Month: May 2017

Urban Farm Updates, May 25th, 2017

Fun on the Farm! In anticipation of the impending tomato season….. Did you know? Most tomatoes are high in Carotenoid Lycopene, which is the phytochemical responsible for the red coloration in tomatoes, some carrots, watermelon and some other red fruits. Carotenoid Lycopene has been linked to a reduced risk of cancer, and aids in the…
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Farmers’ Market May 27, 2017

Be one of the first 100 people to visit the Blue Choice health fair and recieve free produce! Presents 8:00 — Opening Bell 8:00-12:00 Blue Choice health Fair 8:00-12:00 Bounce House for Children 8:00-12:00 Health Screenings with Sherman College of Chiropractic 9:00-11:00 Live music with Sparkle Green Community Drummers   Vendors Beechwood Farms: Seasonal Produce Bell’s…
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Farmers’ Market May 20, 2017

Do you know about microgreens? Presents 8:00 — Opening Bell 8:00-12:00 Kids activity with Hub City Kids 8:00-12:00 Health Screenings with Sherman College of Chiropractic 9:00-11:00 Live music with Holly B. on the Wade’s Community Stage. 8:00-12:00 Hub City Co-op in the business booth 8:00-12:00 Spartanburg Youth Theater in the Non-Profit Booth Vendors Beechwood Farms: Seasonal Produce…
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Urban Farm Updates, May 18th, 2017

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? While there are over 50,000 species of edible plants in the world, and over 7,000 species actively cultivated by humans, a mere 103 species make up 90% of the global human diet!! 3 species, Rice, Maize (corn) and Wheat provide an average of 48% of the human caloric…
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Urban Farm Updates, May 11th, 2017

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Figs are not considered vegan? When a fig is pollinated by a fig wasp, the fig flower closes trapping the wasp inside; meanwhile the enzymes of the flower digest the wasp’s corpse! Creepy, right?! I will never look at figs the same again!! What’s Growing On? Hello and…
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Farmers’ Market May 13, 2017

City of Spartanburg’s Mobile Play unit is back! Presents 8:00 — Opening Bell 8:00-12:00 Kids activity with Junior League’s “Kids in the Kitchen” 10:00-12:00 Kids activity with City of Spartanburg’s Mobile Play 8:00-12:00 Health Screenings with Sherman College of Chiropractic 9:00-11:00 Live music with Sydney McMath on the Wade’s Community Stage. 9:00 Ride to the Market with Partners for Active…
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