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 21, 2012

Tasty and Healthy - June 21, 2012

Welcome to this week's newsletter. Have you been keeping out of the heat? Work is non-stop in the fields at the farm. Just as we are growing accustomed to Florida's beautiful, summer sunny days, it looks like we're in for some heavy rain this week-end! There is lots to share this week for those who enjoy preserving, canning and freezing, so let's get started!

Just in case you missed last week's newsletter, customer Gini Hayes has a special treat for everyone! A delicious recipe using zucchini which pleases even her finicky eater! The recipe is featured below. (Thanks so much, Gini!)

Also this week we are featuring some of our bread recipes. Summer means giving way to cool sandwiches, salads and fruits. Home-made bread, buns and rolls can provide a special feel for these simple, cool meals. (recipes below)

Special Interest:

If interested in shelled zipper, conk or black-eye peas, please phone the farm by 6PM tomorrow (Friday) to place an order. Peas will be harvested this week-end, and are in our standard two pound bag. $8 per bag.

Do you love peaches? So do we. We have obtained beautiful #1 FIRM peaches from South Carolina! They are $24 per case, 50-60 gorgeous peaches per case. Because they are firm, you'll be able to use or prepare them a little at a time.  Please phone the farm to reserve.

The beet field is being harvested this week. If interested in one-half bushel of beets, please phone the farm to reserve. These beets will be assorted sizes - whatever is left in the ground. Price is $10 per bushel - great for pickling, canning and freezing. If you enjoy juicing, consider freezing these pesticide-free beets for future use.

As always, 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
*** South Carolina Peaches ***
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
  • 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. 

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. 

Saturday and everyday - Gran'ma Angie, Nana Phyllis, Joann and Rolo will be at the Produce Barn until 6PM. 

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:

Recipe suggestion courtesy of Gini Hayes:

Quotes for this week:

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
- Peace Pilgrim -

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
- Tao Te Ching -

The words of the tongue should have three gatekeepers: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?
- Arabian Proverb -

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,

10137 Preston Rd
just off Mondon Hill Road between Hwy 41 and Hwy 50.
Produce Barn is open daily until 6PM
Phone 352-799-6752
When we're busy in the field, our cells keep us available:
352-232-3381 & 352-232-0294
For our Produce Stand locations, dates, and hours please click here.

Please phone the farm to special order Southern Field Peas if you would like them brought to one of our satellite locations.

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