& Food Trends
Healthy rewards from small garden spaces & good carbs
We live in a rural area that is categorized as a food desert, so when the local produce season is over, finding good quality veggies can be a challenge, even in chain supermarket stores.
It is not uncommon to see grocery store produce coolers practically empty, so stocking up on fresh veggies is a must. Problem #2 is when there are veggies at the local stores, they rarely are fresh. So when we do find a bargain featuring quality veggies, we stock up and freeze for the future.
Does the broccoli served on your plate still have the same original nutritional qualities after harvest and distribution to the consumer market? The answer is ‘maybe’, depending on how many days it was stored after harvest and how the vegetable is prepared for eating. Broccoli carries a big bang of nutrition when picked fresh from the garden or when grown as broccoli microgreens or sprouts.
Hello gardeners. We are James LeValley and Cathy LeValley, owners of New Earth Micro Farm and passionate gardeners of fast and easy growing using small spaces. Waiting 3 or 4 months for a vegetable to grow - not for us. Growing micro and mini vegetables in 10 to 60 days provides a quick turnaround to support organic growing methods for greater nutrition.