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Posted 9/6/2011 3:44pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.
If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can only order by phone 931-682-3314 or fax 931-682-9175 **
**Please call in or fax orders this week by very early Thursday morning, as harvesting starts early on Thursday**

We were thrilled when the rains started falling on Sunday afternoon.  We have gotten 4.4" of rain thus far.  I know all living things here in Northwestern Maury County are soaking up every last drop of this wonderful precipitation.  There is not really even any standing water yet, which shows how low all the ground water sources were and how non-saturated the soils and plants/trees were from the lack of rain and intense arid conditions. 
Fall Greens and Roots have started germinating with the rain and the cool temperatures!
Get your sweet melons while you can, as they soon will have been and then to be gone. 
No eggs for this week we are sorry to say, as by the time we have eaten eggs and used them in cooking there will be none left for offer.

Available Organic Items for Thursday Sept. 8th On-Farm pick-ups
:
All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

Purple Viking Potatoes                                                        Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
All Blue Potatoes                                                                 Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Desiree light pink skinned yellow fleshed Potatoes                Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Star of David and Red Velvet Okra                                      Bulk 1 lb = $4.00
Hartman Yellow Gooseberry Tomatoes                                Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Salad Purslane                                                                      Bulk 1/4 lb = $2.50  
Cinnamon, Genovese, & Lime Basil Mix                               Bulk 1/4 lb = $2.50
Lemon Cucumbers  (Questionable??)                                    Bulk 1 lb = $2.50

Benning's Green Tint & Yellow Bush Scallop
                                   Summer Squash Mix                             Bulk 1lb = $2.50
Ester Cook & King Richard Leeks                                           Bunch = $3.00
Purple Dahlia Zinnia Bouquet                                                    Bunch = $3.00
Ein Dor, Petit Gris, & Eel River Crane Sweet Melons               Price Depends on Size
Moon and Star & Crimson Sweet Watermelons                       Price Depends on Size
Spaghetti Winter Squash                                                          Bulk 1 lb = $1.50 
Butternut Winter Squash                                                          Bulk l lb = $1.50 
Posted 8/30/2011 5:41pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.
If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can only order by phone 931-682-3314 or fax 931-682-9175 **
**Please call in or fax orders this week by very early Thursday morning, as harvesting starts early on Thursday**

Available Organic Items for Thursday Sept. 1st On-Farm pick-ups:
All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

Purple Viking Potatoes                                                        Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
All Blue Potatoes                                                                 Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Desiree light pink skinned yellow fleshed Potatoes                Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Dragon Langeria Wax Snap Bean                                         Bulk 1 lb = $3.50
Star of David and Red Velvet Okra                                      Bulk 1 lb = $4.00
Hyssop Herb                                                                       Bulk 1/8 lb =  $2.00
Salad Purslane                                                                      Bulk 1/4 lb = $2.50  
Cinnamon, Genovese, & Lime Basil Mix                               Bulk 1/4 lb = $2.50
Summer Savory Herb                                                            Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.00
Lemon Cucumbers                                                                Bulk 1 lb = $2.50

Benning's Green Tint & Yellow Bush Scallop
                                   Summer Squash Mix                             Bulk 1lb = $2.50
Ester Cook & King Richard Leeks                                           Bunch = $3.00
Purple Dahlia Zinnia Bouquet                                                    Bunch = $3.00
Eggs (very, very limited)                                                            Dozen = $5.00
Ein Dor, Petit Gris, & Eel River Crane Sweet Melon                 Price depends on Size
  (these might be available,so please just put a request
   in for this item if you would like to have one if we have any)    
Moon and Star & Crimson Sweet Watermelons                       Price Depends on Size
Spaghetti Winter Squash                                                          Bulk 1 lb = $1.50   
Posted 8/24/2011 11:23am by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.
If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can only order by phone 931-682-3314 or fax 931-682-9175 **
**Please call in or fax orders this week by very early Thursday morning, as harvesting starts early on Thursday**

Available Organic Items for Thursday August 25th On-Farm pick-ups:
All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

