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, May 16, 2013

Tasty and Healthy - May 16, 2013

Welcome to this week's Tasty and Healthy newsletter. (Please note the new hours and venue below)

I found the most marvelous website called KISS in the Kitchen - "Keep It Sweet and Simple" in the Kitchen. Caroline shares simple mouth-watering recipes with her friends. YUMMY! Check it out!

One of our recipe shares today is delicious yellow squash soup (shown below) - perfect for freezing while the pesticide-free, tender squash is being harvested on the farm.

In addition to this awesome harvest, just take a look at what is happening on the farm (a picture is worth a thousand words, right?)

Yellow Squash in the fields:
Yellow Squash on the plant:
Yellow squash ready for your evening meal:
Zucchini freshly harvested today:

SPECIAL on KALE - for juicers or freezers - $10 per case, please phone the farm to reserve. Not bunched, straight from the field.

We are enjoying the Beasley Farm Kale primarily in sandwiches and salads, though it is fabulous for juicing, freezing, in soups, stews and as a side dish. It is pesticide-free.

Community Supported Agriculture
CSAs are weekly produce "basket" programs, 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!

Brand New Fields being harvested!

Lovely, pesticide-free yellow summer squash - freshly harvested!

Wanna see more?

How about some beautiful pesticide-free Eight-ball Squash?

Eight-ball squash has a short harvest, so give this sweet little item a try. It is one my favorite vegetables grown on the farm. Stuff it, fry it, bake it. You can't go wrong with it. Tastes great, and has a wonderful texture.

Wanna see even MORE?

Tender, sweet pesticide-free zucchini! I'm so happy the pesticide-free squashes are coming in at the farm. No need to peel these squashes to remove the insecticide residue! 

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.

Peas and Beans

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

Our fields are planted with three varieties of beans in preparation for the Big U-Pick in late May - early June! 

Green Beans
Yellow Wax Beans
Pole Beans

The U-Pick Green Bean Harvest: NOTIFICATION for this Sunday, Monday and Tuesday picking hours will be released in a separate posting tomorrow, Friday, May 17.

Black-eye Peas and Conk Peas will also soon be available, depending on rainfall and warm temperatures. If you would like unshelled Black-eyes or Conks please phone the farm to place a reservation. Joann will phone you as soon as your peas are harvested to ensure they are extremely fresh. To prevent nutritional loss in the peas, if there are no reservations, the peas will be shelled immediately.

Also planted on the farm, but not ready for harvest are:

  • Scallop Squash
  • Yellow Zucchini
  • Okra
  • Green Beans
  • Pole Beans
  • Yellow Beans
  • Black-eye Peas
  • Conk Peas
  • Zipper Peas
  • Red and White radishes - new crop
  • Beets - new crop

We Support Our Troops

Being Harvested on the Farm:
  • Pesticide-Free Kale
  • Pesticide-Free Red and White Swiss Chard (phone to reserve for satellite locations)
  • Pesticide-free Zucchini
  • Pesticide-free Eight-ball Zucchini
  • Pesticide-free Yellow Summer Squash

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

Thank You for recycling your shopping bags with us. 

Please keep them coming!

This Week From the Farmers Market:

Florida Tomatoes
Jalapeno Pepper
Florida Green and Red Bell Peppers
Green Cubanella Peppers
Sweet Potatoes
Baking Potatoes
Red Skin Potatoes
Gold Skin Potatoes
Spanish Sweet Onions
White Onions
Red Radishes
Green Cabbage
Florida Bi-Color Sweet Corn
Pickle cucumbers
Butternut Squash
Florida Romaine
Head Lettuce
Valencia Oranges
Fresh Herb Plants: Oregano, Basil, Mint

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.

Attention Tarpon Springs visitors - 
We are very sad to temporarily suspend our produce stand on Sundays.
We will advise when the stand reopens.
Thank you for understanding.

On June 8 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. 

1st and 3rd Monday - 9AM - Noon 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!

(links are in the words under the photos)

Cabbage and Apples
(good with Green or Red Cabbage)

Yellow Squash Soup
Perfect for the freezer

Quotes for this week:

Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world at once, 
but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach.
Dr. Clarissa Pinkola

If I can stop one heart from breaking I shall not live in vain.
If I can ease one life the aching or cool one pain,
or help one fainting robin unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
~ Emily Dickinson

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 if you would like them brought to one of our satellite locations.

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