Availability List For Friday April 21st
We have quite an exciting list today. We are seeing the first of our growers’ rhubarb and wild ramps, and we MIGHT even have some asparagus available for Friday! Spring has sprung! Herbs are becoming plentiful, greens are soon to be bunched, and head lettuce is emerging. It’s a busy time for our growers as they are prepping fields, planting summer crops, and harvesting spring ones. Keep a close eye on our lists, as each day you’ll see new spring additions!
Note: We are still experiencing a lull in sweet & spicy salad mix. We do not expect to have much for Friday delivery, but we will have lots of mixed baby lettuce heads, baby mesclun, baby mustards, and baby spinach.
CUCUMBERS: We are now seeing strong numbers of cucumbers being offered by Sunny Ridge Farm. We will have lots of both the Corintos and the Katrinas available for Friday delivery. Anyone dreaming of cucumber sandwiches or cucumber salad yet? I sure am!
SPRING GARLIC: ‘Tis the season for spring garlic! Spring garlic has a flavor fresher and milder than clove garlic, and can be easily subbed in recipes for leeks, onions, garlic, or scallions. We will have bulk and bunched cases available this week.
BABY LETTUCE HEADS: Deb Brubaker of Village Acres Farm is supplying us with these adorable mixed baby lettuce heads. If you’re looking for baby lettuce but would prefer only one variety, let us know! Deb said she’s willing to pack straight cases as well as the mixed. Just remember to get specialty pack orders in early so that the grower has time to prep them.
CURLY PARSLEY: Curly parsley is more than just a decorative garnish, though it does make quite the garnish. It can add a nice burst of color to many dishes, and also adds welcome texture to tabbouleh and other fresh salads.
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