Getting some nice veggies! Update

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This morning we picked and washed some beautiful Chahoggia beets. They’re in the stand along with bok choy and lettuce for $3.00 per bunch/bag. The baby kale is $4.00 per bag. We also have freshly picked herbs – $1.00 per snack size bag, Turkey Red wheat berries – $3.00, plenty of eggs from our AWA hens – $5.00 per dz and some heirloom tomato and herb plants $2.00 each.

If you would like a frozen stewing hen, please call 815-467-5259 or send a message in advance. We do not keep them in our self service stand.

This morning I will be picking more salad mix and kale since we sold out of everything except the bok choy yesterday! If you’re wondering what to do with bok choy – it’s traditionally used in stir fry and it’s also great added raw to a salad. The stem is nice and crunchy (similar to celery). The list of nutrition benefits of bok choy is too long to list, but here is a small sample: As in other Brassica family vegetables, bok choy too contains certain anti-oxidant plant chemicals such asthiocyanates, indole-3-carbinol, lutein, zea-xanthin, sulforaphane and isothiocyanates. Together with dietary fiber and vitamins, these compounds help protect against breast, colon, and prostate cancers and help reduce LDL or “bad cholesterol” levels in the blood. It’s also high in vitamins C, A, K, B complex, calcium,¬†phosphorous, potassium, manganese, iron and magnesium! Think I’ll have some for lunch!

 

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