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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)

 

Posted 7/7/2017 4:22pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

We are into the swing of summer now with hot days, barbecues and cool salads. We have plenty of your favorite summer veggies to choose from to make your weekends and weekday meals special, tasty and healthy!  BIG NEWS is we have a ton of sweet corn, zucchini and tomatoes this week!

Please see photos below and simple recipes at www.sassafrascreekfarm/recipe.

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

- Cherry Tomatoes (NEW!):  We have your favorite orange, red and just a few of the 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! (limited quantity)

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

- Carrots:  Freshly harvested, crisp carrots!

- Sweet Corn:  Yes, we have delicious, freshly harvested certified organic bi-color sweet corn! (WE HAVE TONS OF SWEET CORN THIS WEEK!)

- 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!

- Green Beans:  It's the first flush of tasty green beans for your spring salads.  Think Nicoise with beets, carrots, green beans and Swamp Foxes' eggs, hard boiled.  Wow!  Also try with our new red potatoes!

- 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! 

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

Like last year, 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). We've missed you and hope that you are all doing well.

Photos of the Week: 

Corn so Sweet...We can't wait to Eat it!

 

 Sweet Oranos Peppers

Fresh Summer Tomatoes!

  

  

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 6/30/2017 5:50pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Happy 4th of July weekend!  We know many of you are staying in the area to celebrate the day we told Dear Old England to essentially bugger off! What better way to commemerate our independence than by grilling meats and veggies with family and friends!  Well, we have just what you need for the grill and for fresh, cool salads. We'll have sweet corn, zucchini, zephyr and yellow summer squash, more tomatoes, sweet peppers, beets, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, wonderful sweet superstar onions, and more!  We usually have a little something else new for the early bird!  Rain is not expected until after the market. Please see photos below and simple recipes at www.sassafrascreekfarm/recipe.

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

- Super Sweet Superstar Onions (New!):  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 (New!):  Bright orange, shiny and sweet. So, good raw or grilled!

- 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, Red, Chioggia and Golden:  These are probably the most beautiful beets we've ever grown.  Conditions have been just right for them. Plus, they taste amazing! Three sweet beets to choose from:  traditional Red, Italian Chioggia and the beautiful golden.  All are great either boiled or roasted, like a potato.  The perfect combination is beets with goat cheese and walnuts on a bed of arugula!

- Carrots:  Freshly harvested, crisp carrots!

- Sweet Corn:  Yes, we have delicious, freshly harvested certified organic bi-color sweet corn! (limited quantity this week)

- 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!

- Green Beans:  It's the first flush of tasty green beans for your spring salads.  Think Nicoise with beets, carrots, green beans and Swamp Foxes' eggs, hard boiled.  Wow!  Also try with our new red potatoes!

- 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.

- New 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.

- Fresh Shallot bunches:  Fresh shallots in bunches for you! Your used to seeing them driece. Well these are fresh, sweet, mild and have amazing tasting.  Try sauteed with our green beans or summer squash.

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

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

Like last year, 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). We've missed you and hope that you are all doing well.

Photos of the Week: 

Sweet Oranos Peppers

First Tomatoes of the Season!

  

Zephyr Summer Squash

Sweet, Fresh Carrots

 

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 6/23/2017 4:12pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Three weather apps predict that the rain  is going to miss the market! Even BETTER NEWS is that we will have carrots again!  Plus, we'll have sweet corn, garlic, new red potaotes, sunflower bunches and much more! Photos below and simple recipes at www.sassafrascreekfarm/recipe.

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

- Carrots (Back!):  Freshly harvested, crisp carrots are back!

- Tomatoes, Heirloom and Red Slicers (New!):  We have delicious German Johnson heirloom and traditional, red slicing tomatoes. This is just the beginning...we'll have more and more each week! (limited quantity)

- 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, Red, Chioggia and Golden:  These are probably the most beautiful beets we've ever grown.  Conditions have been just right for them. Plus, they taste amazing! Three sweet beets to choose from:  traditional Red, Italian Chioggia and the beautiful golden.  All are 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! 

- 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!

- Green Beans:  It's the first flush of tasty green beans for your spring salads.  Think Nicoise with beets, carrots, green beans and Swamp Foxes' eggs, hard boiled.  Wow!  Also try with our new red potatoes!

