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Posted 8/11/2017 6:10pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Did you know that Governor Larry Hogan has declared this week as Farmers Market Week in Maryland to coincide with National Farmers Market Week?  Our farm stand is featured on the Maryland Department of Agriculture Web site announcing Farmers Market Week! http://news.maryland.gov/mda/press-release/2017/08/07/celebrate-national-farmers-market-week-in-maryland-august-6-12/

To celebrate, we have lots of your favorite veggies that you love! And to make it easy for you, we have simple recipes on our Web page at www.sassafrascreekfarm/recipe to give you ideas on what to make using all of our produce for your meals this week!  

And don't forget that we are selling boxes of roma tomatoes that are great for canning, making sauce and salsa! See below for reserving a box now for pick up at market tomorrow!

What we'll have at market:

- Espelette Peppers (New!): these have a delicious spicy, slightly smoky, and sweet! Beautiful deep red peppers that are delicious cooked or dried and then ground into paprika powder. These peppers hail from the Basque region of France and are primarily grown for a delicious sweet, hot paprika. You can regulate the heat level by how many seeds you leave in.  If you leave all seeds in, it's about jalapeno hot.

- Arugula:  For you arugula addicts, we've got plenty of that fresh, spicy green you literally crave. :-)  

- Basil:  Plenty of fresh, intoxicatingly aromatic Italian basil. Great on pizza, on sandwiches, in salads and of course as pesto!.  See our pesto recipe on our website. Must have basil with tomato caprese!

- Beets:  Great either boiled or roasted, like a potato.  The perfect combination is beets with goat cheese and walnuts on a bed of arugula!

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

- Green Beans:  tasty, crisp, fresh green beans! We have more at this market!

- Lettuce, Green Leaf, Summer Crisp and Romaine:  For your summer salads...both crisp and tasty! It's also the perfect time of year to enjoy  fresh, crisp romaine lettuce in a caesar salad.  

- Rolled Oats (Oatmeal):  Like last year, we are selling rolled oats, from oats grown on our farm. They have a wonderful nutty 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 for 5 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 sooo good raw on burgers, in salads, or sauteed until caramalized. Make sure you cook them on a med-low heat, because the sugars in them can burn if too hot.

- ORANOS Sweet Orange Peppers:  Bright orange, shiny and sweet. So, good raw or grilled!  

- 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 10 have some very mild heat.  Enjoy!

- Potatoes, Red, Blue, La Ratte Fingerling 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. Fingerlings are also a "waxy" potato, great for simply boiling or roasting. And we have our delicious Moutain Rose (red) potatoes, which are absolutely delicious and very versatile.

- Cherry Tomatoes:  We have your favorite orange and red cherry tomatoes.  They each have their own flavor some sweet and tangy and some sweet with less acid. 

- Green Zebra Tomatoes:  The green tangy heirloom tomato that you've been waiting for is here!  It's green, but ripe! Great mixed with red tomatoes for an attractive and tasty salsa!

- Tomatoes, Red Heirloom and Red and Orange Slicers:  We have delicious German Johnson and Green Zebra heirloom and traditional, red and orange slicing tomatoes. 

- Canning Tomatoes:  20-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes for just $20! What a deal! Reserve a box today for pick-up at market tomorrow. If you've never canned, no worries! You can always make sauce and freeze or just freeze them whole. You’ll find easy instructions at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipeTo RESERVE 1 or more boxes, please email us at sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com, and provide your NameNumber of BoxesPhone Number, and approximate Time you will pick up at market (9am to 1pm). Note that if you haven't picked up your box by noon tomorrow, we will sell to another customer, UNLESS you let us know that you will be picking up after noon (market ends at 1pm). Thank you!

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). 

Photos of the Week: 

Spicy Espelette Peppers!

 

Oranos Sweet Peppers

 Sweet, Fruity, Tangy Cherry Tomatoes!

Roma Canning Tomatoes!

 

  

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 8/10/2017 7:38am by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

We have boxes of Canning Tomatoes for sale!  Reserve now, then purchase and pickup at this Saturday's market.  That's a 20-lb box of certified organic roma tomatoes for just $20! What a deal! See below for photo and how to reserve a box today for pick-up at market (Saturday, 12 August, 9 am - 1pm). 

To RESERVE 1 or more boxes, please email us at sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com, and provide your Name, Number of Boxes, Phone Number, and approximate Time you will pick up at market (9am to 1pm). Note that if you haven't picked up your box by noon tomorrow, we will sell to another customer, UNLESS you let us know that you will be picking up after noon (market ends at 1pm). Thank you!

