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NEW SEASON SWEET POTATOES ARE IN!!
We are in the middle of our Sweet Potato harvest
right now, so all of our Sweets will be new crop
this month. We will have the traditional Orange,
White & Japanese Murasaki varieties available,
all Certified Organic. We hope you will grab
a few bags for cooking and giving this
Thanksgiving season. They are available at
Natural Grocers, Green Acres,
and Homeland (Yukon & N. May in OKC).
I also added a Gluten-free, Oatmeal Sweet Potato Pancake recipe on the Recipe Page, as I know there are many people now who are having to eat gluten-free – I being one of them. Pancakes are a real comfort food for me, and I enjoy them as much for supper as for breakfast. These pancakes have a Fall spice flavor, so they will be yummy for this season. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!
Where are YOUR Veggies Coming From?
Seems like more and more vegetables are being grown out of our country. I was surprised the other day to see frozen, organic Broccoli at Walmart that was grown in China! So, how can a consumer be sure that those vegetables are really organic? To whom are those farms accountable, and who checks to make sure they are not using chemical pesticides, herbicides, etc? Those are viable questions. You can feel confident that the veggies grown on our farm, right here in Oklahoma, are indeed Certified Organic by the OK Dept. of Agriculture. There is a lot of criteria that we must meet before having that certification. Yes, it does cost us more than if we were not certified, but we feel it is worth it to give our customers peace of mind. Our certifiers do a great job and have your interest in mind. Can we say the same thing about China, Mexico, Chile? It is worth thinking about. – Nanette
Yes, our Certified Organic, non-GMO Sweet Corn is in! That makes these hot summer days a little more pleasant, not to mention the summer meals a whole LOT better-tasting!
Our Sweet Corn is grown right here in Oklahoma, not Mexico, Chile or China. (I noticed yesterday that WalMart is selling frozen organic Broccoli that is grown in China!). It’s getting more & more difficult to find organic veggies grown locally. It’s super hard trying to compete with the big producers from California and abroad these days, so we and other local farmers are very appreciative when you buy local. You can be assured that our “Certified Organic” label is the real deal, too! We are regularly inspected by the Ok. Dept. of Agriculture, which means we are accountable to someone. That is important. Unfortunately anyone can say they are “organic”, but can they back it up? Like the slogan says, “Know your Farmer, know your food”.
Back to the Sweet Corn…get it while you can, ’cause we only have it for a very short time. You can find it at all the Natural Grocers Stores in Norman, OKC and Edmond. Also, at Green Acres in OKC and Stillwater. Please let the produce managers know that you like local vegetables; it really helps us when you mention that. While you’re there, check out our Cucumbers, Beets, Sweet Onions, Red Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes.
Have a healthy and happy Summer!
What a lovely time of year! Cool, crisp days, and that means more energy to work and play! We are right in the middle of our 2016 Sweet Potato Harvest. This is a busy time for us, as there is only a short time till freezing weather comes, and we want to make sure we get all of our good Sweet Potatoes out of the ground. So it is rush, rush, rush!!
2015 was our first year to grow and harvest White Sweet Potatoes. They did very well, so this year we planted more. Some people, it seems, prefer a Sweet Potato that isn’t quite so sweet, and the White fits that bill. It looks so much like a spud potato that it easily can be substituted for them in stews, fries or other potato dishes.
This year is our first year to grow and harvest the Japanese Murasaki Sweet Potatoes. They are very sweet, like our Red & Orange varieties. They are a dark maroon color on the outside and white on the inside. Unfortunately they do not produce as much per acre as our other varieties, so we will have to charge more for them to come out :(. Pick up some of our Sweet Potatoes and make your family a treat this week. You don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving!