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Posted 4/28/2017 4:52pm by David Paulk.

Greetings Farm Friends,

It sure feels like summer, but we're not ready to leave spring just yet, because we have a bunch of spring, fresh organic veggies for you to enjoy. We suggest dressing cool and coming earlier, since it won't be quite so hot. We' really look forward to seeing you all and can't wait to catch up!

What we'll have at market tomorrow:

Arugula:  We have plenty of baby, spring arugula with the spicy flavor you crave.

- 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, Green Leaft and Red Leaf:  It's the perfect time of year to enjoy spring crisp green and red leaf lettuces.

- Radishes, Red:  Beautiful, bright 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.

- 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.

- Spinach:  Freshly harvested, tasty spinach that is ready to eat raw, steamed, sauteed, or juiced.

- Sweet Potatoes:  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.

- Hakurei Turnips:  White, sweet and crunchy Japanese variety of turnips. Wonderful raw in salads or simply sauteed or steamed, along with, of course, the tasty turnip 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:  

 

 

 

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 4/19/2017 8:20pm by David Paulk.

Hello Dear Farm Friends,

We will be at the Saturday, April 29th BAE Farmers Market (9 am - 1 pm). Meanwhile, the market opens this Saturday, 22 April (Earth Day) and there will be plenty of great vendors there, including Battle Creek, Monnett Farms, Porpoise Creek, Swampfox Farm, and a baker (new!), to name a few.

Can you believe it is already that time of year again?! It's been a pretty mild winter and a pretty hot spring so far.  Even so, we will have cool, crisp spring vegetables just for you on 29 April!  As usual, we'll send you an email on the Friday before the market (28 April) letting you know exactly what we will have at market, but right now, we anticipate the following:

- Arugula

- Carrots

- Curly Kale

- Lacinato Kale

- Radishes

- Salad Mix

- Scallions

- Spinach

- Sweet Potatoes

- Turnips 

 Like last year, don't worry about having cash at our stand, since we take credit, debit and SNAP cards.

So, we hope to see you, your friends and family members at the Saturday California ("BAE") Farmers Market this year! We've missed you and can't wait to see you and catch up.  We hope that you are all doing very well.

 

   

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 2/19/2017 9:11am by Sassafras Creek Farm.

Sassafras Creek Farm is hosting a high tunnel workshop February 23 from 10am - Noon.  Come out and learn about growing vegetables year-round in high tunnels.  This event is open to the public.  See flier for details.


 

Posted 12/11/2016 8:07pm by David Paulk.

 Happy Holidays Farm Friends!

We've decided to have one last farmer's market ON OUR FARM (in our new barn) Sunday, 18 Dec.; 11am - 2pm so that you can enjoy our fresh, organic vegetables for your holiday meals.  We will send you an email Friday, 16 Dec. with exactly what veggies we'll have, but we expect to have:

- Arugula

- Beets

- Brussels Sprouts

- Carrots

- Celery

- Chard

- Jerusalem Artichokes

- Kale (Curly and Lacinato)

- Salad Mix

- Radishes (French Breakfast & Red)

- Spinach

- Sweet Potatoes (Covington, Beauregard, Muraski)

- Japanese "Hakurei" Turnips

Swampfox Farm (our friends from BAE Famers' Market) will also be on our farm selling their delicious, pasture-raised, chickens! There's nothing like roast chicken and vegetables for a satisfying dinner with family and friends visiting over the holidays. Please go to our Web site for simple, tasty recipes for all of our produce: www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe.  

The market will be in a covered space, so don't worry if it is a little rainy or snowy on market day. We'll provide a weather update on Friday, 16 Dec. with the rest of the details, such as farm address and parking.

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Leonardtown, MD

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)


 

Posted 11/18/2016 4:43pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Tomorrow will be a beautiful day to celebrate the last market of the season! We'll have lots of certified organic, fresh-from-our-farm produce for your Thanksgiving table.  The complete detailed list is below, but some highlights include CELERY, SPINACH, salad mix, beautiful heads of butterhead/bibb lettuce, arugula, kale, chard, Irish and sweet potatoes, beets, radishes, sweet and green peppers, japanese turnips, and ginger!

It's been a great market season and it would not have been possible if it were not for you, our wonderful customers!  We are so thankful that you have chosen to  buy vegetables from our farm. We very much appreciate your support and have so enjoyed getting to know you, your children, family and pets (kale-eating dog, you know who you are)!

