Local Update

Bright green peas, with their fresh flavor and sweet crunch, are one of the most welcome signs of spring. We started receiving English Peas from Sawyer Farms this past week. These beauties are quick and easy to cook.  Fill a pot with enough water to cover the peas and bring the water to a boil.  Add the peas when the water starts boiling and cook for 5-7 minutes.  The peas color turns to a brighter green when cooked quickly like this.  They will spruce up any plate or dish. Be careful not to overcook, they will lose some of their brightness and flavor.  

Also, we just received our first delivery of Vidalia Sweet Onions.  We will be offering these by each or 5-pound bags.  I love cucumber and onion salads. Vidalia have a distinctive sweet taste that is full of flavor.  

Janice Sawyer has been sharing with us her fresh zucchini, yellow squash, spring onions, pickling cucumbers, slicer cucumbers, peaches, and this coming week KY Beans also known as Kentucky Wonder Beans.  These are an heirloom variety of pole beans.  We hope to have all these items throughout the month of May.  

We are still getting carrots, beets, radishes, collards, and some swiss chard through Carl Stewart out of Bay Minette.  Carl uses responsible grown practices on all of the vegetables he grows. 

Ricky Durden brought in a fresh delivery of red and green kale.  Ricky also uses responsibly grown practices in his kale production. 

We are getting nice green large bells, mini sweet peppers, yellow and bicolor corn, red potatoes, gold potatoes and don't forget tomatoes around Immokalee, Florida. 

Coming soon Florida Grown Watermelons, blueberries and blackberries.  

Cinco De Mayo is just around the corner, Sunday, May 5, 2019.   We will have all the essentials needed to throw a fiesta party in honor of the day.  

Have a great week. 

Peace, Love and Collard Greens

Barbara