Monday, June 29, 2015

Hockessin Farm Stand and CSA Offering for Week #4

CSA offering for this week is:
6 ears of HG's CORN; 1 H.G. Tomato; 3 sprigs of basil; 1 bunch of kale; 2 lbs of squash; 1 qt. of peas; 2 bunches of garlic scapes; 1 bag of lettuce; 5 Sunflowers; 1 bulb of garlic; 1 bunch of scallions; and, 3 cucumbers.

Do you live in the Hockessin, DE area or know someone who does?  Come on by our Farm Stand at 7175 Lancaster Pike and pick up our delicious fruits and vegetables! 
And, whether you're stopping by in Chadds Ford or Hockessin, remember...

H.G.'s corn is now for sale!
If you are new to our farm, and never tasted H's corn, ask any veteran and they'll tell you it's the best local corn you can find.  Try us out and see if you agree!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Harvesting Corn Has Begun and our Tomatoes are Turning RED

H.G. says, "First variety of corn is a new bi-color variety called LATTE. Our corn tastes so good because we place a teaspoon of honey with every corn seed at planting.  This is time consuming, but well worth it."

Hmmm, H.G. has very interesting


Well, anyway, our corn is ready for harvest on the farm.  And take a look at our tomatoes! This is the week where we are seeing them change...

Ahh, can't you just smell the fresh fragrance of these tomato plants!  COMING SOON!!

Also, July 22 Field to Fork CSA Dinner is SOLD OUT.  Sign-up for other nights before it's too late.

Monday, June 22, 2015

CSA: Week #3 and Delicious Scallion Recipes

Below is our week #3 list of what we have to offer our CSA customers, and of course these things, and more, are available to everyone! 

Scallions are a wonderful accent vegetable. 

Enjoy these recipes which include SCALLIONS!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Happy Father's Day (and Happy First Day of Summer)

Happy Father's to all our SIW Fathers.  We hope you enjoy a good weekend grilling up something delicious like corn-on-the-cob! (Look how big our stalks are getting!)  

If you need some help with recipes for good ol' Dad, or if good ol' Dad likes to grill himself, check out these delicious recipes featuring some of your favorite SIW veggies!

How about some Strawberry RHUBARB pie to go with it? 

And in honor of the first day of SUMMER, as well as FATHER'S DAY, our delicious BING CHERRIES.  And take a look at these cherry recipes!

Dads, if you'd like to show your appreciation, how about a beautiful Gerber Daisey.

Monday, June 15, 2015


This week's CSA offering is:

1 bag of lettuce
1 bulb of garlic
2 lbs of squash
1 bunch of garlic scapes
3 sunflowers
1 bunch of kale
1 qt of peas
3 sprigs of basil

If you've never cooked with garlic scapes, click on the purple link below for a few recipes you might enjoy....

Follow our boards on Pinterest!  We update recipes weekly for the produce we sell at the stand.  Easy way to get some new ideas for meals or healthy snacks!

And again, if you have any recipes for any of these items that you just love, please post them below for all to read!

Why not stop by for a cup of coffee on your way to work? Or, if you have a few spare minute on one of these HOT DAYS come on in for ICE COFFEE!!!

Remember, pick up CSA from Tuesday through Thursday while supplies last!!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fig Trees Perfect for Our Zone!!!

This is Brent!  He is our resident FIG SPECIALIST among many other things. Brent has been discretely growing different fig varieties since 2008, looking for the ones that are reliable in our cold winters and wet summers. He selected early ripening, productive and above all tasty varieties to plant our fig orchard and are still trying more!  Click on the FIG PAGE to read about the different varieties and to watch his excellent videos on planting and the different varieties as well as best location for planting. 

These varieties are some of the very toughest and best suited for our area. They can ripen fruit after being frozen to the ground if planted in good soil where they get at least 8 hours of direct sunlight, not many varieties can do that.

Starter plants are available for a few weeks at the stand for only $15, they are ready to be put in the ground and the best time to plant is now until mid July. 

This is what H.G. has to say about Brent..."Brent carries his passion and enthusiasm for growing things like an aura. He investigates anything he is interested in with Sherlock Holmes like skepticism and intensity. Be it wood carving, hunting wild edibles,lettuce or figs you can be sure he knows more about it than you do. With little effort he is way over your you head while keeping you on the edge of you seat wondering if there is more. A unique and talented man of mystery." 

Enjoy this video where Brent demonstrates how to plant your fig tree!  Easy!  

Keep your eyes out for future Brent videos on fruit ripening and caring for your fig tree in the winter!

If you've got any questions for him about anything pertaining to figs, post below and Brent will get you an answer ASAP!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Welcome Back CSA Members (CSA Week #1)

We're excited to be back in the CSA groove!  Just a reminder, and for those that are new to CSA this year, please pick up your food Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

This week's selection is: 1 qt of peas, 1 sprig of basil, 2lbs of squash, 1 bag of lettuce, and 1 bunch of kale. 

Next to each picture below is a link to our Pinterest page with new recipes for each of these items!  If you have any great recipes for these items please post your favorites in the comment section below!  Or, if you try out any of the ones we've chosen for Pinterest please let us know what you think!

The lettuce is both beautiful and delicious; and, of course, there are innumerable things you can do with....
(By the way, this is the lettuce that Brent grows!  Our next post will be about Brent and his fig trees, which he is selling at the stand.)

Here are some wonderful recipes 
(and some created to especially please your kids) for this amazingly nutritious and delicious vegetable! 

Here are some things you can do with peas other than just warming them up and putting butter on them...

Our herb for the week...




Come on by and pick up some 

Flowers are here too!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Watching the Corn Grow

Who doesn't love H.G.'s corn? Cold, hot, with butter, without butter (because you really don't need it), salt, no salt, on the grill, however you can get it!!!

Click on the link below to watch the corn crops progress! 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Opening Week and Farm Tour

Opening week is off to a great start!  All sorts of goodies and delicious fruits and vegetables are waiting for you, so stop on by!  And, don't forget, the annual FARM TOUR is JUNE 18, 6-8 p.m.  Please sign-up at the stand or email Debbe at 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Let's Talk Machinery

If you are a gardener, and you've been told that it's good to cover your garden with something to keep the weeds out like H.G. said last week - it's true!  BUT, wouldn't it be nice to have one of these machines to help you out!  Take a look at this biodegradeable plastic layer...

This is how it works...HG hops on this crazy beast and Marv follows behind to make sure everything is working as it should...

Marv pulls out the plastic and lays it on the ground and stands on it....

Then he takes a shovel and dumps dirt to hold down the plastic....

 H.G. takes off and these strong blades fold in the dirt in order to hold the plastic down; so, on another day they can run along top of it and plant tomatoes!                                        

And off they go, row, after row in order to bring you the most delicious tomatoes (and much, much more) in town!

So, if you happen to have a young child who likes to stand in your front yard watching the dumb trunk come by, pull him aside and impress him with this BIG TRUCK! Or, if you want one of these machines yourself post below :)