Country Taste Farm: Small famliy farm near Cambridge, Mn. It is owned and operated by Peter Clay & Wife since 1983. We have 7.4 acres devoted to Vegetables and Fruit crop production. We Direct Market the Vegetables with memberships to our CSA and on farm sales. We produce Asparagus, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, potatoes, onions, squash, cucumbers, pumpkins,Strawberries, Raspberries and apples. Our Mission is to provide Fresh, Healthy, Fruits and Vegetables all grown on our Farm.
Country Taste Farm 2019 CSA (Community
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
Wash and Spin Dry
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.
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”
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!
follow Five keys to safer food;
clean: Thoroughly wash raw fruits and vegetables with tap water. Keep clean
hands, kitchen and chopping board all the time.
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.