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

Hello Farm Friends!

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

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

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

 

What we'll have at market...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos of the Week

 Sweet, White Corn!

Boxes of Canning/Freezing Tomatoes!

  

 

  

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

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

Hello Farm Friends!

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

Now is the perfect time to start putting tomatoes up for winter! Easier to chip away at it, instead of leaving until the end of the summer. These are extra tomatoes that we have and they look and taste great. They are perfect for fresh eating, canning, making sauce. It's super, duper easy. You’ll find easy instructions at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe.

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

 

Canning Tomato Boxes! 

   

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

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

Hello Farm Friends!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos of the Week

 Sweet, White Corn!

Boxes of Canning/Freezing Tomatoes!

  

 

  

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

Posted 8/7/2016 8:02am by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

We have extra Canning Tomatoes for sale - from the farm today (Sunday 7 Aug) and Monday (8 Aug from noon to 5 PM)! 25-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes for just $20! What a deal! See photo below.

Now is the perfect time to start putting tomatoes up for winter! Easier to chip away at it, instead of leaving until the end of the summer. These are extra tomatoes that we have and they look and taste great. They are perfect for fresh eating, canning, making sauce. It's super, duper easy. You’ll find easy instructions at www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe.

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

 

Canning Tomato Boxes! 

   

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

Posted 8/5/2016 5:53pm by David Paulk.

UPDATE!   We have green beans!! I forgot to add that to the list. Sorry for extra email.  See you tomorrow!

Hello Farm Friends!

Remember that tomato tsunami I mentioned last week?  Well, the wave is cresting and we doing the backstroke! We have lots of your favorite traditional red slicing tomatoes, some heirloom, green zebras, some romas and orange and red cherry tomatoes at market tomorrow (9am - 1pm).  See photos below.

Now is the perfect time to start putting tomatoes up for winter! We have canning tomatoes for sale! (read on...) I know that winter seems a long way off, but it's something that I chip away at over the summer.  Even if you don't can, it is super easy to cook tomatoes down into sauce and freeze the sauce, or even freeze tomatoes whole, skin and all! For simple instructions on how to can or freeze tomatoes, go to www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe .

We have 25-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes for just $20! What a deal! They are canning tomatoes, because they may have a cosmetic defect or are a little over-ripe, but are otherwise perfect for fresh eating, canning, making sauce. It's super, duper easy.

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

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

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

- Basil: There is nothing else like the aromatic smell or flavor of fresh basil with tomatoes or sauteed vegetables!  The basil is particularly beautiful and bountiful this week. I think they like the cooler nights. Sprinkle on pizza as it comes out of the oven, put on sandwiches instead of lettuce (BLB anyone?), and of course put on top of sliced tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of sea salt...now that is summer!

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

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

- Lettuce:  Fresh crunchy romaine and soft, frilly green leaf. Enjoy a cool salad this week!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Summer Squash (3 kinds!):  The season is finally here and we have 3 wonderful varieties for you to try, including golden zucchini, green zucchini and zephyr. (limited quantities)

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

- Green Zebra Tomatoes:  These onions are green and striped AND ripe! They are really tangy and make a delicious, pretty salsa mixed with red tomatoes.

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

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

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

Photos of the Week

Tangy, sweet sunshine in your mouth!

Sweet, red, juicy treats! 

Roman beauties!

Padron Peppers! 

  

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

Posted 8/5/2016 4:54pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Remember that tomato tsunami I mentioned last week?  Well, the wave is cresting and we doing the backstroke! We have lots of your favorite traditional red slicing tomatoes, some heirloom, green zebras, some romas and orange and red cherry tomatoes at market tomorrow (9am - 1pm).  See photos below.

Now is the perfect time to start putting tomatoes up for winter! We have canning tomatoes for sale! (read on...) I know that winter seems a long way off, but it's something that I chip away at over the summer.  Even if you don't can, it is super easy to cook tomatoes down into sauce and freeze the sauce, or even freeze tomatoes whole, skin and all! For simple instructions on how to can or freeze tomatoes, go to www.sassafrascreekfarm.com/recipe .

