FARMER BILL’S CACTUS BEE…..
Caught this beauty yesterday, a pollen and nectar collector of ONLY Cactus Flowers! What a rare & beautiful sighting 🙂 … Do you know how many bee species there are??
FRUIT- WAHOO! So exciting; We have Santa Rosa Plums, White & Yellow Peaches, and Sweet Apricots!
FLOWERS – Our LAVENDER is holding on, lots and lots of MARJORAM, CAT MINT, WINTER SAVORY, START OF OREGANO FLOWERS, and the tail end of yarrow.
HERBS – MINT – a lot of Spearmint, Orange & Peppermint, Persian/Moroccan, then Apple, Chocolate, and Curley. Plus the usual suspects – GERANIUM, ROSEMARY, and 5 varieties of Sage. Lemon Verbena is getting very limited.
GREENS – lighter week for all BGGs #’s 2, 3, 4 & 5 =) Please note, limited on Rustic Arugula. Sorry NO Frill bunches both green & scarlet for right now, planting more and more!
Currently at the farmstand….
|Stone Fruit – Plums||Santa Rosa||Very sweet and juicy. Will make you smile!|
|Peaches||White & Yellow||Mixed heirloom varieties with high sugar and flavor!|
|Apricots||Sweet||small super sweet , great after taste, blush and firm|
|Flowers||Various types||Marjoram, lavender, winter savory, light oregano & yarrow|
|Greens, bunches||White Chard||Super sweet – great in a salad thinned-sliced with kale, citrus and blueberries|
|Greens, Mix||Barbara’s Garden Greens #3||Chard, kales, minutina, endive, chicories – salad alone or with lettuce, also quick heat and ready|
|Greens, Mix||Barbara’s Garden Greens #2||Our great Asian mix is in good supply!|
|Greens, Mix||Barbara’s Garden Greens #5||Red Chicory, Castelfranco, and endive|
|Greens, Bunches||Mixed Mustard||Red and green, wide flat leaf mustard with milder spice.|
|Greens||Minutina||Also herbe stella or buckhorn, use in salad, saute in broth with fish|
|Herbs||Lemon Verbena||Long stems|
|Herbs||Rosemary||Wonderful lush early summer growth 🙂|
|Herbs||Marjoram, oregano and Mixed Mints||Fresh season and sweet, a lot of orange and peppermint|
|Herbs||Five Varieties of Sage||Mixed Sage|