10137 Preston Rd

just off Mondon Hill Road between Hwy 41 and Hwy 50.

Produce Barn is open Sunday Monday Tuesday & Wednesday Farm Phone 352 799 6752 When we're busy in the field, our cells keep us available 352-232-3381 & 352-232-0294

E-mail us , we prefer phone calls rather than emails,beas9781@bellsouth.net

For our Produce Stand locations, dates, and hours please click here.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tasty and Healthy - December 15, 2011

Thanks for visiting us last week, here on the blog, and at our various locations. We have a new Brooksville location!
But first... 

take a look at these wonderful broccoli heads


gorgeous Mustard Greens
(and the guy is kinda cute, too, but don't tell Rolo we said so, hehe)!

All our Greens are delicious!

These pesticide-free greens are very easy to integrate in your family's meals by adding them to pasta dishes, stews or soups.

Broccoli is in! Mother Nature has been so good to our crops! Pesticide-free Broccoli is being harvested today (Thursday). Perfect for dips, soups, sides, salads, slaws or casseroles, we have a few recipes our family enjoys here on the blog. We hope your family will enjoy healthy broccoli, too! Just click here for the recipes.

 Collards, Mustards, Turnips and Bok Choy are in! 

We are delighted to offer these terrific greens to you throughout the holiday season. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your holiday meal traditions with our flavorful, versatile greens! This year we've added many more varieties of greens, too! Kale is currently trickling in. We will soon be harvesting Swiss Chard. Please phone ahead to reserve greens when purchasing at one of our satellite locations. Because greens are so forgiving, they are easily frozen for future use. Soups and stews with greens added as one of the ingredients can easily be frozen and used later as needed. Our pesticide-free turnip roots are also being harvested. These are great additions in side dishes, soups and stews.

Bok Choy nutrition - here.
Mustards and Collards nutrition - here.

All the special dates for December may be seen on our Calendar (click the tab above).

Monday - we will be at the Cloverleaf location. If you would like any of the pesticide-free greens, please phone to reserve them, so that we know to bring them with us.

Friday - Rolo will be at the Spring Hill location. If you would like any of the pesticide-free greens, please phone to reserve them, so that we know to bring them with him.

Saturday - Rolo and Joann will be at the Hernando County Farmers Market on Hwy 19 with nearly 80 other vendors! Come browse, shop, and visit with your neighbors - it's an all 'round enjoyable time. You'll also be supporting local businesses by visiting their booths. If you would like any of the pesticide-free greens, please phone to reserve them, so that we know to bring them with us.

Saturday - Gran'ma Angie and Nana Phyllis will be at the Produce Barn until 6PM. Fresh Cut Pesticide-free Greens will be eagerly awaiting you in their little wading pool.



Sunday - Rolo will be at the Hernando County Fair Grounds Flea Market from 8AM - 2PM. This is located in south Brooksville on the east side of Broad Street/Highway 41. We are searching for a new Brooksville location to meet our neighbors' needs. Let us know what you think about this location. It should be a fun place to shop and spend the morning since we are joining many other vendors.

For our Calendar of Locations, and special times and dates for Decemberplease click here, or click on the Calendar Tab at the top of this page.

Because we are growing a large variety of Greens this winter, we will be harvesting Greens in a rotational manner. We will do our best to keep you informed of which Greens are being harvested, but if you need special orders, please phone the farm. We will do everything possible to accommodate your requests when special orders are made. 

Where else can you phone to have freshly harvested produce made available? 

This week's pesticide-free greens include:
  • Turnips with Greens ($2 a basket)
  • Mustards  ($4.00)
  • Collards ($4.50)
  • Bok Choy (prices vary depending on size of bunch - $2  - $2.50 range)
It is our greatest pleasure serving you, and bringing you the freshest, healthiest produce possible at the best prices, for your family's dining enjoyment. Thanks for always being supportive and encouraging.

Available this week:

Red and Green Bell Peppers 
Poblano Peppers 
Jalapeno Peppers
Purple and Green Cabbage **recipe below**
Romaine Lettuce
Sweet Potatoes AND super large Sweets for Sweet Potato Pie (the giants are $1.25 each)
Red Potatoes
Red and Yellow Onions
Lovely Scallions with lots of firm, green tips
Butternut and Acorn Squash
Yellow squash
Sweet Corn on the Cob
Avocados (aka alligator pears!)
Bananas (how about banana muffins or bread to share with neighbors and friends?)
Lemons **recipe below**
Navel Oranges
Fuji Apples 

For your convenience, a few of our uploaded recipes. Just click on them below (or in the right column under the word LABELS).


(a wonderful recipe, to feed a large group inexpensively)

There are more recipes located in the right column under LABELS. Slowly the recipes are being moved from our Yahoo Group. We hope you are enjoying them.

So often our expectations exceed reality. We want more than we have; our homes, our loved ones, perhaps our jobs seem not to measure up. "If only" - we say to ourselves. The time has come to quit saying "if only" and be glad, instead for what is. 

As always, thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement. Gran'ma Angie, Rolo, Joann, Nana Phyllis and I love our customers, and appreciate you very much. Thank you for making our farm possible.

Christmas and Veggie Hugs,

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