Now is the perfect time to "put up" tomatoes for winter!  Don't wait until the end of the summer, since we may run out of romas by then!  These are roma tomatoes that are freshly harvested, taste great. They are perfect for fresh eating, canning, making sauce. You’ll find easy instructions for canning, freezing and making sauce at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe.

Canning Tomato Boxes! 

 

   

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 8/4/2017 4:24pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

It will be a pleasant day at the market tomorrow, not only because the temperatures will be in the lovely, mid-70's, but because we will have lots of your favorite organic veggies!  Visit our simple recipes page at www.sassafrascreekfarm/recipe to get ideas of what to make using all of our produce for your meals this week!  And don't forget that we are selling boxes of roma tomatoes that are great for canning, making sauce and salsa! See below for reserving a box now for pick up at market tomorrow!

What we'll have at market:

- Green Beans (Back!):  tasty, crisp, fresh green beans! First flush of a new planting. (limited quantity)

- Arugula:  For you arugula addicts, we've got plenty of that fresh, spicy green you literally crave. :-)  

- Basil:  Plenty of fresh, intoxicatingly aromatic Italian basil. Great on pizza, on sandwiches, in salads and of course as pesto!.  See our pesto recipe on our website. Must have basil with tomato caprese!

- Beets:  Great either boiled or roasted, like a potato.  The perfect combination is beets with goat cheese and walnuts on a bed of arugula!

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

- Lettuce, Green Leaf (Back!), Summer Crisp and Romaine:  For your summer salads...both crisp and tasty! It's also the perfect time of year to enjoy  fresh, crisp romaine lettuce in a caesar salad.  

- Rolled Oats (Oatmeal):  Like last year, we are selling rolled oats, from oats grown on our farm. They have a wonderful nutty 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 for 5 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 sooo good raw on burgers, in salads, or sauteed until caramalized. Make sure you cook them on a med-low heat, because the sugars in them can burn if too hot.

- ORANOS Sweet Orange Peppers:  Bright orange, shiny and sweet. So, good raw or grilled!  We have still more this week.

- 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 10 have some very mild heat.  Enjoy!

- Potatoes, Red, Blue, La Ratte Fingerling 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. Fingerlings are also a "waxy" potato, great for simply boiling or roasting. And we have our delicious Moutain Rose (red) potatoes, which are absolutely delicious and very versatile.

- Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash :  Perfect for your grilling!

- Cherry Tomatoes:  We have your favorite orange and red cherry tomatoes.  They each have their own flavor some sweet and tangy and some sweet with less acid. 

- Green Zebra Tomatoes:  The green tangy heirloom tomato that you've been waiting for is here!  It's green, but ripe! Great mixed with red tomatoes for an attractive and tasty salsa!

- Tomatoes, Red Heirloom and Red and Orange Slicers:  We have delicious German Johnson and Green Zebra heirloom and traditional, red and orange slicing tomatoes. 

- Canning Tomatoes:  20-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes for just $20! What a deal! Reserve a box today for pick-up at market tomorrow. If you've never canned, no worries! You can always make sauce and freeze or just freeze them whole. You’ll find easy instructions at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipeTo RESERVE 1 or more boxes, please email us at sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com, and provide your NameNumber of BoxesPhone Number, and approximate Time you will pick up at market (9am to 1pm). Note that if you haven't picked up your box by noon tomorrow, we will sell to another customer, UNLESS you let us know that you will be picking up after noon (market ends at 1pm). Thank you!

 - Watermelon: very sweet and refreshing personal-sized watermelons. 

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). 

Photos of the Week: 

 

Oranos Sweet Peppers

 Sweet, Fruity, Tangy Cherry Tomatoes!

Roma Canning Tomatoes!

 

See you at the market!

  

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 8/4/2017 8:32am by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

We have boxes of Canning Tomatoes for sale at market tomorrow.  That's a 20-lb box of certified organic roma tomatoes for just $20! What a deal! See below for photo and how to reserve a box today for pick-up at market tomorrow (Saturday, 5 August, 9 am - 1pm). 

To RESERVE 1 or more boxes, please email us at sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com, and provide your Name, Number of Boxes, Phone Number, and approximate Time you will pick up at market (9am to 1pm). Note that if you haven't picked up your box by noon tomorrow, we will sell to another customer, UNLESS you let us know that you will be picking up after noon (market ends at 1pm). Thank you!

