Category: Urban Farm

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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Urban Farm Updates, March 29th, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Unlike most other varieties of fruit, Grapes do not continue to ripen after being harvested. Most fruit varieties will continue to ripen for several days after being picked, especially when they are left out at room temperature. You can slow the rate of ripening by storing most fruits…
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Urban Farm Updates, March 22nd, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Strawberries and Cashews are the only fruit to carry their seeds on the outside of the fruit?! Interesting! What’s Growing On! So what did you all do to celebrate National Ag Day? I hope you didn’t miss it! This year, on March 20th, we celebrated the 45th National…
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Urban Farm Updates, March 15th, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Dark leafy greens are among the vegetables that contain high quantities of Vitamin C, most of which actually contain more Vitamin C than an Orange. Here is a rundown of the fruit and veggies that contain more Vitamin C per serving than an orange, which has 69.7mg of…
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Urban Farm Updates, March 8th, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Freshly picked apples will float in water, because they contain 25% air. After they have been harvested the air in their cells starts to seep out, leaving them more dense and less buoyant. What’s Growing On? Yes, it seems that winter has indeed returned to the Urban Farm!…
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