June 19 Co-op Update

Good morning!

We are very excited to announce our first co-op tomorrow, Monday June 19th. We will have fresh, organic produce ready for our members to pick up from 6:30pm-8:00pm on-site at Evergreen Acres farm.
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It’s been about 3 years since planting for the bushes to fruit, but they are absolutely worth the wait.

We will also be harvesting onions, beets and red leaf lettuce heads.
For some reason, beets are not everyone’s favorite veggie.
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The beautifully purpleish-red root are loaded with antioxidants. In fact, it has been found that root as well as its top-greens offer protection against coronary artery disease and stroke, lower cholesterol levels within the body, and have anti-aging effects (USDA National Nutrient Database).
Not sure how to prepare beets for the whole family to enjoy? Check out this recipe to bake crispy, flavorful beet chips. You can store the beetroot in your fridge for a few weeks. Throw the leaves on your salad when their fresh and enjoy those yummy health benefits!

Check out our onion stalks falling over and the “shoulders” popping out of the ground.

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This means the onions are ready to be picked and enjoyed! If stored properly, they can last months (if they’re not eaten up by then).

Here is our red leaf lettuce ready to be picked fresh for you! Why not make a salad with those beet greens? Delicious, organic, and super healthy!

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We are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow! Can’t make it out to the farm? Head over to Whole Foods in Fair Lakes where customers can pick up our local and organic produce every week.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!