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  • Writer's pictureTeresa Derrick-Mills

What to Expect Week 3 at Chocolates and Tomatoes On-Farm Market

Last Saturday was a cool, clear sunny day. We welcomed dozens of new and returning Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm friends and neighbors. It was so wonderful to chat with you all, share the harvest, and some sweet treats.

  • Thank you so much to everyone who came out for a visit!

New Veggies from Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm

Last week's sneak peek veggie, Mustard Greens (Wasabina) is back under the tents -- and you can reserve some in advance through on-line ordering

  • Most flavorful when eaten raw to liven up your salad or slaw -- if you like sharp and spicy, you should check this out!

New this week -- Cauliflower! This little gem will get plucked from the field on Friday for you to enjoy on Saturday!

  • Maybe, like me, you didn't grow up in a cauliflower-eating home OR you only had it plain OR you just didn't like it as a kid.

  • Try it again now -- I did and now I love it. ROASTED with spices is my favorite. Just break up the florets, coat in olive oil, and toss with your favorite spice mix. Spread on a baking sheet and cook in your oven on about 425 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. YUM!

Sweet Treats

Local honey from Western Maryland Apiaries, some of it harvested right here at Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm! John and his team put bee boxes around our field. The bees get their pollen from our fruit and veggie plants, our fruit/veggie plants produce yummy stuff for us all to eat, and John's team tends to the bees and harvests the honey we enjoy.

One of other natural sweet treat at the market are the Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm strawberries that are HERE NOW and the other berries coming soon.

Of course, we also have Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm chocolate boxes, bark, and melt-aways (every week we have our latest selection at the tent; learn more here)

Our friend and talented pastry chef, Missy of the Preppy Chef in Frederick MD, is joining us under the tents again this year to share her beautiful, yummy sweet treats. Last week she brought cinnamon rolls, raspberry and lemon French macarons (the little light sandwich kind), and ginger-peach scones. We will have some more of those on Saturday, plus some other surprises!

Order it Online and Pick Up at the Tent

  • You can order nearly everything online and pick it up at the tent on market day

  • But, some items we harvest to order to you need to order them ahead

    • Broccoli Leaves -- taste just like broccoli, but easier to make a slaw with!

    • Dandelion greens

    • Large helpings of herbs (tarragon, oregano, mints (peppermint, orange mint, chocolate mint), and rosemary)

Continuing Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm Veggies

  • Cucumbers

  • Broccoli, carrots, green onions, radishes

  • Various kales

  • Lots of lettuces

  • Spinach, swiss chard, green cabbage

Other Farm Fresh Yummies

  • Free range chicken eggs (from Into the Woods Farm, Middletown, MD)

  • Cremini and shitake mushrooms (from Happy Farm, Dickerson, MD)

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