Valarie Russell on July 7th, 2015

farmer's market 4It’s here… sweet corn at the market this Saturday.  We also have home grown tomatoes… a few heirlooms, red and yellow. Beets, cucumbers, kale, Swiss chard, zucchini – green & golden, cabbage, yellow squash, green peppers, kohlrabi, green beans and new potatoes. Kenny will be bringing plenty more candy onions and a few elephant garlic.

Peaches are ripe for the picking and would make a great cobbler for your weekend dinners. Cantaloupes are starting to ripen and we should have a few more. Blackberries are turning color but not quite ready.

We now offer our “Baskets of the Week” every Saturday. If you are in need or want one please email me by noon Friday, val@russellveggies.com.  The prices will remain the same as last year…$16 for the small ones and $32 for the half bushel size. It takes lots of planning to make these happen, they are done fresh Saturday morning and are pre-order only.

We will have more of our homemade jams and jellies along with Kenny’s Grilling Planks and Blackening Spice. I will also have a few herb pots and fairy wands available.

Just a reminder that we have been selling out early… Don’t forget to pick up your farm-fresh, free-range eggs while available.

Have a great week and we will see you on Saturday,

Val & Kenny

corn 2014

Valarie Russell on June 30th, 2015

4th of July

Join us in celebrating July 4th … it’s sure to be a great day in beautiful downtown New Albany. There’s lots happening, first being the New Albany farmer’s market, Independence Day 5K ~ Fun Run and don’t forget the “Great American Picnic” at the Floyd County 4-H fairgrounds.

It’s here… just in time for your holiday cookouts!  We will have our first picking of sweet corn at the market Saturday.  We’ll also have home grown tomatoes, beets, cucumbers, kale, Swiss chard, cabbage, zucchini – green and golden, yellow squash, green beans and new potatoes. Kenny will be bringing plenty more elephant garlic and candy onions.

Peaches are ripe for the picking and would make a great cobbler. Cantaloupes are starting to ripen and we will have more blueberries.

We now offer our “Baskets of the Week” every Saturday. If you are in need or want one please email me by noon Friday, val@russellveggies.com.  The prices will remain the same as last year…$16 for the small ones and $32 for the half bushel size. It takes lots of planning to make these happen, they are done fresh Saturday morning and are pre-order only.

We will have more of our homemade jams and jellies along with Kenny’s Grilling Planks and Blackening Spice. I will also have a few herb pots and fairy wands available.

Just a reminder that we have been selling out early… Don’t forget to pick up your farm-fresh, free-range eggs while available.

Have a great week and we will see you on Saturday,

Val & Kenny

corn 2014

Valarie Russell on June 23rd, 2015

meet me at the farmers marketWe’re hoping for a bit drier Saturday this week, I believe last weeks market was the wettest we have seen the past eight years of being there.  So positively thinking, it’s going to be a wonderful Saturday morning in beautiful downtown New Albany. Come join us for another day of fresh home grown produce at the New Albany farmer’s market. It’s black raspberries and blue berries season, we are sure to run out very early.   Our blackberries are looking great… but a couple weeks out for picking. Our local peach farmer friend says… next weekend for PEACHES!

We will have at the market Saturday… “Early Girl” tomatoes, beets, cucumbers, kale, Swiss chard, mustard greens, cabbage, zucchini – green and golden, yellow squash, green beans and new potatoes. Kenny will be bringing plenty more elephant garlic and candy onions. Kenny thinks corn will be ready by the fourth of July! I say it better be, what’s the 4th of July cookout with out corn on the cob?

We now offer our “Baskets of the Week” every Saturday. If you are in need or want one please email me by noon Friday, val@russellveggies.com.  The prices will remain the same as last year…$16 for the small ones and $32 for the half bushel size. It takes lots of planning to make these happen, they are done fresh Saturday morning and are pre-order only.

We will have more of our homemade jams and jellies along with Kenny’s Grilling Planks and Blackening Spice. I will also have a few herb pots and fairy wands available.

Just a reminder that we have been selling out early… Don’t forget to pick up your farm-fresh, free-range eggs while available.

Have a great week and we will see you on Saturday,

Val & Kenny

Valarie Russell on June 16th, 2015

farmer's mkt1It’s going to be another wonderful Saturday morning in beautiful downtown New Albany. Come join us for another day of fresh home grown produce at the New Albany farmer’s market. It’s looking like black raspberries and blue berries are just about ripe for the picking, in fact I picked enough black raspberries today to make a batch of our Black Raspberry Balsamic Jam. There should be more for the weekend!