We have 25-lb boxes of certified organic tomatoes for just $20! What a deal! They are canning tomatoes, because they may have a cosmetic defect or are a little over-ripe, but are otherwise perfect for fresh eating, canning, making sauce. It's super, duper easy.

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

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

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

- Basil: There is nothing else like the aromatic smell or flavor of fresh basil with tomatoes or sauteed vegetables!  The basil is particularly beautiful and bountiful this week. I think they like the cooler nights. Sprinkle on pizza as it comes out of the oven, put on sandwiches instead of lettuce (BLB anyone?), and of course put on top of sliced tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of sea salt...now that is summer!

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

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

- Lettuce:  Fresh crunchy romaine and soft, frilly green leaf. Enjoy a cool salad this week!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Summer Squash (3 kinds!):  The season is finally here and we have 3 wonderful varieties for you to try, including golden zucchini, green zucchini and zephyr. (limited quantities)

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

- Green Zebra Tomatoes:  These onions are green and striped AND ripe! They are really tangy and make a delicious, pretty salsa mixed with red tomatoes.

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

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

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

Photos of the Week

Tangy, sweet sunshine in your mouth!

Sweet, red, juicy treats! 

Roman beauties!

Padron Peppers! 

  

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

Posted 7/29/2016 5:22pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Well, we finally got some decent rain last night and the tomato tsunami has hit!  Tomorrow is another farmers market and we'll have plenty of tomatoes of all colors along with other fresh, certified organic vegetables for you, your family and friends to enjoy. 

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

- Arugula: For those of you who don't mind a little heat, this week's arugula is a little peppery from the hot weather. If you haven't tried our beets, roasted and sliced, on a bed of fresh arugula and goat cheese with walnuts, well, you haven't lived. What an amazing combination!

- Basil: There is nothing else like the aromatic smell or flavor of fresh basil with tomatoes or sauteed vegetables!

- Beets (topped):  Try your sweet beet wrapped in foil and roasted (rub skins off when cool) or simply peel like a potato and boil until fork tender. Then either serve warm with butter or cool on a bed lettuce with goat cheese and walnuts...amazing combination!  

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

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

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

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

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

 - Padron Peppers: If you've been to our stand last year, you will recognize these wonderful Spanish tapas peppers. Just saute whole in olive oil, until shriveled, put on a plate and sprinkle sea salt on top. Serve to your guests with a nice cold beer or dry white wine, and you have a special, delicious, addicting treat.

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

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

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

- Summer Squash (3 kinds!):  The season is finally here and we have 3 wonderful varieties for you to try, including golden zucchini, green zucchini and zephyr.

- Cherry Tomatoes: Yes, these are your favorite orangey-gold sweet and tangy treats. Plus the red, sweet treat, lower acid cherry tomatoes.  Something delicious for everyone!

- Green Zebra Tomatoes:  These onions are green and striped AND ripe! They are really tangy and make a delicious, pretty salsa mixed with red tomatoes.

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

- Tomato 2nds:  We have 25-lb boxes of tomatoes for $25 that may have a cosmetic defect or are a little over-ripe, but are otherwise perfect for fresh eating, canning, cooking down into sauce. It's super easy. See our Web site for easy sauce-making recipes.  If you know you want one, just send an email to sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com and we'll hold it for you to pick up at market tomorrow between 9 am - 1 pm. Please provide your name and a number to reach you.

 

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

 

Photos of the Week

Sweet & Tangy, like fruit, Cherry Tomatoes

 

 

Beautiful Juicy Red Slicing Tomatoes - perfect for a BLT or Caprese

 

 

  

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

Posted 7/22/2016 4:10pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

It's just too hot to talk long.  We will be at the market with some new delicious summer vegetables for you! Just think how great your cookout is going to be with all these wonderful, fresh flavors.  So, we hope to see you, your friends and family there!  

