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Posted 7/24/2015 6:34pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

Well, it's been a very busy week on the farm and even though we had a few hot days, it was sunny - a welcome relief from all the rain we've had.  The crops are looking great and we've been busy harvesting lots of tomatoes from the field and more potatoes. Also been busy in the greenhouse seed starting lettuce, leeks, chard, kale, celery and more!  

It's high summer on the farm with lots of delicious crops at the farmer's market. 

Check out what we'll have:

- Basil:  beautiful, fragrant basil bunches. Of course, perfect with the season's tomatoes.

- Cucumbers: 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 tasty sweet, with small seeds.

- Garlic: Freshly harvested garlic is ready. There's nothing better than locally grown, full-flavored garlic.  

- Lettuce:  Romaine, Green leaf and Summer Crisp. More lettuce this week!

- Red Onions: Freshly harvested, slightly sweet, rosy red onions. A great staple for your kitchen. Try grilling (low to medium flame)!

- Super Star Onions: White, Sweet onions. Similar to a vidalia. Wonderful raw on salads or burgers and really good caramelized and added to your pizza. Really makes a difference in flavor.

-  Oranos Sweet Peppers:  These are delicious orange peppers that we use in just about everything. They are very good raw in salads, or sauteed or grilled. 

- Jimmy Nardello (sweet peppers) (New!):  Jimmy Nardello brought seeds of these sweet Italian frying peppers from his homeland, and now we get to enjoy them!  Don't let the long red peppers fool you, they very sweet and not hot at all. They get sweeter when you saute them over a low flame and caramelize them...yummm. They are wonderful on sandwiches, pizza and sauteed with any vegetables. (first of the season; limited quantity).

- Padron Peppers (not hot): The tasty, easy spanish Tapa! As they do in Spain, just saute the peppers whole in olive oil until blistered, sprinkle with sea salt, and serve on a plate with an ice cold beer. Makes a wonderful appetizer.

- Jalapeno Peppers (spicy):  Perfect for grilled jalapeno poppers and in fresh salsa!

- Potatoes:  Mt. Rose (Red), German Butterball and Blue potatoes. If you've never tasted freshly harvested potatoes, you are missing out!  Just a quick boil until fork tender and toss with butter, or olive oil and minced garlic. Great grilled.

- Spaghetti Squash (New!): Delicious, sweet and versatile spaghetti squash. Perfect as an easy low carb, gluten free pasta substitute.

- Summer Squash: Delicious, sweet, and slightly nutty summer squash that's half yellow and half green...that's Zephyr! And then we have the delicious flying saucer patty pans.  Both very good grilled on a medium flame with onions and beets for a grilled vegetable salad...Yum! 

 

- Tomatoes: We have lots of tasty hybrid slicing and heirloom varieties! We even our popular green zebra tomatoes (New!; limited quantity; first of season) that are ripe, tangy and tasty! Perfect for salsa! 

 

- Cherry Tomatoes: We have plenty of your favorite sungold and red sweet treats! The most addicting healthy snack. Just put a bowl on the kitchen counter and watch them disappear!

 - Tomato 2nds:  Back by popular demand, for you canners, freezers and sauce-makers, we have 25-lb boxes of tomatoes for sale ($20/box). They are 2nds because they may have a cosmetic defect or are a little too ripe, but are otherwise perfectly tasty to eat fresh or cook. Farmer Jen makes and freezes sauce every week. Just ask how at our stand or check out the "fresh sauce" recipe on our Web site (link below).

 

- Japanese Ice Box Watermelon:  The very popular personal-size watermelons are in season again!  Sweet, red, delicious and refreshing. See photo below.

 

Photos of the week:

 

 

Your Farmers, 
David and Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Leonardtown, MD

Certified Organic by QCS, Inc.

Posted 7/17/2015 5:45pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

We've harvested a wonderful variety of summer vegetables today and we're ready for market tomorrow.  We have a lot of delicious Sun Gold and Sweet Treat cherry tomatoes along with a bounty of heirloom and beefsteak tomatoes.  New this market...watermelon!   

- Basil:  beautiful, fragrant basil bunches. Of course, perfect with the season's first tomatoes.

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

- Cucumbers: 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, with small seeds and tasty.

- Garlic: Freshly harvested garlic is ready. There's nothing better than locally grown, full-flavored garlic.  

- Lettuce:  Romaine, Green leaf and Summer Crisp (New!). More lettuce this week!

