Category: Urban Farm

Urban Farm Updates, February 22nd, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? A strawberry is not a true berry, but a Banana is?! Crazy! What’s Growing On? It has been a really fun (and wet) week on the farm this past week! The rest of our fruit trees and berries arrived this week; so we worked like mad to prepare…
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Urban Farm Updates, February 15th, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Honey is the only insect-created product that we use as food, that has therapeutic, medicinal, nutritional and cosmetic value! What’s Growing On! Lots of changes going on on the farm these days. My fruit trees have started arriving, as you might have seen in last week’s blog, and…
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Urban Farm Updates, February 8th, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Spinach is high in Niacin, Zinc, Calcium, B6 and Iron, among many other vitamins and minerals. However, for quite some time people thought that Spinach contained far more iron than it really does! In 1870, a German Scientist was studying the nutritional values of Spinach, and he accidentally…
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Urban Farm Updates, February 1st, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Produce is not always sold for the bargain prices that we are familiar with?! In 2008 a 17lb Densuke Black Watermelon sold at an auction for $6,100! Now that is one expensive Watermelon! And melons are not the only thing fetching extremely high prices at fruit auctions (who…
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Urban Farm Updates, January 25th, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Potatoes didn’t originate in Idaho! They weren’t even grown in Idaho until 1836, when they were introduced by some traveling missionaries on their way to California! What’s Growing On! It is hard to believe that just a week ago there was snow everywhere! At my house, we got…
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Urban Farm Updates, January 11th, 2017

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Swiss Chard isn’t actually Swiss at all?! Swiss Chard was originally found near the Mediterranean, but it’s edible properties were discovered by a Swiss Botanist, who cleverly branded it “Swiss Chard”. What’s Growing On? Another Thursday, another blog post! Still trying to wrap my head around the fact…
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