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, July 19, 2012

Tasty and Healthy - July 19, 2012

Warm Summer Greetings and a Hearty Welcome to this week's newsletter. We hope your summer has been enjoyable, healthy and safe so far. 

Cucumbers make a cool, crisp and hydrating snack which contain electrolytes on hot summer days.

Our pesticide-free Okra is slowly coming in. We're slogging in our fields harvesting as much as possible these days, depending on the rains! Thanks for always brightening our days with your encouragement. Because summer is a time of grilling, parties, and easy-make-ahead sides, we've included some recipes below to take the place of plain old rolls - plus it's a way of sneaking in some veggies!

Special Interest:

Just picked! UNSHELLED Zipper Cream Peas and Black-eye Peas. Same price as previous years - $24.00 per bushel. Please phone the farm today or Friday to reserve, as we cannot leave them in the shell for long, before they require shelling and freezing. NOTE: Shelling will be done on Sunday, so don't delay!

If interested in SHELLED black-eye peas, conk peas, or zipper peas, please phone the farm to place an order. Peas are in our standard two pound bag. $8 per bag.

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:
Green Bell Peppers
Green Jalapenos (be sure to remove the seeds!)
Sweet Cubanella Peppers
Sweet Potatoes
Baking Potatoes
Florida Red Skin Potatoes
Yellow Squash
Acorn Squash
Butternut Squash
Yellow Onions
Scallion Onions
BiColor Corn (recipes below)
Red Radish
Head Lettuce
Baby Bok Choy (salads, baked, grilled, sandwiches)
FLORIDA Avocados
Bananas (these are ORGANIC Bananas)
Peaches (last week of South Carolina Peaches)
Shelled Zipper Peas 2lb bags $8 (phone to order)
Shelled Black-eye Peas 2lb bags $8 (phone to order)
Shelled Conk Peas 2lb bags $8 (phone to order)

From the Farm:
  • Reservations being taken for our specialty Traditional Southern Field Peas (phone to order please)
  • Pesticide-free Okra

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

Recipes for the Week:

These can be made ahead of time for bar-be-que, parties, side dishes at meals:
(try using fresh corn!)

Quotes for this week:

"What are the things that you can’t see that are 
important? I would say justice, truth, humility, 
service, compassion, love ... they’re the 
guiding lights of a life."
-Jimmy Carter; 39th U.S. President

As you look forward to the hours ahead, remember that
you control your actions toward others. If you want to 
be remembered fondly, you must treat each person so.
~ 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,

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 and 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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