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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.

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 – 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.