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This week at Bathgate Farm 1 October 2016

Greens:

  • cauliflowers – traditional white and coloured varieties
  • Romanesco
  • Spigariello and kale
  • perpetual spinach and ruby chard
  • broccolini
  • brussel sprouts on the stem

Asian Greens:

  • pak choy
  • Chinese cabbage
  • Daikon

Potatoes:

  • Lady Chrystal
  • Rodeo,
  • Ranger Russet.

Roots and stems:

  • beetroot- standard and cylindra
  • mixed coloured beetroot – golden, chioggia and white
  • celeriac
  • carrots- baby orange, rainbow and purple  varieties;
  • baby fennel;
  • baby leeks
  • swedes
  • turnips

Salads

  • cos lettuce – large mid sized cos
  • frisee endives
  • bitter (Italian style) salad mix
  • lettuce mix

Other :

  •  lemons
  • rhubarb
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This week at Bathgate Farm – 25 March 2016

Easter:

 Potatoes:

  • Kipfler,
  • Royal Blue,
  • Norland.

Fruiting crops :

  • Jalapeno and Sorrano chillies (green)
  • Padron peppers
  • Tomatillo
  • Lebanese and standard eggplant
  • Bulls horn peppers

Tomatoes (sorry only a small selection)

 

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Tomatillos

Greens:

  • Tuscan kale
  • perpetual spinach
  • Cabbages (mini green and red, sugarloaf and drumhead)
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Drum head, sugarloaf and mini red and green cabbages

Asian Greens:

  • pak choy green stem
  • Pak choi white stem
  • Yukina savoy (variety of Tatsoi, use as spinach substitute)
  • Kang kong
  • Red leaf amaranth (Chinese spinach)
  • Choy sum
  • Basil
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Kang kong

Roots and stems:

  • beetroot
  • celeriac
  • carrots- orange, and purple  varieties;
  • parsnips;
  • fennel;
  • spring onions;
  • shallots
  • Red pearl and torpedo onions

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  • Available at Albany Farmers Market

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 – 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 – 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.