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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.

In season this week at Bathgate Farm – 19 October 2013

At their best this week are Tuscan kale, perpetual spinach, baby carrots, bitter green salad, fennel, spring onions and coriander.

Stems and roots:

  • carrots – baby orange varieties;
  • spring onions;
  • Japanese white turnips;
  • radishes;
  • fennel;
  • baby leeks.

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Greens:

  • Tuscan kale
  • Perpetual spinach and silver beet;
  • Bitter green salad mix plus some whole frisee, scarole and sugarloaf endives;
  • mache (lambs lettuce) – winter salad green with a soft succulent leaf and nutty flavour.
  • Asian vegetables – shungiku (edible chrysanthemum) and pak choi.
  • coriander

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,
  • Tomato Kasaundi,
  • 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 – 21 September2013

Baby carrots, swedes, turnips, leeks, beetroot – perfect vegetables for some warming meals as the cold weather returns. Plus plenty of bitter green salad and Asian vegetables.

Stems and roots:

  • carrots – baby orange varieties;
  • beetroot – standard and golden;
  • purple topped turnips;
  • Japanese white turnips;
  • swedes;
  • radishes;
  • leeks.

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Greens:

  • Perpetual spinach and ruby chard;
  • spring greens and curly kale bags;
  • Bitter green salad mix plus some whole frisee and scarole;
  • purple sprouting;
  • Asian vegetables – green and white stem pak choy and choy sum.

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    Purple Sprouting

Fruit:

  • Argentine pumpkins.

Preserves from the farm :

  • Coriander and Garlic Sauce (for marinades, basting, substitute for fresh coriander),
  • Vietnamese Curry Paste,
  • Harrief  (hot Moroccan style chilli and roasted pepper sauce),
  • Thai style Chilli Jam,
  • Red Onion and Tomato Chutney,
  • Eggplant Kasaundi (sorry out of stock, new batch soon)
  • Tomato Kasaundi,
  • Spicy Tomato Sauce,
  • 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 – 7 September2013

Lots of Bitter Green Salad Mix this week, plus Argentine pumpkin and Asian vegetables. Sadly this week is the end of the season for potatoes (next harvest Nov).

Greens:

  • Purple sprouting (purple florets with crisp, sweet green stems – lightly cook or eat raw);
  • Bitter green salad mix pl us some whole frisee and scarole;
  • Sorrel;
  • sugarloaf cabbages (small supply);
  • Asian vegetables – pak choy and choy sum.

See our article Winter Salads for some salad making ideas.

Bathgate Farm bitter green salad mix

Bathgate Farm bitter green salad mix

Fruit:

  • Argentine pumpkins.

Stems and roots:

  • carrots – several varieties including Amsterdam (long thin orange), nantes and purple and yellow varieties;
  • beetroot;
  • fennel ;
  • bunched young purple topped turnips;
  • radishes;
  • leeks.

Potatoes:

  • Ranger Russet – very floury potato developed for chipping, also perfect for roasting and jacket potatoes. Good masher, but be careful when boiling floury potatoes as they crack when over cooked.

 Preserves from the farm :

  • Coriander and Garlic Sauce (for marinades, basting, substitute for fresh coriander),
  • Vietnamese Curry Paste,
  • Harrief  (hot Moroccan style chilli and roasted pepper sauce),
  • Thai style Chilli Jam,
  • Red Onion and Tomato Chutney,
  • Eggplant Kasaundi (sorry out of stock, new batch soon)
  • Tomato Kasaundi,
  • Spicy Tomato Sauce,
  • 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 – 24 August 2013

Spring is almost here. We have an abundance of plump fennel bulbs and lots of carrots of all colours. Last fortnight for potatoes.

Potatoes:

  • Norland – red skinned, waxy potatoes for boiling and salads. Boil up more than you need and use them later in a Spanish omelette or potato curry;
  • Ranger Russet – very floury potato developed for chipping, also perfect for roasting and jacket potatoes. Good masher, but be careful when boiling floury potatoes as they crack when over cooked.

