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, April 19, 2012

Tasty and Healthy - April 19, 2012

Thanks for stopping by to read this week's newsletter! 

Recently Joann was able to capture the illusive Rolo on film during a morning in the eight-ball zucchini field. 

Joann and Rolo take pleasure in working the fields together, as the time passes more enjoyably.  When Rolo is manning one of the satellite locations, Joann is busy in the fields. Their work is never done, and many a day ends long, LONG after the sun goes down.

A very warm Spring has ended our winter harvests. We're currently harvesting pesticide-free eight-ball zucchini and yellow summer squash. 

The eight-ball squash is one of our coveted specialties, and we hope you enjoy it while it is in season. (recipes below)

Please phone ahead if you are interested in canning tomatoes. We will purchase your produce when the prices are best.

Roasting vegetables is a great way of introducing flavorful sides to your meals, and colorful toppers for sandwiches and hamburgers. Click here for more information about roasting (or baking) your veggies.

Please feel free to phone the farm for special requests or special orders. We'll do everything we can to accommodate you. If you need something from the Farmers Market in Plant City, it is best to phone by Wednesday afternoon.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services visits to our farm to test our soil and plants. For more information about our farming techniques, and the testing we undergo, please click here.

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:

Florida tomatoes
Red and Green Bell Peppers
Red and Green Jalapenos (be sure to remove the seeds!)
Sweet Cubanella Peppers
Sweet Potatoes
Baking Potatoes
Florida Red Skin Potatoes
Florida "new whites" potatoes
White onions
Romaine (sweet and super fresh!)
Yellow Squash
Valencia Oranges
Wonderful Fresh Herbs in 4" pots

From the Farm:

Beasley's Pesticide Free Flat Leaf Kale
Beasley's Pesticide Free Beets
Beasley's Pesticide Free Swiss Chard
Beasley's Pesticide Free Eight Ball Zucchini
Beasley's Pesticide Free Zucchini
Beasley's Pesticide Free Yellow Squash

Where we will be this week:

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.  

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

This week's recipe suggestions:

Quotes for this week:

Today, see if you can stretch your heart and expand
your love so that it touches not only those to whom
you can give it easily, but also those
who need it so much.
~ Daphne Rose Kingma

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive -- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
M. Aurelius

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,

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