Purple Viking Potatoes                                                        Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
All Blue Potatoes                                                                 Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Desiree light pink skinned yellow fleshed Potatoes                Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Dragon Langeria Wax Snap Bean                                         Bulk 1 lb = $3.50
Carrot Mix of colored Varieties                                            Bulk 1lb = $3.00
Hyssop Herb                                                                       Bulk 1/8 lb =  $2.00
Salad Purslane                                                                      Bulk 1/4 lb = $2.50  
Lettuce Leaf, Cinnamon, & Lime Basil Mix                           Bulk 1/4 lb = $2.50
Summer Savory Herb                                                            Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.00
Boothby Blonde & Lemon Cucumber Mix                             Bulk 1 lb = $2.50

Benning's Green Tint & Yellow Bush Scallop
                                   Summer Squash Mix                             Bulk 1lb = $2.50
Ester Cook & King Richard Leeks                                           Bunch = $3.00
Purple Dahlia Zinnia Bouquet                                                  Bunch = $3.00
Eggs (very, very limited)                                                            Dozen = $5.00
Emerald Gem Sweet Melon (these might be available,                 Bulk 1lb = $1.00
            so please just put a request in for this item if you would
           like to have one if we have any) This variety only weighs
           about 1-2 lbs and is semi sweet and slighly spicy.                                           
Posted 8/16/2011 3:11pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.
If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can only order by phone 931-682-3314 or fax 931-682-9175 **
**Please call in or fax orders this week by very early Thursday morning, as harvesting starts early on Thursday**

What a good line up of summer vegetables we have this week.  We have the scallopini summer squash, cucumbers, Dragon Langeria Wax Snap Bean, Potatoes, Herbs, Leeks, and Onions.
We have enjoyed a new book this week called The Complete Squash...A Passionate Grower's Guide to Pumpkings, Squash, and Gourds.  It is a beautifully put together book by Amy Goldman.  She set forth to grow out in a 2 year span 150 heirloom varieties of these Cucurbita spp..  There are pictures of all 150 cultivars, lineage knowledge, and seed sources.  Not to mention a couple handfuls of great recipes in the back that has given much inspiration this week in the kitchen field, especically with our offered Benning's Green Tint & Yellow Bush Scallop Summer Squash that are even pictured in the book.  I have been introduced by this book to a pizza crust that is made out of grated scallopini squash (4 cups), 4 eggs, and 1/2 cup flour that will take one's tastebuds to a different place.  The topping is just chopped onion(1/3-1/2 cup), olives (20), mozzarella (2 cups) or Feta, dried oregano, fresh basil, and thin sliced tomatoes. 

Available Organic Items for Thursday August 18th On-Farm pick-ups
:
All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

Purple Viking Potatoes                                                        Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
All Blue Potatoes                                                                 Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Desiree light pink skinned yellow fleshed Potatoes                Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Dragon Langeria Wax Snap Bean                                         Bulk 1 lb = $3.50
Carrot Mix of colored Varieties                                            Bulk 1lb = $3.00
Hyssop Herb                                                                       Bulk 1/8 lb =  $2.00
Salad Purslane                                                                      Bulk 1/4 lb = $2.50  
Lettuce Leaf, Cinnamon, & Lime Basil Mix                           Bulk 1/4 lb = $2.50
Gladstone White Onion                                                         Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Summer Savory Herb                                                            Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.00
Boothby Blonde & Lemon Cucumber Mix                             Bulk 1 lb = $2.50

Benning's Green Tint & Yellow Bush Scallop
                                   Summer Squash Mix                             Bulk 1lb = $2.50
Ester Cook & King Richard Leeks                                           Bunch = $3.00
Young Florence Fennel Bulb & Frond                                      Bunch = $3.00
Purple Dahlia Zinnia Bouquet                                                  Bunch = $3.00
Eggs (very limited)                                                                   Dozen = $5.00
Posted 8/9/2011 2:40pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.
If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can only order by phone 931-682-3314 or fax 931-682-9175 **
**Please call in or fax orders this week by very early Thursday morning, as harvesting starts early on Thursday**

Here in the next couple of weeks we will have to look forward to sweet melons (Emerald Gem, Petit Gris De Rennes, Ein Dor, and Eel River), Okra, Tomatoes, & Dragon Langeria Wax Beans.  It has been 61 days since the vine crops were planted all nicely in their hills.  Some of the sweet melons will start being ripe around 70-80 days. The watermelons not till around 90-100 days, so we still have about a month to go till we have our first watermelon.  I have been starting some of the Brassica Fall Vegetables in trays and soon will try to do some direct seeding out in the Garden Field of other Fall crops.  The Purple Dahlia Zinnia's are in full bloom and make for a bright bouquet.  This week's offering is really just more of the same, with the addition of Salad Purslane and Zinnia Bouquets.


