salad.
- Jalapeno Peppers:  Time for that homemade salsa!
- Fish Peppers: The fruity, hot pepper with a regional history. Brought to Baltimore by slaves, and used by regional chefs to make hot sauce for fish and shellfish. It's about cayenne hot.
- Super Star Sweet OnionsBig, very white, crisp sweet onions that are great for fresh eating in salads and on burgers, as well as sauteed or caramelized.
Small Onion Mix: A pint sampler of our red, sweet and cippolini onions.  A great way try some onions you've never tried before, and add a mix of color to any dish.
- Cippolini Onions - classic Italian sweet onion.  They happen to be perfect with Kale and Collard greens.  
- Parsley:  fresh, aromatic, wonderful in salads, essential in tabouleh, some Italian sauces (e.g., spaghetti alla puttanesca) or chopped and sauteed with potatoes or any veggies.
 
Go to our Website for recipes!
  

Photo of the week:  Harvesting Lacinato Kale 

 

Your Local Farmers,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Organic Farm

Leonardtown, MD

   

Posted 9/19/2014 3:45pm by David Paulk.
Dear Market Customers!
 
Here's an idea.  Come to the BAE Farmer's Market in the morning, then go to the St Mary's County Fair later in the day.  We can't think of a better way to show support for local agriculture and enjoy the tasty bounty of Southern Maryland.
 
What we'll have this Saturday:
 
- Fresh Ginger (New!): Yes, a number of you have been asking when will the ginger we ready? Well, now!  We are quite excited, since it is just beautiful, and has the most intoxicating fresh, aroma. See photo below.  If you've never tried fresh out of the ground (not cured) ginger, you've got to try it out.
- Cilantro (New!):  This is the first of this season's fresh, aromatic herb!
Small Onion Mix (New!): A pint sampler of our red, sweet and cippolini onions.  A great way try some onions you've never tried before, and add a mix of colors to any dish.
- Cabbage (New!): Beautiful, delicious, small, but hefty cabbages. 
- Kale, Lacinato (a.k.a., Dinosaur or Tuscan) - delicious sauteed/lightly braised, added to soups, in salads. and as crispy chips. Preferred by chefs.
- Collard Greens - Tender, delicious lightly sauteed/lightly braised.  These ain't your Granny's greens.  
- Lettuce, Romaine, Red Leaf, and a few Summer Crisp delicious options to suit your salad needs. 
- Summer Squash: Zephyr and Patty Pan squash are sweet/nutty alternatives to zucchini and crooked neck squash.
- Baby Arugula:  For all you arugula lovers; we have plenty of what you crave, and it is really at peak flavor and size.
- Green Beans:  there's nothing else like freshly harvested snap green beans, with or without the bacon. We have plenty this week!
Green & Red Bell Peppers: Large, shiny, crisp bells.  Perfect for grilling, stuffing and stir fry. 
- Oranos Sweet Peppers:  Crunchy, sweet orange peppers that are great raw or cooked.
Heirloom Tomatoes: Several colorful, flavorful varieties from which to choose. Some say they're "ugly", but ugly equals tasty. (limited)
- Shallots:  Delicate, unique onion flavor that makes so many dishes perfect. 
- Garlic: Yes, we have freshly cured garlic that is so fragrant and easy to mince, and essential to so many dishes.
- Blue Potatoes: Oblong tubers with purple skin and flesh that remains firm and moist after cooking. For chips, salads, roasting, and even microwaving, they can't be beat! 
- German Butterball Potatoes: A delicious, waxy potato that is excellent baked, roasted, mashed, or fried.
- Mountain Rose Potatoes: These blush-colored potatoes make a pretty, tasty potato salad.
- Jalapeno Peppers:  Time for that homemade salsa!
- Fish Peppers: The fruity, hot pepper with a regional history. Brought to Baltimore by slaves, and used by regional chefs to make hot sauce for fish and shellfish. It's about cayenne hot.
- Super Star Sweet OnionsBig, very white, crisp sweet onions that are great for fresh eating in salads and on burgers, as well as sauteed or caramelized.
Red Onions: Great raw, grilled or caramelized.
- Cippolini Onions - classic Italian sweet onion.  They happen to be perfect with Kale and Collard greens.  
- Parsley:  fresh, aromatic, wonderful in salads, essential in tabouleh, some Italian sauces (e.g., spaghetti alla puttanesca) or chopped and sauteed with potatoes or any veggies.
 
Go to our Website for recipes!
  

