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Posted 9/23/2016 6:32pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Should be a lovely day tomorrow, now that it is officially fall! As I've said before, this is the time of year when the veggies of summer merge with fall. So, at this market, you will see tomatoes and sweet peppers PLUS lots of kale and beets! We also have a number of new vegetables, including your beloved ginger and chard. Please come on out and savor the bounty of both seasons.

We still also have some Canning Tomatoes for sale at this Saturday's (17 Sept.) market.  We have 25-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes for just $20! Some boxes are Roma type tomatoes and some boxes are regular, red tomatoes. To reserve a box today for pick-up tomorrow, please see the tomato section below for more details.

What we'll have at market...

- Beets, Golden (New!):  Golden Beets are back from spring. Now's your chance to try these wonderful golden colored beets that have their own unique sweet flavor.

- Chard, Rainbow (New!):  If you like spinach, you'll like the multi-colored, glossy big leaves of chard. Prepare the same as you would kale.  Simply sautee, with tasty stems, and onions and garlic. Delicious!

- Ginger, freshly-harvested, baby:  You have got to see and taste freshly-harvested ginger!  It is so pretty, pink, and has a fresh, spicy aroma. It is super tasty and easy to use...no peeling required, because it doesn't have it's brown protective coating on yet.  Don't worry about how much to buy, because you can freeze ginger, pull it out of the freezer, grate frozen and put what's left back in the freezer.  None of it goes to waste!

- Kale, Curly & Lacinato (New!):  We have plenty of two types of kale to satisfy your craving for greens!  Both tasty and can be prepared in the same way, sautee, steam, add to soups, make into chips, use in salads or juice.

-Arugula:  Of course, mix with salad greens, but also try on a sandwich or on top of pizza, as soon as it comes out of the oven, for a nice kick of spice and healthy greens.

- Basil: We have big, fresh aromatic bunches of basil. Sprinkle on pizza as it comes out of the oven, put on sandwiches instead of lettuce (BLB anyone?), and of course put on top of sliced tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of sea salt...now that is summer!

- Beets, Chioggia and Red:  We have sweet Italian Chioggia beets that are dark pink with a bulls-eye pattern inside. Very pretty and tasty on the plate or salad. Plus your traditional, always good, sweet red beets.

- Eggplant, Asian:  We have beautiful, sweet (not at all bitter) asian, light purple eggplants that are wonderful on the grill, simply sauteed with other vegetables or used in some very traditional dishes such as eggplant caponata (see eggplant recipes at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe).

- Garlic: We have big garlic for you! If you've never tasted fresh garlic, now's your chance.  So, easy to mince! 

- Lettuce, Green Leaf, Summer Crisp and Romaine: Three varieties of fresh, crisp lettuce to enjoy this week!

- Red Onions :  Freshly harvested. Tasty grilled (low to medium flame), sauteed or raw. These are crisper, fresher, sweeter and better tasting than any onions you'll get in the grocery store.

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

- Oranos Peppers:  We have those sweet, orange peppers that you like so much. We have more this week than last, but still limited quantity. The peppers got behind due to the very cold, wet weather we had in May, but the plants are starting to crank 'em out.

- Potatoes, Red, White and Blue!  We have three kinds of tasty potatoes for you to try.  Mountain Rose is a great multi-use potato, pretty in potato salad with their blush color.  Your favorite blue potatoes that are great for roasting or frying, because they turn brown and crisp so nicely. We also have the German Butterball white potato that is similar to a Yukon gold and wonderful in mashed potatoes or boiled. Frankly, all three potatoes are great for many uses. Try one or all three...We have a mix for you!

- Shallots:  If you've never tried shallots, well now is the perfect time. They are in the onion family, but have their own unique, mild flavor that chefs love.  Wonderful sauteed with any veggies, but just imagine them sauteed with green beans...yum!

- Summer Squash (Zucchini & Zephyr):  Two tasty varieties! Enjoy the last tastes of summer.

- Spaghetti Squash: For all you gluten free, low-carb, paleo, vegetarian, and everyone else in between...we've got fresh spaghetti squash for you!  So easy to microwave for just 15 mins after poking with a knife all over (important to remember). When cool, slice in half, scoop out seeds, and run a fork over the inside to release golden, sweet strands of yummy squash. Just top with spaghetti sauce, toss with pesto or sauteed vegetables, or anything you like. It's that easy.

- Green Zebra Tomatoes:  We have a plentiful supply of those green (yes, ripe), tangy yellow and green striped heirloom tomatoes you love so much! 

