Come and visit us this coming week:
Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers’ Market
Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St, Pawtucket
Woonsocket Winter Farmers Market
Thundermist Health Center
450 Clinton St, Woonsocket
*We only serve this market on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Our new web site!!
Please browse around if you haven’t already, and let us know what you think!
Get info on the variety of shares we’re providing this year, including many from our local farmer and food producer friends. Let our CSA be your one-stop shop for the summer!
This year’s CSA options include vegetables, flowers, herbal tea, eggs, fruit, and kombucha. It runs from June 15 through October 26, and pick-up is on Wednesdays from 4–7pm at Blue Skys Farm (35 Pippin Orchard Rd, Cranston).
You can sign up right on the web site, or print out a form to mail to us.
What’s in abundance this time of year at Blue Skys Farm?
We’ve got Red Bordeaux, Red Kitten, and Tyee.
Fun fact about spinach! Spinach is a highly nutritious food; however, many of the nutrients in spinach are not easily bioavailable—that is, they are not easily absorbed by our body.
To get the most nutrient bang for your spinach buck, it is recommended to eat it with a high-quality source of fat, to increase absorption of its fat-soluble vitamins.
You can easily coat your spinach with a small amount of olive oil before cooking. Sautéing and steaming are ideal cooking methods for nutrient absorption, because they help retain the water-soluble vitamin content of spinach.
One favorite is this awesome-looking recipe for creamed spinach!
If you prefer raw spinach, maximize nutrient absorption by topping spinach salads with oil-containing vinaigrette. Olive oil, apple cider vinegar and strawberry puree make for a fresh-tasting dressing rich in vitamin C, acid and healthy fat to maximize nutrient absorption.
For more information about spinach, check out this page: Nutrient Absorption & the Preparation of Spinach
Here’s what else we’ll have this weekend:
from Blue Skys Farm:
Dried Sage & Thyme
from Scratch Farm:
from Pak Express:
from Big Train Farm:
from Zephyr Farm:
Sweet Dumpling Winter Squash
Red, White & Blue Potatoes