1. Artichokes are DELICIOUS: We can never keep artichokes in the store for long! Artichokes are so versatile and are easily worked into any meal (we love artichoke dip!).
2. Vitamin C: Artichokes provide you with 25% of your daily recommended Vitamin C! Give your immune system a boost with artichokes!
3. Stay Regular: Keep your digestive system happy and healthy with Artichokes, which have high amounts of fiber.
4. Keep a Healthy Liver: Two antioxidants found in artichokes, cynarin, and silymarin, have been shown to improve the overall health of the liver by reducing the presence of toxins.
5. Heart Health: Certain ingredients in artichokes leaves have been found to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase the levels of good cholesterol (HDL or omega-3 fatty acids).
Do you have a favorite use for extra citrus? Leave a comment and let us know!
Here's something that we've brought back which has been a huge hit with all of you! Grinding your own polenta from Green String Farm corn! Polenta is versitle, easy to cook, and such a perfect winter dish. (Not to mention, it goes quite well with some of our mangalista pork and GS leeks)
Come by the store, bring your friends, and grind some polenta!
Well...we obviously love vegetable and chicken puns! And that's why we're so excited about our brand new Green String t-shirts in the farm store! If you haven't been out to the store in a while, we definitely have a lot of new and exciting stuff happening! SO come on in and take a look!
We LOVE winter squash season!
Check out one of our favorite methods for cooking Green String Farm butternut squash:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Bob Cannard and Alice waters discuss the importance of our soil at the CIA Copia. Did you miss the talk? Check out the entire discussion here:
We strive in everything we do to to be beyond sustainable and organic and that translates into the food we give our chickens. Fresh veggies and fruit with supplemental grain to provide you with the highest quality eggs possible! That's why our egg yolks can seem darker because we provide our chickens with all the vitamins and minerals required for good health!
We're so happy to welcome a new store manager to Green String Farm. Nick is originally from Salinas, CA. He started off working in Ag when he was just sixteen years old, moving pipe and driving tractors for a brussel sprouts and a strawberry grower.
Eventually Nick made his way down to Cal Poly where he studied Crop Science, with an emphasis in Plant Protection. Upon graduating he acquired his PCA (Pest Control Adviser) license.
Nick moved up to Sonoma County after graduating to work as a PCA/sales rep. in wine grapes but felt the veggies pulling him back.. thus deciding to make a change and get back to vegetable farming.
We are all very excited to have you! Welcome to the team Nick!