- Red Tomatoes:  We have a variety of great tasting red, slicing tomatoes to choose from. Great on sandwiches, in salads, and just sliced on a plate with a little salt, olive oil, basil and maybe some mozzarella.

- Canning Tomaotes: That is 25-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes for just $20! What a deal! Reserve now and pick up at tomorrow's market!  They are perfect for fresh eating, canning, making sauce. It's super, duper easy. You’ll find easy instructions at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe.

To RESERVE 1 or more boxes, please email us at sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com, and provide your NameNumber of BoxesPhone Number.  We have a limited number of boxes, so it is first come, first serve. We will reply with an email confirming if we have a box reserved for you.  Pick-up is at this Saturday's BAE Farmer's Market. If you can pick up by noon, that would be most helpful.

Don't worry about having cash at our stand -- we take credit, debit & SNAP. 

Photos of the Week 

 

Freshly-Harvested Baby Ginger

  

Fresh, Crisp Curly Kale!

  

Lacinato Kale!

Sweet Golden Beets! 

 

 

     

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

Posted 9/16/2016 4:46pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

It should be a very comfortable, in the 70's, day tomorrow! Yay!  We hope you are enjoying this milder weather as much as we are.  The cooler weather means our veggies are definitely getting happier, as you will see some at market tomorrow, alongside summer vegetables.  It's that time of year when the bounty of summer starts colliding with fall, and we hope to see you, your family and friends at the market to enjoy the great diversity of the season! 

Of note..we will have some  Canning Tomatoes for sale at this Saturday's (17 Sept.) market. We have 25-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes for just $20! To reserve a box today for pick-up tomorrow, please see the tomato section below for more details.

What we'll have at market...

- Beets, Chioggia and Red (New!): We have sweet Italian Chioggia beets that are dark pink with a bulls-eye pattern inside. Very pretty and tasty on the plate or salad. Plus your traditional, always good, sweet red beets.

- Radishes, Lollipop and Red (New!): Beautiful and tasty mix of pink, red and white radish varieties, as well as beautiful, cherry red radishes. Great on a salad or by themselves as an appetizer. 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.

- Lettuce, Green Leaf and Romaine (Back!):  Fresh crunchy romaine and frilly, green leaf lettuce. Enjoy a cool salad this week!

-Arugula:  Of course, mix with salad greens, but also try on a sandwich or on top of pizza, as soon as it comes out of the oven, for a nice kick of spice and healthy greens.

- Basil: We have big, fresh aromatic bunches of basil. Sprinkle on pizza as it comes out of the oven, put on sandwiches instead of lettuce (BLB anyone?), and of course put on top of sliced tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of sea salt...now that is summer!

- Eggplant, Asian:  We have beautiful, sweet (not at all bitter) asian, light purple eggplants that are wonderful on the grill, simply sauteed with other vegetables or used in some very traditional dishes such as eggplant caponata (see eggplant recipes at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe).

- Garlic: We have big garlic for you! If you've never tasted fresh garlic, now's your chance.  So, easy to mince! 

- Red Onions :  Freshly harvested. Tasty grilled (low to medium flame), sauteed or raw. These are crisper, fresher, sweeter and better tasting than any onions you'll get in the grocery store.

- Yellow Onions: These onions are perfect for grilling this weekend. They are very tasty, but don't have as high a sugar content as our red or superstars, which make them less likely to burn on the grill. Try them in shish-kabob today.

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

- Oranos Peppers:  We have those sweet, orange peppers that you like so much. We have more this week than last, but still limited quantity. The peppers got behind due to the very cold, wet weather we had in May, but the plants are starting to crank 'em out.

- Padrons:  For you loyal padron lovers...they are back!  If you haven't tried them, they are a super tasty tapas. Simply saute in olive oil whole, put on a plate and sprinkle with sea salt, and eat the whole pepper, minus the stem, of course.

- Potatoes, Red, White and Blue!  We have three kinds of tasty potatoes for you to try.  Mountain Rose is a great multi-use potato, pretty in potato salad with their blush color.  Your favorite blue potatoes that are great for roasting or frying, because they turn brown and crisp so nicely. We also have the German Butterball white potato that is similar to a Yukon gold and wonderful in mashed potatoes or boiled. Frankly, all three potatoes are great for many uses. Try one or all three...We have a mix for you!

- Shallots:  If you've never tried shallots, well now is the perfect time. They are in the onion family, but have their own unique, mild flavor that chefs love.  Wonderful sauteed with any veggies, but just imagine them sauteed with green beans...yum!

