We are very excited to join Eagleview Farmers Market for the remainder of the season! This is Aldebaran Farm's first year of operation, and it is a small one acre farm owned and operated by Heidi Ochsenreither and Dan Risser. You will see Dan at market more often as Heidi will be manning the field work on Thursdays.
Aldebaran Farm specializes in doing a consistent variety of top-quality baby greens, including lettuce mix, spicy salad mix, arugula, and baby red Russian kale. Bear with us as we adjust our field map and seeding schedule to accommodate this additional market - it typically takes 2-3 weeks for our baby greens to come in so it may be a few weeks before we have a sufficient quantity to satisfy this additional market. We also grow microgreens and pea shoots, although we are taking a break from the pea shoots during the heat of summer as the peas don't like the heat so much.
In addition to our greens, we grow a diverse array of vegetables, with a consistent weekly supply of carrots and beets and a concentration on summer crops including squash, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, and tomatoes (heirloom, cherry, and paste.) We plan to have a unique and diverse array of heirloom tomatoes this year (13 different varieties), some of which will be familiar to you (such as Brandywine and Black Krim), and some of which are rare and new to even us (Chestnut Chocolate and True Black Brandywine to name a few.) We farm in a climate that is consistently a few degrees cooler than the Exton area so our vegetables tend to come in slightly later, but we see a lot of green tomatoes on the vine!
This week we will be bringing small quantities of arugula, baby red Russian kale, and spicy salad mix, as well as some microgreens. Additionally, we will have summer squash/zucchini, cucumbers (pickling and slicing), carrots, beets, savoy cabbage, Napa cabbage, kohlrabi, Swiss chard, kale (curly and Toscano), lettuce heads, parsley, scallions, and a small quantity of dill and edible dill flowers. We look forward to meeting you, please stop by our stand and say hello! Also, check out our Facebook and Instagram!