Monday, February 18, 2019

Whats Happen At Country Taste Farm


Country Taste Farm 2019 CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
Our Mission is to Provide Ultra Farm Fresh, nutrient-rich, exceptionally Tasty, Environmentally-friendly, Healthy, Safe, Fruits and Vegetables.

Arugula is a lesser known cruciferous vegetable that provides many of the same benefits as other vegetables of the same family, such as broccoli, kale, and Brussels sprouts. ... Along with other leafy greens, arugula contains more than 250 milligrams (mg) per 100 grams (g) of nitrate. It has a distinct peppery flavor. 
10 x 20 Flat

Harvest 

Wash and Spin Dry

Bag



My Challenge growing Arugula; has been Weeds plus controlling fast growth. So this year I have started a different way of growing it. I have always direct seeded arugula in the high tunnel April 15th if the nights were cold and days cool the plants grew slowly which gave us small uniform Leaves to harvest 1st week in June just in time for our first CSA Delivery. The last few years the weather has started colder in April, which caused the weeds to germinate before the arugula seeds. The seeds of arugula are sown close together which makes it extremely time consuming to remove. Then May has been hot which then the weeds and arugula grew too fast, making weedy/tuff Green Stuff.

This year I have looked at how they grow Micro Greens. I found that arugula can be grown with mix of other greens. The Seeds planted in Trays of flats in the Green House, are So I experimented in the basement, first I tried a mixture of Arugula and Spinach, the arugula germinates 7 or more day before the spinach, the Spinach did not get to true leaf in time. Then I tried just arugula but seeded it to heavy. After about a dozen U tube videos. Arrived at about 1 teaspoon per 10x20 flat then grew it for 30 days and got a fair crop. A few more tweaks’ and we should have a weed free tender Arugula for the 2019 Season.
“Know your Farmer Know Your Food”

Monday, February 11, 2019

Whats Happen At Country Taste Farm


Organic practices help reduce Chemicals residue, We are doing Much more for food Safety:

Starting Our New Year 2019, not New Year resolutions, But a list of what we do for “Food Safety”

Each week for the next 7 weeks we shall address how Country Taste Farm address “Food Safety”
1.       Soil Health
2.       Plant Health
3.       Employee Training
4.       Harvest
5.       Produce Sanitation
6.       Packaging
7.       Delivery to end user

Week # 7 Delivery to end user

Country Taste Farm does not hire second party delivery service. We ourselves personally see to it that the produce is delivered on time, maintained at a safe temperature and handled carefully not to damage the boxes contains. After All the hard work we put in to providing Fresh, Health, Nutrient Rich, and Tasty produce we like to see the end users smiling face from time to time.
 Here are common tips for preventing food borne illnesses? A few simple actions can cut the likelihood of food borne illness drastically!
Please follow Five keys to safer food;
1. Keep clean: Thoroughly wash raw fruits and vegetables with tap water. Keep clean hands, kitchen and chopping board all the time.
2. Separate raw and cooked food: Do not mix raw food and ready-to-eat food. Do not mix raw meat, fish and raw vegetables.
3. Cook thoroughly: Thoroughly cook all meat, poultry and seafood, especially shellfish. Reheat all leftovers until they are steaming hot. From farm to plate, make food safe
4. Keep food at safe temperatures: Refrigerate cooked food within two hours of preparation. Never defrost food at room temperature. Defrost frozen food in the refrigerator, cold water or in the microwave.
 5. Use safe water and raw materials: Use safe drinking water for food preparation.
 Know Your Farmer Know Your Food”