Photo of the week:  Farmer Jen's Fresh Ginger!

 

Your Local Farmers,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Organic Farm

Leonardtown, MD

   

Posted 9/12/2014 6:17pm by David Paulk.
Dear Market Customers!
 
Fall is making its presence known...cooler temperatures means cool season veggies! I think we're all starting to crave greens and we have plenty of them! 
 
What we'll have this Saturday:
 
- Kale, Lacinato (a.k.a., "Dinosaur" or Tuscan)(New!) -  the kale that chefs prefer.   
- Collard Greens (New!) - Tender, delicious lightly sauteed/braised.  These ain't your Granny's greens.  
- Cippolini Onions (New!) - classic Italian sweet onion.  They happen to be perfect with Kale and Collard greens.  
- Lettuce, Romaine, Summer Crisp, Green Leaf & Red Leaf: Four delicious options to suit your salad needs. We have lots!
- Saute Mix: A flavorful mix of baby kales and asian mustards ("brassicas") that are as delicious sauteed in olive oil, with onions/garlic  (limited).
- Summer Squash: Zephyr and Patty Pan squash are sweet/nutty alternatives to zucchini and crooked neck squash.
- Arugula:  For all you arugula lovers; we have plenty of what you crave. 
- Green Beans:  there's nothing else like freshly harvested snap green beans, with or without the bacon. We have plenty this week!
Green Bell Peppers: Large, shiny, crisp bells.  Perfect for grilling, stuffing and stir fry. 
- Oranos Sweet Peppers:  Crunchy, sweet orange peppers that are great raw or cooked.
Red Slicing Tomatoes: delicious, versatile tomato. (limited )
Heirloom Tomatoes: Several colorful, flavorful varieties from which to choose. Some say they're "ugly", but ugly equals tasty. (limited)
- Shallots:  Delicate, unique onion flavor that makes so many dishes perfect. 
- Garlic: Yes, we have freshly cured garlic that is so fragrant and easy to mince, and essential to so many dishes.
- Blue Potatoes: Oblong tubers with purple skin and flesh that remains firm and moist after cooking. For chips, salads, roasting, and even microwaving, they can't be beat! 
- German Butterball Potatoes: A delicious, waxy potato that is excellent baked, roasted, mashed, or fried.
- Mountain Rose Potatoes: These blush-colored potatoes make a pretty, tasty potato salad.
- Jalapeno Peppers:  Time for that homemade salsa!
- Fish Peppers: The fruity, hot pepper with a regional history. Brought to Baltimore by slaves, and used by regional chefs to make hot sauce for fish and shellfish. It's about cayenne hot.
- Super Star Sweet OnionsBig, very white, crisp sweet onions that are great for fresh eating in salads and on burgers, as well as sauteed or caramelized.
Red Onions: Great raw, grilled or caramelized.
- Parsley:  fresh, aromatic, wonderful in salads, essential in tabouleh, some Italian sauces (e.g., spaghetti alla puttanesca) or chopped and sauteed with potatoes or any veggies.
 
Go to our Website for recipes!
  

Photos of the week: 

Summer says hello to Lacinato Kale!

Girls Rule the Farm!

 

 

 

Your Local Farmers,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Organic Farm

Leonardtown, MD

   

Posted 9/5/2014 4:48pm by David Paulk.
Dear Market Customers!
 
Summer appears to be not ready to let go just yet, which is just as well, since we have plenty of summer bounty for you. We look forward to seeing you at the market.
 
What we'll have this Saturday:
 
