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You can pick up orders on the farm Wed. 4-7 pm (order deadline 9 am Wed) or Sun. 1-4 pm (order deadline noon Sat).  If neither of these times work for you, please contact us to schedule a better time (email us at info@poderedimelo.com or call 609-937-0595)

The order deadline for the Rittenhouse Farmer Market is 9 pm Thursday.  Please note that all pre-orders are final and we cannot offer a refund if you do not pick up your order during the pre-order period (9-11 am).

Greens

At Podere di Melo, our mission is to introduce our customers to the many wonderful varieties of vegetables so common in Italy and France.  You will probably be familiar with some of these, such as San Marzano tomatoes, but many will be new to you. Read more…

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Sight seeing in Tuscany, you decide it is time for lunch.  A small cafe with a stunning view of the rolling hills and glass of wine, you decide to start with a salad.  Something unique, something delicious, something definitely Italian.  Your waiter brings you a simple salad made with wonderful heirloom romaine.  It's long, light colored leaves are crisp and crunchy - perfect for a summer salad.   The lettuce? It's called Bionda Ortolani.  Try it next time you want to eat a perfect Tuscan salad without ever leaving your home.
$4.00
A delicious blend of arugula, baby kale, and tatsoi.  We mix our peppery arugula with some buttery baby kale and tatsoi (an asian green with a sweet, nutty flavor) creates a "warming" salad mix that is perfect for Autumn meals.
$6.00
Our PDM butterhead lettuce is show stopper on the plate.  We sell it as a whole head that sits on the plate like a rosebud.  Delicious and beautiful - what a combination!
$5.00
Our summer salad mix is a delicious combination of red and green butterhead lettuce, red and green frisee, baby kale, and tatsoi.  You have to try this incredible mix!
$4.00
A hard to find French heirloom, Rouge Grenobloise is a beautiful crisp-type lettuce with varying shades of red, bronze, light and dark green, and even some yellow. Tender and crisp, this is a gourmet lettuce that will offer you (and your guests) a rare treat.
$4.00
In Rome, spring salads are made with several different types of wild greens. They call it misticanza. This is our version with 14 different lettuces.  We import the seed from Italy.  
$4.00
Regina di Maggio is a rare, delicious Italian butterhead-style heirloom lettuce with lovely green leaves that have a hint of red trim for extra color.  This is our best, most silky butterhead lettuce.  Perfect for a sophisticated summer salad!  
$5.00
Arugula has nutty, tangy, peppery flavor that makes a perfect addition to other salad greens or a delicious salad all by itself.  It also makes a great pizza topping or addition to pasta.
$6.00

Vegetables


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Baby Fennel
Sweet, aromatic, with a delightful anise flavor, baby fennel is a true gourmet treat.  Use it in salads, as a stuffing for whole fish, or roast it and serve it atop pork or a stand-alone vegetable.  However you use it, it will take your meal to the next level.  Sold in packages of two-three (depending on size).
$4.00
French Breakfast Radishes
Delightfully crisp and delicious.  Like candy on a plate.  The traditional French preparation calls for them to be thinly sliced and placed on sourdough bread (with plenty of butter).  3-5 radishes (~8 oz).
$4.00
Hakurei Turnips
Ok, you know we are all about Italian and French heirlooms, but sometimes we venture abroad to provide you with items that go so very well with our European varieties.  Such is the case with the Hakurei, a Japanese turnip.  Considered the ultimate salad turnip, they are crunchy, sweet, and remarkably flavorful.  Pair them with our misticanza or our other heirloom lettuces.  3-6 turnips/bunch depending on size.
$3.00

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Sometimes you just don't need a dozen eggs.  Enjoy this smaller size of our free-range eggs.

