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, November 1, 2012

Tasty and Healthy - November 1, 2012

Greetings! Happy World Vegan Day! We will share a few vegan recipes. To the left is a photo of our green bean fields. 

As always, we hope this week's post finds you and your family doing well. Our hearts go out to all those who have been adversely affected by Super Storm Sandy. Many people from the region follow our weekly updates and recipes. We hope your lives are soon returned to a comfortable status quo.

This week only - Green Bean fields are open for U-Pick! All the information is Here. Price Reduction for the 1/2 bushel! We are selling the 1/2 bushel U-Pick green beans for $10 this season. The whole bushel is the regular bargain price of $18. Fields will be open through Sunday, as long as there are beans. Feel free to PHONE the farm to check on quantities.

Presently we are harvesting our pesticide-free Yellow Summer Squash and Zucchini! We've been in the fields harvesting way before we anticipated! 

Featured Fruit:  

The Avocado
The Alligator Pear

Even though they are fruits, avocados contain a lot of a fat (between 71 to 88% of their total calories - about 20 times the average for other fruits). However, the 30 grams of fat boast a 20 grams of health-promoting monounsaturated fats, especially oleic acid. 

A medium-sized avocado contains as much fat as a quarter-pound burger. Nutritionists say the monounsaturated fat in an avocado is the "good" kind that actually lowers cholesterol levels. Because of this new understanding, the U.S. government revised its official nutrition guidelines to urge Americans to eat more avocados.

For more nutritional information please visit our webpage: The Alligator Pear  

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

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

It will be another 40-70 days before these are ready for harvest.
The Kale and Swiss Chard required replanting due to the amount of rain in October. They should be ready in 90 days.

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
Green Tomatoes
Pickling Cukes
Green and Red Bell 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
Red Grapefruit
Red Delicious Apples
Florida Avocados

From the Farm:

Pesticide-Free Yellow Summer Squash
Pesticide-Free Zucchini
Phone for fresh-frozen Black Eye Peas

Where we will be this week:

Friday -  7:30AM - 5PM 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 Novemberplease click here, or click on the Calendar Tab at the top of this page.

Sautéed Whole Green Beans

Quote for this week:

“You were given life; it is your duty 
(and also your entitlement as a human being) 
to find something beautiful within life, 
no matter how slight."
~ Elizabeth Gilbert

“Your life is an occasion. 
Rise to it.” 
~ Suzanne Weyn

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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