30 June 2012

Market Report: Potatoes, Green Beans, and Onions

Peruvian Blue potatoes...fresh out of the ground!

 That's right folks, we'll have red, white, and blue "new" potatoes at the market tomorrow...just in time for patriotic potato salad!  We won't have a lot of these potatoes and expect to sell out, so come early!  These potatoes are "new" meaning that they have very tender flesh and skins, and don't need to be peeled before eating.  Seriously, give it a try!  Using a tractor to dig these new potatoes can cause them to be bruised, so we dug these by hand today (and it was already 90 degrees)!

Darryl and Debby unearthing blue potatoes by hand (and spade).

Ta da!

All loaded up and ready to bring to the market tomorrow.

And now, as promised, are some pictures of our traditional 4th of July potato salad!
Start with a mix of red, white, and blue new potatoes from Brittany Hollow Farm.
Mise en place! This is a french term meaning "everything in its place"...a way of getting organized in the kitchen.
After boiling and slicing the potatoes, add Brittany Hollow Farm scallion, parsley, and chive along with salt, pepper, a little mustard, and mayonnaise.  Delicious!

At tomorrow's market we'll also have green beans and our first sweet onions.  See you there!

And did I mention that our pick-your-own flower fields are now open to the public 7 days a week?  The blooms are looking beautiful!
Our flower bouquets will be for sale at the Red Hook Farmers Market on Saturdays...and you can also come and pick your own in our field on Rt. 9 (1/4 mile S. of Hannaford in Red Hook).

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