Author: Meg Whiteley

Urban Farm Updates, May 24th, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Tomatoes, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes and Beets are high in Lycopenes. These compounds, which are responsible for most of the yellow, red and orange coloration in these vegetables, have been shown to help reduce risk of Alzheimers disease and Cancer. What’s Growing On? Let me first begin my blog…
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Urban Farm Updates, May 17th 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Gardening is good for your health?! The act of gardening causes the brain to produce endorphins, which are natural “happy” chemicals for your brain!  Gardening also helps to boost your body’s immune system; through the exposure and absorption of Vitamin D and the natural exposure to healthy bacteria…
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Urban Farm Updates, May 10th, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Apples, Pears, Plums, Cherries, Almonds, Raspberries and Strawberries have one thing in common?! They are all members of the Rose Family! Neat, huh?! What’s Growing On? It has been yet another insanely busy week, with the summer weather rolling in! It is kind a strange phenomenon, having to…
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Urban Farm Updates, April 26th, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? You can get your bananas to ripen faster if you put them in a paper bag with a tomato, and leave them there overnight! What’s Growing On? It’s Reveal Week!!!!! Did everyone have a wonderful Earth Day weekend? Mine was long and extremely exhausting, but totally productive and…
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Urban Farm Updates, April 19th, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Cabbage, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Radishes, Celery and Tomatoes all contain higher water content than Watermelon?! Watermelon contains 92% water. Cucumbers, Zucchini, Radishes and Celery are 95% water, Tomatoes are 94% water and cabbage is 93% water! So the next hot summery stretch that comes around, instead of reaching for…
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Urban Farm Updates, April 12th, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Pineapples will continue to soften after being harvested, but they will not get any sweeter after harvest. Sugar from the plant is stored in the fruit, so they don’t produce any more sugar after they are harvested. If you buy a really firm pineapple, try storing it upside…
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