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, June 6, 2013

Tasty and Healthy - June 6, 2013

Welcome to this week's Tasty and Healthy newsletter. Our photo to the left is Gran'ma Angie helping with the sorting of black-eye peas.

It's already June, and summer will soon be officially upon us, but those of us in Florida can testify that the hot, muggy summers Florida is known for is already here.

U-Pick Pole Beans and Yellow Green Beans will have a short harvest due to weather conditions - the rains have arrived early and make the fields very slick and muddy; so, with your convenience and safety in mind, we suggest phoning the farm to check out the field conditions before coming. The beans are tender and sweet! These are pesticide-free. All the U-Pick info is here. (hint: wear old clothing and bring old shoes)

Our Traditional Southern Field Peas are specialties at the farm, and a favorite in the community. Please phone if you would like us to bring the fresh-frozen bags to our satellite locations.

1. Beasley Farm pesticide-free Traditional Southern Field Peas are harvested: 

2. If no reservations have been made for unshelled peas, the next step is the sheller:

3. Peas are then hand sorted, removing unwanted pieces:

4. To retain freshness and maximum nutrition, they are immediately bagged and frozen.

5. Bagged, frozen peas are $8 for a 2lb bag of pesticide-free peas.

Southern Field Peas - Conk Peas
Please phone your reservations to the farm if you would like unshelled Conk Peas. These are Pesticide-free. Unreserved peas will be immediately shelled and fresh frozen to preserve their flavor and nutrition.

Southern Field Peas - Black Eye Peas
have been shelled and fresh-frozen
please call to reserve if you would like Joann or Rolo to take these freshly-shelled peas to a satellite location.

Yellow squash ready for your evening meal:
Zucchini freshly harvested:

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

Also planted on the farm, but not ready for harvest are:
  • Okra
  • 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 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 Saturday 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)

From Frugal Freebies and deals:
from Green Kitchen Stories

from She Wears Many Hats
from She Wears Many Hats

Quotes for this week:

“Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. 
Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, 
be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, 
so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the 
opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the 
cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try 
to be perfect; just be an excellent 
example of being human.” 
~ Anthony Robbins

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.

- Arnold Toynbee -

Thanks always for your ongoing 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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