Lettuce, Romaine, Summer Crisp, Green Leaf & Red Lead (Back!)Four delicious options to suit your salad needs. We have lots!
- Cucumbers (Back!) Sweet and crunchy for your last summer salads.
- Saute Mix: A flavorful mix of baby kales and asian mustards ("brassicas") that are as delicious sauteed in a olive oil, with onions/garlic  (limited).
- Japanese Ice Box Watermelon: Personal-sized sweet, crisp, red watermelon. 
- Summer Squash: Zephyr and Patty Pan squash are sweet/nutty alternative to zucchini and crooked neck squash.
- Arugula:  For all you arugula lovers; we have plenty of what you crave. 
- Green Beans:  there's nothing else like freshly harvested snap green beans, with or without the bacon. We have plenty this week!
- Spaghetti Squash: the tasty, squash that can be used as pasta with your fresh tomato sauce, and makes a wonderful squash casseroles. See our Website for recipes.
Red Bell Peppers: Large, shiny, crisp bells.  Perfect for grilling, stuffing and stir fry.  Great on salad too (limited).
- Oranos Sweet Peppers:  Crunchy, sweet orange peppers that are great raw or cooked.
- Jimmy Nardello Sweet Italian Frying Peppers: Jimmy Nardello brought these beautiful, sweet red peppers to the U.S. from Italy. They get sweeter as you cook them!  Delicious on Italian sandwiches, pizza, or vegetable saute.
Red Slicing Tomatoes, 1st's: We have great, red tomatoes that are equally good on sandwiches, as they are for canning and making sauces.
Red Slicing, Romas and Mixed Tomatoes, 2nd's: For canning and freezing whole or cooking down into sauce. Just ask Jen...It's easy. 25 lb box for $20! See our Website for canning/freezing recipes.
 Heirloom Tomatoes: Several colorful, flavorful varieties from which to choose. Some say they're "ugly", but ugly equals tasty.
- Green Zebra Tomatoes:  The green striped tomato that is ripe and tangy, wonderful on sandwiches and great in salsa!
- Golden Tomatoes: Sweet flavor, less acid than most reds.
Cherry Tomatoes: Sweet and tangy golden orange treats. Great on salads or as a healthy snack (instead of candy or chips).
- Shallots:  Delicate, unique onion flavor that makes so many dishes perfect. 
- Garlic: Yes, we have freshly cured garlic that is so fragrant and easy to mince, and essential to so many dishes.
- Blue Potatoes: Oblong tubers with purple skin and flesh that remains firm and moist after cooking. For chips, salads, roasting, and even microwaving, they can't be beat! 
- German Butterball Potatoes: A delicious, waxy potato that is excellent baked, roasted, mashed, or fried.
- Mountain Rose Potatoes: These blush-colored potatoes make a pretty, tasty potato salad.
- Jalapeno Peppers:  Time for that homemade salsa!
- Fish Peppers: The fruity, hot pepper with a regional history. Brought to Baltimore by slaves, and used by regional chefs to make hot sauce for fish and shellfish. It's about cayenne hot.
- Super Star Sweet OnionsBig, very white, crisp sweet onions that are great for fresh eating in salads and on burgers, as well as sauteed or caramelized.
Red Onions: Great raw, grilled or caramelized.
- Parsley:  fresh, aromatic, wonderful in salads and essential in tabouleh.
 
Go to our Website for recipes!
  

Photo of the week: Delicious Summer Crisp Lettuce!

 

 

Your Local Farmers,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Organic Farm

Leonardtown, MD

   

Posted 8/29/2014 6:46pm by David Paulk.
Dear Market Customers!
 
Well, we've had some hot days this week, but the nights have been cool. It's that time of year when the summer crops are converging on the start of the fall crops, which is why we're able to have tomatoes and watermelon at the same time that we now have a delicious saute mix of baby brassica greens (see below!).
 
What we'll have this Saturday:
 