- Spaghetti Squash: For all you gluten free, low-carb, paleo, vegetarian, and everyone else in between...we've got fresh spaghetti squash for you!  So easy to microwave for just 15 mins after poking with a knife all over (important to remember). When cool, slice in half, scoop out seeds, and run a fork over the inside to release golden, sweet strands of yummy squash. Just top with spaghetti sauce, toss with pesto or sauteed vegetables, or anything you like. It's that easy.

- Cherry Tomatoes!!! We have the sweet, red cherry tomatoes and a limited number of the orange and yellow cherry tomatoes.

- Green Zebra Tomatoes:  We have a plentiful supply of those green (yes, ripe), tangy yellow and green striped heirloom tomatoes you love so much! 

- Red Tomatoes:  We'll have a variety of great tasting red, slicing tomatoes to choose from. Great on sandwiches, in salads, and just sliced on a plate with a little salt, olive oil, basil and maybe some mozzarella.

- Canning Tomaotes: That is 25-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes for just $20! What a deal! Reserve now and pick up at tomorrow's market!  They are perfect for fresh eating, canning, making sauce. It's super, duper easy. You’ll find easy instructions at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe.

To RESERVE 1 or more boxes, please email us at sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com, and provide your NameNumber of BoxesPhone Number.  We have a limited number of boxes, so it is first come, first serve. We will reply with an email confirming if we have a box reserved for you.  Pick-up is at this Saturday's BAE Farmer's Market. If you can pick up by noon, that would be most helpful.

Don't worry about having cash at our stand -- we take credit, debit & SNAP. 

Photos of the Week 

 

Tasty, sweet, red Beets!

 

Fresh, crisp Green Leaf Lettuce!

 

Sweet, Red Cherry Tomatoes! 


 

     

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

Posted 9/9/2016 6:17pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Okay, it's hot and humid again. Well, if you like summer, enjoy it while you can, because I'm sure that fall is really, really just around the corner. This hot weather this year has been very challenging with respect to vegetables "bolting" (going to seed) quicker than usual and insects (like grasshoppers) running/jumping rampant!  The grasshoppers are eating everything, especially young tender seedlings. It's like a biblical plague. The heat means that we still have summer veggies for you, such as super sweet oranos peppers. Did you know they freeze really well? Just pop 'em in a freezer bag whole or chopped up and pull them out in the middle of winter. What a treat!  The heat does also mean that we will have a gap in lettuce this week, but expect it back the following market. It is actually pretty amazing we have had lettuce continuously since the market started in April.  So, hang in there baby (I tell myself), fall and leafy greens will come. (Is anyone craving leafy greens as much as I am?) 

What we'll have at market...

-Arugula:  We have plenty of spicy arugula greens just for you!

- Basil: We have big, fresh aromatic bunches of basil. Sprinkle on pizza as it comes out of the oven, put on sandwiches instead of lettuce (BLB anyone?), and of course put on top of sliced tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of sea salt...now that is summer!

- Eggplant, Asian:  We have beautiful, sweet (not at all bitter) asian, light purple eggplants that are wonderful on the grill, simply sauteed with other vegetables or used in some very traditional dishes such as eggplant caponata (see eggplant recipes at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe).

- Garlic: We have big, freshly harvested garlic for you! If you've never tasted fresh garlic, now's your chance.  So, easy to mince! 

- Red Onions :  Freshly harvested. Tasty grilled (low to medium flame), sauteed or raw. These are crisper, fresher, sweeter and better tasting than any onions you'll get in the grocery store.

- Yellow Onions: These onions are perfect for grilling this weekend. They are very tasty, but don't have as high a sugar content as our red or superstars, which make them less likely to burn on the grill. Try them in shish-kabob today.

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

- Oranos Peppers:  We have those sweet, orange peppers that you like so much. We have more this week than last, but still limited quantity. The peppers got behind due to the very cold, wet weather we had in May, but the plants are starting to crank 'em out.

- Padrons:  For you loyal padron lovers...they are back!  If you haven't tried them, they are a super tasty tapas.

- Potatoes, Red, White and Blue!  We have three kinds of tasty potatoes for you to try.  Mountain Rose is a great multi-use potato, pretty in potato salad with their blush color.  Your favorite blue potatoes that are great for roasting or frying, because they turn brown and crisp so nicely. We also have the German Butterball white potato that is similar to a Yukon gold and wonderful in mashed potatoes or boiled. Frankly, all three potatoes are great for many uses. Try one or all three...We have a mix for you!