Please go to our Web site for simple, tasty recipes for all of our produce:  www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe.  As a reminder, in addition to cash, we take debit, credit and SNAP EBT cards, checks, as well as FMNP farmer's market coupons. 

What we'll have at market...

- Celery (New!):  Farm fresh celery is such a treat compared to store-bought celery. It is so much sweeter and aromatic. It will make a difference in your Thanksgiving stuffing, roasts, and soups.

-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.

- Beets, Golden, Chioggia, Red bunched and topped:  Now's your chance to try our wonderful, sweet beets. We have sweet, mild golden beets and your traditional, always good, sweet red beets and the fancy, Italian pink and white bulls-eye beets. Try them out today!

- Chard, Rainbow: I love this green. It has such pretty, glossy colorful leaves and it tastes so good. Chard is in the beet family. If you haven't tried it, well, give it a go! Prepared the same as spinach or kale. Simply saute with the tasty, crunchy stems too. Tried sauteed with raisins. Great combo!

- 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).

- 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, repeat until gone. None will go to waste!

- Jerusalem Artichokes (a.k.a., sunchokes):  they look like knobby potatoes, but taste like artichokes. Really good, peeled, sliced/diced, roasted in the oven at 350 degrees until fork tender, and sprinkled with sea salt...like artichoky potatoes. They get a little brown and crispy...yum! See soup recipe on our Web site: www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe

- Kale, Curly & Lacinato:  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. 

- Lettuce, butterhead/bibb, romaine and green oak leaf:  fresh and sweet - just add a simple dressing; nothing else is needed to thoroughly enjoy.

- 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, Orange & Green:  We have those sweet, orange peppers that you like so much. We also have green bell type oranos peppers too!

- Rolled Oats (a.k.a., oatmeal):  That's oatmeal y'all!  Yes, we grew oats on our farm, harvested, milled and rolled them. They cook in the same amount of time as regular Quaker oats...about 10 mins tops. They are mighty tasty too! (limited quantity)

- Irish Potatoes, German Butterball and Blue!  We have two kinds of tasty potatoes for you to try.  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, they both potatoes are great for many uses. Try both! We have a mix for you!

 - Sweet Potatoes:  In addition to our traditional delicious, orange Covington sweet potatoes, we have purple Murasaki sweet potatoes too.  Super tasty simply sliced and roasted for 15 mins at 350 degrees, baked whole like a baked potato, microwaved, or boiled, then mashed; for lunch, dinner, and even breakfast!  AND DON'T FORGET SWEET POTATO PIE!

- Radishes, French Breakfast and Red: We have plenty of radishes to spice up your salads or just eat like the Eastern Europeans do with a little salt and butter on bread. Give it a try!

- Spinach: It seems that no explanation is needed for spinach, except our's is fresh, fresh, fresh, and sweet, slightly nutty, um tasty.

 - Hakurei Turnips:  White, sweet and crunchy Japanese variety of turnips. Wonderful raw in salads like a mild radish or Jicama, or simply sauteed, steamed or roasted. And don't forget the very southern turnip greens! So tasty with or without the bacon.

- Tomatoes, heirloom (red):  We have a limited quantity of great tasting heirloom tomatoes. 

- Tomatoes, green: We have some green tomatoes if you would like to make fried green tomatoes or slice thin and use in a frittata.

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

Photos of the Week 

 

Sweet, aromatic Celery

 

 Sweet Spinach

 

Sweet Potatoes!

 

 

Salad Mix

 

    

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 11/11/2016 4:57pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Can you believe the market season is almost over? Tomorrow will be the 30th market of the year, and the following Saturday, November 19 will be the last (just before Thanksgiving).  For these last two markets we will have a wide variety of fresh, certified organic veggies for you to choose from! We have plenty of arugula, beets, chard, kale, ginger, CARROTS!, lettuce, onions, potatoes, radishes, spinach, sweet potatoes, turnips, still some tomatoes...and more!  Please see the complete list  and photos below of what we'll have at market. We so look forward to seeing you, your family, and friends and remember to bundle up tomorrow, it's going to be a bit nippy, but sunny. 

Please go to our Web site for simple, tasty recipes for all of our produce:  www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe.  

As a reminder, we take debit, credit and SNAP EBT cards, as well as FMNP farmer's market coupons. 

What we'll have at market...

