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, October 11, 2012

Tasty and Healthy - October 11, 2012

Greetings! We hope this week's post finds you and your family doing well. 

Is it really October already? October does not mean changing leaf colors here in Florida, but it does "feel" different somehow. We can "taste" the hint of celebrations soon to come, and anticipate holidays with family members and special friends.

Does your family enjoy chicken? Check out this flavorful, yummy looking sandwich - we hope to try the recipe out soon.

Featured Vegetable - Bell Peppers

Known for adding extra taste and pizzaz to dishes, Bell Peppers may be used raw, steamed, sautéed, or grilled. Brightly colored, crunchy, and flavorful, they are perfect in pasta, rice, salads, soups, chili, stew, casseroles, pizza, sandwiches, wraps, relish trays and more!

Full of vitamins and minerals, bell peppers are nutritious!

Because Tangy Green Bell Peppers and Sweet Red Bell Peppers are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, they help neutralize many free radicals which damage cells. The Antioxidants in bell peppers may minimize atherosclerosis and heart disease, the nerve and blood vessel damage often seen in diabetics, cataracts, joint pain and other inflammatory illnesses. For more information, please visit our web page here.

Currently planted on the farm, but not yet ready for harvest:

  • Zucchini
  • Eight-ball Zucchini (our speciality)
  • Yellow Zucchini
  • Yellow Squash
  • Turnips
  • Green Beans
  • Pole Beans
  • Yellow Beans
  • Red and White Swiss Chard (another specialty)
  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Mustard Greens
  • 5,000 collard plants! (biggest seller)

It will be 60-90 days before these are ready for harvest.

Last week for Pesticide-free Okra being harvested on the farm. Try it in casseroles, soups, fried, baked, roasted and grilled (Recipes on the right).

If interested in SHELLED black-eye 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 regularly to test our soil and plants. For more information about our farming techniques, and the testing we undergo, please click here

A big thanks from Gran'ma Angie for recycling your shopping bags with us. Please keep them coming!

From the Farmers Market:

Grape Tomatoes
Pickling Cukes
Green and Red Bell Peppers
Poblana Peppers
Jalapenos (be sure to remove the seeds!)
Sweet Potatoes
Baking Potatoes
Red Skin Potatoes
White Skin Potatoes
Yellow Squash
Zucchini Squash
Butternut Squash
Yellow Onions
Scallion Onions
Purple Onions
Red Radish
Head Lettuce
Florida BiColor corn on the cob!
Limes (recipe below)
Navel Oranges
Johnny Golds Apples
Red Grapefruit
Florida Avocados

Where we will be this week:

Friday -  Rolo will be at our Spring Hill Drive location next to the Chevron location. Be sure to phone the farm for any special orders! 

Saturday - Joann and Rolo will be at the Hernando County Farmers Market on Hwy 19 with 40 other vendors! Come and 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. Be sure to phone the farm for any special orders!

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

Quotes for this week:

Give but don’t allow yourself to be used. 
Love but don’t allow your heart to be abused. 
Trust but don’t be naive. Listen to others but 
don’t lose your own voice.

Peace is not something you wish for; 
it's something you make, something you do, 
something you are, and something you give away.
~ Robert Fulghum

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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