$3.50
Our hens are free-range, spending their days enjoying the sunshine and open air while roaming pesticide-free pasture. They are fed a non-GMO feed that is locally raised. Our eggs are a mix of white and brown.
$6.00

Microgreens Harvested

Think of microgreens as living spices.  They add flavor – and color – to so many dishes, especially salads, fish, and poultry. We sell them two different ways:

  1. Harvested – This is the typical way you will see microgreens sold.  We cut them and put them in a clear plastic clam shell container.  Easy to use and will last 1-2 weeks in a refrigerator.  Use the buttons below to order you microgreens harvested.
  2. Personal Garden (click tab above to order a personal garden) – This is our favorite way to sell microgreens.  We plant the microgreens in a standard-size take out container and let them grow for a week or so.  You purchase the container, place it in your refrigerator, and harvest the microgreens fresh as you need them.  The containers have no holes in them, so there is no mess in your refrigerator.  Microgreens purchased this way can last 3 weeks and are always fresh.  In the refrigerator, your microgreens will not grow any taller.  If you want them to grow a bit, place them in a window sill for a few days.
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Mustard
Dark purple and green leaves splashed with purple, mustard has a mild, spicy flavor.  Delicious with fish, chicken, or meat.
$4.00
Confetti Mix
A mildly spicy blend of purple and green radish leaves with red, purple, and pink stem. Visually stunning.
$4.00
Sunflower Shoots
Sunflower shoots are a delicious and versatile microgreen.  They are crisp and crunchy and taste like, well, sunflower seeds!  Put them on fish, chicken, in salads, or on your favorite sandwich.  Available in harvested only
$4.00
Pea tendrils
Delicate tendrils and lovely leaves that taste of spring peas.  These microgreens are a wonderful addition to fish, pork, or your favorite vegetable dish.
$4.00
PDM Kale Mix
Everyone loves kale these days.  Nutritious, delicious, and so versatile.  This mix of microgreens presents various shades and colors: bright green, dark green, and purple with green, pink, and purple stems.  Try it!
$4.00
Mustard
Mustard microgreens are small and delicate, but pack an amazing amount of flavor.   Wonderful on beef and chicken.
$4.00

Microgreens Personal Garden

Think of microgreens as living spices.  They add flavor – and color – to so many dishes, especially salads, fish, and poultry. We sell them two different ways:

  1. Harvested (Click tab above to order harvested microgreens) – This is the typical way you will see microgreens sold.  We cut them and put them in a clear plastic clam shell container.  Easy to use and will last 1-2 weeks in a refrigerator.
  2. Personal Garden – This is our favorite way to sell microgreens.  We plant the microgreens in a standard-size take out container and let them grow for a week or so.  You purchase the container, place it in your refrigerator, and harvest the microgreens fresh as you need them.  The containers have no holes in them, so there is no mess in your refrigerator.  Microgreens purchased this way can last 3 weeks and are always fresh.  In the refrigerator, your microgreens will not grow any taller.  If you want them to grow a bit, place them in a window sill for a few days.  Use the buttons below to order your personal garden.
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Chicken

The French believe that their chickens should not be raised without flavor and we agree!

So in line with this beloved belief, we raise a chicken that originated in the southern part of France that is bred to meet the requirements of the famed Label Rouge system of certification, which emphasizes free range practices and improved flavor. Read more…

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Our birds are from stock originating in the south of France and are "slow-growing" birds.  This means more time on pasture and a more intense flavor.  We feed them a locally raised non-GMO feed and move them daily on pesticide-free pastures from 2 weeks of age.  Two boneless breasts/package.  USDA inspected.  Price is $14/lb and balance is due at time of pickup. Orders will be ready for pick up Oct. 3rd.  
$5.00
Two delicious whole legs (thigh and drumstick).  Our birds are from stock originating in the south of France and are "slow-growing" birds.  This means more time on pasture and a more intense flavor.  We feed them a locally raised non-GMO feed and move them daily on pesticide-free pastures from 2 weeks of age.   USDA inspected.  Price is $8/pound.  Balance is due at pick up.  Orders will be ready for pick up October 3rd.  
$5.00
Orders for late September run are open! Reserve yours today! Chickens are sold whole, vacuum packed, and frozen. All are USDA inspected. Chickens range in size from 4-6 lbs.  We will do our best to provide you with your preferred size if available. Price: $5.50/lb Chickens will be available in late September.  We will contact you via email in mid-September to inform you of the actual date and to schedule a pick up date and time.  Balance will be due when you pick up your chicken.
$10.00