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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.

 

Posted 7/1/2016 4:55pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Happy 4th of July weekend! Should be a pleasant low 70's in the morning, with no rain. Hope you are ready to stock up on fresh summer veggies for the long weekend of cookouts with friends and family! We have a lot of organic, Non-GMO sweet corn for you! Of course, everything we grow is organic, local and fresh. This Saturday we'll have more tomatoes than last week, and plenty of summer squash and cucumbers. Yes, we have potatoes for your homemade potato salad, green beans for your green bean salads, fresh lettuce for your crisp tossed salads, we have those sweet white superstar onions you love so much, and garlic, shallots and basil for flavoring everything!  See complete list below.

 

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

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

- Shallots (New!):  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!

- Arugula (Back!):  That spicy green you love to put on sandwiches, salads, top pizzas or just eat like a snack is here for you arugula addicts! You know who you are. ;-)

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

- Beets, Chioggia, Golden & Red: We have sweet beets that are just beautiful and tasty. If you've never tried golden beets, now's your chance.  They are sweet like other beets, but have their own unique, delicious flavor.  Try wrapped in foil and roasted on the grill or simply boiled until fork tender. Then lay on a bed of arugula, with goat cheese and walnuts....amazing! 

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

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

- 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. YUM!

- Summer Squash:  The season is finally here and we have 3 sweet varieties for you to try, including a yellow, zucchini and zephyr.

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

- Tomatoes:  The first of summer tomatoes has arrived! These are not hothouse tomatoes. We'll have a mix of heirloom and regular slicing tomatoes for you to choose from. Since first flush of tomatoes, quantities are limited for now, but the tomato tidal will continue to grow with each market.  

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

 

Photos of the Week  

The real deal Summer Tomatoes!

All Hail to Sweet Corn!

 

Fresh, sweet Cucumbers

 

   

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

Posted 6/24/2016 3:26pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

Along with the first day of summer this week, came the first summer veggies we all love so much. We'll have the some tomatoes, garlic, basil and, an all-time first for us, sweet corn. Our experiment in growing organic sweet corn paid off!  It is probably the most pampered corn crop, but it has been worth it, because it is sweet and tasty. We hope you enjoy it. This is our first harvest of this planting, but we'll have more corn (white) at the 2 July market. We hope you all aren't going out of town that weekend so that you can enjoy it too.

It will be a beautiful summer day Saturday, so please bring or meet your friends and family at the market to get your week's supply of organic veggies, as well as meet and eggs from our other wonderful market farmers.

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

- Sweet Corn (New!):  We'll have a big pile of bi-colored, freshly-harvested, sweet corn for you at market! (Limited quantity)

- Tomatoes (New!):  The first of summer tomatoes has arrived! These are not hothouse tomatoes. We'll have a mix of heirloom and regular slicing tomatoes for you to choose from. Since first flush of tomatoes, quantities are limited for now, but the tomato tidal will continue to grow with each market. (Limited quantity)

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

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

- Beets, Chioggia, Golden & Red: We have sweet beets that are just beautiful and tasty. If you've never tried golden beets, now's your chance.  They are sweet like other beets, but have their own unique, delicious flavor.  Try wrapped in foil and roasted on the grill or simply boiled until fork tender. Then lay on a bed of arugula, with goat cheese and walnuts....amazing! 

- Cucumbers:  We have more of 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. 

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

- Kale, Curly:  It can be sauteed, steamed, juiced, added to soups, baked as chips, and raw in kale salads. What a versatile and incredibly healthy vegetable! 

- Lettuce:  Fresh, soft green leaf, crunchy romaine and summer crisp lettuce. Enjoy a cool, crisp salad now that it's heating up.

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

- 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. YUM!

- Summer Squash:  The season is finally here and we have 3 sweet varieties for you to try, including a yellow, zucchini and zephyr.

 

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

 

Photos of the Week 

 

Sweet Corn!

 

Green Leaf Lettuce

 

Green Beans

   

 

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

Posted 6/17/2016 5:57pm by David Paulk.

Greetings Farm Friends!

It will be a beautiful, sunny morning, in the 70's, on Saturday!  Meet your friends and family at the market and get your fresh, certified organic vegetables for the week! As well as, your meat and eggs from our other wonderful vendors.  Summer crops are really starting to come on now, with cucumbers, squash and something new listed below!

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

- New Red Potatoes (New!): 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. YUM!

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

- Beets, Chioggia, Golden & Red: We have sweet beets that are just beautiful and tasty. If you've never tried golden beets, now's your chance.  They are sweet like other beets, but have their own unique, delicious flavor.  Try wrapped in foil and roasted on the grill or simply boiled until fork tender. Then lay on a bed of arugula, with goat cheese and walnuts....amazing! 

