Today I discovered my newest love. The local farm stand we have just 15 minutes away, Haskell's Farm Stand "SIW Vegetables" in Chadds Ford, PA. My friend Paige works there so I went by to see her, and ended up buying all of this! Plus another pepper, more blueberries, 3 more donut peaches, and half of that green tomato you see here (yes, I ate them all before this picture was taken). The quality of the produce is just unbelievable; I gave my mom a piece of the tomato (and she doesn't even like tomatoes!) and she asked immediately how to get to the place. We both wish we knew about this earlier. The corn just got picked this morning and there were lines out to the street for this fresh produce. Oh and I know I just mentioned the donut peaches briefly above, but seriously, have you ever had a donut peach!? They have been given their name because of their shape and size, but also because they are so incredibly sweet you'd think you were having dessert. I am obsessed, they are officially my new favorite fruit. It's a white peach as opposed to a yellow peach, which I prefer anyway, and the best part is that since they are so small the juice doesn't really have time to ruin your outfit because you can plop it in your mouth just in time. Now, I know not all of us are lucky enough to have this particular farm stand right near their house, but I do know for a fact that you are lucky enough to have a farm stand near by. You just might not know it yet. I got everything you see here (plus the stuff I ate) for $44. I splurged a little, but I think it was a pretty good deal actually. Also, I'm not sure if you can see it very well, but there was a farm on the way to the farm stand that had these adorable little baby goats grazing on grass! Next time I'll get a better picture, but this was taken from the car on the way.
Here's what I got:
3 bulbs garlic
4 california avocados
4 ears fresh picked white corn
1 container Bobbi's homemade mild garlic hummus (I splurged with this ($6.45) but man was it worth it!)
Community Supported Agriculture If you live in the Valley and like fresh vegetables, you may be interested in giving SIW's CSA at try. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. H. G. started it in 2001 and here's how it works. You pay to join. As a member you will get H. G.'s farm fresh food once a week (Tuesday or Wednesday) throughout the growing season which is from late June through mid October. You'll get a little of everything that's in season. You'll also get a 10% discount on anything additional you purchase. Interested? Give H. G. a call at 610.388.0656.
bonne sante et bonne appetit!