Last Chance for Garden Veggies at Bee Healthy

This is the last week at Bee Healthy with the fresh veggies from The Farm.  (July we start the CSA for the members)– 🙂  

Bee Healthy- 635 Big Horn Ave, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30, Tuesday through Friday–

Broccoli Min-Shoots (great steamed, roasted, or raw in a salad)–12 oz Bag–$5.00

Salanova Lettuce- Ultimate Salad Mix– 6.4 oz ziplock bag–washed and ready to go-$3.75

Snap Peas–1# bag–$6.00; 12 oz bag–$4.50  (LAST FROM THE FIRST BLOSSOM SET)

Large Red Rover Radishes w/tops–$1.50

business-card Thanks!  The Farmer’s Wife

Ultimate Salad MIX– Bee Healthy

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The SNAP PEAS are still at Bee Healthy, and MAN ARE THEY GOOD!  Great price too at $6.00/#– Fresh and sweet, nice and crisp.  Shop Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 to 5:30-

If you haven’t tried the BROCCOLI GREENS (small head, big flavor) there are still of them available, too!  My post earlier this week (www.lloydcraftfarms.com) gave a fast and easy way to cook them–my family and friends FAVORITE!

This morning we harvested 20 heads of Green and Red Butter (for color and flavor), and Red Sweet Crisp (for loft)–THE ULTIMATE SALANOVA SALAD MIX.  Salanova is a variety of lettuce from Johnny’s Seed out of Maine.  We love it because it handles heat better than most lettuces, is not bitter, and lasts longer in the garden between harvests.  For you, the green salad folks, it is fresh and holds well in your refrigerator–easily for a week or maybe two!  And we have washed this for you! Cost of the Lettuce is $3.75 for a ziplock bag full (6.4 oz).   (Why not pick up a bundle of RED RADISHES to add to your salad?  $2.75

All our produce is raised used organically principles with an eye to your good health!   The Farmer’s Wife

Snap SNACK Peas! Salanova Lettuce! and MORE– Bee Healthy, June Only

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Wow!  We picked 105# of snap peas TODAY–These are over 7 feet tall and were planted the first week in March.  For perspective the top of the picture is the top of the high tunnel which is 12 feet at the highest point!  Needless to say we have bags of PEAS at Bee Healthy for our community to purchase– $6.00/# (1/2# bags also available.)  Peas don’t like the heat so you can’t get these all year round–also, NO COMPARISON to the snap peas we get in the winter which come in from Mexico–

Also for sale is Salanova Lettuce– washed and ready to eat…no aphids or bugs…raised using organic principles…triple variety mix of Red Incised, Green Butter, and Red Butter.  Limited supply, but more available when those dwindle– $3.75 per ziplock bag (6.4 oz).

Two other items are Red Rover Radishes ($2.75/ bundle of 10) with the tops (which I am told are great cooked as greens), and Broccoli Greens, small head, big leaves ($3.50 in a serving bag size)

Here’s my tip on the Broccoli Greens:  get the biggest cast iron skillet you have.  Put a small amount of water in the bottom and bring it to a boil.  Add the broccoli and cover–steam a couple of minutes, remove the lid to let the water cook away.  Then add either coconut oil or olive oil, your favorite seasonings, and salt and pepper.  Cook on medium heat until tender, turning it several times to get it crisp and almost carmelized.  

You will be amazed how sweet and tender this is–and what a great flavor!  We have lots of broccoli shoots, greens, and broccolini (all names for different forms of this variety of broccoli)–Fresh is best and AGAIN no comparison to what is shipped in for us!

The thing about Broccoli and other Brassicas is they will hold for a long time in the cooler, but the flavor becomes intensified and sometimes off-putting.  The sooner you can eat them off the plant the better for flavor, tenderness, and nutrition–  Broccoli and Brassicas (Kale is one) are high in anti-oxidants and considered great anti-cancer food.  

