Our Spring-Summer 2019 Produce Selection

What We Grow

The crops we have selected to grow were chosen for both their nutritive value and compatibility with the outdoor climate in our  area. We plan to build two greenhouses by the end of 2019 so that we can provide fresh produce all year to our community!

 

 

Arugula

  • Is an excellent source of beta-carotene and vitamin C, which boost the immune system
  • Is a great source of vitamin K, which is good for blood and bone health
  • Benefits nerve health and possible protection from Alzheimer’s disease
  • Also contains folate (folic acid), which helps reduce the risk of congenital disabilities, as well as iron, magnesium, riboflavin, vitamin B6, copper, and zinc
  • Helps to lower blood pressure and increase blood flow
  • Helps prevent cancer

Basil

  • Improves blood flow
  • Provides vitamin A and K
  • Contains iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, vitamin C and Potassium

Beans

  • Prevents heart disease
  • Helps fight cancer
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Helps manage diabetes

Beets

  • Improves strength and endurance
  • Enhances sex-boosts circulation to the penis
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Prevents cancer
  • Boosts brain health

Bell Peppers (Red)

  • Contain more than 200 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin C
  • Are a great source of vitamin B6 and folate
  • Supports healthy vision
  • Are packed with antioxidants
  • Helps burn calories

Bok Choy

  • Provides iron to build muscles and red blood cells
  • Contains beta-carotene and vitamins C and K, as well as folate (folic acid) and vitamin B6
  • Is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and zinc
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties

Callaloo

  • Strengthens your immune system.
  • Has twice as much iron as broccoli
  • Is very rich in calcium
  • A good source of vitamin C
  • Contains strong antioxidants

 Carrots

  • Are a good source of beta-carotene and potassium
  • Are a good source of fiber and vitamin K
  • Are great for weight loss
  • Help improve eye health
  • Help reduce the risk of cancer
  • Help lower cholesterol levels

 Chard (Swiss)

  • Is rich in beta-carotene and vitamins C and K, which support skin and eye health
  • Protects against cancer and heart disease
  • Helps control blood-sugar levels
  • Provides antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support for the body

 Cilantro

  • Contains folate (folic acid), beta-carotene, vitamin K, and a number of B vitamins
  • Is one of the most ancient herbal medicines
  • Is used as a blood cleanser
  • Aids digestion
  • Controls anxiety

 Cucumber

  • Is a good source of phytonutrients, which are plant chemicals that have protective or disease-preventive properties
  • Has anti-cancer properties
  • Contains vitamin K, which is great for bone health
  • Is low in calories, cholesterol, fat, and sodium
  • Is 95 percent water, which is excellent for hydrating the body

 Eggplant

  • Is high in antioxidants
  • Helps reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Is high in fiber which helps manage blood sugar levels
  • Has cancer fighting properties

 Green Onions (Scallions)

  • Are low in calories and high in nutrients
  • Promote healthy digestion
  • Contain beta-carotene, which is good for the eyes
  • Are rich in vitamins C and K, which are good for healthy bones

 Hot Peppers

  • Helps prevent heart disease
  • Relieves joint pain
  • Reduces risk of cancer
  • Fights flu, cold and fungal infections
  • Prevents bad breath
  • Prevents allergies

 Kale

  • Has more iron than beef
  • Has more calcium than milk
  • Is high in beta-carotene
  • Has lutein, which is good for eyesight

 Lettuce (Romaine)

  • Has more beta-carotene than carrots
  • Is rich in minerals, containing copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and zinc
  • Has 17 percent protein per head
  • Is great for hydrating the body; one head of lettuce yields 20 ounces of water
  • Contains omega-3 fatty acids

 Moringa

One serving of Moringa oleifera leafs provides –

  • 272 percent daily value of vitamin A (converted from beta-carotene)
  • 22 percent daily value of vitamin C
  • 41 percent daily value of potassium
  • 61 percent daily value of magnesium
  • 71 percent daily value of iron
  • 125 percent daily value of calcium

Moringa leaves also provide –

  • 92 nutrients
  • 46 antioxidants

 Oregano

  • Is rich in anti-oxidants
  • Has anti-cancer properties
  • Helps reduce viral infections
  • Can decrease inflammation

Parsley

  • Boosts immunity
  • Prevents kidney stones
  • Relieves joint pain
  • Alleviates fatigue
  • Is rich in anti-cancer compounds

Potatoes (Sweet)

  • Maintains blood pressure
  • Inhibits cancer growth
  • Are Good for bone health
  • Controls blood sugar

Radishes

  • Are a good source of vitamin C, which helps to rebuild tissues and blood vessels
  • Help keep the teeth and bones strong
  • Help regulate blood pressure
  • Help relieve congestion
  • Help prevent skin disorders

Spinach

  • Is an excellent source of vitamins A, B2, B6, B9 (folic acid), C, and K, and the minerals magnesium, manganese, iron, calcium, and potassium
  • Is a very good source of protein
  • Is a good source of vitamin E, phosphorus, zinc, copper, and dietary fiber

Tomatoes

  • Are great for heart health, which helps lower the risk of atherosclerosis
  • Are an excellent source of antioxidants, which are disease-fighting compounds
  • Are a significant source of vitamins C and E
  • Provide a great source of beta-carotene
  • Lycopene from tomatoes is great for prostate health
  • Help reduce cholesterol levels
  • Are great for bone health

 Zucchini

  • Improves digestion
  • Slows down aging
  • Lowers blood sugar levels
  • Nourishes your heart
  • Improves eye health
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Helps reduce inflammation in your body