Productive Partnerships – Part 2

Aug 22, 2017 Posted in Summer No Comment

Partnering with farms to obtain fresh, healthy local produce provides us with many benefits. We can satisfy the palates of today’s discerning consumers and benefit small-business in the area at the same time.

This blog will highlight another farm we frequently depend on and get great produce from. We hope that you’ll swing by and observe the beautiful bounty for yourself.


Sassafras Creek Farm is a four-season USDA Certified Organic vegetable farm located in Leanordtown, MD. They offer a broad variety of seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs. In addition to selling products directly on-site, they also offer them through several area locations:

The farm hosts lots of fun events, and details them on their website, so that guests can get in on the seasonal action. One of our favorite things to grab from Sassafras Creek Farm during this time of year is tomatoes. Right now, they are offering 20lb boxes of canning tomatoes for just $20!

So many savory recipes involve tomatoes, from Sunday sauces to delicate quiches.We love these little fruits–(did you know they are really a fruit?)–so very much that we purchase 1,000 pounds of them monthly for various recipe favorites and other tomato-based ingredients. Visit us on Facebook to see highlights of these recipe ideas (and mouth-watering photos, too, of course!)


Homemade summer salsa is always a big hit, and this pico de gallo recipe from is one of our favorites. Easy to whip up in minutes, it features the perfect blend of farm-fresh flavors and makes the perfect side dish to all of those end-of-summer bbqs.

What are some of your favorite tomato-based recipes? Do you have a truly unconventional way to use them? Have you mastered the art of the tomato pie? We’d love to hear from you!

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This is part 4 in our Farm Fresh series.  Read part 1 (It’s Time to Get Fresh), part 2 (Friend the Farmers), and part 3 (Productive Partnerships – Part 1).

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