- Cucumbers:  We have more of 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 scapes:  Are the curly, green shoots that the garlic plant sends up in the Spring. They've got a mild, grassy, green garlic flavor. They don't have to be cooked, but if you do, you should cook them lightly in a quick stir-fry, for example. They also make the best pesto! We have the recipe on our Web site and we'll have copies to hand out at the market. Sold in bunches.

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

- Kale, Curly:  It can be sauteed, steamed, juiced, added to soups, baked as chips, and raw in kale salads. What a versatile and incredibly healthy vegetable! 

- Lettuce:  Fresh, soft green leaf, crunchy romaine and summer crisp lettuce. Enjoy a cool, crisp salad now that it's heating up.

- Summer Squash:  The season is finally here and we have 3 sweet varieties for you to try, including a yellow, zucchini and zephyr.

- Sweet Red and All-purpose Yellow Onions :  Freshly harvested. Tasty grilled (low to medium flame), sauteed or raw. 

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

The market has additional vegetable vendors, as well as beef, pork, chicken, and eggs. 

So, we hope to see you, your friends and family members on Saturday (BAE parking lot, 9am - 1pm). 

 

Photos of the Week 

New Red Potatoes

 

 

Green Beans

Romaine

  

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

Posted 6/10/2016 5:12pm by David Paulk.

Greetings Farm Friends!

 It's going to be a hot one on Saturday, so get your crisp, cool lettuce and salad mix, and other wonderful summer veggies while they last!  I guess summer has finally decided to arrive. We look forward to seeing you, your family and friends tomorrow!

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

- Salad Mix (back!):  Yes, our popular, ready-to-eat, sweet, crunchy salad mix is back!

- Summer Squash (New):  The season is finally here and we have 3 sweet varieties for you to try, including a yellow, zucchini and zephyr.

- Yellow Onions (New):  Great staples for any kitchen.  Tasty onions for grilling, sauteeing, burgers and onion rings!

- Golden Beets (New):  If you've never tried golden beets, now's your chance.  They are sweet like other beets, but have their own unique, delicious flavor.  Try golden or any beets grilled with over a bed of arugula, with goat cheese and walnuts....amazing!

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

- Basil Plants: Essential, fragrant basil. Plant now and it will be ready in time for tomato season.

- Beets, Chioggia & Red: We have sweet beets that are just beautiful and tasty. Try wrapped in foil and roasted on the grill...yum!

- Spring Carrots: It's time for fresh,spring crunchy bunches of carrots with the bugs bunny greens that kids and adults both like.

- Chard, Rainbow:  Beautiful, colorful, tasty and very healthy leaves! So good simply sauteed in a little olive oil and garlic. Try chopping up the crunchy, tasty stems and add them too.

- Cucumbers:  The first crop of two sweet 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. Limited quantities.

Garlic scapes:  Are the curly, green shoots that the garlic plant sends up in the Spring. They've got a mild, grassy, green garlic flavor. They don't have to be cooked, but if you do, you should cook them lightly in a quick stir-fry, for example. They also make the best pesto! We have the recipe on our Web site and we'll have copies to hand out at the market. Sold in bunches.

- Green Beans:  It's the first flush of tasty green beans (limited quantity).

- Kale, Curly:  It can be sauteed, steamed, juiced, added to soups, baked as chips, and raw in kale salads. What a versatile and incredibly healthy vegetable! 

- Kale, Lacinato:  Also known as "Dino" or "Tuscan" kale. Very tasty Kale alternative to the traditional curly kale. It makes great kale chips, among many delicious uses

- Lettuce:  Fresh red leaf, crunchy romaine and summer crisp lettuce. Enjoy a cool, crisp salad now that it's heating up.

- Sweet Red Onions :  Freshly harvested, slightly sweet, rosy red onions. Staples of any kitchen. Try grilling (low to medium flame)!

-  Hakurei Turnips (Topped): White, sweet and crunchy Japanese variety of turnips. Wonderful raw in salads or simply sauteed or steamed.

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

The market has additional vegetable vendors, as well as beef, pork, chicken, and eggs. 

So, we hope to see you, your friends and family members on Saturday (BAE parking lot, 9am - 1pm). 

 

Photos of the Week 

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Fresh, spring carrots

Golden Beets

Zephyr Squash

 Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

Posted 6/3/2016 6:02pm by David Paulk.

Greetings Farm Friends!

June is when we transition from spring crops to summer crops. This year has been like others that when the heat comes on, it comes on quick! That makes it challenging as farmers, but equally rewarding to have early summer crops at market. We don't necessarily try to be the first, just somewhere near the front. And we've been busy...harvesting onions and soon will be garlic. Cukes are coming on and not far behind...tomatoes.

So, bring your friends and family to the market to plan your delicious, fresh meals together.  AND it isn't supposed to be raining during the market tomorrow...thank goodness!