We will also have at the market Saturday… “Early Girl” tomatoes, sugar snap peas, radishes, beets, cucumbers, kale, Swiss chard, mustard greens, English peas, green onions, broccoli, cabbage, zucchini – green and golden, yellow squash, green beans and new potatoes. Kenny will be bringing plenty more elephant garlic and candy onions.

We now offer our “Baskets of the Week” every Saturday. If you are in need or want one please email me know by noon Friday, val@russellveggies.com.  The prices will remain the same as last year…$16 for the small ones and $32 for the half bushel size. It takes lots of planning to make them happen, they are done fresh Saturday morning and are pre-order only.

We will have more of our homemade jams and jellies along with Kenny’s Grilling Planks and Blackening Spice. I will also have a few herb pots and fairy wands available.

Just a reminder that we have been selling out early… Don’t forget to pick up your farm-fresh, free-range eggs while available.

Have a great week and we will see you on Saturday,

Val & Kenny

IMG_0268Be sure a pick up all your fixings for this beautiful salad at your New Albany farmer’s market.  All the ingredients for this was sourced right at the market.  We have an awesome variety of local vendors with a wide rage of products.

Valarie Russell on June 16th, 2015

6-15eWe offer a “Basket of the Week”, which is our local grown product. We provide the basket each week, but do expect you to return it on your next visit. It include a “grower’s choice” of what is currently in season and includes veggies and fruit when available. The baskets are the 1/2 bushel with handle size and weigh from 27-32 lbs. depending on veggies. The cost is $32 and we can add fresh-free range eggs for an additional $3.50. You are not obligated to purchase every week as a CSA ** but they will be available each week.

Baskets should be picked up on Saturdays between 8-12 at the New Albany Farmer’s Market; located on the corner of Bank and Market streets in beautiful downtown New Albany. Please note that all baskets not picked up by noon will be sold to other customers unless prior arrangements have been made.

But believe it or not, the larger basket is about perfect size for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) if you cook most nights. Along with your basket you can also get recipes from our website to help enjoy your veggie purchase.

We have had request for “Single” size for our customers and are going to try and accommodate them as well. We will have a smaller size basket, it is a peck basket, which is 1/4 bushel. They weigh between 14-17 pounds, depending on veggies included and will be half the price, $16

Baskets are available by pre-orders ONLY, via e-mail @ val@russellveggies.com and Face Book Message, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Russell-Veggies/140889669283756. Your order should be received by noon on Friday and will be made fresh Saturday morning for pick-up. Please be sure to include a contact number with your order.

Our veggies are as naturally grown as possible, 0n our veggies like broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower we use Diatomaceous Earth (DE), which is 100% organic. We found that this worked fantastic in previous years and will use as needed on our other veggies. Our fruit is never sprayed after the bloom sets, and no chemical process is used as a preservative. That’s why the shelf life is not that of the grocery stores.

Find more information about our farm on our website… http://www.russellveggies.com/our-farm/ Again, thanks for the inquiry and I hope this information was helpful.

Look forward to seeing you in the future,

Val & Kenny Russell

** CSA ~ Community Supported Agriculture ~ this is where you invest your dollars in the spring and reap the benefits of a certain farmers yield throughout his growing season. CSA are generally delivered/picked up on a continuous weekly basis.

Valarie Russell on June 9th, 2015

farmer's market signIt’s going to be another wonderful Saturday morning in beautiful downtown New Albany. Come join us for another day of fresh home grown produce at the farmer’s market. The weather for the remainder of the week looks hot so strawberries for the weekend will be slim pickings. This will likely be our final week for them and gooseberries. However, black raspberries, blackberries and blue berries are just around the corner.

We will also have at the market Saturday… sugar snap peas, beautiful beets, cucumbers, kale, Swiss chard, mustard greens, spinach, baby lettuce, green onions, broccoli, cabbage, zucchini – green and golden, yellow squash, green beans and new potatoes. Kenny will be bringing plenty more elephant garlic as well.

We will continue our “Baskets of the Week” this weekend, if you are ready to get started please let me know by Friday morning. The prices will remain the same as last year…$16 for the small ones and $32 for the half bushel size. It takes lots of planning to make them happen, they are done fresh Saturday morning and are pre-orders only.

We will have more of our homemade jams and jellies along with Kenny’s Grilling Planks and Blackening Spice. I will also have a few herb pots and fairy wands available.

Just a reminder that we have been selling out early… Don’t forget to pick up your farm-fresh, free-range eggs as well.

