Valarie Russell on May 22nd, 2018

We will be at the New Albany Farmer’s Market on Saturday, summer hours have begun, 8:00- 12:30; be sure and stop by for your weekly fresh produce. The garden is beginning to get out of control… so we’ll be there!

We will have mixed lettuce greens, black seeded Simpson, kale and spinach. Asparagus should be plentiful as well as spring onions and cabbage. We will even have a bit more rhubarb this week.  Strawberries will make their debut providing the weather cooperates.  Kenny plans to have a few other surprises for you this weekend.

The chickens are loving this weather and are producing lots of eggs to bring to the market. Pre-order yours before we run out.

This will be the last weekend for Kenny to bring his variety of tomato and pepper plants; the remaining will go in the garden next week.  Herbs are available for your gardens and patio areas for one more week as well. Herbs… parsley, sage, thyme, cilantro, basil, oregano, rosemary, lavender… the list just keeps on going.

Just a reminder, we have plenty of our homemade preserved items available along with Kenny’s beautiful handmade wood items.  E-mail me for any additional information or to place an order~ val@russellveggies.com.

Looking forward to another great market season,

Kenny & Val

Valarie Russell on May 16th, 2018

We will be at the New Albany Farmer’s Market on Saturday, summer hours have begun, 8:00- 12:30; be sure and stop by for your weekly fresh produce. The greens are getting out of control… so we’ll be there!

As always, we will have mixed lettuce greens, kale and spinach. Asparagus should be plentiful as well as spring onions, we even have rhubarb.  Kenny also plans to have a few other surprises.

The chickens are loving this spring weather as well and are mass producing, giving us plenty of eggs to bring to market. Pre-order yours before we run out.

Kenny said it’s time to PLANT… he will be bringing a variety of tomato and pepper plants.  I will have herbs available for your gardens and patio areas. Herbs… parsley, sage, thyme, cilantro, basil, oregano, rosemary the list just keeps on going.

Just a reminder, we have plenty of our homemade preserved items available along with Kenny’s beautiful handmade wood items.  E-mail me for any additional information or to place an order~ val@russellveggies.com.

Looking forward to another great market season,

Kenny & Val

Valarie Russell on May 8th, 2018

We will be at the New Albany Farmer’s Market on Saturday, summer hours begin this week 8:00- 12:30;be sure and stop by for your weekly fresh produce. The greens are getting out of control… so we’ll be there!

As always, we will have mixed lettuce greens, kale and spinach. Asparagus should be plentiful as well as spring onions, we even have rhubarb. The chickens are loving this spring weather as well and are mass producing, giving us plenty of eggs to bring to market.

Kenny said it’s time to PLANT… he will be bringing a variety of tomato and pepper plants.  I will have herbs available for your gardens and patio areas. Herbs… parsley, sage, thyme, cilantro, basil, oregano, rosemary the list just keeps on going.

Just a reminder, we have plenty of our homemade preserved items available along with Kenny’s beautiful handmade wood items.  E-mail me for any additional information or to place an order~ val@russellveggies.com.

Happy Mother’s Day week, we hope you enjoy this special time of year with your loved ones. Looking forward to another great market season,

Kenny & Val

Valarie Russell on November 21st, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Come join us for Small Business Saturday, downtown New Albany will be bustling all day!

Stop by for your holiday gift giving, we will be at the market form 10-4 this weekend. Featuring many of our home-made items…  jams & jellies ~ several varieties, salsa ~ two (2) varieties, lots of different pickles, pickled beets, dilly beans, pickled okra, Cowboy Candy aka jalapeno relish, Chow-Chow, pepper relish, candied jalapenos,  pasta sauce, chili base, cranberry sauce and a nice selection of hot pepper jellies and jams.

Kenny’s cedar benches, hardwood cooking utensils, cutting boards, muddlers, wood butter, grilling planks, “Blackening” spice, etc… will also be available. We will have fresh free range eggs available for pick up as well.

We are planning to have a “Gift” area set up for you to choose items for gift giving. They’ll be beautiful… wrapped, tagged and ready to place under the tree for the holidays. E-mail me for any additional information ~ val@russellveggies.com

Thanks for your patronage and hope to see you there,

Val & Kenny

 

Valarie Russell on October 3rd, 2017

It’s October already, the garden is almost finished producing and we have several major projects we need to get completed around the farm before winter. Kenny believes we are in for a rough winter and he wants to be prepared. Therefore, this will be our final Saturday at the market this season.

Broccoli is available again this week as well as all the great fall squashes ~ acorn, butternut, delicanta, kabocha and spaghetti. Sweet potatoes, cabbage and turnips. We will also have apples available this week… Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious and Mutzu.

Kenny still has tomatoes!  We’ll also have… green beans, kale, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, bell peppers and a few more new potatoes.  Kenny has more of his many different hot peppers.

This will be our last week for “Baskets of the Week”, I need all orders by noon Friday. The baskets have continued to be beautiful with all the fall veggies, we hope you have enjoyed them.

The chickens are laying and we should have plenty available for purchase. Be sure and pre-order yours for pick up, like with all good things they sell out early too.

Just a reminder, we have our homemade preserved items available each week. Back this weekend… several varieties of hot pepper jams, “Grandma’s Pear Preserves” and grape jam and jelly. Please remember if you don’t see what you’re looking for on the table… just ask.

As we aspire for retirement we will begin to scale back a bit which means Kenny will not be growing through the winter months. We will not be participating in the “Winter Market” this year, but we will be back in the spring for another great season.

Have a great week and we hope to see you Saturday,

Val & Kenny

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valarie Russell on September 26th, 2017

Fall is here… and this Saturday should be a fantastic fall day. Produce has changed but for the better… Broccoli is ready this week for harvesting and it’s time for all the great fall squashes ~ acorn, butternut, delicanta, kabocha and spaghetti. Sweet potatoes, cabbage and turnips are available along with apples!  Apples available this week… Golden Delicious, Red Delicious and Mutzu.

