Friday, October 31, 2014

Farmer's Market - November 1st

Looks like we are in for a windy and wet market tomorrow.  Have no fear though, we shall be at the market and we hope that you will be there as well.  We have some great produce for you, including a head lettuce that is both beautiful and delicious.  The variety is Skyphos and it is a red butterhead lettuce with contrasting green centers. 


















In addition we will be bringing the following items to market:

Golden Beets
Chiogghia Beets
Arugula
Bordeaux Spinach
Carrots
White Russian Kale
Watermelon Radishes*
Red Onions
Mini Pumpkins

Scratch Farm
Lettuce Mix
Leeks
Sweet Potatoes
Celeriac

Big Train Farm
Potatoes (5lb bags)


*Watermelon radishes are an heirloom variety of daikon radishes and they originated in China.  They are visually stunning and quite tasty as well. 














We hope to see you at the market!  I'll be the one with the very stylish (not) rain suit on.  I will be joined by my wonderful husband Ed, as Christina will be at the first day of the indoor market at the Hope Artist building in Pawtucket. 

Farmer Kim

Friday, October 24, 2014

Farmer's Market - October 25th

A chill is in the air and the Blue Skys hoop house has transitioned from summer to fall as well.  Spinach and lettuce now take the place of tomato and pepper plants. 



















One holdover from summer is a late crop of wax beans.  The have been protected in the hoop house, (along with hoops and agricultural fabric, seen below) to keep the temps up.  Be sure to get to the market early as supply is limited.  You won't find many local sources of wax beans this time of year. 



















Megan finished her painting of the hoop house doors.  Very nice!









Here is a closer view of the painting.



















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This week we will be bringing the following items to market.

Mountain Gold Wax Beans
Sweet Peppers
Red Ace, Chioggia and Golden Beets
Christina's Salad Mix
Arugula
White Russian and Tuscano Kale
Bright Lights Swiss Chard 
Leaf Celery
Pumpkins
Onions
Shallots

Tom, the Mushroom Farmer
Oyster Mushrooms

Scratch Farm
Leeks
Celeriac
Carrots
Spinach
Broccoli
Cabbage
Sunchokes
Peppers
Tomatillos
Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes
Red Onions
Garlic

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The Friday crew...Terry, Kim and Christina!  















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My wonderful husband, Eddie, will be taking my place at the market as I will be working at Cluck! tomorrow.  Come on by after the market and say hello and do a bit of shopping.  You can see the chickens, the bee hive and find some great gift items for the upcoming holidays. 

Cluck!  399 Broadway, Providence Rhode Island

Friday, October 17, 2014

Farmer's Market - October 18th

A BEAUTIFUL day at the farm!  The harvest was plentiful and the sun was shining. 

The golden beets look particularly good this week.  Couldn't resist taking a photo.  














Here is a photo of the 2014 Blue Skys Farm crew.  From left to right, yours truly, Mark and Megan.  It's a good look I'm sporting today, eh?   The boots with shorts really make the outfit.  :-) 


















Megan will soon be heading back to California soon (sad) but she is leaving us with some artwork on the doors of our first hoop house. 


















Ground has been broken on our second hoop house.  Here is what it looks like so far.  


















A photo of our favorite mushroom farmer, Thomas! 


















Thomas had a great harvest this week and we will have 20 bags of his oyster mushrooms for sale.  Both grey and pink oyster mushrooms are available. 

In addition we will be bringing the following items to market this week:

Bourdeau Spinach
Arugula
Tuscano Kale
White Russian Kale
Rainbow Lacinato Kale
Bright Lights Swiss Chard
Salad Mix
Red Ace Beets
Golden Beets
Garlic
Onions
Shallots 
Watermelon Radishes
French Breakfast Radishes
Salad Turnips
Sweet Peppers
Ghost Peppers
Padron Peppers
Tomatoes (the last of them)
Pumpkins
Flowers!
Herbal Teas
Dried Culinary Herbs
 
Scratch Farm 
 Celeriac
Purple Carrots
Carrots
Spinach
Cabbage
 Potato
Peppers
Broccoli
Sweet Potato
Eggplant
Tomatillo
Husk Cherries
Hot Peppers

Please note that all items we bring to market are grown in beautiful Cranston, Rhode Island and are chemical- and pesticide-free.  

Hope to see you at the market!

Farmer Kim

 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Farmer's Market - October 11th

This week we will be bringing the following items to market:

Tuscano Kale
Rainbow Lacinato Kale
White Russian Kale
Bright Lights Swiss Chard
Salad Mix
Arugula
Red Spinach
Red Ace Beets
Golden Beets
Chioggia Beets
Galic
Onions
Shallots 
Watermelon Radishes
French Breakfast Radishes
Salad Turnips
Tomatoes
Pumpkins
Flowers!
Herbal Teas
Dried Culinary Herbs

Scratch Farm
Leeks
Celeriac
Carrots
Purple and White Potatoes
Spinach

Farmer Tom's Mushrooms
Oyster Mushrooms
Hen of the Woods Mushrooms

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Coming Soon!  Farm Photos!

Hope to see you at the market.

Farmer Kim

Friday, October 3, 2014

Farmer's Market - October 4th


This week we have French Breakfast radishes at the market.  They can be enjoyed either raw or cooked. 

Bon Appetit has a simple recipe for Roasted Radishes with Brown Butter, Lemon, and Radish Tops that you may want to try






In addition, we will be bringing the following items to market:

Watermelon Radishes
Golden Beets
Red Ace Beets
Small-Leaf Bright Lights Swiss Chard
Tuscano, White Russian & Rainbow Lacinato Kale
Arugula
Christina's Salad Mix
Hakurei Turnips
Onions
Garlic
Shallots
Mini Pumpkins
Baby Eggplant
Sweet Peppers
Purple Jalapeno Peppers

Scratch Farm
Carrots
Leeks
Celeriac
Husk Cherries
Spinach

Big Train Farm
Broccoli
 Peppers
Bok Choi

Farmer Tom's Mushrooms
Pink Oyster
Grey Oyster
Hen of the Woods

Please note that all items that we bring to market are chemical- and pesticide-free and are grown in beautiful Cranston, Rhode Island. 
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Photo from the farm:

Erica & Megan

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Still have zucchini and summer squash that you don't know what to do with?  You have to try this recipe for Oven-Baked Zucchini Parmesan Crisps.  They are so good!  We had them as a side dish for sandwiches and they were a big hit.  I just wish it were the beginning of the zucchini crop rather than the end.  

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Hope to see you at the market.

Farmer Kim