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California Farmers Market is Open! Saturday, 9 AM - 1 PM (Apr - Nov)

Posted 9/13/2019 3:54pm by David Paulk.

Hello Farm Friends,

We'll have Sweet Potatoes, Bunched Beets, Irish potatoes, lots of cherry tomatoes and regular tomatoes and much more grown organically just for you! Pick up your fresh veggies for the weekend and the week ahead. Fresh is best for flavor and nutrition!  News Flash!....Market Mushroom vendor is back tomorrow!

Friendly reminder to please bring bags!

What we'll have at market tomorrow: (See photos at bottom)

- Orleans Sweet Potatoes (New!):  It's finally sweet potato time!

- Bunched Chioggia [Kee-o-ja] Beets are back!  Sweet, milder tasting than red beets, with a delightfully colorful bulls-eye pattern of pink and white when sliced. 

- Citrine Cherry Tomatoes (New!):  Try these light and tangy, orangey-yellow cherry tomatoes.  This is the first time we've grown these. Please let us know what you think!  We also have a lot of your favorite sungold and cherry bomb cherry tomatoes.

- Canning / Freezing Tomatoes:  Reserve your 20-lb box of canning/freezine tomatoes today and pick up at market!  $20/box. We have 3 boxes of Roma tomatoes and 2 boxes of Red Slicers.  Freeze, can or make sauce this weekend! Super easy tomato sauce recipes on our website (www.sassafrascreekfarm.com). Just reply to this email with the number of boxes you want and contact information. First come, first served. Note!! Please pick up at market by noon or it goes to the next customer. See photo below.

- Arugula: Your favorite spicy green is back!  Of course you can eat as a salad with grated Parmesan, but try as the base for grilled salmon with a sesame-ginger dressing, or sprinkle on pizza as it comes hot out of the oven. 

- Beets, Red:  What more can I say, except you all can't get enough. Try on a bed of arugula with goat cheese and roasted walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette.

- Lorz Italian Garlic:  Heirloom variety brought to WA state from Italy. Particularly good softneck garlic flavor.  

- Romanian Red Garlic:  Hardneck garlic brought to British Columbia from Romania. Cloves streaked and lined on buff brown background. Excellent garlic flavor.  Especially high in garlic health characteristics.

 - Superstar Onions:  Your favorite, fresh white sweet onions are here!  Excellent raw on hamburgers or in salads; equally delicious caramelized over medium heat.

- Sweet Bell Peppers, Red and Orange:  Great raw, sauteed and just the right size for stuffing.

- Sweet Oranos Peppers: We have lots more this week of your favorite orange sweet peppers! Remember, they freeze really well and are wonderful to add to dishes in the winter!

- Shishito Peppers:  Tasty, easy appetizer peppers. Simply saute until blistered, sprinkle with sea salt and serve with an ice cold beer or dry white wine.  

- New Red, White and Blue Potatoes:  We have plenty of tasty versatile Mountain Rose, creamy white Carola and All Blue potatoes for your patriotic potato salads! If you've never eaten potatoes fresh out of the ground, well you are in for a treat. So delicious simply boiled until fork tender and served with a little butter or cut up and roasted in the oven until crisp with sea salt sprinkled on top.  See our Web site for recipes.

- Fingerling Potatoes: We have Austrian Crescent fingerling potatoes that are great for roasting whole and serve tossed hot with a little olive oil, vinegar and fresh garlic!  Instant simple potato salad.

- Cherry Tomatoes, Sungold, Cherry Bomb and Citrine (new!): We have three varieties of cherry tomatoes to satisfy your tastes.  All delicious!

- Heritage Tomatoes:  We have a mix of different brightly-colored tomatoes with wonderful heirloom flavor.

- Red Tomatoes:  red slicer tomatoes, perfect for salsas, burgers and just slice 1/4 inch thick and layer on a plate and sprinkle a little salt or drizzle with olive oil, maybe add a slice of mozzarella and sprinkle with basil. Summer on a plate...Yum!

We take cash, debit and credit cards.

The market has additional vegetable vendors, as well as beef, pork, chicken, eggs, local hard cider, local beer and baked goods. 

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

Photos of the Week:

Italian Chioggia [Kee-O-Ja] Beets!

Orleans Sweet Potatoes

Delicious Carola Potatoes!!


Spicy Arugula

Aromatic Garlic!


Thank you, 

David & Jennifer Paulk

Sassafras Creek Farm

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