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spacer     ISSUE No 002 May 18, 2012    

Farmer's corner


I thought this week I would give you a little farm history. In 1996 I bought our bare land with a vision and a dream for my kids and myself. I put in a road, well, and all the utilities. I had help building the packing shed and of course our home. It all had to be done in three months, so I had to hustle. It's amazing what you can do when you have to. I got everything done except our home, so I lived in our trailer for a couple of weeks. We moved in October of 1996 and settled in for the winter. When spring came I moved on to the next big project, which was our state of the art irrigation system. I can say with confidence the kids and I are experts at gluing pipe!! Then little by little we bought all our farm equipment and here we are today.

After years of experimenting with different varieties and types of produce we have mastered the art of exceptional produce for our soil and micro climate. Customers can hardly wait for our tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, and colorful squashes. These are just a few of the thirty five or so mouth-watering produce we now offer.

When new perspective customers ask "Why should we buy your produce instead of another farm's?" the answer is unequivocal. One bite of our produce tells it all. Plants in our heavy adobe soil require less water and our soil is rich in nutrients. This gives our produce its rich deep flavors. The water comes from a deep well and comes up through volcanic rock to keep it pure and sweet. The combination of our soil and water gives our produce a flavor beyond compare.

Our farm has been a great learning experience, and one I'll never forget. Everyone told me I couldn't do it. It just goes to show you that with a lot of determination, perseverance and a dream anything is possible!

I look forward to seeing you all this week when picking up your CSA boxes. Don't forget to try one of our many selections of CSA add-ons. This week we will be promoting our locally farmed honey. Stop by for a tasting when you're picking up your box.

Your local farmer,

Sharon Grossi
Valley End Farm

In This Issue

  • Farmer's Corner
  • What's in the Box
  • Featured Veggie
  • Chef's Pick
  • Mark Your Calendar
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In this week's veggie box we have spinach, oranges, carrots assorted herbs, red onions, arugula, celery, plus a few surprises. This is of course subject to change depending on availability.

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The featured vegie of the week are carrots


To present the carrot nutritional facts properly, it is worthwhile to begin with the nutritional value in these wonderful taproots. A carrot, especially the juice of carrots, supplies the human body with plenty of Pro-Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E (Alpha-Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B6 (Niacin, Folate). Carrot also contains plentiful magnesium, phosphorous, calcium, potassium, selenium, iron, zinc, copper, biotin, organic sodium and some other minerals in traces.

Phytonutrients are nature's miraculous gifts with tremendous healing effects ....

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Prosciutto and Carrot Bundles

For the upcoming summer months, try this easy to make refreshing little bundle of sweet and salty.

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