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, May 10, 2012

Tasty and Healthy - May 10, 2012

Greetings! Welcome to this week's newsletter. 

New crops are being harvested every week, so we are busy as ever! Please scroll down to view all the crops currently being harvested.

A very happy Mother's Day to all the special women who nurture and care for others! We extend our gratitude for the generous giving of yourself to the rest of us.

This is our last week for the Big Spring U-Pick Green Beans. Pole Beans - Green Beans - Yellow Wax Beans -  It looks like this is the last week! For all the information, please click here(RECIPES BELOW)

Currently harvesting lots n LOTS of squashes - all pesticide-free.

Many of these are "specialty squashes" with slightly different colors and textures to make meals more interesting and enjoyable at your dinner table.

Here are 3 colors of our Zuchinis. 

Also being harvested are: 

Eight-ball Zucchini, Yellow Summer Squash, Yellow Butta Zucchini,  Scallop Squash, Yellow Zucchini. 

There are still some beautiful fresh beets (perfect for juicing, canning, roasting or boiling).

A very warm Spring has ended our winter harvests BUT we have a small amount of Rhubarb Swiss Chard...


if you phone the farm, Joann will harvest fresh Collard Greens. These must be cut early-EARLY in the morning, and specially processed.

In addition, we are harvesting crisp, delicious, pesticide-free white radishes!

Please phone if you are interested in canning beets. These are our pesticide-free, small-to-medium size beets without the green tops - available for a short time.

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
Pickling cucumbers
***Yellow*** Bell Peppers
Green Bell Peppers
Green Jalapenos (be sure to remove the seeds!)
Sweet Cubanella Peppers
Sweet Potatoes
Baking Potatoes
Florida Red Skin Potatoes
***bicolor corn***
Yellow onions
Valencia Oranges
DeAngelo Pears
Watermelon (seedless)
Wonderful Fresh Herbs in 4" pots (oregano & mint)

From the Farm:

Beasley's Pesticide Free Beets (no tops-perfect for canning)
Beasley's Pesticide Free Swiss Chard
Beasley's Pesticide Free Eight Ball Zucchini (recipes below)
Beasley's Pesticide Free Zucchini (recipes below)
Beasley's Pesticide Free Yellow Zucchini 
Beasley's Pesticide Free Yellow Squash (recipe below)
Beasley's Pesticide Free U-Pick Green Beans
Beasley's Pesticide Free U-Pick Pole Beans
Beasley's Pesticide Free U-Pick Yellow Wax Beans
Beasley's Pesticide Free White Radish

Where we will be this week:

Monday - we will be at the Cloverleaf location. If you would like  pesticide-free collards or swiss chard, please phone to reserve them, so that we know to bring them.

Friday - Rolo will be at the Spring Hill location. If you would like  pesticide-free collards or swiss chard, please phone to reserve them, so that we will know to bring them.

Saturday - Rolo and Joann will be at the Hernando County Farmers Market on Hwy 19 with 40 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  pesticide-free collards or swiss chard, please phone to reserve them, so that we know to bring them.

Saturday and everyday - Gran'ma Angie, Nana Phyllis, Joann and Rolo will be at the Produce Barn until 6PM. Fresh Cut Pesticide-free Swiss Chard will be eagerly awaiting you in the little wading pool.

Sunday - Visit Rolo 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 Mayplease click here, or click on the Calendar Tab at the top of this page.

This week's recipe suggestions:

(great finger food!)

(there are more squash recipes found in the right column under the word "labels")

Cool and Lite

Jill Yelverton's
Meal in a Dish

Swiss Chard - not just for boiling

Quotes for this week:

Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. 
Ask questions, then feel the answer.
Learn to trust your heart
~ Unknown

We're always trying to move out of the
darkness, when all we have to do
is turn on the light. 
~ Steve Potter

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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