The Richmond Register

July 1, 2014

Fresh-grown herbs making their way to the shelves

By Jessa Turner
Berea College Farm Store

BEREA — The July 4 holiday is fast approaching, and the Berea College Farm Store will have a limited schedule this week:

It will be open for regular hours Wednesday and Thursday, 2 to 6:30 p.m., but closed Friday through Monday.

We will re-open Tuesday on our normal schedule. To celebrate Independence Day and to make up for our shortened schedule, we will extend our 10-percent off sale for all Berea College raised beef and pork products (excluding ground beef) through the end of this week.

In horticulture news, herbs are starting to make their way to the shelves. Keep your eyes peeled for dill, sage, mint, parsley and basil.

Beets and blueberries also are adding to the colorful array of produce in our cooler, including rainbow chard, red kale, lacinato (dino) kale, kohlrabi, garlic scapes and tomatoes.

Speaking of blueberries, although the store will be closed Saturday, you can still get blueberries from 9 a.m. to noon at the BC Gardens & Greenhouse, 251 Scaffold Cane Road.

U-pick blueberries are $4 per pound. Bring your own container or use ours!

We also are excited to let you know that hundreds of pounds of garlic have been harvested and will be aromatically curing in the greenhouse for the next month or so. While you wait for the bulbs to be ready, continue to enjoy our abundant supply of garlic scapes!

Finally, just in case the temperatures outside haven’t been hot enough for you, we thought you might like to compare the heat of the outdoors with the mouth fire of our line of Sadistic Mistress hot sauces.

Even the most hardened hot sauce connoisseur is likely to agree with the aptly named “I Can’t Feel My Face” selection.

These sauces are made from Kentucky Proud peppers, all locally harvested with an emphasis on organic methods. From the innocent banana pepper, all the way up to a naga murich variety (registering at just under 1.6 million scoville units), all sauces are gluten free, soy free and contain no added preservatives. All but one is vegan.

This week, all the Sadistic Mistress Sauces are 15 percent off. Stop by and see if you can take the heat!

Until next time, eat well!