Happy Holidays! We hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving Day with family and friends. We celebrated a little early with our Farmily here at Flora Bama Farms this past Wednesday. Chef Mathew Brown came by and we utilized the grill to make a nice spread of eats for our crew and friends.
This week is "Small Business Saturday." We truly enjoy getting to know our customers. We will have some nice warm apple cider waiting for you. Also we will be sampling our fresh local pecans from Price Pecan Farms.
A new shipment of Poinsettias will be here from Wente Farms out of Chamukla, Florida. William Wente and his family have been supplying us with Poinsettias for the past 6 years. You will find that these are florist grade poinsettias, that are full and will look nice throughout the holiday with proper care. They like sun, so you can sit your plant in a window. They require water when the top is dry to the touch. Farm tip: don't let your plant sit in water, poinsettias do not like too much water. It could cause bloom drop. Water the plant and allow the water to drain out through the bottom. Poinsettias are easy to care for and they instantly brighten a room.
I would like to give you some information regarding the romaine alert which we have all been hearing about on the news. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued a broad advisory health notice regarding the possible contamination of all types of romaine lettuce. The date ranges of the illnesses are from October 8th through October 31, 2018. As of this morning the news is now stipulating the affected romaine lettuce was grown in California. The California crops have finished harvesting. All of our lettuce products which we supply, at this time, are being grown in the Yuma, Arizona area. Our lettuce products are safe and there has been no recall issued from the FDA or CDC. The full advisory can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-11-18/index.html.
We will be getting our last shipment of green peanuts from Fidler Farms today. We know this is a favorite item which will be missed. We do have raw peanuts available throughout the year. Remember the raw peanuts are dehydrated (cured) and the green are the ones that just came out of the ground. The raw are excellent they just take a lot longer to cook, 9-12 hours. If you would like to cook up a batch of green peanuts come see us this weekend.
We also have Greens coming in out of Elbert and Walnut Hill. Satsumas and other Florida Citrus will be available this at the market this weekend.
Thank you for looking.