Now is the perfect time to "put up" tomatoes for winter!  Don't wait until the end of the summer, since we may run out of romas by then!  These are roma tomatoes that are freshly harvested, taste great. They are perfect for fresh eating, canning, making sauce. You’ll find easy instructions for canning, freezing and making sauce at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe.

Canning Tomato Boxes! 

 

   

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 7/28/2017 4:09pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

We'll have plenty of your favorite organic, summer veggies at market tomorrow, including (big news!) sweet corn, watermelon, and, of course, lots of tomatoes. We have your favorite orange sweet peppers and those delicious Shishito appetizer peppers, and plenty more. This rainy weekend is perfect to start "putting up" canning tomatoes for the winter (see "Canning Tomatoes" below).  So, don't let a little rain deter you from coming to the market tomorrow. The heaviest rain will be this evening and overnight, but at market (9am - 1pm) it will be very light and intermittent (much cooler and more pleasant than last Saturday, whew!).  Please see photos below and simple recipes for all of our produce at www.sassafrascreekfarm/recipe.

Please check out below what we'll have at market!

- Sweet Corn (BACK!):  Delicious organic, bi-color sweet corn! Need we say more? (limited quantity)

- Arugula:  For you arugula addicts, we've got plenty of that fresh, spicy green you literally crave. :-)  

- Basil:  Plenty of fresh, intoxicatingly aromatic Italian basil. Great on pizza, on sandwiches, in salads and of course as pesto!.  See our pesto recipe on our website. Must have basil with tomato caprese!

- Beets:  Great either boiled or roasted, like a potato.  The perfect combination is beets with goat cheese and walnuts on a bed of arugula!

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

- Lettuce, Summer Crisp and Romaine:  For your summer salads...both crisp and tasty! It's also the perfect time of year to enjoy  fresh, crisp romaine lettuce in a caesar salad.  (limited quantity)

- Rolled Oats (Oatmeal):  Like last year, we are selling rolled oats, from oats grown on our farm. They have a wonderful nutty 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 for 5 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 sooo good raw on burgers, in salads, or sauteed until caramalized. Make sure you cook them on a med-low heat, because the sugars in them can burn if too hot.

- Oranos Sweet Orange Peppers:  Bright orange, shiny and sweet. So, good raw or grilled!  We have still more this week.

- Potatoes, Red, Blue, La Ratte Fingerling 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. Fingerlings are also a "waxy" potato, great for simply boiling or roasting. And we have our delicious Moutain Rose (red) potatoes, which are absolutely delicious and very versatile.

- 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 10 have some very mild heat.  Enjoy!

- Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash :  Perfect for your grilling!

- Cherry Tomatoes:  We have your favorite orange, red and yellow cherry tomatoes.  They each have their own flavor some sweet and tangy and some sweet with less acid. Everyone finds their favorite and this is just the beginning of a season of sweet treats! See photo.

- Green Zebra Tomatoes:  The green tangy heirloom tomato that you've been waiting for is here, but in limited quantities, since this is the first flush of green zebras.  More as the summer progresses.

- Tomatoes, Heirloom and Red and Orange Slicers:  We have delicious German Johnson and Green Zebra heirloom and traditional, red and orange slicing tomatoes. We have A LOT this week!

- Canning Tomatoes:  20-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes for just $20! What a deal! Reserve a box today for pick-up at market tomorrow. If you've never canned, no worries! You can always make sauce and freeze or just freeze them whole. You’ll find easy instructions at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipeTo RESERVE 1 or more boxes, please email us at sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com, and provide your NameNumber of BoxesPhone Number, and approximate Time you will pick up at market (9am to 1pm). Note that if you haven't picked up your box by noon tomorrow, we will sell to another customer, UNLESS you let us know that you will be picking up after noon (market ends at 1pm). Thank you!

 - Watermelon: very sweet and refreshing personal-sized watermelons. See photo below.

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). 

Photos of the Week: 

 Cherry Tomatoes!

Sweet, Personal-Size Icebox Watermelon

Fresh Summer Tomatoes!

  

Canning Tomatoes!

 

  

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 7/28/2017 3:23pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

We have boxes of Canning Tomatoes for sale at the market tomorrow.  20-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes for just $20! What a deal! See below for photo and how to reserve a box today for pick-up at market tomorrow. 

Now is the perfect time to start putting tomatoes up for winter! Easier to chip away at it, instead of leaving until the end of the summer. These are red slicing type tomatoes that are freshly harvested, taste great, but may have a cosmetic defect. They are perfect for fresh eating, canning, making sauce. You’ll find easy instructions for canning, freezing and making sauce at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe.

