Pea Picking Day😃 Four generations out at PondeRosie's this a.m. picking!
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Pea Picking Day😃 Four generations out at PondeRosie's this a.m. picking!
Photos from Rosie's Gourmet 2 Go's post
We'll have lots of pinkeye-purple hull and zipper peas at THE Downtown Market tomorrow, Saturday, July 2nd, along with squash, cucumbers, Obsession corn, and potatoes. Stacey and Jackie are still out with COVID, but Rick's been farming solo this week to make sure the PondeRosie crops were harvested. Look for Michelle Smith and Shane Smith at the Rosie's booth from 7-11 a.m. at 1208 Walnut Avenue on the grounds of Coldwater Mountain Brewpub in Anniston.
Here's what you can find at THE Downtown Market this Saturday, June 25th:
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Colton says Obsession corn...or at least the cob...is delicious!
We'll have corn at market in the a.m.!
It just rained at the farm, but it's still hot as blazes🔥 Tyson is not a fan. He's decided to squish caterpillars instead of pick. 0 out of 10, would not recommend.
They all have jokes about me having so many kids and continuing to birth them into my 40's...until it's time to pick corn. Who was gonna pick all these vegetables if I had stopped having kids in the early 2000's????? NOBODY, that's who🤣 -Michelle
The market newsletter, Michelle's baby, is up. Take a look to see what all you can expect at this week's farmers market in Anniston!
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We'll have a couple of bushels of Obsession corn at THE Downtown Market tomorrow, Saturday, June 18th.
You can find us at market from 7-11 a.m. at 1208 Walnut Avenue in Anniston.
We look forward to seeing you at market!
Surprise, surprise! PondeRosie Farm reports that they will have a limited amount of Obsession sweet corn at market in the a.m., June 18th!
A message from our restaurant side of operations:
Two years ago we made a commitment to do our very best to insure the safety of our customers during the COVID crisis. It is with that commitment in mind, and out of an abundance of caution, that we will be closed today, Friday June 10th and Saturday, June 11th.
While no one at the restaurant has tested positive, Owner Stacey Hardy's husband tested positive on Thursday. Due to Stacey's direct exposure, and her desire not to potentially expose her staff should she ultimately test positive as well, the restaurant will close and reopen on Monday, with proper safety measures, should the staff continue to test negative.
Michelle, who is not an everyday employee of the restaurant, will have Rosie's chicken salad and pimento cheese, along will lots of cucumbers and squash from PondeRosie Farm at THE Downtown Market on Saturday for any interested customers.
We appreciate your understanding and look forward to serving you again soon.
It's market season! Here's what we're up to while we wait for our produce:
And, in case you'd forgotten, THE Downtown Market is managed by Rosie's 2nd favorite granddaughter, Michelle Smith, who also writes the weekly newsletter when she isn't dreaming up one of her novels in the green bean rows. She's a busy girl...but that's exactly how Rosie liked us😃
THE Downtown Market celebrated an excellent opening day with 17 vendors and hundreds of shoppers in attendance! The strawberries from C. Watts Farm and Umphreys' Farm were a big hit as usual. It was so good to see so many of our regular market friends come out to kick off another market season. Our....
It's time...and we're so happy to be welcoming you back!
Rosie's is reopening for dining in!
Two years ago when we closed our restaurant doors for in-person dining, along with most restaurants across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unsure what the future of Rosie's would look like. Our transition to a carryout exclusive service came with a commitment to keeping our customers, especially those elderly and/or immunocompromised among them, as safe as possible, and a promise that we would reopen as soon as it was safe to do so.
We feel the time has finally come, though we reopen our dining room with an eye toward public health safety and will continue to monitor our local conditions and public health recommendations. It feels so good to be able to welcome our guests to dine in. We have missed you!
We appreciate your patience and support over the last two years. We ask you bare with us as we continue to manage the staffing issues that the restaurant and other service industries are still grappling with.
Our current hours will remain the same: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., with curbside pick-up remaining a feature of our carryout option.
We look forward to seeing you at Rosie's...at long last!
Sometimes we wonder what our Rosie would think about her girls running a farm, a restaurant, and a farmers market all while composing a weekly newsletter for 1,500 readers, working a full-time job and raising about a dozen of her great-grandchildren.
She'd shake her head and laugh...and then she'd ask us to squeeze in her grocery list and a trip to town to get her hair cut.
She was proud of us when we worked hard...but she always thought we could probably work a little harder. She told us stories our whole lives about picking cotton and pulling her babies, who couldn't walk yet, down the rows on tow sacks. Now, that was hard work.
Today there's a two-year-old who runs down those same rows screaming because he hates the squishiness of mud. There are a lot more of us, so our hours at the farm are not as long as those Rosie spent toiling there. What we wouldn't give to pick those vegetables and take some of them straight into the house and to her table. She'd take some credit--what with HER land producing such fine eating and all. We miss her.
Anyway, here's this week's newsletter.
Come see us this Saturday, July 17th at THE Downtown Market!
Market hours are 7-11 a.m. under the big top tent at 101 E 10th Street in Anniston, across from the front doors of the public library.
Ireland Farms is an intensive market farm located in Alpine, Alabama growing a wide array of fruits and vegetables, and are most noted not only for their efforts at sustainable growing practices but also for the fun they have pulling growing things from the ground.
What kind of corn is Obsession?