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

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

- Tomato 2nds (New!):  We have 25-lb boxes of tomatoes for $25 that may have a cosmetic defect or are a little over-ripe, but are otherwise perfect for fresh eating, canning, cooking down into sauce. It's super easy. See our Web site for easy sauce-making recipes.  If you know you want one, just send an email to sassafrascreekfarm@gmail.com and we'll hold it for you to pick up at market tomorrow between 9 am - 1 pm. Please provide your name and a number to reach you. 

 - Padron Peppers (New!): If you've been to our stand last year, you will recognize these wonderful Spanish tapas peppers. Just saute whole in olive oil, until shriveled, put on a plate and sprinkle sea salt on top. Serve to your guests with a nice cold beer or dry white wine, and you have a special, delicious, addicting treat.

- Green Zebra Tomatoes (New):  These onions are green and striped AND ripe! They are really tangy and make a delicious, pretty salsa mixed with red tomatoes. (Limited Quantity)

- Arugula (Back!): That spicy green is back! We know you missed it. If you haven't tried our topped beets, roasted and sliced, on a bed of fresh arugula and goat cheese with walnuts, well, you haven't lived. What an amazing combination!

- Basil: There is nothing else like the aromatic smell or flavor of fresh basil with tomatoes or sauteed vegetables!

- Beets, Red (topped):  Try your sweet beet wrapped in foil and roasted (rub skins off when cool) or simply peel like a potato and boil until fork tender. Then either serve warm with butter or cool on a bed lettuce with goat cheese and walnuts...amazing combination!  

- Cucumbers:  We have two types of fresh, crisp cukes to choose from for your salads, a traditional and an Asian variety (similar to English cukes), both sweet, small seeds and tasty. 

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

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

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

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

- 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 (3 kinds!):  The season is finally here and we have 3 wonderful varieties for you to try, including golden zucchini, green zucchini and zephyr.

- Cherry Tomatoes: Yes, these are your favorite orangey-gold sweet and tangy treats. Plus the red, sweet treat, lower acid cherry tomatoes.  Something delicious for everyone!

- Tomatoes:  We'll have lots of delicious heirloom and slicing tomatoes for you to choose from in all sizes. The German Johnson heirlooms are quite large early in the season and have a nice balanced (sweet to acid) flavor that tastes great! We also have really good traditional red slicing tomatoes that are also balanced in sweet to acid.

 - Personal-Sized Watermelon (New!): Back this year, by popular demand, your favorite so sweet Japanese Icebox watermelons.

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

 

Photos of the Week

 

Cooooool Crisp Romaine

 

 

Spaghetti Squash

 

Sweet & Tangy Cherry Tomato Treats!

Japanese Icebox Watermelons!

 

  

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

Posted 7/15/2016 7:13pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Well, if there was any doubt it was summer, the weather this week cleared up any confusion. It will be a whole 10 degrees cooler this Saturday! So enjoy the beautiful day at the farmer's market with your family and friends and buy your week's worth of fresh, organic veggies from us (and meat, egg, and fruit from our other wonderful vendors)!  We have harvested a bounty colorful summer vegetables just for you and hope to see you there to enjoy them. See full list below!

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

 - Personal-Sized Watermelon (New!): Back this year, by popular demand, your favorite so sweet Japanese Icebox watermelons.

- Cherry Tomatoes (New!): Yes, these are your favorite orangey-gold sweet and tangy treats. (Limited Quantity)

- Blue and German Butterball Potatoes (New!):  We also have back this year your favorite blue potatoes that are great for roasting or frying, because they turn brown and crisp so nicely. We also have back from last year the GBB white potato that is similar to a Yukon gold and wonderful in mashed potatoes or boiled. Frankly, these two and our red potatoes are great for many uses. Try one or more!  We can also do a mix for you!