Available Organic Items for Thursday August 11th On-Farm pick-ups
:
All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

Purple Viking Potatoes                                                        Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
All Blue Potatoes                                                                 Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Desiree light pink skinned yellow fleshed Potatoes                Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Non-shelled Black Turtle Dry Beans (2010)                         Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Non-shelled Tiger Eye Dry Beans (2011)                             Bulk l lb = $3.50
Carrot Mix of colored Varieties                                            Bulk 1lb = $3.00
Hyssop Herb                                                                       Bulk 1/8 lb =  $2.00
Salad Purslane                                                                      Bulk 1/4 lb = $2.50  
Lettuce Leaf, Cinnamon, & Lime Basil Mix                           Bulk 1/4 lb = $3.00
Zittau German Golden Pearl & Gladstone White Onion Mix     Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Summer Savory Herb                                                            Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.00
Boothby Blonde Cucumbers                                                   Bulk 1 lb = $2.50
Benning's Green Tint & Golden Scallopini
                                   Summer Squash Mix                             Bulk 1lb = $2.50
Ester Cook & King Richard Leeks                                           Bunch = $3.00
Young Florence Fennel Bulb & Frond                                      Bunch = $3.00
Purple Dahlia Zinnia Bouquet                                                  Bunch = $3.00
Eggs (very limited)                                                                   Dozen = $5.00
Posted 8/2/2011 3:47pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.
If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can only order by phone 931-682-3314 or fax 931-682-9175 **
**Please call in or fax orders this week by very early Thursday morning, as harvesting starts early on Thursday**

Available Organic Items for Thursday August 4th On-Farm pick-ups:
All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

Purple Viking Potatoes                                                    Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
All Blue Potatoes                                                             Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Desiree light pink skinned yellow fleshed Potatoes            Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Azur Star Purple Kohlrabi                                                Bunch = $4.00
Non-shelled Black Turtle Dry Beans (2010)                      Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Non-shelled Tiger Eye Dry Beans (2011)                          Bulk l lb = $3.50
Carrot Mix of colored Varieties                                         Bulk 1lb = $3.00
Hyssop Herb                                                                     Bulk 1/8 lb =  $2.00
Salad Burnett Greens                                                         Bulk  1/4 lb = $3.00
Lettuce Leaf, Cinnamon, & Lime Basil Mix                        Bulk 1/4 lb = $3.00
Zittau German Golden Pearl Onion                                    Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Summer Savory Herb                                                        Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.50
Boothby Blonde Cucumbers                                              Bulk 1 lb = $2.50
Benning's Green Tint & Golden Scallopini
                                   Summer Squash Mix                       Bulk 1lb = $2.50
Ester Cook & King Richard Leeks                                     Bunch = $3.00
Red Amarant Small Cabbage Heads                                   Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Young Florence Fennel Bulb & Frond                                Bunch = $3.00
Posted 7/26/2011 2:00pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.
If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can only order by phone 931-682-3314 or fax 931-682-9175 **
**Please call in or fax orders this week by very early Thursday morning, as harvesting starts early on Thursday**

Available Organic Items for Thursday July 28th On-Farm pick-ups:
The Boothby Blonde Cucumbers are so refreshing and perfect for these HOT days we are in for now and up and coming.  Since this past Saturday we have been enjoying them everyday and a different way every day with that. One always has to have an extra one on hand though, as it is only fitting for the cook to be able to eat on a whole cucumber while working away.   These Boothby Blonde cucumbers start taking on a golden yellow hue when they are mid sized and are very beautiful.  When they are real young they have a creamy yellow color. Think Chilled Cucumber, Potato, and Onion Soup with fresh herbs.  
The Red Torpedo Onions are a neat onion to try as they are long like a torpedo and with a purplish red color.  Then the German Zittau small pearl onions are great for keeping whole or slicing, as they are a smaller sized yellow onion.  We have been enjoying our best onions this year up to date.  The Leeks are finally starting to size up, so we will have them to start offering as well.  We have plenty of delicious potatoes waiting to be dug up from the ground, so please do not be shy on the potato ordering. The scallopini summer squash is starting to fruit so I think we will have limited amount of the Benning's Green Tint Summer Scallopini Squash this week, then just like the cucumbers last week, there will be plenty to come in the following weeks.  The Swiss Chard has held on so well in this summer heat, but I am not sure how much longer it will be keeping it up, so get it will you can.  If one might be wondering why one would want dry beans at this time of the year, the great idea for these is to get them, shell them, and then store them in glass jars in a dark and cool spot to be able to be pulled out easily in the winter for a great staple.  The Tiger Eye Dry Beans are such beautiful and tasty beans, and so are the Heirloom Black Turtle Beans.  