- Red Onions: Freshly harvested, slightly sweet, rosy red onions. A great staple for your kitchen. Try grilling (low to medium flame)!

- Super Star Onions: White, Sweet onions. Similar to a vidalia. Wonderful raw on salads or burgers and really good caramelized and added to your pizza. Really makes a difference in flavor.

- Jalapeno Peppers:  Perfect for grilled jalapeno poppers and in fresh salsa!

-  Oranos Sweet Peppers:  These are delicious orange peppers that we use in just about everything. They are very good raw in salads, or sauteed or grilled. 

- Padron Peppers (New!): The tasty, easy spanish Tapa! As they do in Spain, just saute the peppers whole in olive oil until blistered, sprinkle with sea salt, and serve on a plate with an ice cold beer. Makes a wonderful appetizer.

- Potatoes:  Mt Rose (Red), German Butterball and Blue potatoes. If you've never tasted freshly harvested potatoes, you are missing out!  Just a quick boil until fork tender and toss with butter, or olive oil and minced garlic. Great grilled.

- Summer Squash: Delicious, sweet, and slightly nutty summer squash that's half yellow and half green...that's Zephyr! And then we have the delicious flying saucer patty pans.  Both very good grilled on a medium flame with onions and beets for a grilled vegetable salad...Yum! 

- Tomatoes: We have lots of tasty hybrid slicing and heirloom tomatoes! We even have some green tomatoes for you fried green tomato lovers (count me in!).

- Cherry Tomatoes: We have plenty of your favorite sungold and red sweet treats! The most addicting healthy snack. Just pull a bowl on the kitchen counter and watch them disappear!

- Tomato 2nds:  Back by popular demand, for you canners, freezers and sauce-makers, we have 25-lb boxes of tomatoes for sale ($20/box). They are 2nds because they may have a cosmetic defect or are a little too ripe, but are otherwise perfectly tasty to eat fresh or cook. Farmer Jen makes and freezes sauce every week. Just ask how at our stand or check out the "fresh sauce" recipe on our Web site (link below).

- Japanese Ice Box Watermelon (New!):  The very popular personal-size watermelons are in season again!  Sweet, red, delicious and refreshing. See photo below.

 

Photos of the week:

 Japanese Ice Box Watermelon

 Cover Crops growing on our farm to maintain soil vitality and

provide forage for pollinators (e.g., bees).

 

 

Your Farmers, 
David and Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Leonardtown, MD

Certified Organic by QCS, Inc.

Posted 7/10/2015 3:51pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

Summer is in full swing and what better time to drop by the BAE Farmer's Market tomorrow and purchase a variety of delicious fresh produce (and meat, chickens, eggs & baked-goods).

What's Coming to Market from Sassafras Creek Farm?

 

- Basil:  beautiful, fragrant basil bunches. Of course, perfect with the season's first tomatoes.

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

- Cucumbers: 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, with small seeds and tasty.

- Garlic: Freshly harvested garlic is ready. There's nothing better than locally grown, full-flavored garlic.  

- Lettuce (Back!):  Romaine and Green leaf (limited supply).

- Red Onions: Freshly harvested, slightly sweet, rosy red onions. A great staple for your kitchen. Try grilling (low to medium flame)!

- Super Star Onions (New!): White, Sweeet onions. Similar to a vidalia. Wonderful raw on salads or burgers and really good carmelized and then added to your pizza.

-  Oranos Sweet Peppers:  These are delicious orange peppers that we use in just about everything. They are very good raw in salads, or sauteed or grilled. 

- Jalapeno Peppers (New!):  Perfect for grilled jalapeno poppers and in fresh salsa!

- Potatoes (New!):  Red, German Butterball (new) and Blue potatoes (new). If you've never tasted freshly harvested potatoes, you are missing out!  Just a quick boil until fork tender and toss with butter, or olive oil and minced garlic. Great grilled.

- Summer Squash: Delicious, sweet, and slightly nutty summer squash that's half yellow and half green...that's Zephyr! And then we have the delicious flying saucer patty pans.  Both very good grilled on a medium flame with onions and beets for a grilled vegetable salad...Yum! 

- Tomatoes: We have lots of tasty hybrid slicing and heirloom tomatoes! We even have some green tomatoes for you fried green tomato lovers (count me in!).

- Cherry Tomatoes (New!): We have plenty of your favorite sungold cherry tomatoes and the first of the red sweet treats!

