Summer Specialties are looking great
Doug Rouse at Meadowbrook is starting to dig new potatoes. New potatoes are a true early summer treat. Potatoes are usually dug by a potato digger even on a small farm though the scale and complexity varies from simple digger that pull up the potatoes and leave them on the ground to large self propelled units that dig acres and acres. Because the potato plants are still lush and growing the diggers can’t do the job. Plus the skins on new potatoes aren’t set so they have to be handled very carefully which is why the outer skin on true new potatoes so tender. Farmers also do not get the full yield from the plant which is why these are such a great treat and also higher priced.
Baby beets coming from Ridgeland Harvest and Shooting Star Farm. Shooting Star farm is offering a mixed case which will include gold, white, Chioggia and red. Beets are quarter to half dollar size with lush tops. If you are looking for a specific mix please specify and we will try our best to accommodate your request. Full size beets with tops should be available for next week.
Specialty vegetables also include some baby carrots from John at Stone Circle Farm, baby leeks and fennel from Jai and Joel at King’s Hill Farm
The first onions are available. We have a great supply of fresh mini onions. These are picked and shipped with the green tops. I think this is similar to a knob onion but the shape is round. We should have these for a couple of weeks. They are at their peak now. Tender and delicious. Following in a couple of weeks will be the fresh torpedo onions.
Lots of new herbs including: basil, shiso, thyme, cilantro.
I have started listing some of the artisan cheeses I am distributing. Each week I will be adding to the list. This week I put on a cheeses from Hooks, Uplands, Cedar Grove and Sartori.
I look forward to getting your order.