All items are always on a first order first serve basis
.

Purple Viking Potatoes                                                    Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
All Blue Potatoes                                                             Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Desiree light pink skinned yellow fleshed Potatoes            Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Azur Star Purple Kohlrabi                                                Bunch = $4.00
Non-shelled Black Turtle Dry Beans (2010)                      Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Non-shelled Tiger Eye Dry Beans (2011)                          Bulk l lb = $3.50
Carrot Mix of colored Varieties                                         Bulk 1lb = $3.00
Hyssop Herb                                                                     Bulk 1/8 lb =  $2.00
Swiss Chard "Five Color Silverbeet"                                  Bunch = $3.00
Salad Burnett Greens                                                         Bulk  1/4 lb = $3.00
Lettuce Leaf, Cinnamon, & Lime Basil Mix                        Bulk 1/4 lb = $3.00
Zittau German Golden Pearl Onion                                    Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Red Torpedo Onion                                                          Bulk 1 lb = $2.75
Summer Savory Herb                                                        Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.50
Boothby Blonde Cucumbers                                              Bulk 1 lb = $2.50
Benning's Green Tint Scallopini Summer Squash (limited)    Bulk 1 lb = $2.50
Ester Cook & King Richard Leeks                                     Bunch = $3.00
Red Amarant Small Cabbage Heads                                   Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Young Florence Fennel Bulb & Frond                                Bunch = $3.00

Posted 7/20/2011 5:15pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.
If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can only order by phone 931-682-3314 or fax 931-682-9175 **
**Please call in or fax orders this week by very early Thursday morning, as harvesting starts early on Thursday**

Available Organic Items for Thursday July 21st On-Farm pick-ups:
Good late afternoon to all.  Sorry about the delay in the weekly e-mail, but we just got back from visiting my parents in East TN and I forgot to send the e-mail yesterday, on Tuesday, when in normally goes out.  The good part of me sending it now is that I was able to walk through the garden to see for certain what we have available, instead of guessing.   The summer crops are starting to be almost ready for harvest.  In fact, we will have a very small amount of cucumbers to offer for the first time this week and buckets more for the weeks to come.  There really will only be a couple of lbs of cucumbers this week, so only 1 or 2 people will be able to get any, but rest assured for the next weeks there will be plenty to go around. 
 
All items are always on a first order first serve basis
.

Purple Viking Potatoes                                              Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
All Blue Potatoes                                                       Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Desiree light pink skinned yellow fleshed Potatoes    Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Azur Star Purple Kohlrabi                                         Bunch = $4.00
Mixed Variety Snap Beans                                         Bulk 1 lb = $3.50
Non-shelled Black Turtle Dry Beans (2010)              Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Non-shelled Tiger Eye Dry Beans (2011)                  Bulk l lb = $3.50
Young Carrot Mix of colored Varieties                       Bulk 1lb = $3.00
Hyssop Herb                                                            Bulk 1/8 lb =  $2.00
Swiss Chard "Five Color Silverbeet"                          Bunch = $3.00
Salad Burnett Greens                                                 Bulk  1/4 lb = $3.00
Lettuce Leaf, Cinnamon, & Lime Basil Mix                 Bulk 1/4 lb = $3.00
Zittau German Golden & Red Torpedo Onion Mix      Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Summer Savory Herb                                                  Bulk 1/8 lb = $3.00
Boothby Blonde Cucumbers (very limited)                   Bulk 1 lb = $2.50
Cylindria Beets (very limited)                                       Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
         
Posted 7/5/2011 1:23pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.
If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can only order by phone 931-682-3314 or fax 931-682-9175 **
**Please call in or fax orders this week by very early Thursday morning, as harvesting starts early on Thursday**