- Shallots:  If you've never tried shallots, well now is the perfect time. They are in the onion family, but have their own unique, mild flavor that chefs love.  Wonderful sauteed with any veggies, but just imagine them sauteed with green beans...yum!

- Spaghetti Squash: For all you gluten free, low-carb, paleo, vegetarian, and everyone else in between...we've got fresh spaghetti squash for you!  So easy to microwave for just 15 mins after poking with a knife all over (important to remember). When cool, slice in half, scoop out seeds, and run a fork over the inside to release golden, sweet strands of yummy squash. Just top with spaghetti sauce, toss with pesto or sauteed vegetables, or anything you like. It's that easy.

- Cherry Tomatoes!!! Three kinds!  We give out samples, so you can try each one.  Pick your favorite! Yes, we have your favorite orangey-gold sweet and tangy treats. Plus, we have the sweet, lower acid, red cherry tomatoes and,  the, new this year, yellow cherry tomatoes that many customers are discovering they really like.  Something delicious for everyone!

- Green Zebra Tomatoes:  We have a plentiful supply of those green (yes, ripe), tangy yellow and green striped heirloom tomatoes you love so much! 

- Red Tomatoes:  We'll have traditional and great tasting red, slicing tomatoes for you to choose from. Great on sandwiches, in salads, and just sliced on a plate with a little salt, olive oil, basil and maybe some mozzarella.

Don't worry about having cash at our stand -- we take credit, debit & SNAP. 

Photos of the Week 

 

Oranos Sweet Peppers 

New Yellow Sweet Cherry Tomatoes

 

    

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

Posted 9/2/2016 5:08pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

We've been watching the weather forecast for tomorrow closely. Expect it to rain lightly off and on (only 1/4" predicted) throughout the day.  But no worries, we have a large canopy and the refreshing cooler weather brings much needed relief from all these months of heat and humidity. We are excited as fall is around the corner and anticipate the arrival of sweet potatoes and ginger.  But not so fast, we still have plenty of summer veggies for you to enjoy for awhile. 

What we'll have at market...

- Padrons (Back!):  For you loyal padron lovers...they are back!  If you haven't tried them, they are a super tasty tapas.

- Yellow Onions (New!): These onions are perfect for grilling this weekend. They are very tasty, but don't have as high a sugar content as our red or superstars, which make them less likely to burn on the grill. Try them in shish-kabob today.

-Arugula:  We have plenty of spicy arugula just for you!

- Basil: We have big, fresh aromatic bunches of basil. Sprinkle on pizza as it comes out of the oven, put on sandwiches instead of lettuce (BLB anyone?), and of course put on top of sliced tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of sea salt...now that is summer!

- Eggplant, Asian:  We have beautiful, sweet (not at all bitter) asian, light purple eggplants that are wonderful on the grill, simply sauteed with other vegetables or used in some very traditional dishes such as eggplant caponata (see eggplant recipes at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe).

- Garlic: We have big, freshly harvested garlic for you! If you've never tasted fresh garlic, now's your chance.  So, easy to mince! 

- Lettuce:  Fresh crunchy romaine, green leaf and summer crisp lettuce. Enjoy a cool salad this week!

- Red Onions :  Freshly harvested. Tasty grilled (low to medium flame), sauteed or raw. These are crisper, fresher, sweeter and better tasting than any onions you'll get in the grocery store.

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

- Oranos Peppers:  We have those sweet, orange peppers that you like so much. We have more this week than last, but still limited quantity. The peppers got behind due to the very cold, wet weather we had in May, but the plants are starting to crank 'em out.

- Potatoes, Red, White and Blue!  We have three kinds of tasty potatoes for you to try.  Mountain Rose is a great multi-use potato, pretty in potato salad with their blush color.  Your favorite blue potatoes that are great for roasting or frying, because they turn brown and crisp so nicely. We also have the German Butterball white potato that is similar to a Yukon gold and wonderful in mashed potatoes or boiled. Frankly, all three potatoes are great for many uses. Try one or all three...We have a mix for you!

- Shallots:  If you've never tried shallots, well now is the perfect time. They are in the onion family, but have their own unique, mild flavor that chefs love.  Wonderful sauteed with any veggies, but just imagine them sauteed with green beans...yum!