- Tomato 2nds (New!):  Back by popular demand, for you canners, freezers and sauce-makers, we have a limited supply of 20 lb boxes of tomatoes for sale.

 

Photos of the week:

 

Your Farmers, 
David and Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Leonardtown, MD

Certified Organic by QCS, Inc.

Posted 7/2/2015 6:39am by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

This Saturday, we will be taking the 4th of July off from the BAE Farmer's Market. We'll be back next Saturday, 11 July.  

The BAE Market will be OPEN with produce, meat and baked goods. 

We thank you for your support and have a wonderful 4th of July celebration.  

 

Your Farmers, 
David and Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Leonardtown, MD

Certified Organic by QCS, Inc.

Posted 6/26/2015 7:36pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

We hope you've enjoyed this "cooler" weather today. We certainly have. Most of tomorrow should be in the 70's.  So, please don't let a few possible showers deter you. We will be there rain or shine with beautiful, fresh tasty produce just for you.  Check out what we'll have below!

What we'll have this Saturday

- Arugula: That spicy green you crave is back!

- Basil:  beautiful, fragrant basil bunches. Of course, perfect with the season's first tomatoes.

- Green Beans:  tasty, tender, slightly nutty green beans.

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

- Cucumbers: We have plenty! The cucumber tidal wave has hit! 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.

- Garlic (New!): Freshly harvested garlic is ready.  There's nothing better than locally grown, full-flavored garlic.  

- Lettuce:  We have a limited amount this week of Romaine and Green Leaf lettuce.  

- Red Onions: Freshly harvested, slightly sweet, rosy red onions. A great staple for your kitchen. Try grilling (low to medium flame)!

- Italian Flat Leaf Parsley: fresh, aromatic herb that is essential in Tabouleh, Italian dishes, and a wonderful addition to salads.

-  Sweet Peppers (New!):  We have a limited number of Oranos sweet peppers.  These are delicious orange peppers that we use in just about everything. 

Red New Potatoes (New!):  If you've never tasted freshly harvested potatoes, you are missing out!  Just a quick boil until fork tender and toss with butter, or olive oil, minced garlic and flat leaf parsley. Great grilled.

- Zephyr Summer Squash: We have plenty! Delicious, sweet, and slightly nutty summer squash that's half yellow and half green. Really good grilled on a medium flame with onions and beets for a grilled vegetable salad...Yum! 

- Zucchini Summer Squash: Yes, we have zucchini, a particularly tasty variety. 

- Tomatoes: Yes, I think it's the earliest we've ever had tomatoes at the market and it's thanks to our high tunnels!  We have tasty hybrid slicing and heirloom tomatoes. The heirlooms are huge! 

 

Check out recipes on our Web site: www.sassafrascreekfarm.com

 

 Photo of the week:  New Potatoes

  

Your Farmers, 
David and Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Leonardtown, MD

Certified Organic by QCS, Inc.

Posted 6/19/2015 7:34pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

Well, it's been a loooong, hot harvest day on the farm, which is why this email is going out so late. It also means we have lots of fresh summer vegetables for you to enjoy (see below)! We always look forward to seeing your smiling faces and hearing what's new in your lives.  In case you didn't know, you make it all worthwhile. :-)

 

What we'll have this Saturday

- Basil (NEW!):  beautiful, fragrant basil bunches, of course, perfect with the season's first tomatoes.

- Green Beans:  tasty, tender, slightly nutty green beans.

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

- Celery: If you've never had fresh harvested celery, well, you've been missing out...it is slightly sweet and very aromatic. The cool crunch of celery is great raw with a dip and in summer salads (e.g., tuna salad, chicken salad, salad salad).

- Rainbow Chard: Colorful, beautiful greens with tasty crunchy stalks. So tasty simply sauteed in a little olive oil, and a little salt and pepper.

- Cucumbers: We have plenty! The cucumber tidal wave has hit! 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.

- Garlic Scapes:  Scapes are the green stalks that hardneck garlic plants shoot up in the spring. It would become a seed head, but we cut them off (so all the energy goes into making the garlic bulb in the ground). The great thing too is that you can eat the scapes! They are like a very garlicky and aromatic green onion. They are great added to scrambled eggs, added to vegetable saute, and makes THE best pesto!  No basil needed. Recipes will be handed out at the market. This may be the last of the scapes for the season.

