Thursday, July 23, 2015

Pawtuxet Village Farmer's Market - July 25th

Where we'll be:

Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
60 Rhodes Pl, Cranston
Saturday, 9am–12pm

Thundermist West Warwick Farmers Market
186 Providence St, W. Warwick
Thursday, 3–6pm
This week we will be bringing the following items to market:

Caraflex Cabbage
Skyphos Lettuce
Arugula
Gold of Bacau Roma Beans
Kale
Swiss Chard
Tomatoes
Cucumbers
Jaune du Doubs Carrots (bunched with tops)
Tomatillo
Bell Peppers
Jalapeno Peppers
Golden Beets
Baby Golden Zucchini

Flowers include:

Lisianthus
Globe Thistle
Cone Flower
Scabiiosa
Tansy
Gladeolus
Foxglove
Flox
Sunflowers
Stattice

Teas include:

Spearmint
Lemon Balm
Nettle

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This week's photos:

















Caraflex Cabbage in the field.  The leaves of this conical cabbage is tender, crunchy, and have an excellent, sweet and mild cabbage flavor.













Skyphos Lettuce in the flield.  This customer favorite is back!
















 

Heat loving Jalapeno Peppers in the hoop house. 

















 

Gold of Bacau Roma Beans reaching for the top of the hoop house.  












 

Pickling Cucumber peaking out from behind the branches of a plant that is well over six feet tall.  

















 

Lemon Cucumbers have arrived.  Look at all those flowers!  

















 

Suyo Cucumbers are particularly happy being grown vertically.  These cucumbers can grow up to 15" long.  

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Some cabbage recipes to try this weekend:

Tom's Grilled Cabbage
Spicy Arrowhead Cabbage Slaw
Sauerkraut

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See you at the market!

Farmer Kim

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Pawtuxet Village Farmer's Market - July 18th

Where we'll be:

Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
60 Rhodes Pl, Cranston
Saturday, 9am–12pm

Thundermist West Warwick Farmers Market
186 Providence St, W. Warwick
Thursday, 3–6pm
The season is in full swing and we are happy to be bringing the following items to market:

Gold of Bacau Pole Beans
Collards
Kale
Baby Swiss Chard
Tomatoes
Cucumbers
Jaune du Doubs Carrots (bunched with tops)
Summer Onions (fresh onions with tops)
Tomatillo
Bell Peppers
Jalapeno Peppers
Golden Beets
Baby Golden Zucchini

Flowers include:

Lisianthus
Globe Thistle
Cone Flower
Scabiiosa
Tansy
Gladeolus
Foxglove
Flox
Sunflowers
Stattice

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As you probably already know, we at Blue Skys Farm, grow all of the flowers that we sell, pesticide- and chemical-free on two acres of land in Cranston, Rhode Island.  We are appreciative of our flower customers and their decision to buy local.  Here are some photos of some of these beautiful flowers while they are still in the field.


Lisianthus is a slow growing flower that must be grown in a hoop house and with supports. to keep its blooms protected. This beauty requires more work than most, but the end result is worth it.


Foxglove, are also grown in one of our hoop houses.


Coneflower, also known as Ecaninacea, is a hardy field perenial.


The "other worldly" looking Globe Thistle.


Scabiosa in the field.


Yet another amazingly beautiful variety of Sunflower.













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Come on by the market this Saturday and see these beautiful flowers for yourself.   You can purchase a pre-made bouquet or you can make your own!

Flowers just seem to make people happy.  There is even a Harvard University study to prove it! 

Hope to see you at the market,

Farmer Kim

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Pawtuxet Village Farmer's Market - July 11th

Where we'll be:

Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
60 Rhodes Pl, Cranston
Saturday, 9am–12pm

Thundermist West Warwick Farmers Market
186 Providence St, W. Warwick
Thursday, 3–6pm
A big thanks goes out to everyone that came to the holiday market last week.  Our BBQ Bouquets were a hit and plenty of produce was purchased.  We do have great customers!  :-)

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

"First Timers"

Gold of Bacau Pole Bean - A golden Romano-type pole bean with an excellent sweet flavor

Tomatillo - A member of the nightshade family, this relative of the tomato is considered a staple in Mexican cooking. 

"Returning Favorites"

Golden Beets
Tomatoes
Cucumbers
Kale
Collards
Golden Zucchini
Jaune du Doubs Carrot

Sunflowers
Gladiolus
Larkspur
Coneflower
Statice
Scabiosa

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Photos from the farm:



A Jaune du Doubs "Love" Carrot 




















Having fun with a tomatillo with a "beret".















Yet another amazing variety of sunflower! 




















A row of potatoes flowering.  The bees are happy.












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Tomatillo Recipes

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
Avocado and Roasted Tomatillo Soup
Scrambled Eggs with Tomatillos

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Hope to see you at the market!

Farmer Kim

Friday, July 3, 2015

BBQ Bouquets!

Going to a BBQ this weekend?  Bring your host/hostess a beautiful Blue Skys Farm bouquet!  Anyone can bring a potato salad to a BBQ but it is a special guest that brings flowers.

Thistle and Sunflowers
Statice 



Flowers in walk-in cooler.
Enjoy your weekend,

Farmer Kim

Pawtuxet Village Farmer's Market - July 4th

Where we'll be:

Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
60 Rhodes Pl, Cranston
Saturday, 9am–12pm

starts July 9:
Thundermist West Warwick Farmers Market
186 Providence St, W. Warwick
Thursday, 3–6pm
Yes, we will be at the market on July 4th.  Be sure to stop by to pick up fresh produce for your BBQ and beautiful flowers for your table.  You can expect to see the following at this weeks' market:

Golden Beets (first of the season!)
Red Ace Beets
Cucumbers
Sugar Snap Peas (last of the season)
Kale
Collards
Baby Swiss Chard

Sunflowers
Gladiolus (first of the season!)
Statice
Larkspur
Scabiosa
Coneflower
Fresh Lavender 

Hope to see you at the market!

Farmer Kim