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Tips and recipes to help you make the best use of your fresh ingredients.

This page is will be added to throughout the season.  We hope to add more content soon.

Green Beans

Nutrients: 43 Calories, Vitamins A, B1, B2, C, K, Fiber, Folate, Potassium, iron, Omega 3.  Good for cardiovascular & Bone health; as an anti-inflammatory & potentially deter type 2 diabetes.

Storage: Store in plastic in the crisper drawer.  When freshly picked we find they can last 1-2 weeks. If stored properly.

Basic Preparation:

  1. Again, my favorite way is raw.  In the field.
  2. Next best is to steam them ever so slightly, for 5 minutes


Nutrients:  43 Calories, High in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, K, & C,  other Antioxidants, Folate, Fiber, Potassium, Iron & Zinc.  When it is cooked it loses some A and B-complex.  Good for your heart, intestines, can help swelling in arthritis and lessen water retention during PMS.

Storage:  Keep wrapped in a moist paper towel in a tuperware or plastic.  Will last about a week in the fridge crisper drawer.

Basic Preparation:  Wash and trim off any dry fibrous ends.

  1. I love asparagus Raw!  It is so delicious and really packed with vitamins.
  2. Steam for 8 minutes or until bright green.  Cool off immediately by dunking in cold water to stop cooking.
  3. In a skillet add an inch of water and simmer for 3-5 minutes.   Again, cool off immediately to stop cooking