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Summer is the time for fresh produce

Good afternoon, Microgreen Lovers!

This coming Tuesday is the last Whitefish Farmer’s Market, except for the Harvest Festival on October 16th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Depot Park.  The Kalispell Market is over on October 13th with a final Market at the Fairgrounds on October 20th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

So, what happens when the Markets are over until May 2019?  How do you keep eating healthy when the local farmers are done harvesting?  What do you do when cold and flu season hit and all you have left is trucked in produce that is already weeks old and very little nutrition left in them? Keep reading to find out!

 

Congratulations to Bill G.!!

You have won the weekly drawing! Come by our booth to pick up your prize.

You can visit us at one of our two locations:

  • Saturday, 9-12:30, Kalispell Farmer’s Market
  • Tuesday, 5:00-7:30, Whitefish Farmer’s Market

 

We are NOT growing sprouts! We are growing MICRO greens with MEGA nutrients every week!  Come by and refill your 4-Pack with tasty, nutritious greens for a healthier YOU!

 

Did you know…

“Summer is the time for fresh produce, from farmer’s markets to garden harvests.  But you may not realize that many fruits and vegetables experience rapid losses in their nutritional value when stored for more than a few days.

In part, that is because the produce has usually already spent days in transport and on shelves before you buy it, said Barbara P. Klein, a professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Once they hit the refrigerator, she added, some fruits and vegetables can lose as much as 50% of their vitamin C and other nutrients in the ensuing week, depending on the temperature.”  https://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/28/health/28real.html

“University of California studies show that vegetables can lose 15 to 55 percent of vitamin C, for instance, within a week. Some spinach can lose 90 percent within the first 24 hours after harvest.” http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-xpm-2013-07-10-chi-most-produce-loses-30-percent-of-nutrients-three-days-after-harvest-20130710-story.html

Don’t worry, we have you covered!  You can now buy tasty, nutritious, live microgreens all winter long to ensure that you are getting all the vitamins and minerals your body needs to maintain your immune system and overall health.  Our monthly subscription service will deliver a variety of weekly or biweekly microgreens to you at the same price you have been buying them all summer.  You can sign up at our booth at the Farmer’s Market or go to our website (www.geckomountainfarm.com) and click on “subscription” in the menu bar to sign up.  You can also call us (406-298-5821) and we will be happy to sign you up.

See you at the market!
Ashley & Gary

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