Available Organic Items for Thursday July 7th On-Farm pick-ups:
As to let everyone know, there will not be an on-farm pick-up for the next Thursday July 14th date, so there will not be an e-mail going out for that week. 
I know that everyone has to be enjoying the potatoes because we sure have been.  This is the best crop of potatoes that have ever been grown here at Arugula's Star Farm.  Potatoes are so great because they can be combined with any of the other vegetables or eggs that we have available right now to make such a great meal.  
  All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

Purple Viking Potatoes                                              Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
All Blue Potatoes                                                       Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Desiree light pink skinned yellow fleshed Potatoes     Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Azur Star Purple Kohlrabi                                         Bunch = $4.00
Maxibel Hericot Vert French Snap Beans                   Bulk 1 lb = $3.50
Non-shelled Austrian Dry Peas                                   Bulk 1 lb = $3.50
Non-shelled Black Turtle Dry Beans                          Bulk 1 lb = $3.50
Baby Carrot Mix colored Varieties                             Bulk 1lb = $3.00
Hyssop Herb                                                            Bulk 1/8 lb =  $2.00
Swiss Chard "Five Color Silverbeet"                          Bunch = $3.00
Salad Burnett Greens                                                 Bulk  1/4 lb = $3.00
Lettuce Leaf Basil                                                       Bulk 1/4 lb = $3.00
Eggs                                                                           Dozen = $5.00
Posted 6/28/2011 3:44pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.
If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can only order by phone 931-682-3314 or fax 931-682-9175 **
**Please call in or fax orders this week by very early Thursday morning, as harvesting starts early on Thursday**

Available Organic Items for Thursday June 30th On-Farm pick-ups:
  All items are always on a first order first serve basis.
There are all kinds of wonderful items available this week.  There are a few new items like the Maxibel Hericot Vert, which is one of my favorite green snap French Beans, Desiree Potatoes,  Baby Carrots, and Fresh Lettuce Leaf Basil. 
We have been having some great meals this week like Swiss Chard Salads with fresh chopped herbs and plated with the baby carrots.  A great way to use the Chard stems is to chop them up fine and let them soak in vinegar and salt and a little bit of sugar or honey all day.  Then they can almost be like a pickled chutney topping over the salad and hard boiled eggs.  The potatoes we have been using in all kinds of ways, but last nights seemed to be extra good.  Thin sliced all blue potatoes sauteed in butter & canola oil, then adding salt, pepper, chopped herbs of basil and salad burnett, and needing to keep the potatoes moving so they do not stick.  Then adding the french beans to just barely cook at the end and a splash of white wine.  Wonderful flavors this dish leaves in you mouth.  A really good recommendation  for the thick broccoli stems is to chop them up very finely raw and turn into a salad.  You can make a potato salad, with our eggs, potatoes, and making the pickled chard stems, fine chopped broccoli, herbs, vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper.  Finally, if you have not ever had Kohlrabi I would give it a try for certain, as it is a great vegetable eaten crispy and raw or added to your brassica dish of Broccoli for added color and a little bit of a different flavor.
Well, I hope this gives come quick and tasty inspirations for your week's  food eatings. 

Purple Viking Potatoes                                              Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
All Blue Potatoes                                                       Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Desiree light pink skinned yellow fleshed Potatoes     Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Spring Green Broccoli                                               Bulk 1 lb= $4.00
Azur Star Purple Kohlrabi                                         Bunch = $4.00
Maxibel Hericot Vert French Snap Beans                   Bulk 1 lb = $3.50
Non-shelled Austrian Dry Peas                                   Bulk 1 lb = $3.50
Non-shelled Black Turtle Dry Beans                          Bulk 1 lb = $3.50
Baby Carrot Mix colored Varieties                             Bulk 1lb = $3.00
Fresh Caribe Cilantro                                                Bulk 1/4 lb = $2.00
Hyssop Herb                                                            Bulk 1/8 lb =  $2.00
Garden Sage Herb                                                     Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.00
Swiss Chard "Five Color Silverbeet"                          Bunch = $3.00
Salad Burnett Greens                                                 Bulk  1/4 lb = $3.00
French Sorrel                                                             Bulk 1/4 lb = $3.00
Fresh Greek Oregano                                                 Bulk 1/8 lb  = $1.00
Lettuce Leaf Basil                                                       Bulk 1/4 lb = $3.00
Eggs                                                                           Dozen = $5.00

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