Have a great week and we will see you on Saturday,

Val & Kenny

grilling planks

 

 

Valarie Russell on June 9th, 2015

5k runJoin us Saturday,  July 4th for the annual 5K Run/Walk through New Albany! Pre-register for $20 with t-shirt or $15 with no shirt. Day of the race $20 no t-shirt. Prizes for age groups and Business Challenge for Fastest and Most Participants!Registration begins at 8am race starts at 9am . Thank you to our sponsors:

Floyd Memorial Orthopedic Services
Russell Veggies
jenniferdunnphotography.com
Diversified Nurse Consultants
Strandz Salon & Threadz Specialty Shop
Elite Printing
Creative Enterprise

Race is not a closed course but for runners you will be able to run on road and walkers on sidewalk.

Race begins and ends at the Farmers Market area New Albany Indiana. The course is mainly flat and goes through Downtown, Midtown & Uptown New Albany.

For registration forms go to www.developna.org to download, pick up at Strandz Salon & Threadz Boutique, New Albany Farmers Market or call 502.645.6256 to have one mailed to you.

As always Russell Veggies will be there to cheer you on and provide a special treat at the completion of the run. Can’t wait to see you there,

Val & Kenny Russell

 

Valarie Russell on June 2nd, 2015

basket of week juneStrawberries are looking beautiful and tasting delicious, we will have more available Saturday. We will also have have a few pints of gooseberries available. Come early (or pre-order) to make sure you get some. I will have some fresh made strawberry jams… strawberry balsamic, strawberry basil and strawberry gooseberry.

We will have plenty of other produce available… cabbage, sugar snap peas, kale, green onions, broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash, spinach, beets, baby lettuce , new potatoes and a few green beans. I’m sure Kenny will be bringing more elephant garlic as well.

We will begin our baskets of the week this weekend, if you are ready to get started please let me know by Friday morning. The prices will remain the same as last year…$16 for the small ones and $32 for the half bushel size. It takes lots of planning to make them happen and they are sold by pre-order only.

Just a reminder that we have been selling out early… Don’t forget to pick up your farm-fresh, free-range eggs as well.

Thanks for supporting us with your purchases. Have a great week and we will see you on Saturday,

Val & Kenny

strawberry basil jam

Valarie Russell on June 2nd, 2015

strawberry burchettaWhen I saw this recipe, I knew I needed to give it a whirl. Another strawberry recipe? OK! And, since tomatoes are not in their prime yet, I could settle for a sweeter version of the traditional Italian finger food. The instructions seemed straightforward, the ingredients fresh and healthy, and the flavors seemed like they would be delicious.  Let your taste buds go crazy with this one!

 

French baguette, sliced diagonally, about 1/2-inch thick

1 cup diced strawberries, about 10 large strawberries

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

4 ounces goat cheese, room temperature

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn

Freshly ground black pepper

 

Combine the tablespoon of sugar and strawberries in a small bowl. Cover, and refrigerate for about 2-3 hours, or until strawberries have slightly softened.

Spread the goat cheese evenly over lightly toasted slices of bread, followed by spoonful of the strawberry mixture.

Drizzle with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Top each bruschetta with basil.

Season with freshly ground black pepper.

 

 

Source: Adapted from Whole Foods Market.

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Valarie Russell on May 26th, 2015

farmer's market 4

It’s going to be another wonderful Saturday morning in beautiful downtown New Albany.  Come join us for another day of fresh home grown produce at the farmer’s market.

This week we will have more greens available… spinach, kale, mixed baby lettuce, Black Seeded Simpson (great lettuce for wilting) and about five other varieties of lettuce. We will have the first picking of our Sugar Ann snap peas, cabbage, rhubarb, green onions and maybe some radishes.  We may have a slight lull in radishes due to over harvesting, the next batches may not be quite big enough. This will be the last week of asparagus, it’s time to stop cutting for the season.  Strawberries are looking awesome, we will have more available on Saturday.

Just a reminder that we have been selling out early… so come early or pre-order to make sure you get the items you need. Don’t forget to pick up your farm-fresh, free-range eggs as well.

We still have plenty of other fresh herbs and garden plants available.  Kenny also has a nice variety of heirloom tomatoes and pepper plants. We will have basil, parsley, cilantro, dill, oregano, sage, thyme, stevia and Rosemary. This will probably be the last week I bring herbs in the single pots. I will have a few herb pots available weekly for a month or so.

Have a great week and we will see you on Saturday,

Val & Kenny

Sugar Ann Anap Peas