|Where we’ll be:
Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market
Thundermist West Warwick Farmers Market
It is hard to believe it is already September. Believe it or not, there are already over 3,000 spinach plants that have been started and are just waiting for their spot in one of the hoop houses. For now the hoop houses are jam packed with summer varieties. Soon a majority of the cucumbers will be removed, and eventually the tomatoes as well. Sad…
On the bright side, we will be bringing the following items to market this week:
Hot Peppers (Ghost, Habanero, Lemon Drop, Serrano & Jalapeno)
Tomatoes (cherry, plum and slicers)
Skyphos Butterhead Lettuce
Chioggia Beets (pronounced kee-OH-gee-uh)
Fortex Pole Beans
Garlic (from Scratch Farm)
Leeks (from Scratch Farm)
Sweet Peppers (from Big Train Farm)
Dried Herbs and Teas include:
Dream Pillows (Mugwart & Lavender)
Spearmint & Lavender Tea
When you come to the market there are two ways to purchase flowers. You can make your own bouquet from the loose stems, or if you prefer, you can purchase one of bouquets that we make at the farm on Friday afternoons. It is the last task of the harvest day and it is one of the most enjoyable for me. It is hard to go wrong with beautiful flowers carefully grown and harvested right here at Blue Skys Farm.
Here are some bouquets made this week for CSA Flower Shares earlier this week. Blue Skys Farm proudly provides CSA Flower Shares for both our own CSA as well as the Big Train Farm CSA.
Kale is the vegetable that you think of when you here the word ‘Super Food’, but did you that Swiss Chard is also one of the most nutritious vegetables in the world? It is an excellent source of Vitamins K, A and C as well as a good source of Magnesium, Potasium, Iron and Dietary Fiber. The stalks of Swiss Chard can be red, white, green or yellow. This season we are growing both White Chard as well as Bright Lights Chard. Here is a photo from our harvest:
Swiss Chard Recipes
Swiss Chard with Lentils and Feta Cheese
Fingerling Potato-Leek Hash with Swiss Chard and Eggs
Tartines with Cheese, Peppers and Chard*
*Tartines are a fancy name for open faced sandwich.
Hope to see you at the market!