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Heron Pond News 12/29/16

Posted 12/29/2016 10:24am by Andre Cantelmo.
We are happy to announce that we will be offering a winter flower csa share!

Just in time to keep spirits up as we head into the cold grey days of winter.

Pick up a fragrant bouquet of freesia, anemones, ranunculus and stock

grown at Blue Bell Greenhouses in Lee NH alongside your veggies.

All bouquets are made up of at least 10 stems

requests for straight bunches of anemones or freesia can be accommodated.

To sign up simply bring a check to your next pick up,

we’ll have a registration card to fill out at the time of payment.

Checks can be made out to Blue Bell Greenhouses for $52.

Pick-Up Dates:

Dover: Jan. 16th & 30th, Feb.13th & 27th

Portsmouth: Jan. 18th, Feb. 1st & 15th, Mar. 1st 

Farm Stand: Jan. 26th, Feb. 9th & 23rd, Mar.9th       

This week our featured green will be Salinova grow by us at Blue Bell green houses. Regarded as the newest innovation in salad mix production, Salanova offers versatility, efficiency, and high value. Harvested as fully mature heads, the flavor and texture have more time to develop than traditional baby-leaf lettuces. From the unique structure of the core a multitude of uniformly sized leaves develops that is harvestable with one simple cut. Salanova is more than 40% higher yielding, has better flavor and texture, and double the shelf life of traditional baby-leaf lettuce.
As manly flower growers, Yuda and Amy Daskal don't use all their green house space in the winter. They are good enough to let us use these high beds to grow truly great greens.
See you this week!
Locally yours,
Andre 
 

What do I do with a pumpkin besides pie?

We looked around and found this great information by Carl Hanson from Allrecipes. 19 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes. Our favorite is the smoothie!


That vibrant orange color tells us something about pumpkin’s health properties. Yes, it’s an excellent source of beta carotene, the powerful antioxidant. Our bodies translate beta carotene into Vitamin A, which is thought to protect us from certain cancers and other diseases, too. Vitamin A is also key for keeping your eyesight keen.

Pumpkins are also a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. The seeds, meanwhile, are packed with fiber and protein; they are also an excellent source of zinc, magnesium, manganese, iron, and monounsaturated fat.

In the kitchen, treat pumpkin as you would any winter squash. Try it in healthy soups, stews, chili — even pancakes.

You really will not want to miss out on some of these options.

                           

This Weeks Share

Winter Harvest
CSA Share 12/29/16-01/04/17
 

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