- 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.

- New 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.

- Fresh Shallot bunches:  Fresh shallots in bunches for you! Your used to seeing them driece. Well these are fresh, sweet, mild and have amazing tasting.  Try sauteed with our green beans or summer squash.

- Salad Mix:  Convenient, delicious and ready to eat salad. Perfect blend of red and green butter heads and oakleafs. 

- Sunflowers: Beautiful, bright yellow, pollenless, sunflower variety that florists use in arrangements.  Periodically recut ends and refresh water. Holds for over a week.

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

Like last year, 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). We've missed you and hope that you are all doing well.

Photos of the Week: 

First Tomatoes of the Season!

  

Sweet Bicolor Corn!

 

New Red Potatoes!

 

Bunches of Sunflowers!

(Picked not fully opened so they stay fresher, longer for you!)

 

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 6/16/2017 4:17pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

We have more of your favorite late spring/summer vegetables now that the heat is starting to crank up.  The nights have still been relatively cool and allow us to still have chard and kale, but are slowing the ripening of tomatoes.  The BIG NEWS is that we'll have sweet corn, fresh garlic and new red potaotes! AND for the first time ever, Sunflower Bunches!  Please see recipes for all of our produce at www.sassafrascreekfarm/recipe.

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

- Sweet Corn (New!):  Yes, we have delicious, freshly harvested certified organic bi-color sweet corn! 

- Fresh Garlic (New!):  We decided to bring some garlic to the market early! We'll have some fresh for sale now and and some in about 3 weeks that's cured, for the rest of the season until we run out.  Fresh garlic is so aromatic and so easy to mince! Try some today!

- New Red Potatoes (New!):  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).  The combination of fresh potatoes and greans is delicious summer comfort food.

- Lettuce, Green Leaf and Summer Crisp (New!):  For your summer salads, lettuce, one frilly and one crisp, and both tasty! We still also have romaine and salad mix!

- Sunflowers (New!): We thought this year we'd offer some sunflowers. These are beautiful, bright yellow, pollenless, sunflower variety that florists use in arrangements. 

- 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.

- Beets, Red, Chioggia and Golden:  These are probably the most beautiful beets we've ever grown.  Conditions have been just right for them. Plus, they taste amazing! Three sweet beets to choose from:  traditional Red, Italian Chioggia and the beautiful golden.  All are 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). 

- Rainbow Chard:  Beautiful, glossy leaves and colorful stems. They have just as many nutrients as kale.  Simply sautee some sweet red onions first and then add the chopped leaves, along with the the sweet, crunchy stems!  Makes a great side dish!

- Green Beans:  It's the first flush of tasty green beans for your spring salads.  Think Nicoise with beets, carrots, green beans and Swamp Foxes' eggs, hard boiled.  Wow!  Also try with our new red potatoes!

- Curly Kale: This is the kale you are most familiar with that you can use in soups or simply sauteed. Also really easy to use in a kale salad.  Just remove stems, cut/tear into bite size pieces, massage with a little olive oil, and then add your favorite dressing.  It's that simple.

- Lacinato Kale:  Also known as "Dino" or "Tuscan" kale. Very tasty kale alternative to the traditional curly kale. It makes great kale chips and salads, among many other delicious uses.

- Lettuce, Romaine:  It's 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.

- Fresh Shallot bunches:  Fresh shallots in bunches for you! Your used to seeing them driece. Well these are fresh, sweet, mild and have amazing tasting.  Try sauteed with our green beans, summer squash, kale, or chard.

- Spring Salad Mix:  Convenient, delicious and ready to eat salad. Perfect blend of red and green butter heads and oakleafs. 

- Zucchini, Zephyr and Yellow Summer Squash :  More this week! The first summer squash of the season!  Perfect for your grilling! 

Like last year, 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). We've missed you and hope that you are all doing well.

Photos of the Week: 

Sweet Bicolor Corn!

 

New Red Potatoes!

 

Bunches of Sunflowers!

(Picked not fully opened so they stay fresher longer for you!)

 

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 6/9/2017 3:39pm by David Paulk.

Greetings Farm Friends,

It's going to be a hot one on Saturday, so get your crisp, cool lettuce, salad mix, and other wonderful spring veggies while they last!  We have the start of summer veggies too --- A LOT of Zucchini and summer squash already! We so look forward to seeing you, your family and friends tomorrow!   See Photos of the Week at bottom of email!

