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 3, 2012

Tasty and Healthy - May 3, 2012

It's May already! We hope you are enjoying each day to the fullest, and finding special joys in each hour. Lots of recipes have been uploaded the past month, including two much requested Zucchini Bread recipes - one with regular ingredients, and one with whole wheat flour and other sweeteners. Be sure to look at the right column under the word LABELS to find the recipe you'd most enjoy trying this week. Or we have 4 suggestions shown below. 

New crops are being harvested every week, and our Big Spring U-Pick Green Beans is in full swing! Please hurry as these will not last on the vine long!

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 BUT we have a small amount of Rhubarb Swiss Chard. We're currently harvesting pesticide-free eight-ball zucchini and yellow summer squash. The Yellow Butta Zucchini and Scallop Squash will soon be ready, too. We're also open for the Big Spring Green Bean U-Pick. 

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 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
***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
Wonderful Fresh Herbs in 4" pots

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

Pesticide-Free Green Beans and Pole Beans are ready for U-PICK!
After 10AM our Pesticide-free Fields are open for U-Pick! Perfect for canning or freezing, and delicious fresh! Check out our green bean recipes here
For all the information, please click here.

Where we will be this week:
Please note below that we will NOT be at our Sunday Hwy 19 location this week. 
There is also a change on Mondays, and the special location for Thursday evening.

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 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 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 - PLEASE NOTE: This week Rolo will NOT 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 Mayplease click here, or click on the Calendar Tab at the top of this page.

NOTE: new hours for Monday's location - until Noon only.

NOTE: special location May 3 - Thursday night only.
The Weeki Wachee High School Environmental Awareness Dinner. (Click here for details and map, or phone Kara Pirolo at 352-797-7029 x 239). The Resources Class is hosting a pasta and salad dinner, with educational information available about our local resources and their impact on the environment.

This week's recipe suggestions:
(there are more squash recipes found in the right column under the word "labels")

Cool and Lite

Jill Yelverton's

Meal in a Dish

Quotes for this week:

Kindness is one of the most
 powerful tools available to you.
 Kindness can positively transform
your world in a way that nothing else can.
 When your heart is filled with kindness,
 your thoughts and actions are driven by a positive,
 creative force.
~ Unknown

Happiness will never come to those 
who fail to appreciate what they already have.
~ Unknown
- Author Unknown -

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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