This salad bowl from Help From Above Farm is enjoying the pure blue sky and warm spring temps!
Posted by Natalie Kujala :: Tuesday, April 25 :: 11:16am
The rain this month is definitely bringing May flowers early this spring. Many bulb plants are blooming in our area, and many trees are flowering. Even with all the flowers blooming in Pennsylvania, I was surprised by all the blooms I (Taylor) saw this past weekend in D.C. I was in the city for an Earth Day fair on Saturday, in which April stayed strong and brought more showers. I could not believe all of the flowers I saw. People’s peonies and clematis were already in blossom, and this is just the beginning. All of these blooms also mean that our spring products are increasing quickly, so please keep you eye out.
GREEN BUTTERHEAD LETTUCE: We are starting to have some head lettuce, and this week the butterhead is ready for you! This is coming from the Derstine family at Hares Valley Farm, who is sending it in 12ct cases. Please “lettuce” know if you are interested. They would look excellent on your shelves or in your salads.
YOUNG GREENS: We have not quite reached the full-fledged bunched greens stage, but we do have a large variety of young greens this week. They range from young collards to chards to spinach! They could be an excellent addition to braising greens.
NOTE: Due to the cool weather, we are still experiencing a lull in sweet and spicy salad mix. I hope that this mix will be back in full force in the next few weeks. If you are interested in salad mixes, we suggest mixing your own with a case of baby green kale, baby spinach, and baby mustards.
RHUBARB: This has come on full force as well! What is the most unusual way you use rhubarb. Some people in our office put it in their morning smoothies. I definitely used to be very unaware of rhubarb. I always thought of it in relation to its use for pies.
ORANGE JUICE CARROTS: We have SEVERAL cases of these available, and flexible pricing for 10+ cases. We have these in both 10 pound and 25 pound cases. Please let us know if you are interested!
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 Farms – Elba, New York