Finch Creek Farm is preparing for our summer season. Farmer Cass has turned over the soil and began planting seedlings in the greenhouse and began row and hill planting of all of our wonderful vegetables for farmers markets, C.S.A. customers, as well as the restaurants that we provide our produce. We will have a huge variety of beans, squash, cucumbers, onions, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, herbs, radishes, and of course our usual kale, arugula, and lettuces.
We have sold out of our CSA shares for the summer season. Will start Fall and Winter shares in September. Stay tuned for information. However, if you are concerned about getting produce, we will be at several area markets throughout the week.. See our farmers market page for details.
We are so excited to provide vegetables for our customers. Below are some pictures of our plants & vegetables available through the various seasons and some ideas on how to use them.
Our kale has just ended for a while. There will be more a little later. Can't wait cause I have really grown to love kale. It has a lot of diverse ways to cook it and it is really a great flavor.
There are so many ways to enjoy it!
I love it simple steamed with a splash of olive oil and seasoning. However, you can use it in any dish that you would use spinach such as creamed Kale. It is great also in soups such as minestrone!
Another way is to make kale chips by brushing with olive oil, garlic and salt, and crushed red pepper flakes to taste, laying them on a cookie sheet, and baking at 350 degrees for one minute on each side.
Another way, if you love smoothies, add some raw, de-stemmed kale to whatever kind of smoothie you usually make, strawberry banana or mango, and you will have to added tons of nutrition and great green color, but the flavor doesn't change.
Please check out Antebellum Restaurant
in Flowery Branch. Since our relationship began, they have featured many of our veggies, most especially the squash, okra, zucchini, tomatoes, green beans, sweet pototoes, collard and mustard greens. Most recently they feature our arugula, red leaf and buttercrunch lettuces, mustard greens, and radishes, which they pickle and are delicious.
The food is fabulous! The service and atmosphere is excellent, and it is always a fun time! It is one of our favorite restaurants! Be sure to tell them how much you enjoyed our veggies. Check out Their website: http://antebellumrestaurant.com/.
If you have not been to this restaurant, please check it out, it is a great place for date night and so worth a longer drive!
We are working on relationships with a few more restaurants to provide them with produce this summer. These will be announced soon.