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, June 14, 2012

Tasty and Healthy - June 14, 2012

Welcome to this week's newsletter. If you've visited our farm, you know our healthy bees  busily keep the fields pollenated and drink water in puddles around the farm. They enjoy greeting our visitors, never getting too close, though.

Customer Gini Hayes has a special treat for everyone this week! A delicious recipe using zucchini which pleases even her finicky eater! The recipe is featured below. (Thanks so much, Gini!)

Our pesticide-free Traditional Southern Field Pea crops were planted and growing, but many have been underwater for days and days. It's a wait-and-see if they will make it, or if the fields require planting again.  Thanks to all of you who have placed reservations. 

Last year we sold out of these hearty, versatile peas, so be sure to phone your reservation early! If you'll want unshelled bushels of Beasley peas, please phone ahead. They should be ready at the end of July and throughout August.

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

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
Seedless Valencia Oranges
DeAngelo Pears
Shelled Zipper Peas 2lb bags $8 (phone to order)
Shelled Black-eye Peas 2lb bags $8 (phone to order)

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
  • Reservations being taken for our specialty Traditional Southern Field Peas

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 suggestion by Gini Hayes:

Quotes for this week:

Live fully the richness of this day, and give it the best that you have. Nurture your best possibilities, and they grow even better.
~Ralph Marston~

"I know in my heart that man is good. 
That what is right will eventually triumph. 
And there is purpose and worth to 
each and every life."
Ronald Reagan

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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