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Spinach

Facts:

Calorie for calorie, leafy green vegetables like spinach with its delicate texture and jade green color provide more nutrients than any other food.

Among the world's healthiest vegetables, spinach comes out at the top of our ranking list for nutrient richness. Rich in vitamins and minerals, it is also concentrated in beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin.

Enjoy baby spinach in your favorite salads or make a salad made exclusively of baby spinach. Fresh spinach retains the delicacy of texture and green color that is lost when spinach is processed.

Storage Tips:

Do not wash spinach before storing as the exposure to water encourages spoilage. Place spinach in a plastic storage bag and wrap the bag tightly around the spinach, squeezing out as much of the air as possible. Place in refrigerator where it will keep fresh for up to 5 days. Avoid storing cooked spinach as it will not keep very well.

Harvest Season:

April & May
October-December

Farm Recipe:

Cheesy Spinach Squares

3 Eggs
1/2 C flour
1 bunch spinach, chopped fine
1 t minced spring onion
16 oz cottage or ricotta cheese
1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese
Ground black pepper and salt to taste
Optional: 4-5 slices fresh tomato

Beat the eggs and flour together in a bowl. Add the spinach, onion, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, salt and black pepper. Spoon the mixture into a well greased glass 9x9 dish. Bake covered with foil in the oven at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Top the spinach dish with sliced tomatoes. Return to oven for another 10 minutes. Let set for another 1/2 hour. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Delicious!!!

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