- Carrots (New!):  Yes! We have fresh, crunchy carrots! Perfect roasted with potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets and Jerusalem artichokes for a Thanksgiving roasted root dish. 

-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.

- Beets, Golden, Chioggia, Red bunched and topped:  Now's your chance to try our wonderful, sweet beets. We have sweet, mild golden beets and your traditional, always good, sweet red beets and the fancy, Italian pink and white bulls-eye beets. Try them out today!

- Chard, Rainbow: I love this green. It has such pretty, glossy colorful leaves and it tastes so good. Chard is in the beet family. It truly is my favorite green. If you haven't tried it, well, give it a go! Prepared the same as spinach or kale. Simply saute with the tasty, crunchy stems too.

- 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).

- 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, repeat until gone.  None of it goes to waste!

- Jerusalem Artichokes (a.k.a., sunchokes):  they look like knobby potatoes, but taste like artichokes. Really good, peeled, sliced/diced, roasted in the oven at 350 degrees until fork tender, and sprinkled with sea salt...like artichoky potatoes. They get a little brown and crispy...yum! See soup recipe on our Web site: www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe

- Kale, Curly & Lacinato:  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. 

- Lettuce, bibb and green oak leaf:  fresh and sweet - just add a simple dressing; nothing else is needed to thoroughly enjoy.

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

- Yellow onions: Essential staple of any kitchen. Taste great and store really well in your crisper.

- Oranos Peppers, Orange & Green:  We have those sweet, orange peppers that you like so much. We also have green bell type oranos peppers too!

- Rolled Oats (a.k.a., oatmeal):  That's oatmeal y'all!  Yes, we grew oats on our farm, harvested, milled and rolled them. They cook in the same amount of time as regular Quaker oats...about 10 mins tops. They are mighty tasty too!

- Irish Potatoes, German Butterball and Blue!  We have two kinds of tasty potatoes for you to try.  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, they both potatoes are great for many uses. Try both! We have a mix for you!

 - Sweet Potatoes:  In addition to our sweet traditional Beauregard sweet potatoes, we have purple Murasaki sweet potatoes too.  Super tasty boiled and mashed, fried, and roasted; for lunch, dinner, and even breakfast! 

- Radishes, French Breakfast and Red: We have plenty of radishes to spice up your salads or just eat like the Eastern Europeans do with a little salt and butter on bread. Give it a try!

- Spinach: It seems that no explanation is needed for spinach, except our's is fresh, fresh, fresh, and tasty.

- Turmeric (limited quantity): A member of the ginger family, turmeric is from India, and its usage there can be traced back almost four thousand years. In Southeast Asian cuisines, fresh turmeric is widely used pounded into a paste, or minced and grated into curries, rice dishes, and more. Turmeric is said to have health benefits; anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can potentially fight cancer and heart attacks, and it can help treat an upset stomach or heartburn.  See recipes on our Web site: www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe 

 - Hakurei Turnips:  White, sweet and crunchy Japanese variety of turnips. Wonderful raw in salads or simply sauteed or steamed, along with, of course, the tasty turnip greens. 

- Tomatoes:  We have a limited quantity of great tasting heirloom tomatoes, including some green zebras. 

- Canning Tomaotes: We are selling canning tomatoes at $1/lb. 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 

 

Sweet Spinach


Fresh, Crisp Carrot

 

Sweet Potatoes!

 

Freshly-Harvested Ginger!

 

    

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 11/4/2016 7:05pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Beautiful, crisp fall day tomorrow...Fresh, crisp, delicious vegetables grown just for you...Combine that with your friends and family, and maybe your best furry friend (your dog, that is), and what a nice way to spend a morning.  We have a lot of what you like:  arugula, beets, cabbage, chard, ginger, turmeric, kale, salad mix, onions, Rolled Oats!, beautiful Irish and Sweet Potatoes, radishes, spinach, turnips, AND tomatoes! For details see below and go to our Web site for simple, tasty recipes for all of our produce: www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe. We look forward to seeing your bright, shining faces. :-)

We will also continue to have a large variety of vegetables (and some new surprises) through the end of the market season. Last market is 19 November, which is the Saturday before Thanksgiving Day. 

As a reminder, we take debit and credit cards. Please see recipes on our Website (www.sassafrascreekfarm.com) and photos below.

What we'll have at market...

-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.