Stems and roots:

  • new season carrots – several varieties including Amsterdam (long thin orange), nantes and purple and yellow varieties;
  • beetroot golden and standard with the tops on for all those keen juicers and smoothie makers. Beetroot tops are a delicious cooked like chard or shredded in a salad.
  • fennel ;
  • bunched young purple topped turnips;
  • radishes;
  • leeks.

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Greens:

  • Purple sprouting (purple florets with crisp, sweet green stems – lightly cook or eat raw);
  • Perpetual spinach bunches;
  • Mixed kale/collard bags;
  • Bitter green salad mix pus some whole frisee and scarole;
  • Coriander.

See our article Winter Salads for some salad making ideas.

 Fruit:

  • Argentine pumpkins – on request only.

 Preserves from the farm :

  • Coriander and Garlic Sauce (for marinades, basting, substitute for fresh coriander),
  • Vietnamese Curry Paste,
  • Harrief  (hot Moroccan style chilli and roasted pepper sauce),
  • Thai style Chilli Jam,
  • Red Onion and Tomato Chutney,
  • Eggplant Kasaundi (sorry out of stock, new batch soon)
  • Tomato Kasaundi,
  • Spicy Tomato Sauce,
  • 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 – 17 August 2013

Potatoes:

  • Dutch Cream – sought after yellow -fleshed waxy potato, excellent for mashing, roasting, casseroles, salads, boiling;
  • Norland – red skinned, waxy potatoes for boiling and salads. Boil up more than you need and use them later in a Spanish omelette or potato curry;
  • Ranger Russet – very floury potato developed for chipping, also perfect for roasting and jacket potatoes. Good masher, but be careful when boiling floury potatoes as they crack when over cooked.

Stems and roots:

  • new season carrots – several varieties including Amsterdam (long thin orange), nantes and purple and yellow varieties;
  • beetroot golden and standard with the tops on for all those keen juicers and smoothie makers. Beetroot tops are a delicious cooked like chard or shredded in a salad.
  • fennel ;
  • bunched young purple topped turnips
  • leeks.

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Greens:

  • Purple sprouting and Romanesco broccoli shoots;
  • Perpetual spinach and mixed beet leaf bunches;
  • Bitter green salad mix;
  • sorrel;
  • Radicchio.

See our article Winter Salads for some salad making ideas.

 Fruit:

  • Argentine pumpkins – on request only.

 Preserves from the farm :

  • Coriander and Garlic Sauce (for marinades, basting, substitute for fresh coriander),
  • Vietnamese Curry Paste,
  • Harrief  (hot Moroccan style chilli and roasted pepper sauce),
  • Thai style Chilli Jam,
  • Red Onion and Tomato Chutney,
  • Eggplant Kasaundi,
  • Tomato Kasaundi,
  • Spicy Tomato Sauce,
  • 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 – 3 August 2013

Our supply of vegetables is still small, so be early if you want to make sure you get a few of these goodies.

Potatoes:

  • Dutch Cream – sought after yellow -fleshed waxy potato, excellent for mashing, roasting, casseroles, salads, boiling;
  • Norland (red skinned, waxy potatoes for boiling and salads);
  • Kipfler.

Stems and roots:

  • new season carrots;
  • fennel;
  • leeks.

Greens:

  • Tuscan kale, collards and curly kale;
  • Violetta cauliflowers, Romanesco broccoli;
  • Sugar loaf cabbage;
  • Mixed beet and perpetual spinach bunches;
  • Violetta cauliflowers and Romanesco broccoli;
  • Radicchio.

 Fruit:

  • Argentine pumpkins – on request only.

