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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Friday, February 24, 2012

Tasty and Healthy February 23, 2012

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:
Strawberries: We waited at the Strawberry Fields while they were being picked to bring you the freshest ever strawberries!

We also picked up beautiful peppers, tomatoes, radishes, eggplant, Sweet Florida onions, and lots more!

Where we will be this week:

It will be great seeing you all at our satellite locations as well as at the Produce Barn. We have a new Location for Sundays to accommodate folks who are unable to make it to the other locations. We tried several locations in the Brooksville area for Sunday first, but there was not suitable traffic. Hence, we will be at the Towne Square Market Place near Chili's Bar and Grill on Hwy 19, from 8AM - 3PM. For more details, please click here.

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 and everyday - Gran'ma Angie, Nana Phyllis, Joann and Rolo 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 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.

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

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.

Today's Recipes are Freezer-Friendly

Quotes for this week:

Growth is enhanced every time you give your attention fully to
another person. This process is multiplied over and over and
over. Be there for someone today.

Love is not blind; 
it simply enables one to see things others fail to see.
- William Blake -

As always, thank you for your encouragement and support. Without you, we wouldn't be able to do what we love most - FARM!

Looking forward to seeing you soon,

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