Archive for June, 2017

LAST CALL FOR BEE HEALTHY!

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Last call for picking up produce at Bee Healthy!  The Peas and Radishes are gone, but we have a limited supply of the Salanova Ultimate Salad Mix and that wonderful Broccoli Mini-Shoots that are great roasted, steamed, or chopped up for salad–

Bee Healthy closes at 5:30 today–   thanks, The Farmer’s Wife

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