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

- Basil (New!):  Fresh, intoxicatingly aromatic Italian basil. Great on pizza and in sandwiches. Make a pesto using our garlic scapes! Just follow the garlic scape pesto recipe and then throw in as little or as much basil as you want for added flavor.  

- Cucumbers (New!):  First of the season!  Limited quantity.

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

- Beets, Red, Chioggia and Golden:  These are probably the most beautiful beets we've ever grown.  Conditions have been just right for them. Plus, they taste amazing! Three sweet beets to choose from:  traditional Red, Italian Chioggia and the beautiful golden.  All are great served boiled (peeled, then slice) or roasted. Peel your beets, cut into thick slices and coat with a little olive oil and grill over indirect heat OR don't peel first, cut your beet in half and wrap in foil and roast over the coals. Once cool just rub off the skin with a paper towel. Sooo good with goat cheese and walnuts sprinkled on top or add all of the above to a bed of lettuce!  Deelish!

- Spring Carrots (limited quantity):  Fresh, aromatic, crisp carrots. Wonderful lightly roasted, steamed, boiled or sauteed with a little butter. Also tasty grated into salads for fresh carrot flavor, color and nutrients.

- Rainbow Chard:  Beautiful, glossy leaves and colorful stems. They have just as many nutrients as kale.  Simply sautee some sweet red onions first and then add the chopped leaves, along with the the sweet, crunchy stems!  Makes a great side dish!

- Garlic Scapes:  Try these delicious, garlicky green shoots sautéed with scrambled eggs, veggies or as a pesto!  We'll have copies of the pesto recipe at the market and on our Web site:  www.sassafrascreekfarm.com 

- Green Beans:  It's the first flush of tasty green beans for your spring salads.  Think Nicoise with beets, carrots, green beans and Swamp Foxes' eggs, hard boiled.  Wow!

- Curly Kale: This is the kale you are most familiar with that you can use in soups or simply sauteed. Also really easy to use in a kale salad.  Just remove stems, cut/tear into bite size pieces, massage with a little olive oil, and then add your favorite dressing.  It's that simple.

- Lacinato Kale:  Also known as "Dino" or "Tuscan" kale. Very tasty kale alternative to the traditional curly kale. It makes great kale chips and salads, among many other delicious uses.

- Lettuce, Bibb & Romaine:  It's the perfect time of year to enjoy so delicious, buttery bibb lettuce that is perfect for making a delicate spring salad or to use in wraps. It is also a great time to enjoy fresh, crisp romaine lettuce in a caesar salad for your Memorial Day weekend salads.

- Red Onions:  Freshly harvested sweet red onions that are so versatile and great in any dish. Delicious roasted on the grill over indirect heat.

- Shallot bunches:  Fresh shallots in bunches for you. They are sweet, mild and amazing tasting.  Try sauteed with our green beans, summer squash, kale, or chard.

- Spring Salad Mix:  Convenient, delicious and ready to eat salad. Perfect blend of red and green butter heads and oakleafs. 

- Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash :  The first summer squash of the season!  Perfect for your Memorial Day grilling! 

Like last year, 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). We've missed you and hope that you are all doing well.

Photos of the Week: 

Fresh Arugula!

Sweet Chioggia Beet!

Garlic Scape on the Garlic Plant

 

 

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 6/2/2017 6:36pm by David Paulk.

Greetings Farm Friends,

It's going to be a lovely day for market tomorrow!  Sunny and 70's! We'll have plenty of late spring veggies for you, such as plenty of beets (3 kinds), carrots, green beans, onions, fresh shallots, more arugula, zucchini and yellow summer squash, for example.  See Photos of the Week below!

What we'll have at market tomorrow:

- Fresh Shallots (New!):  Yes, shallots fresh, straight from the earth to you. Okay, we did wash them. They are sweet and amazing tasting.  Try sauteed with our green beans, kale, or chard.

- Green Beans (New!):  It's the first flush of tasty green beans for your spring salads.  Think Nicoise with beets, carrots, green beans and Swamp Foxes' eggs, hard boiled.  Wow!

