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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 – 27 Feb 2016

Beefsteak tomatoes are in season.

Fruiting crops include:

  • Beefsteak, salad, cherry and paste tomatoes
  • Jalapeno chillies (green)
  • Sorrano chillies (green)
  • gherkins
  • golden nugget squash

 

Greens:

  • Tuscan kale
  • spigariello;
  • perpetual spinach; .

Asian Greens:

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

Salad greens:

 

  • radicchio,
  • lettucey salad mix
  • bitter green and lettuce salad mix,
  • Cos lettuce

 

Roots and stems:

  • new season celeriac
  • carrots- sweet orange, purple and rainbow varieties;
  • parsnips;
  • fennel;
  • spring onions;
  • beetroot;
  • shallots
  • spring onions.
  • 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 – 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.

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.