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 23, 2013

Tasty and Healthy - May 23, 2013 and U-PICK

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

Wonderful zucchini pancakes! I spent a lovely Sunday morning playing in the kitchen and developed this VERY flavorful, fluffy pancake. Recipe is below.

U-Pick Green Beans will have a short harvest due to weather conditions - the rains have arrived early - so pick these tender, sweet bens while they are here! These are pesticide-free. All the U-Pick info is here. (hint: wear old clothing and bring old shoes)

Special - THIS SUNDAY ONLY - see where Rolo will be by looking below. 

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:

For TEN WAYS to use Kale, click here.

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!

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

Peas and Beans are ready for harvest NOW - pesticide-free crops will be harvested beginning today.
Our fields are planted with three varieties of beans.
The Yellow Wax and Pole Beans will be ready for picking beginning on Monday May 27 after 10AM.
Green beans are ready NOW.
Click here or phone the farm for more information.

Green Beans
Yellow Wax Beans
Pole Beans

Fresh pesticide-free Black-eye Peas are available now. If you would like unshelled Black-eyes 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. Because the harvest begins today, you possibly can stop by to pick up the unshelled peas.  Shelling will begin Monday May 27, to prevent nutritional loss, if there are no reservations.

Also planted on the farm, but not ready for harvest are:
  • Okra
  • Pole Beans (U-Pick coming Monday)
  • Yellow Beans (U-Pick coming Monday)
  • Conk Peas
  • Zipper Peas
  • Red and White radishes - (new crop)
  • Beets - (new crop)

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 Zucchini
  • Pesticide-free Yellow Summer Squash
  • Pesticide-free Scallop Squash
  • Pesticide-free Black-eye Peas
  • Pesticide-free small beets
  • Pesticide-free fat pickle (cucumbers)

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
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!

Sunday May 26 - 8AM-? Rolo will be at the Remington Outpost in east Brooksville, located on Highway 50:
26300 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34602
next to Papa Joe's Restaurant and across from the Hess Station.

(links are in the words under the photos)
Quotes for this week:

It wasn't the reward that mattered or the recognition 
you might harvest. It was your depth of commitment,
your quality of service, the product of your devotion -- 
these were the things that counted in life. When you 
gave purely, the honor in giving, 
and that 
was honor enough. 
--Captain Scott O'Grady

The fact is that in order to do any thing in this 
world worth doing, we must not stand shivering 
on the bank thinking of the cold and the danger, 
but jump in and scramble through 
as well as we can.
~ Sydney Smith

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

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