Obsession Sweet Corn is a hybrid, supersweet (sh2) sweet corn variety known for it's superior eating quality. This bicolor sweet corn variety is widely considered one of the best-tasting sweet corn varieties you can grow.
We'll have our first pick of Obsession at THE Downtown Market this Saturday, June 26th, while it lasts. The market is open from 7-11 a.m., but shop early if you're looking for corn.
We'll be at market tomorrow from 7-11 a.m. at 101 E 10th St., across from the front doors of the public library. Here's what else you can find there:
We're seeing more and more produce at market every week as the official first day of summer approaches. This week, just in time for your Father's Day gatherings, you can find:
Potato Harvesting Day! We waited until 7 p.m. and the temperature was perfect.
We picked our first squash of the season today and will have some at market on Saturday, along with some Roma II green beans and possibly some pickling cucumbers.
See you at market!
This week's newsletter is on its way to your inbox, or you can read it here! https://mailchi.mp/69f808cebf81/market-for-june-5th
This week we're highlighting Julie Brown of Yogi Julz and telling our shoppers about a unique, and FREE, fitness opportunity!
First squash of the season--picked, washed, and ready to be prepared at Rosie's Gourmet-to-Go😀 It's our favorite time of year!
It's market season!
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We're trying blueberry bushes again...this time with a better plan for deer management. They do love some blueberries🚜🦌
Life looks better from the seat of a tractor🚜🌞😍
Some of these are a little blurry because Stacey was mid-till when she took them🤭
PondeRosie will have our first harvest of this year's Obsession crop just in time for THE Downtown Market on Saturday, June 27th from 7-11 a.m. at 101 10th Street in Anniston.
This variety is a gourmet, bicolor sweet corn, grown at PondeRosie Farm without herbicides or pesticides. Its juicy, tender kernels are sure to become your new obsession!
We have plums for the first time at PondeRosie's. Mamaw would be so proud!
Watched the sun set after picking turnip greens for tomorrow's Downtown Market.
Sunset at PondeRosie Farm😍 [photo cred: Beth Watkins]
Our crop of jade green beans is coming in, and that means it's time for PondeRosie Farm Dilly Beans!!!!!!
We were worried about our early corn crop this season--we went without rain for 21 straight days in May--but these Obsession ears, though a little short, have turned out well. We'll have ears for sale at THE Downtown Market in Anniston this Saturday, June 22, starting at 7 a.m. Shop early--it's sure to go fast!
The Anniston Star
Vendors will have strawberries (yay!), greens, beets, beef, pork, cheese, eggs, baked goods, coffee, pork skins, jams, jellies and jewelry.
Your MARKET board met and the MARKET WILL OPEN April 28th! Join us under the big top!
8 AM - 12 NOON.
For any of our senior customers...
Farmers markets will soon be full of fresh, delicious fruits and vegetables. Seniors, don’t forget to sign up for the vouchers that you can use at the farmers market to purchase fresh produce from local farmers. SFMNP application can be accessed at www.fma.alabama.gov
Not sure if this counts as farm work. Well, somebody is working, I guess.
Oh my! It's almost ready!
Rosie's has been featured in another publication. We think it's our best review yet!
What do you do when find yourself owner of the family farm? That’s easy. You open a restaurant and share the bounty of that land with your community. This story behind Rosie’s Gourmet 2 Go take-out and restaurant in Anniston sounds simple enou [...]
We have a new crop of pickers at PondeRosie's. Today, Miss Crimson Simmons picked her first bucket of green beans!
Today we had our first pick of Roma II green beans!
It's almost time. We're so excited! Everyone except Stacey, that is--she's weeding today.
Spotlight on Michelle in today's Anniston Star :-)
Michelle Lowery Combs is a real estate title abstractor and young adult fiction author, and she is the new market manager at Anniston’s Downtown Market. Combs is part of PondeRosie
One thing's for sure--Rosie's girls will flatout swoop in and try to take over some stuff. Stacey has been president of THE Downtown Market's steering committee going on two years, and now Michelle is serving as the market's manager. They do like to be Boss Queens...just like their Mamaw.
Here's Michelle...in all her squinty-eyed glory. Must have left her sunglassses in the fields.
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Join us for Earth Day and Opening Day of THE Downtown Market tomorrow, Saturday, April 22nd, from 8 a.m.-Noon. We'll be under the big tent on the corner of 12th Street and Moore Avenue in Anniston, Alabama with some of the area's best farmers, craftsmen, and artisans.
See you there!
Rosie's Gourmet 2 Go
Tonight's Gourmet-to-Go for Tuesday, August 30th is another dish sourced straight from PondeRosie Farm in Jacksonville (Cedar Springs), Alabama.
Grilled Eggplant Primavera with Fresh Mozzarella
(Picture to come after we've plated the first dish!)
Hope you're all having a fantastic week. We look forward to seeing you at Rosie's!
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In honor of National Farmers Market Week, we're rounding up five reasons why your weekly trip to the farmers market is more than just another errand.
Danann has graduated from Bean Picker to VP of Frios Sales.
Who ever said hard work can't be fun? Good times!
Sunday, Fun Day! We're all smiles behind the scenes at Rosie's today. Come and see us for a delicious farm-to-fork meal prepared by some of the happiest folks in the industry!
We look forward to seeing you at Rosie's!
Stacey found a funny hat. Of course, there's only one and she won't share it.
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