- Arugula (BAAaaack!):  For you arugula (or argula, you'll see our typo'd labels) addicts, we've got that fresh, spicy green you literally crave. :-)  

- Spring Carrots (Also Back!):  Fresh, aromatic, crisp carrots. Wonderful lightly roasted, steamed, boiled or sauteed with a little butter. Also tasty grated into salads for fresh carrot flavor, color and nutrients.

- Beets, Red, Chioggia and Golden:  We have plenty of beautiful beets this week. We sold out pretty quick last week. We have lots more this week. These are probably the most beautiful beets we've ever grown.  Conditions have been just right for them. Plus, they taste amazing! Three sweet beets to choose from:  traditional Red, Italian Chioggia and the beautiful golden.  All are great served boiled or roasted. Peel your beets, cut into thick slices and coat with a little olive oil and grill over indirect heat OR cut your beet in half and wrap in foil and roast over the coals. Once cool just rub off the skin with a paper towel. Sooo good with goat cheese and walnuts sprinkled on top or add all of the above to a bed of lettuce!  Deelish!

- Rainbow Chard:  Beautiful, glossy leaves and colorful stems. They have just as many nutrients as kale.  Simply sautee some sweet red onions first and then add the chopped leaves, along with the the sweet, crunchy stems!  Makes a great side dish!

- Garlic Scapes:  Try these delicious, garlicky green shoots sautéed with scrambled eggs, veggies or as a pesto!  We'll have copies of the pesto recipe at the market and on our Web site:  www.sassafrascreekfarm.com 

- Curly Kale: This is the kale you are most familiar with that you can use in soups or simply sauteed. Also really easy to use in a kale salad.  Just remove stems, cut/tear into bite size pieces, massage with a little olive oil, and then add your favorite dressing.  It's that simple.

- Lacinato Kale:  Also known as "Dino" or "Tuscan" kale. Very tasty kale alternative to the traditional curly kale. It makes great kale chips and salads, among many other delicious uses.

- Lettuce, Bibb & Romaine:  It's the perfect time of year to enjoy so delicious, buttery bibb lettuce that is perfect for making a delicate spring salad or to use in wraps. It is also a great time to enjoy fresh, crisp romaine lettuce in a caesar salad for your Memorial Day weekend salads.

- Red Onions:  Freshly harvested sweet red onions that are so versatile and great in any dish. Delicious roasted on the grill over indirect heat.

- Radishes, Red:  Beautiful, deep red and tasty. Of course great on a salad or try with a little butter and salt, which is how German and Eastern Europeans enjoy them. It may sound like an unusual combination, but they really compliment each other.

- Spring Salad Mix:  Convenient, delicious and ready to eat salad. Perfect blend of red and green butter heads and oakleafs. 

- Summer Squash, Yellow and Zucchini:  The first summer squash of the season!  Perfect for your Memorial Day grilling! 

Like last year, 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). We've missed you and hope that you are all doing well.

Photos of the Week: 

Fresh, Spring Carrots!

Fresh Shallots!


Fresh Green Beans!

 

 

 

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

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Posted 5/26/2017 1:39pm by David Paulk.

Greetings Farm Friends,

The weather continues to keep us on our toes!  We had quite a violent rain/hail storm event on our farm yesterday afternoon!  Hail is a farmer's worst nightmare, but we think our healthy, young veggies will recover. We will have some Romaine lettuce with a little cosmetic damage from the hail, but otherwise looks and tastes great!  

At market tomorrow, we will have pleasant temperatures in the upper 60's/low 70's AND NO RAIN until after the market.  So, please pay us and our other wonderful vendors a visit at the market tomorrow!  It's a win-win....Support your local farms and get fresh, tasty organic produce for your Memorial Day Weekend cookouts! See Photos of the Week below!

What we'll have at market tomorrow:

- Summer Squash, Yellow and Zucchini (NEW!):  The first summer squash of the season!  Perfect for your Memorial Day grilling! 

- Beets, Red, Chioggia and Golden (NEW!):  These are probably the most beautiful beets we've ever grown.  Conditions have been just right for them. Plus, they taste amazing! Three sweet beets to choose from:  traditional Red, Italian Chioggia and the beautiful golden.  All are great served boiled or roasted. Peel your beets, cut into thick slices and coat with a little olive oil and grill over indirect heat OR cut your beet in half and wrap in foil and roast over the coals. Once cool just rub off the skin with a paper towel. Sooo good with goat cheese and walnuts sprinkled on top or add all of the above to a bed of lettuce!  Deelish!