To RESERVE 1 or more boxes, please email us at sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com, and provide your Name, Number of Boxes, Phone Number, and approximate Time you will pick up at market (9am to 1pm). Note that if you haven't picked up your box by noon tomorrow, we will sell to another customer, UNLESS you let us know that you will be picking up after noon (market ends at 1pm). Thank you!

Canning Tomato Boxes! 

   

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 7/24/2017 8:16pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

It's tomato canning season!  We're offering on-farm sales this week, Tuesday - Friday, of 20-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes for just $20! What a deal! 

To get your tomatoes, please call us (301-247-1002) in advance (text is fine) to schedule a time. We're located just north of Leonardtown off Rt 234. When you call we'll provide directions.  It's first-come, first-served.

Now is the perfect time to start putting tomatoes up for winter! Easier to chip away at it, instead of leaving until the end of the summer. They are perfect for fresh eating, canning, making sauce. It's super, duper easy. You’ll find easy instructions at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe.

Canning Tomato Boxes! 

   

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 7/21/2017 4:27pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

The tomato tsunami wave has hit! We have red and orange slicers, heirlooms, cherry tomatoes AND canning tomatoes (Details below and in separate email. Reserve 1 or more boxes now!).  The other big news is that we have a very sweet, just-the-right-size, seedless variety of watermelon. AND a new Fingerling potato.  Please see photos below and simple recipes at www.sassafrascreekfarm/recipe.

Please check out below what we'll have at market!

- Watermelon (New Varieties!):  We have a very sweet, seedless variety, as well as a two sweet and tasty seeded varieties, a yellow outside/red inside variety, and a small, personal-sized watermelon, when you just want one for yourself.

- Potatoes, La Ratte Fingerling (New!):  If you've been hearing about fingerling potatoes, but never tried them, now's your chance!  These potatoes are seen on fine dining restaurant menus and are delicious roasted or simply boiled.

- Green Zebra Tomatoes (New!):  The green tangy heirloom tomato that you've been waiting for is here, but in limited quantities, since this is the first flush of green zebras.  More as the summer progresses.

- Canning Tomatoes (New!):  20-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes for just $20! What a deal! Reserve a box today for pick-up at market tomorrow. If you've never canned, no worries! You can always make sauce and freeze or just freeze them whole. You’ll find easy instructions at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipeTo RESERVE 1 or more boxes, please email us at sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com, and provide your NameNumber of BoxesPhone Number, and approximate Time you will pick up at market (9am to 1pm). Note that if you haven't picked up your box by noon tomorrow, we will sell to another customer, UNLESSyou let us know that you will be picking up after noon (market ends at 1pm). Thank you!

- Arugula:  For you arugula addicts, we've got plenty of that fresh, spicy green you literally crave. :-)  

- Basil:  Fresh, intoxicatingly aromatic Italian basil. Great on pizza, on sandwiches, in salads and of course as pesto!.  See our pesto recipe on our website. Must have basil with tomato caprese!

- Beets:  Great either boiled or roasted, like a potato.  The perfect combination is beets with goat cheese and walnuts on a bed of arugula!

- Cucumbers:  We have more this week of two kinds of sweet, tiny-seeded cukes: traditional and asian (similar to English). 

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

- Lettuce, Green Leaf, Summer Crisp and Romaine:  For your summer salads...lettuce, one frilly and one crisp, and both tasty! It's also the perfect time of year to enjoy  fresh, crisp romaine lettuce in a caesar salad. 

- Rolled Oats (Oatmeal):  Like last year, we are selling rolled oats, from oats grown on our farm. They have a wonderful nutty 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 for 5 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 sooo good raw on burgers, in salads, or sauteed until caramalized. Make sure you cook them on a med-low heat, because the sugars in them can burn if too hot.

- Oranos Sweet Orange Peppers:  Bright orange, shiny and sweet. So, good raw or grilled!  We have still more this week.

- Potatoes, Red, Blue and German Butterball:  Three 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 Moutain Rose (red) potatoes, which are absolutely delicious and very versatile.

- 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 10 have some very mild heat.  Enjoy!

- Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash :  Perfect for your grilling! 

- Cherry Tomatoes:  We have your favorite orange, red and yellow cherry tomatoes.  They each have their own flavor some sweet and tangy and some sweet with less acid. Everyone finds their favorite and this is just the beginning of a season of sweet treats! See photo.

