Posted by Natalie Kujala :: Friday, February 24 :: 12:50pm
At the beginning of the week, I (Taylor) saw that the semi-finalists have been announced for the James Beard Award. We would like to extend a congratulatory hand to the semi-finalists (some of which are our customers!) specifically in DC and Baltimore. While we are waiting on the list of finalists, here at the TOG office, we are still so excited for spring. It seems that even our customers are thinking the same. We have had customers call to plan their spring menus and spring displays! This morning, the phrase about March came into mind: It comes in like a lion and out like a lamb…We will have to see what next week brings. Maybe this year, March will be different.
GREENS: Again, for Tuesday’s delivery, our growers are offering a good amount of greens. They are offering many varieties, which include endives, claytonia, baby dandelion greens, baby spinach, and of course the mixed salad greens! Some varieties we will be offering in 5# packages again. If you would like the larger pack size, please let us know as soon as you can.
MICRO GREENS: Our growers are getting really excited about their micro greens! This is perfect weather for greens in general. Our growers are offering micro greens mix and micro sunflower shoots in volume. These could be great additions to salads or as an artist touch to any dish.
RADISHES: Please do not forget that we have a large variety of radishes. We would like to make a special note about Black Spanish Radishes. These are wonderful simply sliced and salted on rye bread. Who knew they could be so rad? They really do deserve their turn in the sun!
FLOWER BULBS: This week is the first time, in the recent past, that we will be offering hyacinth, tulips and grape muscari bulbs. Jake Stoltzfus from Sunrise Farm is offering them in 15-4inch plastic container flats. The hyacinth and tulip flats contain one bulb per 4inch pot, whereas the grape muscari flats have 2 bulbs per 4inch pot. The hyacinths are multicolored, whereas the tulips are pink, yellow and purple. The grape muscari should be purple and lavender. We are very excited to offer this new addition to our customers! Just like when we sell plants, the deadline to order your flats of bulbs is Tuesday at noon, and then we will deliver them next Friday.
NON-ORGANIC, ALL NATURAL LOCAL CHICKEN EGGS: AVAILABLE IN MEDIUM, LARGE AND EXTRA-LARGE, 15 DOZEN BULK. PLEASE CALL TIM DERSTINE AT HARES VALLEY GROWERS AT 814 448 2784 FOR GREAT EGG PRICES.
*Uncle Matt’s (UM) – Clermont, Florida *Spring Thyme Herbs (STH) – Hockessin, Delaware *Mushroom Specialties – West Grove, Pennsylvania *Eastern Carolina Organics (NC) – Durham, NC *Wood Prairie Farm Potatoes – ME *Fresh Meadows Farm -- MA *Kiwi Korners – Danville, Pennsylvania *Porter Farm – Elba, New York