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BAE Farmer's Market is OPEN - Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm (UNTIL 18 NOV.)

Posted 6/16/2017 4:17pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends!

We have more of your favorite late spring/summer vegetables now that the heat is starting to crank up.  The nights have still been relatively cool and allow us to still have chard and kale, but are slowing the ripening of tomatoes.  The BIG NEWS is that we'll have sweet corn, fresh garlic and new red potaotes! AND for the first time ever, Sunflower Bunches!  Please see recipes for all of our produce at www.sassafrascreekfarm/recipe.

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

- Sweet Corn (New!):  Yes, we have delicious, freshly harvested certified organic bi-color sweet corn! 

- Fresh Garlic (New!):  We decided to bring some garlic to the market early! We'll have some fresh for sale now and and some in about 3 weeks that's cured, for the rest of the season until we run out.  Fresh garlic is so aromatic and so easy to mince! Try some today!

- New Red Potatoes (New!):  If you've never had freshly harvested potatoes, now's a good time to try them. The flavor is soooo good!  Try simply boiled until just fork tender with butter, or cook them up with green beans (which we have).  The combination of fresh potatoes and greans is delicious summer comfort food.

- Lettuce, Green Leaf and Summer Crisp (New!):  For your summer salads, lettuce, one frilly and one crisp, and both tasty! We still also have romaine and salad mix!

- Sunflowers (New!): We thought this year we'd offer some sunflowers. These are beautiful, bright yellow, pollenless, sunflower variety that florists use in arrangements. 

- Arugula:  For you arugula addicts, we've got plenty of that fresh, spicy green you literally crave. :-)  

- Basil:  Fresh, intoxicatingly aromatic Italian basil. Great on pizza, on sandwiches, in salads and of course as pesto!.  See our pesto recipe on our website.

- Beets, Red, Chioggia and Golden:  These are probably the most beautiful beets we've ever grown.  Conditions have been just right for them. Plus, they taste amazing! Three sweet beets to choose from:  traditional Red, Italian Chioggia and the beautiful golden.  All are great either boiled or roasted, like a potato.  The perfect combination is beets with goat cheese and walnuts on a bed of arugula!

- Cucumbers:  We have more this week of two kinds of sweet, tiny-seeded cukes: traditional and asian (similar to English). 

- Rainbow Chard:  Beautiful, glossy leaves and colorful stems. They have just as many nutrients as kale.  Simply sautee some sweet red onions first and then add the chopped leaves, along with the the sweet, crunchy stems!  Makes a great side dish!

- Green Beans:  It's the first flush of tasty green beans for your spring salads.  Think Nicoise with beets, carrots, green beans and Swamp Foxes' eggs, hard boiled.  Wow!  Also try with our new red potatoes!

- Curly Kale: This is the kale you are most familiar with that you can use in soups or simply sauteed. Also really easy to use in a kale salad.  Just remove stems, cut/tear into bite size pieces, massage with a little olive oil, and then add your favorite dressing.  It's that simple.

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

- Lettuce, Romaine:  It's the perfect time of year to enjoy  fresh, crisp romaine lettuce in a caesar salad.

- Red Onions:  Freshly harvested sweet red onions that are so versatile and great in any dish. Delicious roasted on the grill over indirect heat.

- Fresh Shallot bunches:  Fresh shallots in bunches for you! Your used to seeing them driece. Well these are fresh, sweet, mild and have amazing tasting.  Try sauteed with our green beans, summer squash, kale, or chard.

- Spring Salad Mix:  Convenient, delicious and ready to eat salad. Perfect blend of red and green butter heads and oakleafs. 

- Zucchini, Zephyr and Yellow Summer Squash :  More this week! The first summer squash of the season!  Perfect for your grilling! 

Like last year, 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, eggs, and baked goods. 

So, we hope to see you, your friends and family members on Saturday (BAE parking lot, 9am - 1pm). We've missed you and hope that you are all doing well.

Photos of the Week: 

Sweet Bicolor Corn!

 

New Red Potatoes!

 

Bunches of Sunflowers!

(Picked not fully opened so they stay fresher longer for you!)

 

Thank you,

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

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