- Baby Saute Mix (New!): A flavorful mix of baby kales and asian mustards ("brassicas") that are as delicious raw in a salad as they are sauteed. 
- Japanese Ice Box Watermelon (Back!): Personal-sized sweet, crisp, red watermelon. 
- Summer Squash (Back!): Zephyr and Patty Pan squash are back, but in limited supply, as this is the first crop off of a new planting.
- Arugula:  For all you arugula lovers; we have plenty of what you crave. 
- Green Beans:  there's nothing else like freshly harvested snap green beans, with or without the bacon; (limited)
- Spaghetti Squash: the tasty, squash that can be used as pasta with your fresh tomato sauce, and makes a wonderful squash casseroles. See our Website for recipes.
Red Bell Peppers: Large, shiny, crisp bells.  Perfect for grilling, stuffing and stir fry.  Great on salad too.
- Oranos Sweet Peppers:  Crunchy, sweet orange peppers that are great raw or cooked.
- Jimmy Nardello Sweet Italian Frying Peppers: Jimmy Nardello brought these beautiful, sweet red peppers to the U.S. from Italy. They get sweeter as you cook them!  Delicious on Italian sandwiches, pizza, or vegetable saute.
Red Slicing Tomatoes, 1st's: We have great, red tomatoes that are equally good on sandwiches, as they are for canning and making sauces.
Red Slicing Tomatoes, 2nd's: For canning and freezing whole or cooking down into sauce. Just ask Jen...It's easy. 25 lb box for $20! See our Website for canning/freezing recipes.
 Heirloom Tomatoes: Several colorful, flavorful varieties from which to choose. Some say they're "ugly", but ugly equals tasty.
- Green Zebra Tomatoes:  The green striped tomato that is ripe and tangy, wonderful on sandwiches and great in salsa!
- Golden Tomatoes: Sweet flavor, less acid than most reds.
Cherry Tomatoes: Sweet and tangy golden orange treats. Great on salads or as a healthy snack (instead of candy or chips).
- Lettuce, Romaine and Summer Crisp: Two delicious options to suit your salad needs.
- Shallots:  Delicate, unique onion flavor that makes so many dishes perfect. 
- Garlic: Yes, we have freshly cured garlic that is so fragrant and easy to mince, and essential to so many dishes.
- Blue Potatoes: Oblong tubers with purple skin and flesh that remains firm and moist after cooking. For chips, salads, roasting, and even microwaving, they can't be beat! 
- German Butterball Potatoes: A delicious, waxy potato that is excellent baked, roasted, mashed, or fried.
- Mountain Rose Potatoes: These blush-colored potatoes make a pretty, tasty potato salad.
- Jalapeno Peppers:  Time for that homemade salsa!
- Fish Peppers: The fruity, hot pepper with a regional history. Brought to Baltimore by slaves, and used by regional chefs to make hot sauce for fish and shellfish. It's about cayenne hot.
- Super Star Sweet OnionsBig, very white, crisp sweet onions that are great for fresh eating in salads and on burgers, as well as sauteed or caramelized.
Red Onions: Great raw, grilled or caramelized.
- Parsley:  fresh, aromatic, wonderful in salads and essential in tabouleh.
 
Go to our Website for recipes!
  

Photo of the week:  Taste of Fall

Baby braising mix

 

Your Local Farmers,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Organic Farm

Leonardtown, MD

   

Posted 8/22/2014 3:34pm by David Paulk.
Dear Market Customers!
 
Should be a nice, cool (70's) day tomorrow, with only a slight chance of rain, but that won't keep us from bringing you fresh, organic vegetables.  We'll be at the market rain or shine and hope to see you there too!
 
What we'll have this Saturday:
 
- Green Beans (Back!):  there's nothing else like freshly harvested snap green beans, with or without the bacon!
- Spaghetti Squash: the tasty, squash that can be used as pasta with your fresh tomato sauce, and makes a wonderful squash casseroles. See our Website for recipes.
Red Bell Peppers: Large, shiny, crisp bells.  Perfect for grilling, stuffing and stir fry.  Great on salad too.
- Oranos Sweet Peppers:  Crunchy, sweet, great raw or cooked.
- Jimmy Nardello Sweet Italian Frying Peppers: Jimmy Nardello brought these beautiful, sweet red peppers to the U.S. from Italy. They get sweeter as you cook them!  Delicious on Italian sandwiches, pizza, or vegetable saute.
Red Slicing Tomatoes, 2nd's: For canning and freezing whole or cooking down into sauce. Just ask Jen...It's easy. 25 lb box for $20! See our Website for canning/freezing recipes.
Red Slicing Tomatoes, 1st's: We have LOTS of great, red tomatoes that are equally good on sandwiches, as they are for canning and making sauces.
 Heirloom Tomatoes: Several colorful, flavorful varieties from which to choose. Some say they're "ugly", but ugly equals tasty.
- Green Zebra Tomatoes:  The green striped tomato that is ripe and tangy, wonderful on sandwiches and great in salsa!
- Golden Tomatoes: Sweet flavor, less acid than most reds.
Cherry Tomatoes: Two sweet, tangy varieties, one gold and one red. Great on salads or as a healthy snack (instead of candy or chips).
- Arugula:  For all you arugula lovers; we have plenty of what you crave. 
- Lettuce, Romaine and Summer Crisp: Two delicious options to suit your salad needs.
- Shallots:  Delicate, unique onion flavor that makes so many dishes perfect. 
- Garlic: Yes, we have freshly cured garlic that is so fragrant and easy to mince, and essential to so many dishes.
- Blue Potatoes: Oblong tubers with purple skin and flesh that remains firm and moist after cooking. For chips, salads, roasting, and even microwaving, they can't be beat! 
- German Butterball Potatoes: A delicious, waxy potato that is excellent baked, roasted, mashed, or fried.
- Mountain Rose Potatoes: These blush-colored potatoes make a pretty, tasty potato salad.
- Jalapeno Peppers:  Time for that homemade salsa!
- Fish Peppers: The fruity, hot pepper with a regional history. Brought to Baltimore by slaves, and used by regional chefs to make hot sauce for fish and shellfish. It's about cayenne hot.
- Patty Pan Summer Squash: You'll love this slightly nutty, sweet squash.
- Super Star Sweet OnionsBig, very white, crisp sweet onions that are great for fresh eating in salads and on burgers, as well as sauteed or caramelized.
Red Onions: Great raw, grilled or caramelized.
- Parsley:  fresh, aromatic, wonderful in salads and essential in tabouleh.
 
