Monday, June 5, 2017

Spring Onions with Roast Chicken


I really enjoy a good roast chicken and especially enjoy the fact that it feeds me for most of the week! The highlight of using the spring onions to accompany the roast chicken is chopping the green tops and sprinkling them over the chicken. They become crispy and delicious while the bottoms become tender and rich from the chicken broth.

I soften some real butter and rub it over the chicken. Sprinkle some salt. Pour in some water to the pan (or chicken broth if I have it on hand), The onions I simply washed and chopped.










Monday, May 29, 2017

the Purple FarmStand: June 8th



the Purple FarmStand Opening June 8th

We are open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Hours: 
Thursday - 10 am -7 pm
Friday - 10 am -7 pm
Saturday - 10 am - 4 pm

u-pick cut flowers will begin sometime in July...stay tuned!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Plant Sale Pack Descriptions



This is a list of our tomato four packs and details on each tomato. 

Before we begin here's some things to keep in mind: 
1. Our frost free date is May 15 so best not to plant tomatoes outside before that day
2. Many heirloom tomatoes are Indeterminate which means they keep growing and growing taller and taller. So we recommend some support for all tomatoes
3. Always best to water at the base...watering from above encourages disease

Scroll to the number pack which is listed on the tag. 

4 Pack Mix #1
This mix has 1 heirloom, 1 standard red, 1 sauce tomato, and an adorable pink cherry tomato
Dixie Gold Giant
  • bright yellow large heirloom tomato
Ramapo
  • Ramapo tomato was developed at Rutgers. Ramapo became a home gardeners favorite due to its rich flavor and fruit quality.  
San Marzano
  • a delicious and high quality sauce tomato
Fruit Punch
  • cute cherry tomato that bears pink juicy fruit


4 Pack Mix #2
This mix is all full sized heirloom tomatoes
Black Beauty
  • the darkest skin of any tomato out there with bright red flesh

Black Krim
  • usually thought of as one of the best heirloom tomatoes, dark red/purple skin

Brandywine
  • a classic heirloom tomato that has a delightful rich flavor, pink/reddish

Chocolate Stripe
  • dark brownish tomato with green and red striping


4 Pack Mix #3
This mix is all full sized tomatoes
Ramapo
  • Ramapo tomato was developed at Rutgers. Ramapo became a home gardeners favorite due to its rich flavor and fruit quality. 
Brandywine
  • a classic heirloom tomato that has a delightful rich flavor, pink/reddish
Black Krim
  • usually thought of as one of the best heirloom tomatoes, dark red/purple skin
Hess
  • big gorgeous yellow heirloom tomato

4 Pack Mix #4
This mix is 3 full sized tomatoes and 1 sauce tomato
Brandywine
  • a classic heirloom tomato that has a delightful rich flavor, pink/reddish
Chocolate Stripes
  • dark brownish tomato with green and red striping
Ramapo
  • Ramapo tomato was developed at Rutgers. Ramapo became a home gardeners favorite due to its rich flavor and fruit quality. 
San Marazano
  • a delicious and high quality sauce tomato

4 Pack Cherry #1
Garden Peach

  • the cutest little fuzzy (yes fuzzy) tomato hence the name garden peach it has great flavor to go with it's cute size and appealing yellow-y pinkish color
Fruit Punch
  • sweet pink cherry tomato
Yellow Pear
  • yes, they are really pear shaped and yellow too
Pink Bumble
  • pink with slight striping on the skin 

4 Pack Cherry #2
Fruit Punch
  • sweet pink cherry tomato
Dr. Caroline
  • approx. 1 inch size fruit that's yellow/white with a sweet low acid flavor
Yellow Pear
  • yes, they are really pear shaped and yellow too
Pink Vernissage
  • pink with yellow/green striping large in size and prolific

4 Pack Cherry #3
Fruit Punch
  • sweet pink cherry tomato
Dr. Caroline
  • approx. 1 inch size fruit that's yellow/white with a sweet low acid flavor
Yellow Pear
  • yes, they are really pear shaped and yellow too
Black Vernissage

  • large deep red/purple cherry tomato

4 Pack Cherry #4
Pink Bumble
  • pink with slight striping on the skin 
Sungold
  • on of the tastiest of the little tomatoes. They are small, sweet, and a pleasing deep orange color.
Fruit Punch
  • sweet pink cherry tomato
Dr. Caroline
  • approx. 1 inch size fruit that's yellow/white with a sweet low acid flavor