Hello, everyone! Thanks for popping in to visit us again. We hope last week was healthy and enjoyable for you, and look forward to seeing you at any of our locations this week! Please feel free to phone the farm for special requests or special orders.
This beautiful weather is helping our squash seeds germinate. We risked planting early and hope to offer pesticide-free squash varieties in about 2 months.
It's been great having Joann's brother with us the past few weeks. Bob comes down from deep snow country each winter to help with the winter harvests and visit family. We are now harvesting a variety of delicious, pesticide-free greens including Savoy Cabbage.
Beautiful, and providing a sweeter flavor than traditional green cabbage, a few of these spectacularly-gorgeous leaves under your main entrée will be eye-candy to those enjoying your meal. Cooked in just about any way, or eaten raw in slaws or on sandwiches, Savoy Cabbage is a wonderful addition to any meal. One head can provide a number of meals -- stuffed, Sautéed, combined with other greens or vegetables, boiled, roasted, grilled, steamed. With Beasley Farm's pesticide-free Savoy Cabbage, it's a great time to experiment!
We're still busy harvesting, planting, and more harvesting our pesticide-free CRUCIFEROUS vegetables! To read all about Cruciferous Veggies and see our farm photos, just click here.
Please phone if you would like us to bring greens to the satellite locations. It's our way of ensuring the freshest, best quality produce available.
Did you know the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services regularly makes "surprise" visits to our farm to test our soil and plants? We always pass with flying colors and tests reveal no trace pesticides. For more information about our farming techniques, and the testing we undergo, please click here.
Big favor please! We are in desperate need of bags again! Thanks for always answering our plea to recycle your plastic bags with us! Thank you!
From the Farmers Market:
We also picked up beautiful peppers, tomatoes, radishes, eggplant, Sweet Florida onions, and lots more!
Sunday - Rolo will be at the Towne Square Market Place in Spring Hill near Chili's on Hwy 19 from 8AM-3PM. If you would like any of the pesticide-free greens, please phone to reserve them, so that we know to bring them with him.
It's the perfect time to be making soups and stews which contain Greens. Collards, Kale, Swiss Chard, Cabbage -- chop them at the very last minute. Allow their magical phytochemicals to activate by letting set for a few moments, place them in your pot for 3-5 minutes, and serve. Freeze your leftovers. We freeze ours in single serving containers, as well as double-portion containers. Perfect for quick lunches or dinners. Freezing soups and stews stretches your Food Dollar, maximizes your time spent in the kitchen, and frees you up for other things. AND they are healthy. It's important not to overcook vegetables, or they lose important nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Some of our favorite "freezeables" are shown below.
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