Go to our Website for recipes!
  

Photo of the week:  Jimmy Nardello Sweet Italian Frying Peppers!


 

 

Your Local Farmers,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Organic Farm

Leonardtown, MD

   

Posted 8/15/2014 6:19pm by David Paulk.
Dear Market Customers!
 
We hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather, cookouts with family and friends, and the bounty of summer, of which we have plenty, especially tomatoes and arugula!  So swing by the market while you are out running errands! 
 
What we'll have this Saturday:
 
- Spaghetti Squash (New!): the tasty, squash that can be used as pasta with your fresh tomato sauce, and makes a wonderful squash casseroles. See our Website for recipes.
- Fish Peppers (New!): The fruity, hot pepper with a regional history. Brought to Baltimore by slaves, and used by regional chefs to make hot sauce for fish and shellfish. It's about cayenne hot.
- Jimmy Nardello Sweet Italian Frying Peppers: Jimmy Nardello brought these beautiful, sweet red peppers to the U.S. from Italy. They get sweeter as you cook them!  Delicious on Italian sandwiches, pizza, or vegetable saute.
Red Slicing Tomatoes, 2nd's: For canning and freezing whole or cooking down into sauce. Just ask Jen...It's easy. 25 lb box for $20! See our Website for canning/freezing recipes.
Red Slicing Tomatoes, 1st's: We have LOTS of great, red tomatoes that are equally good on sandwiches, as they are for canning and making sauces.
 Heirloom Tomatoes: Several colorful, flavorful varieties from which to choose. Some say they're "ugly", but ugly equals tasty.
- Green Zebra Tomatoes:  The green striped tomato that is ripe and tangy, wonderful on sandwiches and great in salsa!
- Gold Tomatoes: Sweet flavor, less acid than most reds.
Cherry Tomatoes: Two sweet, tangy varieties, one gold and one red. Great on salads or as a healthy snack (instead of candy or chips).
- Oranos Sweet Peppers:  Crunchy, sweet, great raw or cooked.
- Red Bell Peppers: Large, shiny, crisp bells.  Perfect for grilling, stuffing and stir fry.  Great on salad too.
- Arugula:  For all you arugula lovers; we have plenty of what you crave. 
- Lettuce, Romaine and Summer Crisp: Two delicious options to suit your salad needs.
- Cucumbers:  Sweet, mild and delicious. Limited quantity. (limited)
- Shallots:  Delicate, unique onion flavor that makes so many dishes perfect. 
- Garlic: Yes, we have freshly cured garlic that is so fragrant and easy to mince, and essential to so many dishes.
- Blue Potatoes: Oblong tubers with purple skin and flesh that remains firm and moist after cooking. For chips, salads, roasting, and even microwaving, they can't be beat! 
- German Butterball Potatoes: A delicious, waxy potato that is excellent baked, roasted, mashed, or fried.
- Mountain Rose Potatoes: These blush-colored potatoes make a pretty, tasty potato salad.
- Jalapeno Peppers:  Time for that homemade salsa!
- Summer Squash, Zephyr:  One of our favorite summer squashes - has a delicious mild, nutty, sweet flavor.  We pick them small so flavor is at its peak.
- Patty Pan Summer Squash: You'll love this slightly nutty, sweet squash.
- Super Star Sweet OnionsBig, very white, crisp sweet onions that are great for fresh eating in salads and on burgers, as well as sauteed or caramelized.
Red Onions: Great raw, grilled or caramelized.
- Parsley:  fresh, aromatic, wonderful in salads and essential in tabouleh.
 
Go to our Website for recipes!
  

Photo of the week:  Arugula Harvest

Did you know that the Romans called the plant eruca, and thought of it as a little bit of an aphrodisiac? Well, you knew it was spicy!