- Tomatoes, Heirloom and Red and Orange Slicers:  We have delicious German Johnson and Green Zebra heirloom and traditional, red and orange slicing tomatoes. We have a lot this week! See photo.

 

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). 

Photos of the Week: 

 Cherry Tomatoes!

Sweet, Personal-Size Icebox Watermelon

Fresh Summer Tomatoes!

  

Canning Tomatoes!

 

  

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 7/21/2017 12:00pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

We have boxes of Canning Tomatoes for sale at the market tomorrow.  20-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes for just $20! What a deal! See below for photo and how to reserve a box today for pick-up at market tomorrow. 

Now is the perfect time to start putting tomatoes up for winter! Easier to chip away at it, instead of leaving until the end of the summer. These are red slicing type tomatoes that are freshly harvested, taste great, but may have a cosmetic defect. They are perfect for fresh eating, canning, making sauce. You’ll find easy instructions for canning, freezing and making sauce at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe.

To RESERVE 1 or more boxes, please email us at sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com, and provide your Name, Number of Boxes, Phone Number, and approximate Time you will pick up at market (9am to 1pm). Note that if you haven't picked up your box by noon tomorrow, we will sell to another customer, UNLESS you let us know that you will be picking up after noon (market ends at 1pm). Thank you!

Canning Tomato Boxes! 

   

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

Posted 7/14/2017 9:54am by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Beat the heat with a cool, crisp personal-size watermelon!  And of course, we have sweet corn, tomatoes, sweet peppers and plenty more of great summer vegetables for your cookouts, including some new veggies this week (check out what's new below)!  Please see photos below and simple recipes at www.sassafrascreekfarm/recipe.

Please check out below what we'll have at market!

- Watermelon (New!):  Sweet, icebox (personal-size) watermelon! See photo.

- Potatoes, Blue & German Butterball (New!):  Two new 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 still have our delicious Mt. Rose (red) potatoes, which are very versatile.

- Rolled Oats (Oatmeal) (New!):  Like last year, we are selling rolled oats from oats grown on our farm. They have a wonderful nutty flavor. and are certified organic, like all of our produce! 

- Shishito Peppers (New!):  Japanese appetizer peppers that are 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 10 have some heat, but a mild heat.  Enjoy!

- Arugula:  For you arugula addicts, we've got plenty of that fresh, spicy green you literally crave. :-)  

- Basil:  Fresh, intoxicatingly aromatic Italian basil. Great on pizza, on sandwiches, in salads and of course as pesto!.  See our pesto recipe on our website. Must have basil with tomato caprese!

- Beets:  Great either boiled or roasted, like a potato.  The perfect combination is beets with goat cheese and walnuts on a bed of arugula!

- Sweet Corn:  Yes, we have delicious, freshly harvested certified organic bi-color sweet corn! See photo.

- Cucumbers:  We have more this week of two kinds of sweet, tiny-seeded cukes: traditional and asian (similar to English). 

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

- Lettuce, Green Leaf, Summer Crisp and Romaine:  For your summer salads...lettuce, one frilly and one crisp, and both tasty! It's also the perfect time of year to enjoy  fresh, crisp romaine lettuce in a caesar salad. 

- 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 sooo good raw on burgers, in salads, or sauteed until caramalized. Make sure you cook them on a med-low heat, because the sugars in them can burn if too hot.

- Oranos Sweet Orange Peppers:  Bright orange, shiny and sweet. So, good raw or grilled!  We have more this week.

- Red Potatoes:  If you've never had freshly harvested potatoes, now's a good time to try them. The flavor is soooo good!  Try simply boiled until just fork tender with butter, or cook them up with green beans (which we have) and maybe add a little bacon from one of our meat vendors.  The combination of fresh potatoes and grean beans is delicious summer comfort food.

- Zucchini, Zephyr and Yellow Summer Squash :  More this week!  Perfect for your grilling! 

- Cherry Tomatoes:  We have your favorite orange, red and yellow cherry tomatoes.  They each have their own flavor some sweet and tangy and some sweet with less acid. Everyone finds their favorite and this is just the beginning of a season of sweet treats! See photo.

- Tomatoes, Heirloom and Red Slicers:  We have delicious German Johnson heirloom and traditional, red slicing tomatoes. We have a lot this week! See photo.

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). 

Photos of the Week: 

Fresh, Sweet, Bicolor Corn

Cherry Tomatoes!

Sweet, Personal-Size Icebox Watermelon

 

Fresh Summer Tomatoes!

  

  

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

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