- Spaghetti Squash: For all you gluten free, low-carb, paleo, vegetarian, and everyone else in between...we've got fresh spaghetti squash for you!  So easy to microwave for just 15 mins after poking with a knife all over (important to remember). When cool, slice in half, scoop out seeds, and run a fork over the inside to release golden, sweet strands of yummy squash. Just top with spaghetti sauce, toss with pesto or sauteed vegetables, or anything you like. It's that easy.

- Summer Squash:  We have delicious green Zucchini and Zephyr summer squash. Zephyr is the 1/2 green and 1/2 yellow tasty summer squash that is a cross between a fall squash and summer yellow squash. That makes for a sweet, slightly nutty and slightly firmer squash. Great for cooking on the grill and cooked just like zucchini. Try it today!

- Cherry Tomatoes!!! Yes, these are your favorite orangey-gold sweet and tangy treats. Plus, we have the sweet, lower acid, red cherry tomatoes and,  the new this year, yellow cherry tomatoes that many customers are discovering they really like.  Something delicious for everyone!  We give out samples, so you can try each one.

- Red Tomatoes:  We'll have traditional and great tasting red, slicing tomatoes for you to choose from. Great on sandwiches, in salads, and just sliced on a plate with a little salt, olive oil, basil and maybe some mozzarella.

- Roma Canning/Sauce and Salsa-making Tomatoes:  You can buy them by the quart if you just want to use them for making salsa or a small batch of sauce. We are also selling them in 25-lb boxes for $20! See our Web site for easy sauce-making recipes.  If you know you want one or more, just send an email to sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com and we'll hold it for you to pick up at market tomorrow between 9 am - noon. Please provide your name, number of boxes and a number to reach you.

Don't worry about having cash at our stand -- we take credit, debit & SNAP. 

Photos of the Week

Roma Canning Tomato boxes

 

Arugula

 

Oranos Sweet Peppers 

New Yellow Sweet Cherry Tomatoes

 

    

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

Posted 9/1/2016 7:20pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

We have  Canning Tomatoes for sale at this Saturday's (3 Sept.) market. That is 25-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes (Romas and Red Slicers) for just $20! What a deal! Reserve today!  They are perfect for fresh eating, canning, making sauce. It's super, duper easy. You’ll find easy instructions at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe.

To RESERVE 1 or more boxes, please email us at sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com, and provide your Name, Number of Boxes, Phone Number.  Remember pick-up is at this Saturday's BAE Farmer's Market. If you can pick up by noon, that would be most helpful.

 

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 8/26/2016 5:40pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

It's hard to believe that fall is just around the corner when we have this hot weather hanging on. That said, the nights and mornings have been blissfully cooler, which really helps those cool season fall crops that we've been seeding up and transplanting into the field. We'll continue to have summer crops for quite awhile, but fall crops will start to show up, including sweet potatoes later in September. We look forward to seeing you, your friends and family tomorrow!

Now is a great time to "put up" tomatoes for the winter! We again have 25-lb boxes of certified organic Roma tomatoes for just $20! Perfect for making salsa, canning, freezing, and making sauce. Since Roma's are meatier (less juice), they take less time to cook down into sauce and make a great chunky salsa. For simple instructions on how to can or freeze tomatoes, go to www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe

To RESERVE 1 or more boxes, please email us at sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com and we'll hold it for you to pick up at market tomorrow between 9 and noon. Please provide your name, how many boxes you want, and a phone number to reach you. 

What we'll have at market...

-Arugula:  We have plenty of spicy arugula just for you!

- Basil: We have big, fresh aromatic bunches of basil. Sprinkle on pizza as it comes out of the oven, put on sandwiches instead of lettuce (BLB anyone?), and of course put on top of sliced tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of sea salt...now that is summer!

- Eggplant, Asian:  We have beautiful, sweet (not at all bitter) asian, light purple eggplants that are wonderful on the grill, simply sauteed with other vegetables or used in some very traditional dishes such as eggplant caponata (see eggplant recipes at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe).

- Garlic: We have big, freshly harvested garlic for you! If you've never tasted fresh garlic, now's your chance.  So, easy to mince! 

- Lettuce:  Fresh crunchy romaine, green leaf and summer crisp lettuce. Enjoy a cool salad this week!

- Red Onions :  Freshly harvested. Tasty grilled (low to medium flame), sauteed or raw. These are crisper, fresher, sweeter and better tasting than any onions you'll get in the grocery store.

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

- Oranos Peppers:  We have those sweet, orange peppers that you like so much. We have more this week than last, but still limited quantity. The peppers got behind due to the very cold, wet weather we had in May, but the plants are starting to crank 'em out.

