Hello - with none of our usual stalls this week, we've been busy planting crops for the cool season, and preparing beds for lots more. Now we're starting to harvest for our stall at the Eaglehawk Neck Gala Fair on Easter Saturday. We'll bring the last few eggplants of the season, and plenty of lovely capsicum. We'll have cucumbers, Padron peppers, and a few tomatoes - all these crops have slowed down quite a lot; but they're not finished yet. And there's plenty of lovely sweet corn to enjoy! We're not harvesting any salad mix this week; but we'll have a few lovely greens that can enhance salads. We'll have coriander, small amounts of rocket and some loose pak choi leaves which are easily tender enough for salads, or could be used in stir fries etc as well. Some of you have probably enjoyed English Cress at some stage. We don't have that this week; but we're bringing a little bit of Persian Cress. When young Persian Cress and English cress taste very similar - the main difference is in the shape of the leaves. These Persian Cress leaves are reasonably big, so the flavour is a little stronger. Personally I like that better when they're accompanying something fairly mild flavoured - like the classic pairing of cress and egg in a sandwich. We'll have Pak Choi, both Purple and Green Tatsoi, and Tuscan Kale, and some beautiful fresh cabbages, as well as some broccoli. We've harvested a new crop of King Edward potatoes, and have nice little lot of kohl rabi. There'll be pumpkin and sweet onions, and, as ever, a few little treats. We're also bringing a few well grown herb plants in pots. So we'd love to see you there. The fair starts at 10am, and goes until 3pm. Have a wonderful Easter. Hilary
Eaglehawk Neck Gala fair – fresh fruit and veggies galore!!!!
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