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spacer     ISSUE No 003 May 25, 2012    

Farmer's Corner


This week we are super busy planting all kinds of yummy produce for you to eat this summer. Just to name a few, we have; multiple varieties of rich juicy tomatoes, sweet tender green beans that you can eat raw (they are so good), more refreshing assorted cucumbers, and colorful assortments of summer squashes.

Planting is a science as there are many factors to take into consideration; factors include soil, region, watering and growing periods (days to harvest). Certain factors need to be grouped together, for example produce that have the same number of days to harvest in each irrigation block would be grouped together. The reason for this is that when the crop has completed its season we can go in and discontinue the whole block and get ready for the next planting season. Watering also needs to be grouped according to how much water a produce requires, as we water whole sections or blocks at one time. For example green beans take a lot more water than tomatoes so they would not be planted in the same block. We are constantly zigzagging around the fields taking out and putting in crops.

While our region can grow a variety of produce it will not grow everything. Many of you have requested produce from time to time that do not grow in our area such as ginger, and specific fruits. We are torn as we want to keep you happy but at the same time these items might not be local. We would like your feedback on this. If you pick up, let Clint know which you prefer (Provide a few selected organic produce from other regions or strickly local). If you are a delivery CSA member, shoot me an e-mail. We want to hear from you.

Your local farmer,

Sharon Grossi
Valley End Farm

In This Issue

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  • 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 zucchini, potatoes, spinach, carrots, red onions, grapefruit, oranges, parsley, and possibly a surprise. This is of course subject to change depending on availability.

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Spinach originated in Persia, modern-day Iran, and was brought to China and Spain in the 7th and 11th centuries, respectively. It began being cultivated in the United States in the early 1800's and grew in great popularity.

Spinach is rich in vitamins and nutrients including Vitamins A and C, calcium, and iron. Researchers have found that spinach has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agents, particularly in the digestive tract, slowing down division of stomach cancer cells. The vegetable has shown evidence of protection against...

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Spinach Artichoke Pasta Salad

For the upcoming summer months, try this refreshing and hardy salad.

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