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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)

 

Posted 10/7/2016 6:46pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Yes, we will be at the market tomorrow! Even though it looks like it is going to be another rainy Saturday.  So, I can't think of a better reason to show off your galoshes at the social scene that is the farmer's market where, by the way, you can get very fresh, certified organic, delicious vegetables, as well as locally-raised meats by other vendors.  We so appreciate you coming out to the market last Saturday and hope to see you again tomorrow.  

What we'll have at market...

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

- Spinach (New!): It seems that no explanation is needed for spinach, except our's is fresh, fresh, fresh, and tasty (limited quantity).

- Green Oranos Peppers (New!): If you like green bell peppers, then you'll love these savory versions of the orange oranos peppers...sauteed, grilled or baked, yum!  We will also have the sweet orange ones too!

-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 and Red:  Now's your chance to try our wonderful, sweet beets. We also 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 (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, Green Leaf and Romaine: Three varieties of fresh, crisp lettuce to enjoy this week! (Limited quantity)

 - Salad Mix:  Convenient, tasty and ready to eat salad. Perfect blend of red and green 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 might tasty too!

- 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!

- Radishes, French Breakfast (Back!): They are french, tasty, and not just for breakfast! (limited quantity)

- 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!  Not much left for the season.

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

 - 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.

- 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 (limited quantity): We have 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 

 

Sweet Potatoes!

Freshly-Harvested Ginger!

     

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

Posted 9/30/2016 3:27pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Okay, even though it is likely to rain tomorrow it should only be light and intermittent. So, show off your new spiffy rain coat, pull that handy dandy umbrella out of the back of your closet, or cut arm and head holes out of a garbage bag and come on down to the market! It's the Saturday social scene! PLUS we have a lot of delicious, very fresh, certified organic veggies just for you and your family.  Please see what is new this week below! Hint...salad mix, sweet potatoes, turnips, oatmeal...and yes, more ginger! We also still have boxes of canning tomatoes to reserve (see tomatoes below).

What we'll have at market...

- Rolled Oats (a.k.a., oatmeal; New!):  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 might tasty too!

 - Hakurei Turnips (New!):  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.

 - Sweet Potatoes (New!):  Super tasty boiled and mashed, fried, and roasted; for lunch, dinner, and even breakfast! 

 - Salad Mix (New!):  Convenient, tasty and ready to eat salad. Perfect blend of red and green lettuce.

-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, Golden, Chioggia, Red:  Now's your chance to try our wonderful golden-colored beets that have their own unique sweet flavor. We also 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.

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

- 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! 

- 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:  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 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.

- 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: We have 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 

 

Sweet Hakurei Turnips!

 

Sweet Potatoes!

Freshly-Harvested Ginger!

     

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

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

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