THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES
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AVALON FARMS: Excited to report the very first sugar snap pea blooms! So far, so good. Have not grown these in the fall before. Probably another month till harvest.
You’ll notice my products are turned off as we are doing a little traveling. When the market starts up again after Thanksgiving we should have broccoli. Followed by a lull and then more broccoli.
Thank you all for traveling this road of sustainable farming with us. It certainly is a learning experience.
BAIN HOME GARDENS: Hey there market friends! What a beautiful week it has been! Unfortunately we hear that some of you have been unwell and we are so sorry to hear that. Know that we are all rooting for a speedy recovery for you.
At Bain Home Gardens, things have been super busy. From expanding garden beds to planning spring beds there never seems to be enough time! With the clock falling back tonight, we will be working even harder chasing the sun!
Let’s talk mustards, Red Giant mustards to be specific. These beautiful greens aren’t green totally green but boast a beautiful purplish-maroon tint on top of a green leaf. We are cooking ours tonight but you can find yours on the market as of today! We will be trying the recipe below courtesy of the Food network channel (a guilty pleasure at the Bain Home).
Sauteed Mustard Greens
Coat a large saute pan with olive oil and put on medium-high heat. Toss in the garlic cloves and a pinch of crushed red pepper. Cook the garlic until it becomes golden brown and is very aromatic. Remove the garlic and discard.
Add the mustard greens and season with salt, to taste. Cover and cook the greens until they are soft and wilted. Stir in the vinegar. Taste for seasoning and add salt, if needed. Transfer the greens to a serving bowl and serve.
For exact measurements go to: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/anne-burrell/sauteed-mustard-greens-recipe-1922016
If you have recipe that is tried and tested, scroll on over to our Facebook page and share it with us. From your family to ours and back again! See ya next week!
HAWKINS HOMESTEAD FARM: Hello friends! Today we participated in our last Fall Farmers Market. We were set up next to Smith Farms. Their lamb is delicious! Last weekend, we had the pleasure of visiting Casablanca Ranch. Mr. Anderson and his family are such kind and giving people. It’s great getting to know other growers as well as our customers. We have very much enjoyed meeting everyone. There is still one more Market Day to go next weekend so don’t miss out on your chance to meet your growers.
We have some chicks hatching out this Monday so there won’t be chickens for a while to give these guys time to grow and fatten up. We will however continue to have eggs but as the days get shorter, our girls produce less eggs. Not to worry though because, we will be concentrating on hatching out more layers (hens we hope) for the Spring as well.
In our garden we are growing broccoli, collards, and cabbage. Not sure when everything will be ready but we will keep you guys posted. We are also busy saving and gathering seeds for the Spring as well. As always we thank you for allowing our family to feed yours and we appreciate you all!