Green garlic is great for your heart?! It’s also an immune booster, a natural antibiotic, and rich in iron which can help with anemia.
Green onion has a lot of the same nutritional value as onions + leafy greens. They are high in vitamins A, C, K, and folate which is a B vitamin that can help treat certain types of anemia.
Baby Leeks like most vegetables are high in nutritional value and low in calories. Baby leeks are high in vitamins A, C, and E and are a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, and fiber.
Carrots are beneficial for our health in so many ways! Carrots are high in vitamins and antioxidants including vitamin K1, potassium, and fiber. They are weigh-loss friendly and have been linked to lower cholesterol and improve vision. Also, carrots are good for digestive and oral health, as well as regulating blood pressure. Lastly, carrots are good for our immune system and help fight cancer.
If you have signed up for the All The Good Stuff CSA Box (standard or family size) you will also receive 1 loaf of artisan bread courtesy of Hovey & Harrison, 1 dozen pasture-raised eggs, and 1 specialty item. This week’s specialty item is a Vail Valley staple! If you’ve had Sendy before, then you already know and if you haven’t- you’re about to find out!!! 😏🤤
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About the Farm Pt.2
A couple of weeks ago I took a trip to Paonia to visit with the Austin Family. I spent the afternoon walking around the farm with Glenn, checking on the crops, and doing a little quality control work (i.e. sampling the cherries). Soooo good!!! Right???
In last week’s e-mail newsletter/blog we talked about why I chose Austin Family farms to be the #1 source of produce for my CSA program. (In case you missed it, here’s a link: What's Fresh (Week 1 Blog)
This week I want to dive a little deeper and tell you more about their growing practices and what “non-certified organic” farming means.
Soil health, sustainability, and environmental ethics are the foundation of Austin Family Farm. Glenn has dedicated his life to being a steward of the land, “committed to building healthier, nutrient-dense soil by employing” natural, sustainable growing methods.
Austin Family Farm operates as a “non-certified organic” farm, which means that everything used in the growing process is on the approved list for organics, but there are many materials on the certified organic list that the Austin’s will not use because they consider them too harsh for their standards. Want to learn more about Austin Family Farms? Click here!
Organic farming in the Rockies comes with just as many tasty achievements, as it does challenges...
This week, we learned that the caterpillars love kale just as much as we do. Could you blame ‘em? Sadly this meant I had to make the tough decision to sacrifice all of the kale that was meant to go into each of the CSA boxes. The kale was supplemented with some first of the season radishes and thankfully our farmers care about the quality and value just as much as we do and have agreed to supply us with EXTRA produce to make up for the forfeited supply, which means more good stuff to look forward to in the coming week(s)! Quality control, transparency, and giving you only the best, locally-sourced produce is what we care about. We’re committed to giving you the quality + value you deserve, and neither rain nor snow nor caterpillars will stop us!
Recipe Inspiration: Zucchini
There are SO MANY ways to enjoy Zucchini! Here are some of our favorites!