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, March 28, 2013

Tasty and Healthy - March 28, 2013

Easter Greetings, and welcome to this week's Tasty and Healthy newsletter. 

To see which Winter Crops are currently being harvested on Beasley Farm, please see the highlighted areas below. 

BIG QUESTION PLEASE: A few customers have asked us about CSA's (Community Supported Agriculture). CSA's are weekly produce "basket"programs. It is where a variety of vegetables and produce become available in predetermined "baskets" each week to a group of individuals who have planned ahead of time to purchase the baskets. If this appeals to you, or you'd be interested in more information, will you please advise Joann on Saturday or by phoning 352-232-3381. Thank you!

For Kale or Swiss Chard, please phone the farm. We will cut it especially for you to keep it at its freshest.

How about some beautiful, fresh, pesticide-free Spinach! Great for sides, soups, salads, and on sandwiches!

Because Greens are extremely perishable, we ask our customers to special order them if picking up at a satellite location. At the farm, we keep them in children's swimming pools of water.

Currently planted on the farm, but not yet ready for harvest, and hopefully not damaged with the last two nights of freezing temperatures:
  • Beets
  • Yellow Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Scallop Squash
  • Yellow Zucchini
  • Okra
  • Green Beans
  • Spinach
  • White and Red Radishes
  • Kale
  • Spinach

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!

We Support Our Troops

Being Harvested on the Farm:

Pesticide-Free Baby Kale
Pesticide-Free Collard Greens
Pesticide-Free Red and White Swiss Chard (phone to reserve)
Pesticide-Free Fresh Spinach 

From the Farmers Market:

Florida Grape Tomatoes
Florida Green Tomatoes
Florida Tomatoes
Florida Green and Red Bell Peppers
Cubanella Peppers
Poblana Peppers
Jalapenos, green (be sure to remove the seeds!)
Sweet Potatoes
Baking Potatoes
Red Skin Potatoes
Gold Skin Potatoes
Spanish Onions
Florida Sweet Onions
Scallions are back in!
Red Onions
Red Radish
Beets (Beautiful, flavorful perfect for canning - available by the case, so please phone the farm to reserve!)
Green Cabbage
BiColor Sweet Corn
Yellow Squash
Butternut Squash
Florida Romaine
Valencia Oranges
Apples- Fuji
fresh herbs - basil

As of February 1, 2013, we are no longer accepting checks unless prior arrangements have been made. "Bad Checks" have become a burdensome business expense. 
We appreciate your understanding.

Rolo will not be in Tarpon Springs location on 
March 31st but he will be at the Produce Barn.

On April 13 The Food Truck Rally 
will return to the Hernando County Farmers Market!  

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

Monday - 9AM - 2PM We are now 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! Enjoy live entertainment, wonderful food, 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 - Will not be at this location on March 31st. 9AM-2PM Rolo will be at The Tarpon Springs Sunday Morning Farmers Market in downtown Tarpon Springs (Corner of Alt 19 and Tarpon Ave). A great Pinellas County addition to our satellite locations. Be sure to phone the farm for any special orders!

Quote for this week:

Joy in the moments
The most consistently miserable people are those who can’t be happy unless everything always goes their way. The most consistently happy and fulfilled people are those who decide to enjoy and make the best of whatever comes their way.
It’s great to expect the best for yourself, because your expectations drive your reality. Yet life will deliver many unexpected twists, turns and disappointments on the way to fulfilling those expectations.
Making yourself miserable about those disappointments and misfortunes won’t achieve anything positive. Stop and think how much more effective you would be if you could simply accept those disappointments and then move on past them.
Expect the best, and make the most of the rest. That’s the quickest way to get where you’re going while finding plenty of joy in the precious moments along the way.
— Ralph Marston

Thanks always for your continuing support and encouragement.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,

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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