Turnip the beets.

I have never had a fresh turnip before I started farming.  To be quite honest I never really ate that many fresh vegetables before farming either.  Sure I would eat vegetables but not fresh from the field, picked moments before biting into type of vegetable.  There is something so different from a vegetable at the store to the one you grew in healthy, happy soil.

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White turnips are sweet, mild and crunchy.

Once you taste the difference between a carrot or any other root crop grown from a local farm there isn’t any going back.  Sure, it sounds dramatic but the thing is your senses know the difference.  The senses start to crave this fresh taste because they know that there is real nutrients in these foods and the body wants them.

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A homegrown salad consisting of arugula, spinach, turnip slices, our own eggs from our small flock and topped with radish micro greens.

I’m always looking for great ways to mix up our greens to make a healthy and tasty combination.  This year we are introducing our new Sierra Super Greens mix.  This blend of baby greens consists of rainbow chard, spinach, red russian kale and beet greens.  It is truly a powerful combination of nutritious and delicious that looks great and tastes even better.  Perfect for smoothies, as a salad and even sauteed – a very versatile mix.

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Sierra Super Greens – makes ya feel superfull!

Only a few more days till our first farm stand of the season!  This coming Tuesday, June 12th (and all Tuesdays till October) from 4 till 7 p.m.. Our farm location is at 10567 Gautier Drive, Auburn CA 95602 – there is parking along the street.  It will be a hot one but we will be in the shade.  Can’t wait to see you all.

 

 

 

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