- Tomato Plants (NEW!):  We will have our xtra heirloom (German Johnson) and cherry (Sungold) organic tomato plants for sale at market!

- Rainbow Chard:  Beautiful, glossy leaves and colorful stems. They have just as many nutrients as kale.  Simply sautee some sweet red onions first and then add the chopped leaves, along with the the sweet, crunchy stems!  Makes a great side dish!

- Garlic Scapes:  Try these delicious, garlicky green shoots sautéed with scrambled eggs, veggies or as a pesto!  We'll have copies of the pesto recipe at the market and on our Web site:  www.sassafrascreekfarm.com 

- Curly Kale: This is the kale you are most familiar with that you can use in soups or simply sauteed. Also really easy to use in a kale salad.  Just remove stems, cut/tear into bite size pieces, massage with a little olive oil, and then add your favorite dressing.  It's that simple.

- Lacinato Kale:  Also known as "Dino" or "Tuscan" kale. Very tasty kale alternative to the traditional curly kale. It makes great kale chips and salads, among many other delicious uses.

- Lettuce, Bibb & Romaine:  It's the perfect time of year to enjoy so delicious, buttery bibb lettuce that is perfect for making a delicate spring salad or to use in wraps. It is also a great time to enjoy fresh, crisp romaine lettuce in a caesar salad for your Memorial Day weekend salads.

- Red Onions:  Freshly harvested sweet red onions that are so versatile and great in any dish. Delicious roasted on the grill over indirect heat.

- Radishes, Red:  Beautiful, deep red and tasty. Of course great on a salad or try with a little butter and salt, which is how German and Eastern Europeans enjoy them. It may sound like an unusual combination, but they really compliment each other.

- Spring Salad Mix:  Convenient, delicious and ready to eat salad. Perfect blend of red and green butter heads and oakleafs. 

- Hakurei Turnips: delicious raw, roasted or sauteed!  And don't forget the Turnip Greens, a very Southern delicacy!  Simply sautee the greens with some sweet red onions or add a little crumbled bacon! Yum!!

Like last year, 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). We've missed you and hope that you are all doing well.

Photos of the Week: 

Fresh Zuccini!

 

 Fresh, Hail-Kissed Romaine

Sweet Red Onions!

 

Garlic Scapes!

 

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

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Posted 5/19/2017 7:21pm by David Paulk.

Greetings Farm Friends,

It will be a warm, sunny day at market. A considerable contrast from the last market!  The weather has been so confusing lately -- cold and wet, then hot, then cold, hot,...our plants are not sure what to do!  But they and we have persevered and will offer a beautiful display of colorful, fresh, nutritious organic vegetables for you.  We still have some strawberries, maybe not quite as many as last week, but we have some new items too!

Please check out "What we'll have at market tomorrow":

- Strawberries (Still have, but not as much):  We have fresh-picked, red, sweet, organic strawberries for you to enjoy. These are the first flush of the season and are in limited quantity.  See photo below.

- Red Onions (New!):  Freshly harvested sweet red onions that are so versatile and great in any dish.

- Arugula (BAAaaack!):  For you arugula addicts, we've got that fresh, spicy veggie you literally crave. :-)

- Garlic Scapes (New!):  Try these delicious, garlicky green shoots sautéed with sscrambled eggs, veggies or as a pesto!  Ask at the market!

- Spring Carrots:  Fresh, aromatic and crisp carrots. Wonderful lightly roasted, steamed, or sauteed with a little butter. Also tasty grated into salads for fresh carrot flavor, color and nutrients.

- Rainbow Chard:  Beautiful, glossy leaves and colorful stems. They have just as many nutrients as kale, and you can eat the sweet, crunchy stems!

- Curly Kale: This is the kale you are most familiar with that you can use in soups or simply sauteed. Also really easy to use in a kale salad.  Just remove stems, cut/tear into bite size pieces, massage with a little olive oil, and then add your favorite dressing.  It's that simple.

- Lacinato Kale:  Also known as "Dino" or "Tuscan" kale. Very tasty kale alternative to the traditional curly kale. It makes great kale chips and salads, among many other delicious uses.