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

- Beets (New): We have red and chioggia, sweet beets that are just beautiful and tasty. Try wrapped in foil and roasted on the grill...yum!

- Green Beans (New):  It's the first flush of tasty green beans (limited quantity).

- Spring Carrots (New): - It's time for fresh,spring crunchy bunches of carrots with the bugs bunny greens that kids and adults both like.

- Cucumbers (New!):  The first crop of two sweet types of fresh crisp cukes to choose from for your salads, a traditional "burpless" and an asian variety (similar to English cukes), both sweet, small seeds and tasty. Limited quantities.

- Sweet Red & White Onions (New!):  Freshly harvested, slightly sweet, rosy red onions, and sweet like a Vidalia white onions. Staples of any kitchen. Try grilling (low to medium flame)!

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

- Basil Plants: Essential, fragrant basil. Plant now and it will be ready in time for tomato season.

- Chard, Rainbow:  Beautiful, colorful, tasty and very healthy leaves! So good simply sauteed in a little olive oil and garlic. Try chopping up the crunchy, tasty stems and add them too.

Garlic scapes:  Are the curly, green shoots that the garlic plant sends up in the Spring. They've got a mild, grassy, green garlic flavor. They don't have to be cooked, but if you do, you should cook them lightly in a quick stir-fry, for example. They also make the best pesto! We have the recipe on our Web site and we'll have copies to hand out at the market. Sold in bunches.

- Kale, Curly:  It can be sauteed, steamed, juiced, added to soups, baked as chips, and raw in kale salads. What a versatile and incredibly healthy vegetable! 

- Kale, Lacinato:  Also known as "Dino" or "Tuscan" kale. Very tasty Kale alternative to the traditional curly kale. It makes great kale chips, among many delicious uses

- Lettuce:  Fresh tender bibb, green and red leaf, and crunchy romaine. 

- Tomato Plants:  We have a few red slicing and cherry tomato varieties left.

-  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.

 

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

The market has additional vegetable vendors, as well as beef, pork, chicken, and eggs. 

So, we hope to see you, your friends and family members on Saturday (BAE parking lot, 9am - 1pm). 

 

Photos of the Week 

Just-harvested Red Ace Beet

Green Beans 

 

 

Garlic Scapes 

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

Posted 5/27/2016 4:45pm by David Paulk.

Greetings Farm Friends,

It will be a warm, sunny day at market tomorrow. Woo Hoo! Finally! Those weeks of cold and rain have put us (and other farmers) a little bit behind on some crops, since tilling fields to prep your planting beds is bad for your soil when it is wet. But now that we've had warm and sunny weather this week, the heat is drying things out, and kicking the plants and us into high gear to try and make up for lost time. But we have plenty of veggies just the same, so come on out to the farmer's market to get your fresh, organic produce for the week!

At our stand look for:  

- Sweet Onions, Super Star (New):  These are white, sweet onions that are great sauteed, carmelized and wonderful raw!

- Tomato Plants (Back!):  We'll have a variety of cherry and slicing tomato plants.

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

- Chard, Rainbow:  Beautiful, colorful, tasty and very healthy leaves! So good simply sauteed in a little olive oil and garlic. Try chopping up the crunchy, tasty stems and add them too.

Garlic scapes:  Are the curly, green shoots that the garlic plant sends up in the Spring. They've got a mild, grassy, green garlic flavor. They don't have to be cooked, but if you do, you should cook them lightly in a quick stir-fry, for example. They also make the best pesto. We have the recipe on our Web site and we'll have copies to hand out at the market. Sold in bunches.

- Kale, Curly:  It can be sauteed, steamed, juiced, added to soups, baked as chips, and raw in kale salads. What a versatile and incredibly healthy vegetable! 

- Kale, Lacinato:  Also known as "Dino" or "Tuscan" kale. Very tasty Kale alternative to the traditional curly kale. It makes great kale chips, among many delicious uses

- Kale, Dazzling BlueTry this new tasty and pretty variety of kale with blue, green leaves similar to lacinato kale, but with a bright pink rib. Prepare just as you would any other kale.

- Lettuce:  Fresh tender bibb, butterhead, and crunchy green & red romaine. Yes, that's right, Red Romaine...it's got that great romaine flavor and crunch, but has green leaves that are wine-colored at the tips. Makes for a pretty and tasty salad.

- Radishes, Red: there's nothing like fresh, crisp and a little bit spicy spring radishes.

-  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.

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

The market has additional vegetable vendors, as well as beef, pork, chicken, and eggs. Oh yes, the market also now has a kettle corn vendor.

So, we hope to see you, your friends and family members on Saturday (BAE parking lot, 9am - 1pm). 

 

Photos of the Week

 

 Garlic Scape

Hakurei Turnips

Lacinato Kale

 

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Certified by Quality Certification Services (QCS), Inc.

 

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