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This week at Bathgate Farm – 27 June 2015

Highlights: new picking of baby carrots, beetroot with tops on (two vegetables in one), big range of potatoes varieties.

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Potatoes

    • Waxy – delicious flavour, firm texture: Dutch Cream, Nicola, Norland, Kipfler.
    • Multipurpose- Delaware
    • Floury – fluffy, loose texture, ideal for chips, roasting and mash: King Edward.

Stems and roots:

  • carrots- first pick of the new patch;
  • parsnips;
  • fennel;
  • spring onions;
  • beetroot;
  • Japanese turnip
  • Daikon
  • brown onions.

Greens:

  • Tuscan kale (cavolo nero);
  • Perpetual spinach;
  • broccolini;
  • rocket;
  • cabbages
  • rapini;
  • wild greens – nettles, sorrel, fat hen .

Bitter greens:

  • radicchio,
  • scarole,
  • sugarloaf chicory,
  • frisee,
  • Bitter green and lettuce salad mix;

Asian Greens:

  • Chinese cabbage;
  • coriander.

This week at Bathgate Farm – 12 June 2015

We have been busy keeping up the supply of vegetables for winter markets. There is plenty of variety this week at Albany Farmers Market.

Potatoes

    • Dutch Cream
    • Niclola
    • King Edward
    • Delaware
    • Kipfler.

Stems and roots:

  • carrots ;
  • parsnips;
  • fennel;
  • spring onions;
  • beetroot;
  • red and brown onions.

Greens:

  • Tuscan kale (cavolo nero);
  • Perpetual spinach;
  • broccolini;
  • rocket;
  • cabbages;
  • wild greens – nettles, sorrel, fat hen .

Bitter greens:

  • radicchio,
  • scarole,
  • sugarloaf chicory,
  • frisee,
  • dandelion chicory;
  • Bitter green and lettuce salad mix;

Asian Greens:

  • flowering choy sum;
  • Chinese cabbage;
  • coriander.

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.

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.

In season this week at Bathgate Farm – 25 October 2013

This week new batches of preserves- Eggplant Kasaundi and Spicy Tomato Sauce. Vegetables pickings include coriander (with big roots), Tuscan kale, perpetual spinach, ruby chard, baby carrots, bitter green salad, fennel and spring onions.

Stems and roots:

  • carrots – long thin orange varieties;
  • spring onions;
  • radishes;
  • fennel.

Greens:

  • Tuscan kale
  • Perpetual spinach, ruby chard and silver beet;
  • Bitter green salad mix plus some whole radicchio, frisee, scarole and sugarloaf endives;
  • mache (lambs lettuce) – winter salad green with a soft succulent leaf and nutty flavour.
  • Asian vegetables – shungiku (edible chrysanthemum),
  • coriander (with huge roots for those interested in making Thai curry pastes),
  • fat hen (wild green, spinach substitute with nutty flavour),
  • sorrel.

Preserves from the farm :

  • Coriander and Garlic Sauce (for marinades, basting, substitute for fresh coriander),
  • Vietnamese Curry Paste,
  • Green Curry Paste,
  • Thai style Chilli Jam,
  • Red Onion and Tomato Chutney,
  • Eggplant Kasaundi (new batch),
  • Tomato Kasaundi,
  • spicy tomato sauce (new batch),
  • 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.