Kenny still has tomatoes!  We’ll also have… green beans, kale, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, bell peppers, candy onions a few more new potatoes, and beets.  Kenny has more of his many different hot peppers and eggplants as well.

Don’t forget to place your order for our “Baskets of the Week”, I need all orders by noon Friday. They have continued to be beautiful with all the fall veggies, however, if you wish to discontinue your baskets for the season just let me know.

Just a reminder, we have our homemade preserved items available each week. Back this weekend… several varieties of hot pepper jams, “Grandma’s Pear Preserves” and grape jam and jelly. Please remember if you don’t see what you’re looking for on the table… just ask.

Have a great week and we hope to see you Saturday,

Val & Kenny

Valarie Russell on September 26th, 2017

This is the perfect season for fixing this quick, easy and delicious salad. Perfect for any dinner or family gathering. Hope you like this as much as we do. Enjoy!

 

1 head broccoli

6 to 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

1/2 cup chopped red onion

8 ounces sharp Cheddar, cut into very small chunks

1 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons white vinegar

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Trim off the large leaves from the broccoli stem. Remove the tough stalk at the end and wash broccoli head thoroughly. Cut the head into flowerets and the stem into bite-size pieces. Place in a large bowl. Add the crumbled bacon, onion and cheese. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, stirring well. Add to broccoli mixture and toss gently.

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Valarie Russell on September 19th, 2017

Fall is almost here… although the weather this week isn’t feeling much like fall. Produce has changed but for the better… Broccoli might be ready this week for harvesting and it’s time for all the great fall squashes ~ acorn, butternut, delicanta, kabocha and spaghetti. Sweet potatoes are available along with apples!  Apples available this week… Golden Delicious, Red Delicious and Mutzu.

Kenny still has tomatoes!  We’ll also have… green beans, kale, cabbage, potatoes, beets, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, bell peppers, candy onions and garlic.  Kenny has more of his many different hot peppers and eggplants as well. 

Don’t forget to place your order for our “Baskets of the Week”, I need all orders by noon Friday. They have continued to be beautiful with all the fall veggies, however, if you wish to discontinue your baskets for the season just let me know.

The chickens are laying and we should have plenty available for purchase. Be sure and pre-order yours for pick up, like with all good things they sell out early too.

Just a reminder, we have our homemade preserved items available each week. Back this weekend… several varieties of hot pepper jams and “Grandma’s Pear Preserves”. I also harvested this week… Chamborchin grapes and made several batches of awesome grape jelly and jam. If you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out. Please remember if you don’t see what you’re looking for on the table… just ask.

Have a great week and we hope to see you Saturday,

Val & Kenny

Valarie Russell on September 19th, 2017

This hummus is crazy delicious. It’s savory, creamy, smoky, subtly spiced, slightly sweet from the squash and lemony. This is the perfect dip to have on hand for a week of healthy snacking. It would also be great for entertaining or taking along to parties.

It gets its flavor from both roasted and fresh garlic, lemon juice, parsley, smoky cumin, paprika, and a pinch of cinnamon. This hummus is bursting with autumn flavors and is absolutely perfect with some pita chips and/or fresh vegetables.

1 cup cubed butternut squash

4 cloves garlic, skin on

4 cloves garlic, peeled + minced (2 Tbsp)

1 lemon, juiced (2 Tbsp)

1 15-ounce can chickpeas, lightly rinsed + drained

1/3 cup tahini

3-4 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for roasting garlic

1/4 tsp each Sea salt + pepper to taste

1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/4 tsp smoked paprika

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Add cubed butternut squash and 4 unpeeled garlic cloves to a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 Tbsp olive oil and a pinch each salt and pepper. Toss to combine.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until all squash is fork tender and the garlic is golden brown. Let cool 5 minutes.

Peel roasted garlic and add to food processor or blender, along with squash, 4 cloves fresh minced garlic, lemon juice, chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, salt, pepper, parsley, cinnamon, cumin, and smoked paprika (optional).

Puree until creamy and smooth, scraping down sides as needed and adding more olive oil or a touch of water if it’s too thick.

Taste and adjust seasonings, garnish with a sprinkle of paprika, drizzle of olive oil and a few pine nuts. Then serve immediately with pita chips and vegetables of choice. Alternatively, refrigerate until fully chilled – about 3-4 hours – for a thicker, creamier dip.

Store leftovers, covered, in the refrigerator up to 4-5 days, though best when fresh.

 

Note: recipe adapted from minimalist baker’

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Valarie Russell on September 12th, 2017

Fall is almost here… along with that comes a change in the produce.  It’s time for all the great fall squashes ~ acorn, butternut, delicanta, kabocha and spaghetti. Sweet potatoes and apples too!  Apples available this week… Johnathan, Golden Delicious and Mutzu.

Kenny still has tomatoes !  We’ll also have… green beans, kale, cabbage, potatoes, beets, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, bell peppers and candy onions and garlic.  Kenny has more of his many different hot peppers and eggplants as well.  

Don’t forget to place your order for our “Baskets of the Week”, I need all orders by noon Friday. They have continued to be beautiful, but we are considering discontinuing them for the season. If you wish to continue with the fall items in your baskets just let me know.

The chickens are laying and we should have plenty available for purchase. Be sure and pre-order yours for pick up, like with all good things they sell out early too.

Just a reminder, we have our homemade preserved items available each week. Back this weekend… several varieties of hot pepper jams and “Grandma’s Pear Preserves”. If you don’t see what you’re looking for on the table… just ask.

Have a great week and we hope to see you Saturday,

Val & Kenny