Farm Fresh Friday: Five Cedars Farm Cedartown Georgia

rattlesnake green beans

rattlesnake green beans

Fabgrandpa and I went out to Five Cedars Farm in Cedartown yesterday. I saw on their Facebook page that they had squash and green beans ready to go. Becky and Rafe are coming to dinner on Saturday, and I wanted to make a squash casserole for them, so this was good timing.

Yellow Squash

Yellow Squash

The squash was soooo pretty! I bought about 4 pounds of it so I could also put some in the freezer. I have been slowly stocking things up throughout the summers so that when winter gets here I will still have farm fresh veggies to cook up. Just a little bit each week adds up, and doesn’t tire me out completely.

Eggplant

Eggplant

Just look at that beautiful eggplant. Although I made eggplant parm this week, and we ate it twice, I still wanted one of these so I can make some fried eggplant.  I love that I can get the smaller, less bitter eggplant at the farm. The ones you get at the grocery store are so big, and just don’t taste as good.

Red Onions

Red Onions

I picked up some red onions, a couple of bell peppers, and about 4 pounds of green beans to finish up my shopping. When we got home, I prepared the green beans and squash for the freezer, and wound up with three quarts of beans, and four quarts of squash in the freezer, plus enough to cook for our dinner guests on Saturday.

For dinner tonight, I used one of the bell peppers and one of the onions that I bought today, and served up some flounder with peppers and onions. Fabgrandpa was one happy guy!

Fabgrandpa

Fabgrandpa

Flounder with Peppers & Onions

1 bell pepper

1 medium onion

3-4 cloves garlic

1/4 cup olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

1 lb flounder filets, cut into serving size pieces

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Cut the bell pepper in half, and removed the seeds and membranes. Cut into slices. Peel the onion, cut in half, and slice. Peel the garlic cloves and chop them up. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet with a lid. Add the vegetables to the skillet, and stir fry until the garlic starts to brown. Sprinkle the Italian seasoning on the flounder filets. Push the vegetables to the side of the skillet, and add the fish pieces in, covering them with the vegetables as you go. Add salt and pepper to your taste. Cover the skillet, and cook for 10 minutes until fish is done. Serve over rice. Makes four servings.

Flounder with Bell Pepper and Onions

Flounder with Bell Pepper and Onions

I am looking forward to the coming weeks at Five Cedars. They have muscadine grapes, tomatoes and corn that will be ready soon. And Debbie said she is cutting okra tomorrow! I might have to go back and get some of that.

Tomatoes ready soon

Tomatoes not ripe yet.

Muscadines! they are so pretty!

Muscadines! they are so pretty!

 

The corn will be ready soon!

The corn will be ready soon!

Five Cedars Farm is located at 835 Cherokee Road in Cedartown, Georgia.  Like their Facebook page to keep up with what is available for sale, and the dates they are open. Right now, they sell direct from the farm Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. You can also call before you go at 678-246-1216.

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Karen Eidson is telling the world way too much about her, whether they want to know it or not. She writes about her life of living full time in an RV, eating a gluten free diet, things she does for fun, and things that are important to her. She makes you look at photos of her grandchildren, talk about her husband's survival of oral cancer, and shows you things she has made. You know you want to look.

Comments

  1. I miss your cooking, especially with the fresh vegies. And I’d gladly take some of those green tomatoes for frying while waiting for them to ripen.

  2. I love farm fresh foods! This sounds like a fun place to visit with such a variety of foods!

  3. I love fresh veggies! These pictures make me hungry for some ripe tomatoes and fried squash.

  4. That eggplant looks divine! I absolutely love it

  5. WOW! that all looks amazing!

  6. Do you know I have NEVER cooked with Eggplant? What does it taste like?

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