- Curly Kale: delicious sauteed/lightly braised, added to soups, in salads, and as crispy chips. Of course, it's great for juicing! Think of all those anti-oxidants.

- Lettuce:  Cool fresh, tasty green leaf, red leaf, bibb and romaine head lettuce. Tastier than anything you'll find in the store, plus it keeps fresher longer. 

- Red Onions: Freshly harvested, slightly sweet, rosy red, all purpose onions. A great staple for your kitchen. Try grilling (low to medium flame)!

- Walla Walla Onions:  These SWEET onions, harvested fresh, similar to Vidalia. Really great raw on salads, sauteed, caramelized, grill (low to med flame) and for onion rings! See photo below!

- Italian Flat Leaf Parsley: fresh, aromatic herb that is essential in Tabouleh, Italian dishes, and a wonderful addition to salads.

- Zephyr Summer Squash: We have plenty! Delicious, sweet, and slightly nutty summer squash that's half yellow and half green. Really good grilled on a medium flame with onions and beets for a grilled vegetable salad...Yum! 

- Zucchini Summer Squash (NEW!): Yes, we have zucchini, a particularly tasty variety. Limited quantity.

- Tomatoes (NEW!): Yes, I think it's the earliest we've ever had tomatoes at the market and it's thanks to our high tunnels!  We have tasty hybrid and heirloom tomatoes. The heirlooms are huge! 

Check out recipes on our Web site: www.sassafrascreekfarm.com

 

 Photos of the week:  Our wonderful crew and garlic harvest!

 

 

 

  

Your Farmers, 
David and Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Leonardtown, MD

Certified Organic by QCS, Inc.

Posted 6/12/2015 3:14pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

It sure feels like summer now! The cucumbers and squash jumped this week, and the tomatoes are starting to ripen, with the sweet peppers not far behind. Things are going really well...with garlic harvesting next week (but remember it has to cure in the barn first before we can take it to market...but it's worth the wait). We know you all will be grilling this weekend, and we have plenty of veggies that are great on the grill. Check out the new vegetables listed below and note that we have plenty of Arugula, cucumbers and summer squash, and as always, the early bird gets the worm (so to speak).  Some come on by the market tomorrow! It should be nice in the morning (70's) with showers not until after market.

 

What we'll have this Saturday

- Arugula: the spicy green that you crave is back. We have plenty. 

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

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

- Rainbow Chard: Colorful, beautiful greens with tasty crunchy stalks. So tasty simply sauteed in a little olive oil, and a little salt and pepper.

- Celery: (New!): If you've never had fresh harvested celery, well, you've been missing out...it is slightly sweet and very aromatic. The cool crunch of celery is great raw with a dip and in summer salads (e.g., tuna salad, chicken salad, salad salad).

- Cucumbers: We have plenty! The cucumber tidal wave hit this week. Two sweet types of fresh crisp cukes to choose from for your salads.

- Fennel: that aromatic, anise-flavored bulb that is great raw, especially with citrus, or roasted with chicken.

- Garlic Scapes:  Scapes are the green stalks that hardneck garlic plants shoot up in the spring. It would become a seed head, but we cut them off (so all the energy goes into making the garlic bulb in the ground). The great thing too is that you can eat the scapes! They are like a very garlicky and aromatic green onion. They are great added to scrambled eggs, added to vegetable saute, and makes THE best pesto!  No basil needed. Recipes will be handed out at the market. This may be the last of the scapes for the season.

- Curly Kale: delicious sauteed/lightly braised, added to soups, in salads, and as crispy chips. Of course, it's great for juicing! Think of all those anti-oxidants.

- Lacinato Kale: 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.

- Leeks: They are in the onion family, but have their own distinctive mild flavor that is wonderful in any sauteed vegetable dish, so good cooked with fish, and essential to any fish or potato-leek soup.

- Lettuce:  Cool fresh, tasty green leaf, bibb and romaine head lettuce. Much better than anything you'll find in the store, plus it keeps fresher longer. 

- Red Onions: Freshly harvested, slightly sweet, rosy red, all purpose onions. A great staple for your kitchen. Try grilling (low to medium flame)!

- Walla Walla Onions:  These SWEET onions, harvested fresh, similar to Vidalia. Really great raw on salads, sauteed, caramelized, grill (low to med flame) and for onion rings! See photo below!

- Italian Flat Leaf Parsley (back!): fresh, aromatic herb that is essential in Tabouleh, Italian dishes, and a wonderful addition to salads.