 

 

Your Local Farmers,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Organic Farm

Leonardtown, MD

   

Posted 8/9/2014 10:03pm by David Paulk.
Thank you for your responses. We are now sold out of the canning/freezing tomatoes.  We will have more for sale at our stand at the next Saturday BAE Farmer's Market.
 
Sincerely,
 
Your Local Farmers,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Organic Farm

Leonardtown, MD

   

Posted 8/9/2014 3:41pm by David Paulk.
CANNING/FREEZING TOMATOES $20 per, 25 lb box. 
For everyone that may have missed the market today, we have a large supply of our organic tomatoes for canning, freezing or cooking down into sauce that are available for on farm pick-up tomorrow, Sunday. 
 
See website for simple Freezing Recipes
 
 
Your Local Farmers,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Organic Farm

Leonardtown, MD

   

Posted 8/8/2014 6:00pm by David Paulk.
Hello Market Customers!
 
We have lots of tomatoes...red slicing, heirloom, green zebra, gold and cherry tomatoes!  Plus, tomato 2nds for all of you who like to either can, freeze or make tomato sauce (super easy)! It's such a treat to have vine-ripened tomato flavor in the dead of winter. Enjoy another wonderful summer day and taste of the season...at the market!
 
 
Red Slicing Tomatoes, 2nd's (NEW!): For canning and freezing whole or cooking down into sauce. Just ask Jen...It's easy. 25 lb box for $20!
Red Slicing Tomatoes, 1st's: We have lots of great, red tomatoes that are equally good on sandwiches, as they are for canning and making sauces.
 
Heirloom Tomatoes: Several colorful, flavorful varieties from which to choose. Some say they are ugly, but ugly equals tasty.
- Green Zebra Tomatoes:  The green striped tomato that is ripe and tangy, wonderful on sandwiches and great in salsa!
- Gold Tomatoes: Nice flavor, less acid than most reds.
Cherry Tomatoes: Two sweet, tangy varieties, one gold and one red. Great on salads or as a healthy snack (instead of candy or chips).
- Oranos Sweet Peppers:  Crunchy, sweet, great raw or cooked.
- Red Bell Peppers: Large, shiny, crisp bells.  Perfect for grilling, stuffing and stir fry.  Great on salad too.
- Arugula:  For all you arugula lovers; we have what you crave. We have plenty!
Basil (Genovese & Thai):  The aromatic herb that says "summer is here", and goes so well with tomatoes.
- Lettuce, Romaine and Summer Crisp: Two delicious options to suit your salad needs.
- Cucumbers:  Sweet, mild and delicious. Limited quantity.
- Shallots:  Delicate, unique onion flavor that makes so many dishes perfect. 
- Garlic: Yes, we have freshly cured garlic that is so fragrant and easy to mince, and essential to so many dishes.
- Blue Potatoes: Oblong tubers with purple skin and flesh that remains firm and moist after cooking. For chips, salads, roasting, and even microwaving, they can't be beat! 
- German Butterball Potatoes: A delicious, waxy potato that is excellent baked, roasted, mashed, or fried.
- Mountain Rose Potatoes: These blush-colored potatoes make a pretty, tasty potato salad.
- Jalapeno Peppers:  Time for that homemade salsa!
- Summer Squash, Zephyr:  One of our favorite summer squashes - has a delicious mild, nutty, sweet flavor.  We pick them small so flavor is at its peak.
- Patty Pan Summer Squash: You'll love this slightly nutty, sweet squash.
- Super Star Sweet OnionsBig, very white, crisp sweet onions that are great for fresh eating in salads and on burgers, as well as sauteed or caramelized.
Red Onions: Great raw, grilled or caramelized.
- Parsley:  fresh, aromatic, wonderful in salads and essential in tabouleh.
 
Go to our Website for recipes!
  

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David & Jennifer Paulk

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California Farmers Market is Open! Saturday, 9 AM - 1 PM (Apr - Nov)July 19th, 2019

Hello Farm Friends, I think you may have heard...it will be hot tomorrow.  So, for goodness sake, please come early, so that we can leave early! :-) We'll have a third cashier to keep the line mo

California Farmers Market is Open! Saturday, 9 AM - 1 PM (Apr - Nov)July 12th, 2019

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 Ora

California Farmers Market is Open! Saturday, 9 AM - 1 PM (Apr - Nov)July 5th, 2019

Hello Farm Friends, Continue your 4th of July celebration with red, white and blue potatoes, SWEET CORN, cherry tomatoes and personal-size watermelons! We also have fresh salad mix, lettuce, gree

 

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