- Beets, Golden, Chioggia, Red bunched and topped:  Now's your chance to try our wonderful, sweet beets. We have sweet, mild golden beets and your traditional, always good, sweet red beets and the fancy, Italian pink and white bulls-eye beets. Try them out today!

- Cabbage: Sweet and crunch perfectly-sized for two green cabbage. See recipes on our Website, including how to make homemade sauerkraut. It is super easy! www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe

- Chard, Rainbow: I love this green. It has such pretty, glossy colorful leaves and it tastes so good. Chard is in the beet family. It truly is my favorite green. If you haven't tried it, well, give it a go! Prepared the same as spinach or kale. Simply saute with the tasty, crunchy stems too.

- 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).

- 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, repeat until gone.  None of it goes to waste!

- Jerusalem Artichokes (a.k.a., sunchokes):  they look like knobby potatoes, but taste like artichokes. Really good, peeled, sliced/diced, roasted in the oven at 350 degrees until fork tender, and sprinkled with sea salt...like artichoky potatoes. They get a little brown and crispy...yum! See soup recipe on our Web site: www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe

- Kale, Curly & Lacinato:  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. 

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

- Yellow onions: Essential staple of any kitchen. Taste great and store really well in your crisper.

- Oranos Peppers, Orange & Green:  We have those sweet, orange peppers that you like so much. We also have green bell pepper type oranos peppers too!

- Rolled Oats (a.k.a., oatmeal):  That's oatmeal y'all!  Yes, we grew oats on our farm, harvested, milled and rolled them. They cook in the same amount of time as regular Quaker oats...about 10 mins tops. They are mighty tasty too!

- Irish Potatoes, German Butterball and Blue and limited quantity of Mt Rose!  We have two kinds of tasty potatoes for you to try.  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, they both potatoes are great for many uses. Try both! We have a mix for you!

 - Sweet Potatoes:  In addition to our sweet traditional Beauregard sweet potatoes, we have purple (Murasaki) sweet potatoes too.  Super tasty boiled and mashed, fried, and roasted; for lunch, dinner, and even breakfast! 

- Radishes, French Breakfast and Red: We have plenty of radishes to spice up your salads or just eat like the Eastern Europeans do with a little salt and butter on bread. Give it a try!

- Salad Mix! What could be better than sweet, crunchy certified organic ready to eat mix of salad greens? Well, not much except maybe the Cubs winning the World Series. :-)

- Spinach: It seems that no explanation is needed for spinach, except our's is fresh, fresh, fresh, and tasty.

- Turmeric: A member of the ginger family, turmeric is from India, and its usage there can be traced back almost four thousand years. In Southeast Asian cuisines, fresh turmeric is widely used pounded into a paste, or minced and grated into curries, rice dishes, and more. Turmeric is said to have health benefits; anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can potentially fight cancer and heart attacks, and it can help treat an upset stomach or heartburn.  See recipes on our Web site: www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe 

 - Hakurei Turnips:  White, sweet and crunchy Japanese variety of turnips. Wonderful raw in salads or simply sauteed or steamed, along with, of course, the tasty turnip greens. 

- Tomatoes:  We have a limited quantity of great tasting heirloom tomatoes. 

Green Tomatoes: Tangy, green tomatoes that are perfect fried, made into chutney or added to a green tomato frittata. 

- Canning Tomaotes: We are selling canning tomatoes at $1/lb.  We have a couple 25 boxes and a couple 20 lb boxes.  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 

Delicious, So Good-for-You, Curly Kale

Sweet, Crunchy Cabbage

 

 

Sweet, Hakurei Turnips!

 

Freshly-Harvested Ginger!

Sweet Potatoes!

 

    

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 10/28/2016 6:07pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Tomorrow will be a beautiful, sunny 70 degree day!  And no wind to speak of.  My goodness, if you were at the market last weekend, you know what I mean...that wind was relentless. Our canopy just about took off several times. So, we are happy to see that the weather will be perfect tomorrow.  A great day to visit your friendly farmers who have your week's supply of fresh, certified-organic vegetables. 

We have a lot to choose from right now.  The full list is below, but some highlights are that we are having a sale on kale, as well as sweet, crunchy Hakurei turnips, since we have a lot. We still have freshly-harvested ginger and turmeric. New is Jerusalem Artichokes that taste like artichoky potatoes. And don't forget about our Sassafras Creek Farm-grown Rolled Oats (oatmeal)!