- Zephyr Summer Squash:  Delicious, sweet, and slightly nutty summer squash that's half yellow and half green. Really good grilled on a medium flame with onions and beats for a grilled vegetable salad...Yum! 

- 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. 

Check out recipes on our Web site: www.sassafrascreekfarm.com

 

 Photos of the week:  Cucumbers, Zephyr Squash and Celery!

 

  

Your Farmers, 
David and Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Leonardtown, MD

Certified Organic by QCS, Inc.

Posted 6/5/2015 6:58pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

Hard to believe it's June with all the cool wet weather this week.  Quite a contrast from the previous week's hot muggy days. June is when we transition from spring crops to summer crops. Some years that transition is smoother.  This year seems to be a bit back and forth, with hot and cold weather.  That makes it challenging as farmers, but equally rewarding to have the first cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, etc. at market. On our farm, we don't necessarily try to be the first, just somewhere near the front (just ahead of the Peloton, for you bicycling enthusiasts).  

And we've been busy...got our 40 acres of cover crops seeded over the weekend, new beds ready for our 2nd tomato planting, and our peppers, squash, watermelon and sweet potatoes are all in and looking great. Soon, we'll be harvesting garlic, more onions and squash. Just like last week, check out what we have new listed below and for those early birds, you will get the worm (so to speak).

What we'll have this Saturday

- Arugula (back!): the spicy green that you crave is back, but limited in quantity. 

- Beets (new!):  We have red, sweet beets that are just beautiful and tasty. See photo below!

- Rainbow Chard: Colorful, beautiful greens with tasty crunchy stalks. So tasty simply sauteed in a little olive oil, and a little salt and pepper.

- Cucumbers (limited quantity):  sweet, crisp tender cukes for your salads!

- Fennel (New!): that aromatic, anise-flavored bulb that is great raw, especially with citrus, or roasted with chicken.

- Garlic Scapes:  Scapes are the green stalks that hardneck garlic plants shoot up in the spring. It would become a seed head, but we cut them off (so all the energy goes into making the garlic bulb in the ground). The great thing too is that you can eat the scapes! They are like a very garlicky and aromatic green onion. They are great added to scrambled eggs, added to vegetable saute, and makes THE best pesto!  No basil needed. Recipes will be handed out at the market.  

- Curly Kale: delicious sauteed/lightly braised, added to soups, in salads, and as crispy chips. Of course, it's great for juicing! Think of all those anti-oxidants.

- Lacinato Kale: 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.

- Leeks:  They are in the onion family, but they have their own distinctive mild flavor that is wonderful in any sauteed vegetable dish, but essential to any fish soup or potato-leek soup.

- Lettuce:  Cool fresh, tasty red leaf, bibb and romaine head lettuce. 

- Red Onions: Freshly harvested, slightly sweet, rosy red, all purpose onions. A great staple for your kitchen.

- Walla Walla Onions:  These SWEET onions, harvested fresh, similar to Vidalia. Really great raw on salads, sauteed, caramelized, and for onion rings! See photo below!

- Zephyr Summer Squash (limited quantity):  Delicious, sweet, and slightly nutty summer squash that's half yellow and half green. The first of the season. (limited quantity)

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

Check out recipes on our Web site: www.sassafrascreekfarm.com

 

 Photos of the week:  Walla Walla Sweet Onions & Red Beets 

 

 

  

Your Farmers, 
David and Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Leonardtown, MD

Posted 5/29/2015 6:42pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

Hard to believe it's June with all the mild & wet weather this week.  Quite a contrast from last week's hot muggy days.  June is one of those months when we transition from spring crops to summer crops.  Some years that transition is smoother.  This year seems to be a bit back and forth, with hot and cold weather.  That makes it challenging as farmers but equally rewarding to have the first cucumbers, squash, tomatoes etc at market.  On our farm, we don't try to be the first, just somewhere near the front (just ahead of the Pelathon).  On the farm we've been busy and got our  40 acres of cover crop seeded over the weekend beds ready for our 2nd tomato planting, our peppers, squash, watermelon and sweet potatoes are all in and looking great.  Soon we'll be harvesting garlic, more onions and squash.  Just like last week, check out what we have new listed below and for those early birds, you will the get the worm (so to speak).

What we'll have this Saturday

- Beets (New!):  Red Ace beets

- Walla Walla Onions:  These SWEET onions, harvested fresh, similar to Vidalia. Really great raw on salads, sauteed, caramelized, and for onion rings!  We amp'd up our harvest for those of you that missed out last week.  

