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In season this week at Bathgate Farm – 21 February 2015

Summer vegetables galore at Bathgate Farm

At last the summer crops are in full production. Plenty of new lines to try at the market.

Tomatoes and other fruit

  • Heirloom varieties including beefsteaks – rouge de mamande, brandywine, black krim; Verona orange and ananas noir.
  • Salad varieties: money maker, juanne flamme, tigerella, zebras.
  • multi-coloured large cherry sized varieties,
  • Chillies:  jalapeno
  • Peppers: corno de rosso;
  • golden nugget squash;
  • eggplants – several types including Lebanese, ping tung long, Listada.
  • Pickling cucumbers

Potatoes:

New season early harvest potatoes.

  • Norland – pink skinned, round, white flesh, waxy. Ideal for boiling, salads, casseroles;
  • Delaware – white skin and flesh. Newly dug so more waxy than usual.

Stems and roots:

  • pickling size brown onion;
  • spring onions;
  • beetroot – large sized standard, golden, white and candy stripe and mangel wurzels;
  • radish

Greens:

  • Perpetual spinach, silver beet and ruby chard;
  • Tuscan kale (cavolo nero);
  • Bitter green salad mix;
  • Radicchio, frisee and scarole.

Asian Greens:

  • pak choy, green and white stem;
  • choy sum;
  • Kailan;
  • kang kong;
  • amaranth.

All available on Saturday from 8 am to 12 noon at Albany Farmers Market, Collie Street, Albany. Western Australia.

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In season this week at Bathgate Farm – 23 August 2014

We will have an abundance of winter vegetables this week at Albany Farmers Market.

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Potatoes

    • Rodeo – semi floury, multipurpose potato for boiling, mashing and roasting;
    • Ranger Russet – very floury potato for chipping, but also brilliant baked in its jacket or roasted. Needs to be watched when boiled as floury potatoes have a tendency to break apart if over cooked.

Pumpkins

  • we have lots of delicious Argentine pumpkins. Perfect for soups or roasting. Sweet firm flesh.

Stems and roots:

  • carrots – we have harvested a big patch of sweet, crunchy winter nantes;;
  • fennel – perfect combined with navel oranges in a salad;
  • parsnips;
  • turnips;
  • swedes
  • European radish;
  • beetroot, standard purple and blankoma (white variety with tender, edible leaves).

Greens:

  • Tuscan kale (cavolo nero) and curly kale;
  • Bitter green salad mix;
  • frisee and scarole;
  • cos and minicos lettuces
  • sugarloaf cabbage;
  • Chinese cabbage (Wombok)
  • Perpetual spinach;
  • broccolini and first of this year’s purple sprouting;
  • Romanesco (last week).

Asian Vegetables:

  • pak choy;
  • choy sum;
  • Chinese cabbage (Wombok);
  • daikon;
  • coriander.

Preserves from the farm :

  • Coriander and Garlic Sauce ,
  • Vietnamese Curry Paste,
  • Tomato and Anaheim relish,
  • Red Onion and Tomato Chutney,
  • Tomato Kasaundi,
  • spicy tomato sauce,
  • pickled fire roasted chillies (mild -Anaheim and Poblanos, hot -Jalapenos)
  • Harrief;
  • quince jelly (including some with quince pieces)
  • quince butter,
  • Seville orange marmalade.

All available on Saturday from 8 am to 12 noon at Albany Farmers Market, Collie Street, Albany. Western Australia.

In season this week at Bathgate Farm – 11 July 2014

Winter at Bathgate Farm

Despite the cold and wet conditions we are still producing lots of vegetables for winter markets.

Potatoes

    • Rodeo – semi floury, multipurpose potato for boiling, mashing and roasting;
    • Ranger Russet – very floury potato for chipping, but also brilliant baked in its jacket or roasted. Needs to be watched when boiled as floury potatoes have a tendency to break apart if over cooked.

Pumpkins

  • we have lots of delicious Argentine pumpkins. Perfect for soups or roasting. Sweet firm flesh.

Stems and roots:

  • carrots – small supply of orange and multi-coloured bunches – be early;
  • celeriac;
  • fennel;
  • parsnips;
  • turnips;
  • leeks;
  • beetroot.

Greens:

  • Tuscan kale (cavolo nero);
  • Bitter green salad mix;
  • rocket;
  • cabbages (small supply).

Asian Greens:

  • pak choy;
  • choy sum;
  • Chinese cabbage (loose leaf type);
  • mizuna;
  • coriander.

Preserves from the farm :

  • Coriander and Garlic Sauce – NEW BATCH AT LAST ,
  • Vietnamese Curry Paste,
  • Romato and Anaheim relish,
  • Red Onion and Tomato Chutney,
  • Tomato Kasaundi,
  • spicy tomato sauce,
  • pickled fire roasted chillies (mild -Anaheim and Poblanos, hot -Jalapenos)
  • Harrief;
  • quince jelly (including some with quince pieces)
  • quince butter,
  • Seville orange marmalade.

All available on Saturday from 8 am to 12 noon at Albany Farmers Market, Collie Street, Albany. Western Australia.