- Lettuce, Bibb & Romaine:  It's the perfect time of year to enjoy so delicious, buttery bibb lettuce that is perfect for making a delicate spring salad or to use in wraps. It is also a great time to enjoy fresh, crisp romaine lettuce in a caesar salad.

- Radishes, French Breakfast:  Sure you could eat these for breakfast, but frankly they are good anytime. These are half red and white, tasty crisp radishes.  See photo below.

- Radishes, Red:  Beautiful, deep red and tasty. Of course great on a salad or try with a little butter and salt, which is how German and Eastern Europeans enjoy them. It may sound like an unusual combination, but they really compliment each other.

- Spring Salad Mix:  Convenient, delicious and ready to eat salad. Perfect blend of red and green butter heads and oakleafs. 

- Scallions: Mild green onions, perfect raw in salads or sprinkled on top of your stir fry, but don't cook too much. These are young, green, and delicate.

- Hakurei Turnips: delicious raw or cooked. And don't forget the greens.

Like last year, 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). We've missed you and hope that you are all doing well.

Photos of the Week: 

Arugula!

 

 Fresh, sweet Strawberries!

 

 

 

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek arm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 5/12/2017 5:09pm by David Paulk.

Greetings Farm Friends,

Okay, so, Yes, it will be rainy and cool tomorrow, BUT you will not melt, promise, especially if you dress warm and wear a rain coat.  Most importantly, if you don't come to the market tomorrow, you won't get fresh, sweet organic strawberries to enjoy on Mother's Day, which should be a beautiful, warmer sunnyish day!  We have a lot more strawberries this week, since we are now at peak season.  We also have some new spring head lettuces of Bibb (pretty green with soft red colorations) and crispy Romaine.  See photos of berries and lettuce below. We so look forward to seeing you tomorrow!  

 What we'll have at market tomorrow:

- Strawberries (MORE!!!):  We have fresh-picked, red, sweet, organic strawberries for you to enjoy. These are the first flush of the season and are in limited quantity.  See photo below.

- Lettuce, Bibb & Romaine (New!):  It's the perfect time of year to enjoy so delicious, buttery bibb lettuce that is perfect for making a delicate spring salad or to use in wraps. It is also a great time to enjoy fresh, crisp romaine lettuce in a caesar salad.

- Spring Carrots:  Fresh, aromatic and crisp carrots. Wonderful lightly roasted, steamed, or sauteed with a little butter. Also tasty grated into salads for fresh carrot flavor, color and nutrients.

- Rainbow Chard:  Beautiful, glossy leaves and colorful stems. They have just as many nutrients as kale, and you can eat the sweet, crunchy stems!

- Curly Kale: This is the kale you are most familiar with that you can use in soups or simply sauteed. Also really easy to use in a kale salad.  Just remove stems, cut/tear into bite size pieces, massage with a little olive oil, and then add your favorite dressing.  It's that simple.

- Lacinato Kale:  Also known as "Dino" or "Tuscan" kale. Very tasty kale alternative to the traditional curly kale. It makes great kale chips and salads, among many other delicious uses.

- Radishes, French Breakfast:  Sure you could eat these for breakfast, but frankly they are good anytime. These are half red and white, tasty crisp radishes.  See photo below.

- Radishes, Red:  Beautiful, deep red and tasty. Of course great on a salad or try with a little butter and salt, which is how German and Eastern Europeans enjoy them. It may sound like an unusual combination, but they really compliment each other.

- Spring Mix:  Convenient, delicious and ready to eat salad. Perfect blend of red and green butter heads and oakleafs. 

- Scallions: Mild green onions, perfect raw in salads or sprinkled on top of your stir fry, but don't cook too much. These are young, green, and delicate.

- Sweet Potatoes, Beuaregard & Murasaki:  We have your favorite orange (Beauregard) and purple (Japanese Murasaki) sweet potatoes. They get sweeter in storage and are super sweet now.  So, easy to bake whole or slice and roast as sweet potato fries.

Like last year, 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). We've missed you and hope that you are all doing well.

Photos of the Week:

Fresh, Sweet Organic Strawberries

Fresh & pretty sweet Bibb Lettuce

Fresh, crisp Romaine

  

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek arm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

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