We are so excited we have a new group who will be using our online delivery service this coming week. Remember we offer free delivery to groups of 5 or more people who place orders. By ordering in groups you help us off set the expense of delivery and we can pass on the savings. A group can be a church, a school, a local business, or an organization. We just ask that you have the ability to organize and place 5 orders for us to delivery to one spot.
We went to Birmingham, Alabama this past weekend for the Alabama Farmers Market Fall Festival. We enjoy going there to get an opportunity to meet famers new and old. We were able to acquire some beautiful pumpkins of all sizes, shapes and colors. We received some beautiful white pumpkins, cinderella pumpkins and orange jack o' lanterns and more. These pumpkins are fresh picked and they hold up well for your fall displays. Besides pumpkins we brought back beautiful corn stalks, Indian corn, and nice gourds. You can come and check out these beautiful fall items in our market or "shop local" online and get our Fall Display Kit, We also are offering a couple of fall baskets, check out our Pumpkin Butter Fall Basket or our Trick or Treat Basket featuring Moon Drop Grapes, spooky Rambutans and Goonies Cane Sodas, and a pie pumpkin.
This past week we received some local Pensacola grown Hachiya Persimmon. Hachiya Variety of Persimmon are acorn-shaped, and they must fully ripen before eaten. These varieties are harvested when they are hard and will ripened on your countertop or windowsill . When they are ready to eat, their thin skin is a translucent orange and their flesh is runny and gelatinous. They have a nice sweet flavor when ripe but they are bitter and unpleasant to eat when they are still firm. They are very fragile when ripe,many people purchase them while they are still firm and let them ripen at home.
We also have available purple hull peas this week in our market from Dixon Farms outside of Birmingham, Alabama. These peas shelled out really well. If the rain will give us all a break we also are looking forward to getting some peas from Steve's Farm in Walnut Hill and from Jetta Farms in Lillian, Alabama.
We have plenty of Jumbo Green Peanuts from Fidler Farms out of Summerdale, Alabama. We were fortunate Jimmy Fidler was able to dodge the rain yesterday and harvest his peanuts. What we have in house was all harvested this past Thursday. Jimmy is also starting to make his own peanut butter utilizing his freshly roasted peanuts. We look forward to trying it. It is not available in house yet but we look to be getting it in when his production increases.
Also available locally this week:
Sand Mountain Tomatoes rounds, green, romas, grape and cherry varieties.
Chilton County Peaches, they are done for the season, limited supply
Okra, Ray Flowers Farm
Eggplant large and Baby from Steve's Farm, Walnut Hill
Hummus Lady, new flavor profile Pumpkin Pie and Savory Hummus, Excellent
Orchid Island Pumpkin Apple Spice Juice, it is everything nice. Love this item
Florida Green Beans
Mushrooms, Crimini, Portabella, and White domestic, Quincy, Florida
Microgreens Herb and Pepper Farm Salad Blends, and Lee's Wasabi and Pea Shoots out of Lillian, Alabama
Scuppernong and Muscadine Grapes, from D. R. Youngblood's Farm, Baker, Florida
White Sweet Potatoes, and Orange Sweet Potatoes Grant King's Farm Mississippi
Florida Red Creamer Potatoes
Coming Soon: Steve's Farm corn and peas
Kichler Farms pumkins and corn stalks, sweet potatoes, Elberta, Alabama
Ronnie Crab Tree Hay Bales
Thanks for looking.