In season this week at Bathgate Farm – 4 April 2013

Autumn abundance at Bathgate Farm

Potatoes

    • Kipfler – waxy fingerling variety. Delicious however used;
    • Norland – red skinned waxy ideal for boiling and salads;
    • Delaware – WA old favourite, general purpose

Fruiting vegetables

  • Tomatoes – multi-coloured large cherry sized varieties;
  • Chillies: poblano, Anaheim, jalapeno
  • mini-capsicum
  • fancy peppers (cubanelle, bulls horn)
  • tomatillos;
  • golden nugget squash;

Stems and roots:

  • carrots – last of the summer crop this week. Purple and yellow varieties only;
  • red onions- 1sts and seconds;
  • shallots (French type);
  • leeks;
  • parsnips.

Greens:

  • Perpetual spinach, silver beet and ruby chard;
  • Tuscan kale (cavolo nero);
  • Bitter green salad mix;
  • Radicchio, sugarloaf endive, frisee and scarole
  • broccolini.

Asian Greens:

  • pak choy;
  • tatsoi;
  • Kailan;
  • kang kong.

Preserves from the farm :

  • Coriander and Garlic Sauce ,
  • Vietnamese Curry Paste,
  • Red Onion and Tomato Chutney,
  • Eggplant Kasaundi,
  • Tomato Kasaundi,
  • spicy tomato sauce,
  • Harrief.

All available on Saturday from 8 am to 12 noon at Albany Farmers Market, Collie Street, Albany. Western Australia.

In season this week at Bathgate Farm – 14 December 2013

Harvest time for onions, parsnips and potatoes, plus lots of spring vegetables.

Potatoes

    • Kipfler – waxy fingerling variety. Delicious however used.
    • Royal Blue –  yellow fleshed slightly floury potato, makes the best mash, good roaster and chipper.
    • Norland – red skinned waxy ideal for boiling and salads;
    • Delaware – WA old favourite, general purpose

Stems and roots:

  • carrots – delicious sweet rainbow and nantes varieties;
  • spring onions;
  • red and white salad onions;
  • early brown onions;
  • fennel;
  • parsnips;
  • Hamburg parsley.

Greens:

  • Tuscan kale
  • Bitter green salad mix;
  • Radicchio, sugarloaf endive and scarole.

Preserves from the farm :

  • Coriander and Garlic Sauce (sorry not available, new batch soon),
  • Vietnamese Curry Paste (new batch),
  • Green Curry Paste,
  • Thai style Chilli Jam,
  • Red Onion and Tomato Chutney,
  • Eggplant Kasaundi,
  • Tomato Kasaundi,
  • spicy tomato sauce,
  • Harrief (new batch),
  • Quince Butter.

All available on Saturday from 8 am to 12 noon at Albany Farmers Market, Collie Street, Albany. Western Australia.

In season this week at Bathgate Farm – 23 November 2013

New season potatoes – Norland and Delaware, Hamburg parsley, Tuscan kale, spring onions, tasty carrots and lots more.

Stems and roots:

  • carrots – delicious sweet rainbow and nantes varieties;
  • spring onions;
  • red spring onions;
  • Hamburg parsley.

Potatoes

    • Norland – red skinned waxy ideal for boiling and salads;
    • Delaware – WA old favourite, general purpose

Greens:

  • Tuscan kale
  • Bitter green salad mix plus some whole radicchio, frisee, scarole and sugarloaf endives;
  • Asian vegetables – pak choi, mizuna;
  • ruby chard.

Preserves from the farm :

  • Coriander and Garlic Sauce (for marinades, basting, substitute for fresh coriander),
  • Vietnamese Curry Paste (sorry not available, new batch soon),
  • Green Curry Paste,
  • Thai style Chilli Jam,
  • Red Onion and Tomato Chutney,
  • Eggplant Kasaundi (new batch),
  • Tomato Kasaundi,
  • spicy tomato sauce (new batch),
  • Harrief (sorry not available, new batch soon),
  • Quince Butter and
  • Quince Jelly – classic jelly and with quince pieces.

All available on Saturday from 8 am to 12 noon at Albany Farmers Market, Collie Street, Albany. Western Australia.

In season this week at Bathgate Farm – 16 November 2013

Finally new season potatoes at Albany Farmers Market this Saturday.

Potatoes

    • Norland – red skinned waxy ideal for boiling and salads;
    • Delaware – WA old favourite, general purpose.

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Stems and roots:

  • carrots – delicious sweet rainbow and nantes varieties;
  • spring onions;
  • green garlic;
  • fennel.

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Greens:

  • Tuscan kale
  • Perpetual spinach, ruby chard and silver beet;
  • Bitter green salad mix plus some whole radicchio, frisee, scarole and sugarloaf endives;
  • Asian vegetables – pak choi, choy sum.

Preserves from the farm :

  • Coriander and Garlic Sauce (for marinades, basting, substitute for fresh coriander),
  • Vietnamese Curry Paste (sorry not available, new batch soon),
  • Green Curry Paste,
  • Thai style Chilli Jam,
  • Red Onion and Tomato Chutney,
  • Eggplant Kasaundi (new batch),
  • Tomato Kasaundi,
  • spicy tomato sauce (new batch),
  • Harrief (sorry not available, new batch soon),
  • Quince Butter and
  • Quince Jelly – classic jelly and with quince pieces.

All available on Saturday from 8 am to 12 noon at Albany Farmers Market, Collie Street, Albany. Western Australia.