We will continue to have a large variety of vegetables through the end of the market season. Last market is 19 November, which is the Saturday before Thanksgiving Day. 

As a reminder, we take debit and credit cards. Please see recipes on our Website (www.sassafrascreekfarm.com) and photos below.

What we'll have at market...

- Jerusalem Artichokes (a.k.a., sunchokes) NEW!:  they look like knobby potatoes, but taste like artichokes. Really good, peeled, sliced/diced, roasted in the oven at 350 degrees until fork tender, and sprinkled with sea salt...like artichoky potatoes. They get a little brown and crispy...yum! See soup recipe on our Web site: www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe

- Salad Mix (Back!): Try our tasty, crunchy mix of green and red lettuces that are ready to eat.

- Green Tomatoes (New!): Tangy, green tomatoes that are perfect fried, made into chutney or added to a green tomato fritata. 

- Yellow onions (New!): Essential staple of any kitchen. Taste great and store really well in your crisper.

-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.

- Beets, Golden, Red bunched and topped:  Now's your chance to try our wonderful, sweet beets. We have sweet, mild golden beets and your traditional, always good, sweet red beets. Try them out today!

- Cabbage: Sweet and crunch perfectly-sized for two green cabbage. See recipes on our Website, including how to make homemade sauerkraut. It is super easy! www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe

- Chard, Rainbow: I love this green. It has such pretty, glossy colorful leaves and it tastes so good. Chard is in the beet family. It truly is my favorite green. If you haven't tried it, well, give it a go! Prepared the same as spinach or kale. Simply saute with the tasty, crunchy stems too.

- 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 (in short supply):  If you've never tasted our garlic, now's your chance while it lasts. 

- 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, repeat until gone.  None of it goes to waste!

- Kale, Curly & Lacinato:  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. 

- 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. We also have green bell pepper type oranos peppers too!

- Rolled Oats (a.k.a., oatmeal):  That's oatmeal y'all!  Yes, we grew oats on our farm, harvested, milled and rolled them. They cook in the same amount of time as regular Quaker oats...about 10 mins tops. They are mighty tasty too!

- Irish Potatoes, German Butterball and Blue!  We have two kinds of tasty potatoes for you to try.  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, they both potatoes are great for many uses. Try both! We have a mix for you!

 - Sweet Potatoes:  In addition to our sweet traditional Beauregard sweet potatoes, we have purple (Murasaki) sweet potatoes too.  Super tasty boiled and mashed, fried, and roasted; for lunch, dinner, and even breakfast! 

- Radishes, French Breakfast and Red: We have plenty of radishes to spice up your salads or just eat like the Eastern Europeans do with a little salt and butter on bread. Give it a try!

- Spinach: It seems that no explanation is needed for spinach, except our's is fresh, fresh, fresh, and tasty.

- Turmeric: A member of the ginger family, turmeric is from India, and its usage there can be traced back almost four thousand years. In Southeast Asian cuisines, fresh turmeric is widely used pounded into a paste, or minced and grated into curries, rice dishes, and more. Turmeric is said to have health benefits; anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can potentially fight cancer and heart attacks, and it can help treat an upset stomach or heartburn.  See recipes on our Web site: www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe 

 - Hakurei Turnips:  White, sweet and crunchy Japanese variety of turnips. Wonderful raw in salads or simply sauteed or steamed, along with, of course, the tasty turnip greens. 

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

- Canning Tomaotes (3 boxes): We have 25-lb boxes of certified organic regular red canning 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 

Delicious, So Good-for-You, Curly Kale

Sweet, Crunchy Cabbage

 

 

Sweet, Hakurei Turnips!

 

Freshly-Harvested Ginger!

Sweet Potatoes!

 

    

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 10/21/2016 6:09pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

 It's going to be a crisp, breezy day at the market tomorrow, and we will lots of fresh fall vegetables to greet you with, including turmeric, Grex Beets, and radishes (back!). Please see below for the complete list of what we'll have at market tomorrow, along with some photos. We look forward to seeing you, your friends and family.  Thank you!

What we'll have at market...

- Turmeric (New!): A member of the ginger family, turmeric is from India, and its usage there can be traced back almost four thousand years. In Southeast Asian cuisines, fresh turmeric is widely used pounded into a paste, or minced and grated into curries, rice dishes, and more. Turmeric is said to have health benefits; anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can potentially fight cancer and heart attacks, and it can help treat an upset stomach or heartburn. 

