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 17, 2012

Tasty and Healthy - May 17, 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.

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.

There are 3 colors of our Zuchinis - Golden, Green and Butta (like "butter"). 

Also being harvested are: 

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

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.

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
Red 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
Vadalia Onions
Cabbage (recipe below)
Head Lettuce
Seedless Naval Oranges
DeAngelo Pears
Bananas (recipe below)
Blueberries (recipe below)
Watermelon (seedless)
Wonderful Fresh Herbs in 4" pots (oregano and parsley)

From the Farm:

Beasley's Pesticide Free Beets (no tops-perfect for canning)
Beasley's Pesticide Free Eight Ball Zucchini (recipes below)
Beasley's Pesticide Free Zucchini (recipes below)
Beasley's Pesticide Free Golden Zucchini 
Beasley's Pesticide Free Butta Zucchini
Beasley's Pesticide Free Yellow Squash (recipe below)
Beasley's Pesticide Free White Radish
Beasley's Pesticide Free Scallop Squash

Where we will be this week:
please note: due to demands on the farm, the Sunday and Monday locations are temporarily suspended. Produce Barn will be open as usual. Thanks for understanding.

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.

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:

(fresh or frozen berries)

(any berries)

Quotes for this week:

"You cannot do a kindness too soon, 
for you never know how soon 
it will be too late." 
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Constant kindness can accomplish much. 
As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes 
misunderstanding, mistrust, 
and hostility to evaporate."
-Albert Schweitzer

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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