- Potatoes, Red, White and Blue!  We have three kinds of tasty potatoes for you to try.  Mountain Rose is a great multi-use potato, pretty in potato salad with their blush color.  Your favorite blue potatoes that are great for roasting or frying, because they turn brown and crisp so nicely. We also have the German Butterball white potato that is similar to a Yukon gold and wonderful in mashed potatoes or boiled. Frankly, all three potatoes are great for many uses. Try one or all three...We have a mix for you!

- Shallots:  If you've never tried shallots, well now is the perfect time. They are in the onion family, but have their own unique, mild flavor that chefs love.  Wonderful sauteed with any veggies, but just imagine them sauteed with green beans...yum!

- Spaghetti Squash: For all you gluten free, low-carb, paleo, vegetarian, and everyone else in between...we've got fresh spaghetti squash for you!  So easy to microwave for just 15 mins after poking with a knife all over (important to remember). When cool, slice in half, scoop out seeds, and run a fork over the inside to release golden, sweet strands of yummy squash. Just top with spaghetti sauce, toss with pesto or sauteed vegetables, or anything you like. It's that easy.

- Summer Squash:  We have delicious green Zucchini and Zephyr summer squash. Zephyr is the 1/2 green and 1/2 yellow tasty summer squash that is a cross between a fall squash and summer yellow squash. That makes for a sweet, slightly nutty and slightly firmer squash. Great for cooking on the grill and cooked just like zucchini. Try it today!

- Cherry Tomatoes!!! Yes, these are your favorite orangey-gold sweet and tangy treats. Plus, we have the sweet, lower acid, red cherry tomatoes and yellow cherry tomatoes that many customers love to mix with the orange cherry tomatoes.  Something delicious for everyone!  We give out samples, so you can try each one.

- Red Tomatoes:  We'll have traditional and great tasting red, slicing tomatoes for you to choose from. Great on sandwiches, in salads, and just sliced on a plate with a little salt, olive oil, basil and maybe some mozzarella.

- Roma Canning/Sauce and Salsa-making Tomatoes:  You can buy them by the quart if you just want to use them for making salsa or a small batch of sauce. We are also selling them in 25-lb boxes for $20! See our Web site for easy sauce-making recipes.  If you know you want one or more, just send an email to sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com and we'll hold it for you to pick up at market tomorrow between 9 am - noon. Please provide your name, number of boxes and a number to reach you.

Don't worry about having cash at our stand -- we take credit, debit & SNAP. 

Photos of the Week

Roma Canning Tomato boxes

Arugula

 

Oranos Sweet Peppers 

New Yellow Sweet Cherry Tomatoes

 

    

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

Posted 8/25/2016 7:12pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

We have  Canning Tomatoes for sale at this Saturday's (27 August) market. That is 25-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes (Romas and Red Slicers) for just $20! What a deal! Reserve today! See photo below.

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 extra tomatoes that we have and they look and taste great. They are perfect for fresh eating, canning, making sauce. It's super, duper easy. You’ll find easy instructions at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe.

To RESERVE 1 or more boxes, please email us at sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com, and provide your Name, Number of Boxes, Phone Number.  Remember pick-up is at this Saturday's BAE Farmer's Market (9 am - 1 pm).

 

Canning Tomato Boxes!

 

 

 

   

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 8/19/2016 5:13pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Finally...a break from the high heat!  It should be a normal summer day at market tomorrow as you shop for your fresh organic veggies for the week. We will have sweet corn again, the last of the season, and arugula, that addicting green. We have a ton of super sweet sungolds! We have a lot of roma tomatoes that are a meaty tomato, which means they are perfect for making salsas, pico de gallo, and cooking down into sauce. We will be selling them in large and small quantities to meet your needs. Please full list below of what we'll have.

We also again have 25-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes for just $20! What a deal! They are canning tomatoes, because they may have a cosmetic defect or are a little over-ripe, but are otherwise perfect for fresh eating, canning, making sauce. See photo below. For simple instructions on how to can or freeze tomatoes, go to www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe.

To RESERVE 1 or more boxes, please email us at sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com and we'll hold it for you to pick up at market tomorrow between 9 and noon. Please provide your name, how many boxes you want, and a phone number to reach you.

 

What we'll have at market...

- Sweet Corn (Last week!): This will be the last market that we'll have sweet corn for the season. 

-Arugula (Back!):  We have a new crop of spicy arugula just for you!

