Farm Update

Hi Everyone,

A reminder about our September 13th cooking demo with executive chef Bryan Boessel from Bel Air’s 111 main restaurant, a Baltimore Magazine top 50 restaurant! It should be a fun, educational and delicious evening. More details on our website, www.rousedalefarm.com Please email me with your reservations.

Do you know how sometimes you just can’t help yourself? You just want some ice cream and aren’t satisfied until you get some. Can’t wait for the end of a hot day to have a cold beer? You just can’t say no to yourself. None of us can quite figure out what farmhand Harvey’s fascination with the delicata squash in the field is. It started about 3 weeks ago when Harvey showed up in the market with 3 or 4 delicata winter squash. He asked me if they were ready to harvest? I responded it may have been better to ask that question before he picked them. I said they were close but should cure a while longer in the field. He asked everyday if he could harvest some of the delicata and everyday I said not yet. I finally had to say,”Dude, what is this obsession with harvesting the squash?” I would find him gazing across the squash field as in some sort of delicata trance. Even on the list I put out for the daily chores for the farmhands I felt I had to put in CAPITAL letters, “NO PICKING DELICATA SQUASH!” I picked one, sliced it up and cooked it to share with Harvey this past Saturday. He had never had it before. I asked what he thought the slices tasted like and he said, “french fries!” I knew this would probably strengthen his love affair. Well today is the day, we are harvesting the delicata squash today and farmhand Harvey almost seems high! Weird…
Don’t forget we can deliver our farm goodies right to your door Thursday evenings. Delivery orders need to be in by Thursday at noon and we can email you a current price list if you would like one. Our market is open Thursday 12-6 and Friday-Sunday 10-6. In the market and also on the delivery list this week:
Green Beans-Special at $3 a pound. Regularly $4.25
Sweet Corn
Onions
Red Onions
Garlic
Summer Squash
Delicata Squash
Spaghetti Squash
Arugula
Salad Mix
Curly Kale
Swiss Chard
Red Gold Potatoes
Yukon Gold Potatoes
Eggplant
Green, Red, Orange Sweet Peppers
Various Hot Peppers
Carrots
Red Beets
Golden Beets
Tomatoes
Okra
Pork Chops, Pork Shoulder, Ham Steaks, Sausages, Chorizo, Kielbasa, Chipped Ham, Jerky etc.
Whole Chicken
Duck Eggs
Chicken Eggs
Honey-1,2,3 pound jars

We hope to see you in the market!

Locally Yours,
Steve

steve@rousedalefarm.com

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