L'Ecuyer Gardens

  (Morrowville, Kansas)
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July 23, 2012 - The Dawn of a New Week

The website has been updated and there are lots of goodies.  This past week our eggplant kicked in so there are several available today.  We are also featuring cantaloupe, red and yellow slicing tomatoes, large and small bell peppers and okra.  We are still picking sweet corn and with a little luck the green beans will start producing this week.  We of course always have plenty of zucchini, yellow squash and onions.  For those who are canning I have a nice selection of canning tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, some less than perfect ears of sweet corn and lots of onions. 

We are expanding our offering in our frozen foods section.  We currently have two sizes of sweet corn, pint and quart bags.  I am also now able to offer small bags of chopped bell peppers.  Each bag is premeasured for a half cup.  You are able to order bags individually.  You can also order and 8 pack to have ready in your freezer.  These little bags can give you that fresh taste without the work.  I also have bags of spicy peppers available as well.  The spicy peppers will make the perfect addition to you southwest stir-fry dinners or stand ready for a quick Mexican flavoring.  In the near future I will also add small bags of onions and bags of amaracois which is the celery, carrot and onion mixture so many dishes call for.  These ready to use bags will save you a LOT of time in the kitchen and the premeasured sized helps you adjust for every recipe. 

In our take and bake category we have added both eggplant parmesan and ratatouille.  We are still offering our Tabouli kits and I have also made a batch so you can order it fresh-made by the pound.  If you have not tried it, you will not want to miss out. 

In the weeks ahead we will have stone peaches and Colorado peaches as well as watermelon and honey dew.   I am also impatiently waiting for my Crenshaw melons to kick in.

At the market yesterday I was offered some fantastic ideas on how to use my extra-large okra.  In the weeks ahead you will see some outrageous craft ideas that will be available through the online store. 

This week in the garden I have a VERY ambitious plan.  I am planting the very first of our snow peas, pole beans, some onion sets, turnips and more beets.  We could seriously use some rain, but hopefully we water everything enough to keep them coming up.  We are busy preparing for our fall and winter gardens and remember we will have fresh produce available ALL 12 months this next year so just because the summer ends, the fresh and fabulous produce does NOT. 

As a reminder, the on-line store is now open and will remain open until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday.  We will deliver to your home or office on Thursday.   Just simply go to http://lecuyergardens.locallygrown.net/weblog and view our availability and make your selections.  Tomorrow you will also find us road-side in Marysville… right beside Sonic until approximately 1:30 p.m.  We will be selling tomatoes, sweet corn, cantaloupe and MORE.  The cantaloupe and sweet corn will go very FAST so if you are stuck and in town and unable to get there, go ahead and order through the system and I WILL deliver to you directly before we set up roadside.  When you place your order please be sure to note in the comment section you are a Wednesday morning delivery.  The special Wednesday delivery is only available to people located in Marysville and Washington.  Everyone else will enjoy their regular Thursday delivery.  Have a fresh and fabulous week and I hope to visit you soon with a nice assortment of the summer’s best! 

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