Joann and Rolo are doing the usual - harvesting, weeding, and planting!
In addition to the items listed below, the pesticide-free Spinach is trickling in (at this time, you might want to phone to reserve it). We also have a very small field of Flat Leaf Kale. Reservations are suggested for this pesticide-free crop as well. Usually we plant only the curly leaf. We have found that the Flat Leaf wilts a little more quickly. When you get it home, please plop it in cold water. It will come back as vigorously as our other greens, ready for cooking or back in the refrigerator.
We're still busy harvesting pesticide-free cruciferous vegetables! To read all about Cruciferous Veggies and see our farm photos, just click here.
Please phone ahead if you are interested in canning tomatoes. We will purchase your produce when the prices are best.
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.
The Red Rhubarb Swiss Chard have proven very popular. Slightly milder than the "White" Chard, this will prove to be a short-term crop with the way the warm temperatures are going.
Preparing fresh beets is a colorful experience, so you may wish to use gloves when peeling them. Click here for how to process beets and to learn a little about their nutritional qualities.
Time's Moneyland Magazine wrote an article last August explaining the pros for freezing meals in advance - for convenience, nutritional value, and to save money. Would you like to learn about freezing or canning meats, poultry, fruit and vegetables? "Food-Skills-for-Self-Sufficiency.com" has some great tips. Click Here to get started.
To freeze greens, please check out the "pick your own" website by clicking here for a brief tutorial. Do you enjoy video "how-to's"? Then please click here for a great three and a half minute home movie. Here is one more person's take on freezing Chard. These tips are great for any of the greens we sell on the farm.
For more information about freezing vegetables, please see our page here. Joann also offers Bargain Boxes - these are flats of vegetables ready for someone to dice, chop, or slice and place in baggies for the freezer. For more information about these flats please phone the farm.
Gran'ma Angie thanks you for the bags! She hopes you will keep on bringing 'em. Thanks for "recycling" your plastic bags with us! It helps us keep prices down.
From the Farmers Market:
Beautiful HUGE Red Peppers
Red and Green Bell Peppers
Red and Green Jalapenos (be sure to remove the seeds!)
Sweet Cubanella Peppers
Florida Red Skin Potatoes
Red and White onions
Romaine (sweet and super fresh!)
Nice Honey Tangerines
Wonderful Fresh Herbs in 4" pots
Beasley's Pesticide Free Spinach
Beasley's Pesticide Free Flat Leaf Kale
Beasley's Pesticide Free Savoy Cabbage
Beasley's Pesticide Free Beets
Beasley's Pesticide Free Swiss Chard
Beasley's Pesticide Free Collards
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.