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 31, 2012

Tasty and Healthy - May 31, 2012

Are you dried out from this week's deluge? Our fields are absolutely drenched, after nearly 6 inches of rain!

Welcome to this week's newsletter. 

Our pesticide-free Traditional Southern Field Pea crops are planted. Last year we sold out of these peas, so be sure to phone your reservation early! They should be ready in July and August.

Eight-ball Zucchini Squash shown at left.

Our other specialty squashes are nearly sold out. Due to early summer-like weather, our harvest was limited.

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

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.

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

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 (perfect for grilling!)
Yellow Onions
Vadalia Onions
Head Lettuce
Seedless Valencia Oranges
DeAngelo Pears

From the Farm:

Beasley's Pesticide Free Beets (no tops-perfect for canning)
Beasley's Pesticide Free Eight Ball Zucchini
Beasley's Pesticide Free Zucchini
Beasley's Pesticide Free White Radish

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 Juneplease click here, or click on the Calendar Tab at the top of this page.

This week's recipe suggestions:

Quotes for this week:

"If someone is too tired to give you a smile, 
leave one of your own, because no 
one needs a smile as much as those 
who have none to give."
- Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch

"What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are 
to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; 
but scattered along life's pathway, the good 
they do is inconceivable." 
-Joseph Addison

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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