- Basil: We have big, fresh aromatic bunches of basil. Sprinkle on pizza as it comes out of the oven, put on sandwiches instead of lettuce (BLB anyone?), and of course put on top of sliced tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of sea salt...now that is summer!

- Eggplant, Asian:  We have some beautiful, sweet (not at all bitter) asian, light purple eggplants that are wonderful on the grill, simply sauteed with other vegetables or used in some very traditional dishes such as eggplant caponata (see eggplant recipes at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe).

- Garlic: We have big, freshly harvested garlic for you! If you've never tasted fresh garlic, now's your chance.  So, easy to mince! 

- Lettuce:  Fresh crunchy romaine, green leaf and summer crisp lettuce. Enjoy a cool salad this week!

- Red Onions :  Freshly harvested. Tasty grilled (low to medium flame), sauteed or raw. These are crisper, fresher, sweeter and better tasting than any onions you'll get in the grocery store.

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

- Oranos Peppers:  We have those sweet, orange peppers that you like so much. We have more this week than last, but still limited quantity. The peppers got behind due to the very cold, wet weather we had in May, but the plants are starting to crank 'em out.

- Potatoes, Red, White and Blue!  We have three kinds of tasty potatoes for you to try.  Mountain Rose is a great multi-use potato, pretty in potato salad with their blush color.  Your favorite blue potatoes that are great for roasting or frying, because they turn brown and crisp so nicely. We also have the German Butterball white potato that is similar to a Yukon gold and wonderful in mashed potatoes or boiled. Frankly, all three potatoes are great for many uses. Try one or all three...We have a mix for you!

- Shallots:  If you've never tried shallots, well now is the perfect time. They are in the onion family, but have their own unique, mild flavor that chefs love.  Wonderful sauteed with any veggies, but just imagine them sauteed with green beans...yum!

- Spaghetti Squash: For all you gluten free, low-carb, paleo, vegetarian, and everyone else in between...we've got fresh spaghetti squash for you!  So easy to microwave for just 15 mins after poking with a knife all over (important to remember). When cool, slice in half, scoop out seeds, and run a fork over the inside to release golden, sweet strands of yummy squash. Just top with spaghetti sauce, toss with pesto or sauteed vegetables, or anything you like. It's that easy.

- Summer Squash:  We have delicious green zucchini and zephyr summer squash.

- Cherry Tomatoes!!! Yes, these are your favorite orangey-gold sweet and tangy treats. Plus, we have the sweet, lower acid, red cherry tomatoes that many customers love to mix with the orange cherry tomatoes.  Something delicious for everyone!

- Red Tomatoes:  We'll have lots of traditional and tasty red, slicing tomatoes for you to choose from in all sizes. The German Johnson heirlooms are large and have a nice balanced (sweet to acid) flavor that tastes great! 

- Tomato 2nds:  We have 25-lb boxes of tomatoes for $20! See our Web site for easy sauce-making recipes.  If you know you want one or more, just send an email to sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com and we'll hold it for you to pick up at market tomorrow between 9 am - noon. Please provide your name, number of boxes and a number to reach you.

Don't worry about having cash at our stand -- we take credit, debit & SNAP. 

Photos of the Week

 Sweet, White Corn!

Boxes of Canning/Freezing Tomatoes!

  

 

  

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

Posted 8/14/2016 8:15am by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

We have some extra Canning Tomatoes for sale - from the farm today (Sunday 14 Aug) and Monday (15 Aug)! 25-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes for just $20! What a deal! See photo below.

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 extra tomatoes that we have and they look and taste great. They are perfect for fresh eating, canning, making sauce. It's super, duper easy. You’ll find easy instructions at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe.

To RESERVE 1 or more boxes, please email us at sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com, and provide your Name, Number of Boxes, Phone Number, and Time you can pick up either today or tomorrow from the farm. We are located off RT 234 in Leonardtown. We'll provide more details once you email us. It's first-come, first-served.

 

Canning Tomato Boxes! 

   

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

Posted 8/12/2016 7:20pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Okay, I'm not going to beat around the bush. It is H-O-T hot, but we are like what the U.S. Postal Service used to be, we are there, come rain or shine, because we have fresh, delicious, certified organic sweet corn for you!  We also have fresh lettuce, plenty of pretty purple, Asian eggplant, summer squash, sweet peppers and, of course, an abundance of tomatoes. 

We also again have 25-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes for just $20! What a deal! They are canning tomatoes, because they may have a cosmetic defect or are a little over-ripe, but are otherwise perfect for fresh eating, canning, making sauce. See photo below. For simple instructions on how to can or freeze tomatoes, go to www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe.