 Preserves from the farm :

  • Coriander and Garlic Sauce (for marinades, basting, substitute for fresh coriander),
  • Vietnamese Curry Paste,
  • Harrief  (hot Moroccan style chilli and roasted pepper sauce),
  • Thai style Chilli Jam,
  • Red Onion and Tomato Chutney,
  • Eggplant Kasaundi,
  • Tomato Kasaundi,
  • Spicy Tomato Sauce,
  • 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 – 29 June 2013

Sunflowers

Potatoes:

  • new variety this week is Dutch Cream – sought after yellow -fleshed waxy potato, excellent for mashing, roasting, casseroles, salads, boiling;
  • Norland (red skinned, waxy potatoes for boiling and salads),
  • Delaware (all round old favourite);
  • Nicola (yellow fleshed, waxy – similar to Dutch cream);
  • Kipfler;
  • Royal Blue (favourite for creamy yellow mash and perfect chunky chips).

We have a small supply of other vegetables. Be early to avoid missing out.

Stems and roots:

  • parsnips,
  • swedes,
  • turnips – standard and bunched baby turnips,
  • last of the garlic,

Greens:

  • Pak Choi,
  • Tatsoi.
  • Bitter salad mix – Italian style mix including frisee, scarole, radicchio, sugar loaf endive, coral and cos lettuce.
  • Other greens still in short supply.

Fruit:

  • Argentine pumpkins – on request only.

Preserves from the farm :

  • Coriander and Garlic Sauce (for marinades, basting, substitute for fresh coriander),
  • Vietnamese Curry Paste,
  • Harrief  (hot Moroccan style chilli and roasted pepper sauce),
  • Thai style Chilli Jam,
  • Red Onion and Tomato Chutney,
  • Eggplant Kasaundi,
  • Tomato Kasaundi,
  • Spicy Tomato Sauce,
  • 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.

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In season this week at Bathgate Farm – 31 May 2013

Potatoes Norland (red skinned, waxy potatoes for boiling and salads), Delaware (all round old favourite); Nicola (yellow fleshed, waxy – similar to Dutch cream); Kipfler; Royal Blue (favourite for creamy yellow mash and perfect chunky chips).

Stems and roots: parsnips, swedes, Milan purple top turnips, garlic, fennel, daikon, purple and golden beetroot..

Greens: Pak Choi, Tatsoi. Other greens still in short supply. Last minute inclusion – small picking of Tuscan kale, curly kale and collard greens.

Fruit: Argentine, potimarron and acorn pumpkins.

Preserves from the farm Green Curry Paste, Coriander and Garlic Sauce, Vietnamese Curry Paste, Harrief, Thai style Chilli Jam, Red Onion and Tomato Chutney, Eggplant Kasaundi, Tomato Kasaundi, Spicy Tomato Sauce, Quince Butter and Quince Jelly.

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

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This year’s harvest of Argentine butternut pumpkins.

In season this week at Bathgate Farm – 24 May 2013

This week’s produce list is small as we are waiting for new season’s plantings to mature. We have also been busy clearing the summer beds before the swamp becomes flooded.

Potatoes Norland (red skinned, waxy potatoes for boiling and salads), Delaware (all round old favourite); Nicola (yellow fleshed, waxy – similar to Dutch cream); Kipfler; Royal Blue (favourite for creamy yellow mash and perfect chunky chips).

Stems and roots: parsnips, swedes, Milan purple top turnips, Japanese turnips, multi-coloured carrots, garlic, fennel, daikon, salsify.

Greens: not many ready for picking this week, but for early shoppers we will have a small supply.

Fruit: last of the chillies and eggplants; Argentine, potimarron and acorn pumpkins.

Preserves from the farm Green Curry Paste, Coriander and Garlic Sauce, Vietnamese Curry Paste, Harrief, Thai style Chilli Jam, Red Onion and Tomato Chutney, Eggplant Kasaundi, Tomato Kasaundi, Spicy Tomato Sauce, Quince Butter and Quince Jelly.

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

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