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February and Beyond!

Posted on January 30th, 2021 by Dave Redfearn
It's wet and muddy on the farm so we're mostly sticking to the tunnels.  We're back to 10 hours of daylight each day, so that means the crops in the high tunnels are about to start growing quickly again after laying low for the short days of winter.   
Sometimes we ask ourselves why we work so hard and invest so much of ourselves into the farm. I can think of a million better ways to make a buck than growing organic vegetables.
Sheri did some research this week for a discussion on nutrition and came away being so glad we do what we do.  When she did a little research about nutrition in organically grown vegetables and the disparate health outcomes between people who consume diets heavy in gmo and processed foods compared to those who eat natural home-cooked meals and then we feel like it’s all worth it!
We’re proud to be a family of farmers feeding you food as medicine.  The greens we grow are High in vitamin C, A and K, antioxidants, lutein, and phytochemicals. Most of the nutrients even preserved after light cooking. Good for cancer fighting, combating heart disease and improves cognitive performance. (I’d better eat more of that so I can beat the kids at all the winter board games!  Trouble is, they're eating just as many greens as I am!) 
We hope these greens and roots are doing you good this dreary winter!  Thanks for treating food as medicine!
Artisan: Asiago
Sliced: Grains Galore
BREAD NOTE: we're doing bread shares for the summer CSA as well but I think in order to increase the variety each week we're going to have one type, not differentiating between sliced and artisan.  We'll probably alternate each week between sliced and artisan loaves but this will basically double the variety and you won't be left wishing you had the other type cause you really wanted to try Asiago.  At least that's our plan.  If you plan to order or have ordered a summer bread share, let us know what you think of that.  
Keep eating those greens, y'all!
Dave and Sheri