To RESERVE 1 or more boxes, please email us at sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com and we'll hold it for you to pick up at market tomorrow between 9 and noon. Please provide your name, how many boxes you want, and a phone number to reach you.

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

- Sweet Corn (Back!): Yes, we have sweet corn again! We'll have a lot at this market, but with this heat, we may not have as much next market. So, this is the market to stock up on sweet corn. Yes, you can quickly cook it, cut it off the cob and freeze it for future use. Then, of course, you can eat it fresh, off the cob, warm with butter and a little salt.  That's the best. See photo below.

- Basil: We have big, fresh aromatic bunches of basil. Sprinkle on pizza as it comes out of the oven, put on sandwiches instead of lettuce (BLB anyone?), and of course put on top of sliced tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of sea salt...now that is summer!

- Cucuzza: Try this delicious Sicilian summer squash. One large squash will feed your family.  See recipe from one of our customers, Russel, on our Web site: sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com

- Eggplant, Asian:  We have some beautiful, sweet (not at all bitter) asian, light purple eggplants that are wonderful on the grill, simply sauteed with other vegetables or used in some very traditional dishes such as eggplant caponata (see eggplant recipes at sassafrascreekfarm.com).

- Garlic: We have big, freshly harvested garlic for you! If you've never tasted fresh garlic, now's your chance.  So, easy to mince! 

- Lettuce:  Fresh crunchy romaine and summer crisp lettuce. Enjoy a cool salad this week!

- Red Onions :  Freshly harvested. Tasty grilled (low to medium flame), sauteed or raw. These are crisper, fresher, sweeter and better tasting than any onions you'll get in the grocery store.

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

- Oranos Peppers:  We have those sweet, orange peppers that you like so much. We have more this week than last, but still limited quantity. The peppers got behind due to the very cold, wet weather we had in May, but the plants are starting to crank 'em out.

 - Padron Peppers: If you've been to our stand last year, you will recognize these wonderful Spanish tapas peppers. Just saute whole in olive oil, until shriveled, put on a plate and sprinkle sea salt on top. Serve to your guests with a nice cold beer or dry white wine, and you have a special, delicious, addicting treat.  And then there is the surprise of 1 in 10 or 20 peppers is a little hot!  Play Russian Roulette with tapas today!

- Potatoes, Red, White and Blue!  We have three kinds of tasty potatoes for you to try.  Mountain Rose is a great multi-use potato, pretty in potato salad with their blush color.  Your favorite blue potatoes that are great for roasting or frying, because they turn brown and crisp so nicely. We also have the German Butterball white potato that is similar to a Yukon gold and wonderful in mashed potatoes or boiled. Frankly, all three potatoes are great for many uses. Try one or all three...We have a mix for you!

- Shallots:  If you've never tried shallots, well now is the perfect time. They are in the onion family, but have their own unique, mild flavor that chefs love.  Wonderful sauteed with any veggies, but just imagine them sauteed with green beans...yum!

- Spaghetti Squash: For all you gluten free, low-carb, paleo, vegetarian, and everyone else in beteween...we've got fresh spaghetti squash for you!  So easy to microwave for just 15 mins after poking with a knife all over (important to remember). When cool, slice in half, scoop out seeds, and run a fork over the inside to release golden, sweet strands of yummy squash. Just top with spaghetti sauce, toss with pesto or sauteed vegetables, or anything you like. It's that easy.

- Summer Squash:  We have delicious green zucchini and zephyr summer squash.

- Cherry Tomatoes!!! Yes, these are your favorite orangey-gold sweet and tangy treats. Plus, we have the sweet, lower acid, red cherry tomatoes that many customers love to mix with the orange cherry tomatoes.  Something delicious for everyone!

- Red Tomatoes:  We'll have lots of traditional and tasty red, slicing tomatoes for you to choose from in all sizes. The German Johnson heirlooms are large and have a nice balanced (sweet to acid) flavor that tastes great! 

- Tomato 2nds:  We have 25-lb boxes of tomatoes for $20! See our Web site for easy sauce-making recipes.  If you know you want one or more, just send an email to sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com and we'll hold it for you to pick up at market tomorrow between 9 am - noon. Please provide your name, number of boxes and a number to reach you.

Don't worry about having cash at our stand -- we take credit, debit & SNAP. 

Photos of the Week

 Sweet, White Corn!

Boxes of Canning/Freezing Tomatoes!

  

 

  

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

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