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

Hello Farm Friends!

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

What we'll have at market...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos of the Week

Roma Canning Tomato boxes

 

Arugula

 

Oranos Sweet Peppers 

New Yellow Sweet Cherry Tomatoes

 

    

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

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

Hello Farm Friends!

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

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

 

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

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

Hello Farm Friends!

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

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

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

What we'll have at market...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos of the Week

Roma Canning Tomato boxes

Arugula

 

Oranos Sweet Peppers 

New Yellow Sweet Cherry Tomatoes

 

    

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

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

Hello Farm Friends!

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

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

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

 

Canning Tomato Boxes!

 

 

 

   

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

 

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

Hello Farm Friends!

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

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

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

 

What we'll have at market...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos of the Week

 Sweet, White Corn!

Boxes of Canning/Freezing Tomatoes!

  

 

  

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

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

Hello Farm Friends!

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

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

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

 

Canning Tomato Boxes! 

   

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

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

Hello Farm Friends!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos of the Week

 Sweet, White Corn!

Boxes of Canning/Freezing Tomatoes!

  

 

  

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

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.

 

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