Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fall Hours at Bauman's

The new season means new hours at Bauman's! Please take note of our Fall business hours listed below:

Sunday 8 am - 6 pm
Monday 8 am - 7 pm
Tuesday 8 am - 7 pm
Wednesday 8 am - 7 pm
Thursday 8 am - 7 pm
Friday 8 am - 7 pm
Saturday 8 am - 6 pm

Questions? Concerns? Contact Bauman's Farm Market at 585-671-2820 or stop by our location at 1340 Five Mile Line Rd in Webster, New York.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Make This Summer Sweet As A Peach

Sweet, juicy and delicious.  Peaches are a popular summertime fruit; with a local peak seasons lasting from mid July and to late September. Peaches have a long and rich history of being used around the world but originated in China.  With soft, fuzzy skin, this classic summer fruit can be found in a range of colors including red, pink, yellow, white or combination. 

Not only do peaches offer incredible flavors, but they are also a fruit bursting with health benefits, dessert options and canning capabilities. 

Health Benefits:  If not for their sweet flavor, try a peach today for their health benefits!  Peaches are low in calories and contain no saturated fats making them the perfect snack for losing weight.  They are also packed with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants that promote health.

Peach Desserts:  Make this summer sweeter than ever with delicious dessert recipes using the freshest peaches.  The most popular peach dessert is peach pie or peach cobbler.  Whether you follow an old family recipe or a modern method with a twist, peach pie is the perfect summer food.  What is your favorite peach dessert?

Canning Peaches:  While peaches can be found all year round, you will find the best peaches in the summer.  Canning fruit is a great way to enjoy the rich and fresh flavors of summer long after it has gone.  In just a few simple steps, you will have jarred peaches for up to a whole year! 

The first step is picking the perfect peach with the proper ripeness.  You can then prepare a sugar solution by heating water and adding sugar until it slowly dissolves.  When the solution is ready, leave on the burner to boil.  After washing the peaches, you can easily remove the peal by dipping them in boiling water for 30 seconds then immediately into cold water to prevent further cooking.  The peaches should easily be cut and peeled from this process.  With clean jars and lids, insert the peaches into the jars and immediately cover with syrup solution to prevent browning.  Pack the jars leaving an inch of space at the top, wipe the rim clean, remove the bubbles and place your lids.  You can now enjoy tasty peaches all year round!

For the freshest and ripest peaches this season, visit Bauman’s Farm Market and Greenhouse located in the Rochester area.  We are proud to offer a great selection of fine fruits and vegetables homegrown on our farmland.  Visit us today at 1340 Five Mile Line Road in Webster, New York! 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Sweet Corn – the Perfect Summer Vegetable

two-color corn (Rosana Prada) / CC BY 2.0
Corn on the cob is the perfect summer dish.  Not only is this the peak season for fresh sweet corn but it is also the time when local farmers markets are open for business.  Sweet corn is one of the best summer vegetables because it is cheap, easy to prepare and tastes delicious!  It is a versatile vegetable that can be enjoyed on its own or as a side dish.  If you’re looking for the latest cooking tips and trends when it comes to sweet corn, look no further!  Bauman’s has all of the genius cooking techniques so your corn stays sweet, crunchy and full of flavor.

Cooking Techniques:
If you want to wow your taste buds with sweet corn, buy local and buy fresh.  Corn cooked to perfection starts with corn that is grown to perfection.  There are a number of cooking methods but the best technique for summer is grilling your corn.

The easiest method is simply placing corn with the husk onto hot coals.  This typically takes about 15 minutes to cook and is the easiest method.  The moisture in the husk naturally steams the corn for great results.  You can also wrap the corn in foil and grill for 15 minutes.  Shucking the corn may take extra time, but the results are worth it.  Another popular option is grilling corn on its own, shucked clean and placed directly over a hot fire.  This method only takes about 10 minutes and gives incredible flavor.

Incorporating Sweet Corn In Your Meal: 
No one can deny the versatile capabilities of sweet corn.  It can easily stand on its own as a side dish or add dimension to any recipe.  A cookout or barbeque is an excellent place to serve fresh corn on the cob.  It is the perfect side to burgers, hotdogs and grilled chicken.  It also goes great as an ingredient in southwestern inspired salad, salsa, guacamole and even pasta dishes. 

Come visit Bauman’s Farm Market to see all that we have to offer.  Summer brings a plentiful harvest of fruits and vegetables – including sweet corn!  To learn more about Bauman’s, stop by 1340 Five Mile Line Road in Webster, New York or visit www.baumansfarmmarket.com.