- Basil: There is nothing else like the aromatic smell or flavor of fresh basil with tomatoes or sauteed vegetables!

- Beets, Chioggia & Red (topped): We are always asked, "What's the difference between the red and Chioggia beets?" Well, both are tasty and have a beet flavor, but the Chioggia is Italian, has a milder beet flavor, is maybe a little sweeter, and has a bulls-eye pattern of pink and white when you slice them. Try either wrapped in foil and roasted (rub skins off when cool) or simply peel like a potato and boil until fork tender. Then either serve warm with butter or cool on a bed lettuce with goat cheese and walnuts...amazing combination!  

- Cucumbers:  We have two types of fresh, crisp cukes to choose from for your salads, a traditional and an Asian variety (similar to English cukes), both sweet, small seeds and tasty. 

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

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

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

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

- New Red Potatoes: Freshly harvested, mountain rose red potatoes. If you've never tried potatoes fresh out of the ground, now's your chance. Sooo delicious. Wonderful prepared any way. Try in potato salad or simply boiled until fork tender and serve warm, buttered and lightly salted. 

- 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 (3 kinds!):  The season is finally here and we have 3 wonderful varieties for you to try, including gold zucchini, green zucchini and zephyr.

- Tomatoes:  We'll have lots of delicious heirloom and slicing tomatoes for you to choose from in all sizes. The German Johnson heirlooms are quite large early in the season and have a nice balanced (sweet to acid) flavor that tastes great! 

 Don't worry about having cash at our stand, since we take credit, debit and SNAP cards.

 

Photos of the Week

Japanese Icebox Watermelons!

Fresh Summer Flavors for You!

 

 

  

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

Posted 7/8/2016 4:49pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Well, it's going to be a hot one tomorrow, but never fear, we have lettuce and cucumbers to keep you cool.  This will be the last week for sweet corn for awhile, but we A LOT more tomatoes this week, as the summer heat is ripening them as fast as we can pick 'em!  See the complete list below.

Scroll all the way to the bottom to see more photos of our produce.

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

 - Basil: There is nothing else like the aromatic smell or flavor of fresh basil with tomatoes or sauteed vegetables!

- Beets, Chioggia & Red: We are always asked, "What's the difference between the red and Chioggia beets?" Well, both are tasty and have a beet flavor, but the Chioggia is Italian, has a milder beet flavor, is maybe a little sweeter, and has a bulls-eye pattern of pink and white when you slice them. Try either wrapped in foil and roasted (rub skins off when cool) or simply peel like a potato and boil until fork tender. Then either serve warm with butter or cool on a bed lettuce with goat cheese and walnuts...amazing combination!  

- Cucumbers:  We have two types of fresh, crisp cukes to choose from for your salads, a traditional and an Asian variety (similar to English cukes), both sweet, small seeds and tasty. 

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

- Green Beans:  There is nothing like fresh, tender, tasty green beans. Absolutely delectable served together with new red potatoes.

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

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

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

- New Red Potatoes: Freshly harvested, mountain rose red potatoes. If you've never tried potatoes fresh out of the ground, now's your chance. Sooo delicious. Wonderful prepared any way. Try in potato salad or simply boiled until fork tender and serve warm, buttered and lightly salted. 

- 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 (3 kinds!):  The season is finally here and we have 3 wonderful varieties for you to try, including gold zucchini, green zucchini and zephyr.

- Sweet Corn:  We'll have a big pile of freshly-harvested, sweet corn for you at market!

- Tomatoes:  We'll have lots of delicious heirloom and slicing tomatoes for you to choose from in all sizes. The German Johnson heirlooms are quite large early in the season and have a nice balanced (sweet to acid) flavor that tastes great! 

 Don't worry about having cash at our stand, since we take credit, debit and SNAP cards.

 

Photos of the Week  

 

Golden Zucchini!

Sweet Chioggia Beet!

Fresh aromatic garlic!

  

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

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