- Red Onions: Freshly harvested, slightly sweet, rosy red, all purpose onions. 

- Fennel (New!):

- Rainbow Chard: Colorful, beautiful greens with tasty crunchy stalks. So tasty simply sauteed in a little olive oil, and a little salt and pepper.

- Garlic Scapes:  Scapes are the green stalks that hardneck garlic plants shoot up in the spring. It would become a seed head, but we cut them off (so all the energy goes into making the garlic bulb in the ground). The great thing too is that you can eat the scapes! They are like a very garlicky and aromatic green onion. They are great added to scrambled eggs, added to vegetable saute, and makes THE best pesto!  No basil needed. Recipes will be handed out at the market. 

- Curly Kale: delicious sauteed/lightly braised, added to soups, in salads, and as crispy chips. Of course, it's great for juicing! Think of all those anti-oxidants.

- Lacinato Kale: 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.

- Leeks:  They are in the onion family, but they have their own distinctive mild flavor that is wonderful in any sauteed vegetable dish, but essential to any fish soup or potato-leek soup.

- Lettuce:  Cool fresh, red leaf, bibb and romaine head lettuce. 

- Zephyr Summer Squash:  Delicious, sweet, and slightly nutty summer squash that's half yellow and half green. The first of the season. (limited quantity)

- Hakurei Turnips:

- Cucumbers (limited)

- Arugula (limited)

Check out recipes on our Web site: www.sassafrascreekfarm.com

 

 Photo(s) of the week:  Walla Walla sweet onions

& Red Ace beets

 

  

Your Farmers, 
David and Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Leonardtown, MD

Posted 5/22/2015 7:26pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

Saturday will be another gorgeous sunny day! What a relief after that dreadful winter flashback on Thursday.  So, start your Memorial Day weekend off right with plenty of fresh produce for your cookouts and get-togethers!  We have some special new additions this market, such as garlic scapes!  Yes, it is that time of year, and we will have copies of the delicious Garlic Scape Pesto recipe for you. 

What we'll have this Saturday

- Arugula:  We have what you crave. Add some spice to your life!

- Rainbow Chard: Colorful, beautiful greens with tasty crunchy stalks. So tasty simply sauteed in a little olive oil, and a little salt and pepper.

- Garlic Scapes (new!):  Scapes are the green stalks that hardneck garlic plants shoot up in the spring. It would become a seed head, but we cut them off (so all the energy goes into making the garlic bulb in the ground). The great thing too is that you can eat the scapes! They are like a very garlicky and aromatic green onion. They are great added to scrambled eggs, added to vegetable saute, and makes THE best pesto!  No basil needed. Recipes will be handed out at the market. See photo below. 

- Curly Kale: delicious sauteed/lightly braised, added to soups, in salads, and as crispy chips. Of course, it's great for juicing! Think of all those anti-oxidants.

- Lacinato Kale: 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 (New!):  Cool fresh, tasty green leaf, red leaf, bibb and romaine head lettuce. 

- "Lollipop" Radish mix:  Bunches of colorful radishes mixed together. Milder in this cool spring weather.

- Walla Walla Onions (new!):  These SWEET onions, similar to Vidalia. Really great raw on salads, sauteed, carmelized, and for onion rings!

- Italian Flat Leaf Parsley (new!):  Fresh, dark green, aromatic herb that is wonderful in salads, used in a pesto instead of basil, and essential in tabouleh.

- French Breakfast Radishes (new!): These are the same radishes sold in French markets, and are really tasty. Do the French eat them for breakfast? Why not?! See photo below.

- Scallions: Mild green onions, perfect raw in salads or sprinkled on top of your stir fry or on your morning omelette, but don't cook too much. These are young, green, and delicate.

- Strawberries: fresh, red, sweet and tasty. You know what to do with them.  All with absolutely no chemicals!  They are certified organic, as is all of our produce. The recent alternating hot, cold and very wet weather has wreaked havoc on our strawberries, making a short season even shorter. They do not like it wet. So we have them, but they are limited in quantity (one pint/person). 

- 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.  

Check out recipes on our Web site: www.sassafrascreekfarm.com

 

 Photos of the week

 

 French Breakfast Radishes

  Garlic Scapes

 

Your Farmers, 
David and Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

Leonardtown, MD

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