Friday, June 12, 2015

June is the Peak Season for Strawberries

The benefits of eating fruits and vegetables are virtually endless, especially when it comes to strawberries.  Strawberries are sugary sweet, delicious, affordable, and bursting with health and beauty benefits.  You may be surprised just how great strawberries can be for your diet from cancer prevention to weight loss!  With June being the peak season for strawberries, stop by Bauman’s for some of the best plants and produce in New York!

In the meantime, check out the amazing health benefits and easy ways to incorporate strawberries into your diet:

Health Boosters:  Medical News Today reports that strawberries are rich in nutrients that can give a number of health benefits.  Bursting with antioxidants, Vitamin C, anthocyanin, kaempferol and more, studies show strawberries have the potential to reduce the risk of stoke, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and even allergies.  They also offer beauty benefits by improving wrinkles, hydrating hair and nails, and providing glowing skin.

Aid in Weight Loss:  Strawberries are one of the best fruits you can eat if you are trying to loose weight.  Their sugary sweet flavor is a great substitute for fatty foods you may be craving.  Next time you feel your sweet tooth acting up, opt for a bowl of strawberries and whipped cream instead of cake!

Eat Strawberries Daily:  Incorporating strawberries into your daily diet is easier than you may think.  Simply get creative when adding them to your breakfast, lunch and dinner!  Strawberries go great added to yogurt, blended in a smoothie, on top of waffles or thrown into cereal every morning.  Looking to pack your lunch or dinner with antioxidants?  Make a delicious spinach salad topped with chicken and strawberries.  When it’s time for dessert, slice strawberries onto some ice cream for a satisfying after-dinner snack.

Stop by our farm, located on Five Mile Line Road, and bring home some fresh strawberries today.  To learn more about what Bauman’s has to offer, visit us online at www.baumansfarmmarket.com.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Why Vegetables Should Be In Your Garden This Season

If you are interested in planting vegetables in your garden but lack the necessary room, hanging plants are a great way to utilize space!  This low-maintenance approach offers a number of different benefits including eliminating gardening tasks like weeding, watering is made easier, and there is less chance for critters to eat the plants.  Vegetables ideal for hanging baskets include smaller veggies like cherry tomatoes, peas, peppers, beans, cucumbers and even leaf lettuce will work too!  Just make sure you pick a spot with plenty of sun that is easily accessible to water!

When you plant a garden with vegetables, the possibilities are endless!  To learn more about the plants we will be carrying this season, visit us online www.baumansfarmmarket.com and please note that quantities are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Proven Winners Will Make Any Garden Bloom!

No matter where you live, a blooming flower garden is one of the most beautiful accessories you can have in your yard.  Flowers will immediately brighten any home’s landscape.  At Bauman’s Farm Market and Greenhouse, we know that an amazing garden begins with the right plants.  We offer a large selection of annuals and perennials from Proven Winners to help make your dream garden!

Proven Winners plants are unsurpassed in terms of flowering, growth habit, disease resistance, and garden performance.  At Bauman’s Farm Market, we are proud to offer a range of flowers.  With Spring weather on the way, take a look at some of the flowers that are sure to make your garden flourish!

Did you ever wonder why some plants grow every year on their own and why others need to be planted each spring?  The difference is whether the plant is an annual or a perennial: 

Annuals grow for only one year and need to be replanted each Spring.  The growth cycle starts as a seed, then blooms, produces seeds and dies when it gets too cold out.  However, they are flowers with gorgeous color that last from Spring until Fall!  They are typically the flowers you see in flourishing gardens, hanging baskets and patio pots.   Some popular Proven Winners Annuals that you can find at Bauman’s are Supertunia (ranging in color from Bermuda Beach and Double Dark Blue to Vista Fuchsia and White Russian), Agyrathemum Butterfly, Lantana in a range of colors, Ipomea Illusion, Lobularia Snow Princess, Euphorbia Diamond Frost, Coleus ColorBlaze in a range of colors and more!

Perennials produce plants every spring.  They will bloom after winter weather has finished and Spring weather begins.  They typically do not need to be replanted each year but you may want to replace them every five years just in case.  They are typically a garden’s backbone because they are easy to take care of and dependable plants that come in a range of colors, textures, and forms!  Some popular Proven Winners Perennials that you can find at Bauman’s are Panicum Cheyenne Sky, Ageratem Artist, Heuchera Dolce in a range of colors, Ipomea Illusion and more!

To see the entire list of Proven Winner plants we will be carrying this season, visit us online www.baumansfarmmarket.com and please note that quantities are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.