- Grex Beets (New!): They are big tasty beets and even tastier greens. Try them out today!

- Radishes, French Breakfast and Red (Back!): We have plenty of radishes to spice up your salads or just eat like the Eastern Europeans do with a little salt and butter on bread. Give it a try!

-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.

- Beets, Chioggia, Golden and Red:  Now's your chance to try our wonderful, sweet beets. We have sweet, mild golden beets and 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.

- Chard, Rainbow: I love this green. It has such pretty, glossy colorful leaves and it tastes so good. Chard is in the beet family. It truly is my favorite green. If you haven't tried it, well, give it a go! Prepared the same as spinach or kale. Simply saute with the tasty, crunchy stems too.

- 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 (in short supply):  If you've never tasted our garlic, now's your chance while it lasts. 

- 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, repeat until gone.  None of it goes to waste!

- Kale, Curly & Lacinato:  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.

- Lettuce, green and red oak leaf: Sweet, delicious, delicate oak leaf lettuces. Beautiful combined together in a salad.

- 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. We also have green bell pepper type oranos peppers too!

- Rolled Oats (a.k.a., oatmeal):  That's oatmeal y'all!  Yes, we grew oats on our farm, harvested, milled and rolled them. They cook in the same amount of time as regular Quaker oats...about 10 mins tops. They are mighty tasty too!

- Irish 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!

 - Sweet Potatoes:  In addition to our sweet traditional Beauregard sweet potatoes, we have purple (Murasaki) sweet potatoes too.  Super tasty boiled and mashed, fried, and roasted; for lunch, dinner, and even breakfast! 

- Spinach: It seems that no explanation is needed for spinach, except our's is fresh, fresh, fresh, and tasty.

 - Hakurei Turnips:  White, sweet and crunchy Japanese variety of turnips. Wonderful raw in salads or simply sauteed or steamed, along with, of course, the tasty turnip greens.

- 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. (limited quantity)

- Canning Tomaotes (2 boxes): We have 25-lb boxes of certified organic regular red canning 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 

Sweet, Hakurei Turnips!

French Breakfast Radishes

Freshly-Harvested Ginger!

Sweet Potatoes!

 

    

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 10/14/2016 5:28pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Now this is what I'm talkin' about...crisp, sunny, blue-sky autumn days! We hope you are enjoying this weather as much as we are. The fall veggies are here too!  We have beets, chard, kale, turnips, and Irish and sweet potatoes, plus more. Also, if you haven't tried our rolled oats (oatmeal) grown on our farm and rolled just for you, now's your chance. We look forward to seeing you, your family and friends tomorrow!

What we'll have at market...

-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.

- Beets, Chioggia, Golden and Red:  Now's your chance to try our wonderful, sweet beets. We have sweet, mild golden beets and 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.

- Chard, Rainbow: I love this green. It has such pretty, glossy colorful leaves and it tastes so good. Chard is in the beet family. It truly is my favorite green. If you haven't tried it, well, give it a go! Prepared the same as spinach or kale. Simply saute with the tasty, crunchy stems too.

- 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 (in short supply): We have garlic for you! If you've never tasted our garlic, now's your chance while it lasts. 

- 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, repeat until gone.  None of it goes to waste!

- Kale, Curly & Lacinato:  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.

- Lettuce, bibb: Sweet, delicious bibb lettuce. (Limited quantity)

- 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. We also have green bell pepper type oranos peppers too!

- Rolled Oats (a.k.a., oatmeal):  That's oatmeal y'all!  Yes, we grew oats on our farm, harvested, milled and rolled them. They cook in the same amount of time as regular Quaker oats...about 10 mins tops. They are mighty tasty too!

- Irish 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!

 - Sweet Potatoes:  In addition to our sweet traditional Beauregard sweet potatoes, we have purple (Murasaki) sweet potatoes too.  Super tasty boiled and mashed, fried, and roasted; for lunch, dinner, and even breakfast! 

- Spinach: It seems that no explanation is needed for spinach, except our's is fresh, fresh, fresh, and tasty.

 - Hakurei Turnips:  White, sweet and crunchy Japanese variety of turnips. Wonderful raw in salads or simply sauteed or steamed, along with, of course, the tasty turnip greens.

- 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. (limited quantity)

- Canning Tomaotes (limited quantity): We have three 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 Ginger!

Sweet Potatoes!

 

Curly Kale!

 

Beets!

     

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

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