Take advantage of the Fresh Produce at Bee Healthy through the month of JUNE–The Farmer’s Wife

BTW–

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I will probably have some extra boxes–often folks have a change of plans or are out of town!  Check around 1:00 if interested in one of the 5th Wednesday Special Boxes.  Good Value, Good Quality:  5# ORG Potatoes and onions, 2# ORG carrots, Pineapple (Dole Gold), ORG Corn on the Cob (3 pak), ORG English Cucumbers (very fresh for this time of year), and our own Salanova Lettuce grown right here in Worland!  $25

TODAY’s the DAY! PU your BOXES at Bee Healthy- Morning preferred

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Good morning!  I have your pre-ordered boxes at Bee Healthy today at 10:00 a.m.  REMEMBER that your box has fresh lettuce and we have NO refrigeration.  Stop by and pick up your box and get it home to the coolness of your fridge!

I also have limited amount of Avocados, Mangoes, 40# supply of Heirloom Oranges, lots of Organic Bananas, and Organic Seedless Red Grapes…very yummy 2-1/4# bags.  Also Organic Lemons and Limes so you can stock up on your hot lemon/vinegar morning drink–

Last day to sign up for the garden Veggies this summer.  Unlike the winter Buyer’s Group we don’t have Extra’s for sale weekly–JOIN the summer CSA.

See you at Bee Healthy!  the Farmer’s Wife

LAST WEDNESDAY at Bee Healthy–May 31st

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The season is a-changing!  Pick up your 5th Wednesday Special Boxes Wednesday at Bee Healthy, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You will have your choice of Red Potatoes or Yellow Potatoes–first come on choice.  $25  

We will have FRUIT for sale as well!  I’ve ordered 54# of BANANAS— Organic for $.85/#; New Season ORG RED SEEDLESS GRAPES--16 bags of 2# each for $7.25 each; Hass AVOCADOS– $1.50 each; our favorite HEIRLOOM ORANGES– $1.50/# (better than most varieties in the store–); MANGOES (look really good, rosy red)— $1.75; ORG LEMONS & ORG LIMES, too!

May 31st is the absolute deadline for the CSA–can’t put it off any longer…you or me!  I’ll be sending receipts and further directions the first week in June for the start up in July.  Only through CSA membership are the garden veggies available–this allows us to harvest and distribute, instead of spending time traveling and selling!

We are starting our 6th year–How great is that!?  Only through community support has this been possible–  THANKS!  

Watch for an update on the farm and some pictures, too!–The Farmer’s Wife

5th WED SPECIAL BOXES– May 31st

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I have ordered the produce for the 5th WEDNESDAY SPECIAL BOXES!  This final box of veggies will close out Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome, our first program of this year (January through May)–**  

CSA membership, core of our second program for the year (July through September), will close May 31st–Your agreements must be postmarked or received by that date. UNLIKE BUYER’S GROUP THERE IS NO OPPORTUNITY TO WALK-IN AND BUY AT THE THURSDAY CSA PICKUP–MEMBERSHIP NEEDED.  

**5th WEDNESDAY SPECIAL BOXES:   Dole Pineapple Gold, 5# bag of Yellow Potatoes and 2 bundles of Green Onions, OR 5# bag of Red Potatoes and Jumbo Red Onion (choose at Pick UP), 2# cliptop carrots, 1 packet of 3 ears of corn on the cob (surprisingly tender and sweet!), English Cucumber, and bag of our own Salanova Lettuce. All neatly packaged in a box to simplify Pick up on Wednesday.

FRUIT will be available for sale May 31st: 3# bags ORG Gala Apples, Heirloom Oranges & ORG Ochoa Bananas (sold by the pound), Hass Avocados, Mangoes, ORG Lemons & ORG Limes, and ORG Red Seedless Grapes (over 2# bag-just picked)–NO VEGGIES OR GREENS FOR SALE, JUST FRUIT for this final day– 🙂

thanks!  The Farmer’s Wife