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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)

 

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)

 

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