Updated: Aug 25
Howdy Friends, Fans, and Neighbors! We have a few "small" updates for our ESH Farm Stand Customers. You might be interested to know that we have decided to offer up a selection of our farm friends' goodies for pre-order and pick up. Whaaaat??!! Yes, it's true! We have had enough interest in pre-ordering veggies, honey, and even fresh eggs, that we have decided to make it happen. I have to note that this is being offered for pick up at the farm stand only, and these items are not eligible for coupon code discounts. (Sorry Farmers Market Customers!)
Our friends at View of Heaven Farm, who are providing these amazing veggies for sale, are knocking it out of the park! While they are growing and available for the season, we have added cherry tomatoes, large slicing tomatoes, squash, green beans to our online store. You can pre-order them right along with your lettuce and herbs, and we will have them all ready, as we always do! One thing you will notice on each of these items is a mandatory field, requiring a specific day you wish to pick up your order. We have to make certain that your desired items will be available and as fresh as possible on your pick up date. Thank you for communicating this with us.
On a veggie note, more summer veggies are showing up at the farm daily. We have new additions such as eggplants, cucumbers, Thai chili peppers (hot), paste tomatoes, shishito peppers, small pumpkins (pie variety, but could be used as decorative), and several bell peppers.
One last thing from View of Heaven Farm (this is pretty cool!). For the next few weeks only, we will be taking pre-orders for Concord grapes. Orders will be filled and delivered on a first come, first served basis, with limited quantities available. We will not have any grapes at the farm stand for on-the-spot purchase, so you must pre-order them. Sold by the pound, and picked for you as a custom order.
Did you notice I mentioned farm fresh eggs and local honey? That's right! Our amazing farmer neighbor Terri, at Rosefield Farm, raises free range chickens, and we are happy to offer fresh eggs to you at $5 per dozen. These chicken eggs are collected each day and are washed, but we must remind everyone that it's a great idea to wash your hands after handling all farm fresh eggs. Terri also has amazing duck eggs available at $7 per dozen, and you will need to contact us directly through chat to order those.
On to honey. Did you know we have bee experts in our midst? Our friends Sue and Bill Bundy, at Red Gate Farm and their honeybees are offering their oh-so-yummy and healthy local honey for purchase in 16 ounce jars. An amazing farmer, Ms. Sue is also a shepherd, and produces wool fiber products with Solitude Wool. The honey is produced on their farm, right down the road in Leesburg, Virginia, this small batch is Raw Summer Blossom honey, sure to bee perfect for your table!
Well Friends, Fans, and Neighbors, there's our "small" update. We hope you are as excited about this as we are! Bit by bit, we aim to make our little farm stand boutique even better, to best serve our loyal customers. We appreciate each and every one of you, and look forward to serving you soon. Until then, take care, and eat your greens!