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 29, 2012

Tasty and Healthy - November 29, 2012

Greetings! We hope your Thanksgiving celebrations were enjoyable, relaxing, and full of thankfulness!

With unseasonably cool temperatures, our bean and squash crop has stopped producing. However, the Greens and other Winter Crops are thriving. 

To see what we are growing, and what is being harvested, please see the highlighted areas below. 

Now that the holiday season is upon us, it's nice to enjoy easily "rustled up" meals. Prepare sauces, chilis, stews, and soups in large quantities. Freeze some for future meals, or refrigerate leftovers to use 3 or 4 nights into the future. Use all the fresh vegetables in your produce drawer, and even the opened bags of frozen veggies which were not completely used at a previous meal. 

Another time saver: 

Place seasonings and meat in the crock pot for slow cooking all day. Prepare vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant, or regular potatoes into bite sizes or shaped like french fries. Place in sealed baggie. For dinner, turn the oven to 400F, line cookie sheet with parchment paper, and roast the veggies for 30 minutes (give or take). In this way, you have time to kick of your shoes, set the table, get the meat out of the crock pot, and the veggies will be ready just in time. This insures that the vegetables are not overcooked, and that they retain their nutrients and flavor.

Our Greens are in! 

Because Mustards and Collards belong to the Cruciferous Family, they are extremely healthy and versatile, full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Please click here for full details.

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

  • Red and White Swiss Chard (another specialty)
  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Baby Bok Choy
  • Beets
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!

Being Harvested on the Farm:

Pesticide-Free White Radish
Pesticide-Free Turnips
Pesticide-Free Mustard Greens
Pesticide-Free Collard Greens
Phone for fresh-frozen Black Eye Peas

From the Farmers Market:

Florida Tomatoes
Florida Grape Tomatoes
Florida Green Tomatoes
Pickling Cukes
Green and Red Bell Peppers
Cubanella Sweet Peppers (BEAUTIFUL!)
Jalapenos (be sure to remove the seeds!)
Sweet Potatoes
Baking Potatoes
Red Skin Potatoes
White Skin Potatoes
Acorn Squash
Spaghetti Squash
Yellow Onions
Scallion Onions
Purple Onions
Red Radish
Head Lettuce
Baby Bok Choy
Florida BiColor corn on the cob!
Limes (recipe below)
Red Navel Oranges (Extra Large!)
Red Grapefruit
Red Delicious Apples
Florida Avocados

Where we will be this week:

Everyday - until 6PM Gran'ma Angie, Nana Phyllis, Joann and Rolo will man the Produce Barn. 

Monday - 9AM - 2PM We will now be serving our north Brooksville customers in the Cloverleaf Farm Mobile Home Park - just off Hwy 41, across from the Hernando County School Compound and south of Croom Road in North Brooksville. Turn into Cloverleaf Farm's main entrance, on the right side by the golf driving range. 

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 - 10AM-3PM 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!

Sunday - 9AM-2PM Rolo will be at The Tarpon Sunday Morning Farmers Market in downtown Tarpon Springs (7 Pinellas Avenue, South Corner of Alt 19 and Tarpon Ave) Their phone is 727-485-4920. 

For our Calendar of Locations please click here, or click on the Calendar Tab at the top of this page.

Quote for this week:

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. 
When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we 
are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, 
excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love 
ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. 
If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our 
ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution 
and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness 
and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.
~ John Lennon

As always, thank you for your encouragement and support. Without you, we wouldn't be able to do what we love most - FARM!

Beasley Farm
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 GREENS or Southern Field Peas if you would like them brought to one of our satellite locations.

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