Updates & Helpful Tips

Updates & Helpful Tips

July Harvest of the Month – Corn!

Mid-summer brings the deliciousness of fresh corn! In addition to being tasty, corn is a great source of thiamin (vitamin B1), which the body uses to produce energy in cells. Corn is also a source of fiber for healthy digestion, manganese for healthy bones, and vitamin C which boosts your immune system. Eat corn in moderation because although it can be considered a vegetable, it contains more starch and sugar than other vegetables. 

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Zucchini Delights with Shana from Three Forks Baking & Brewing Co.

June’s Harvest of the Month is zucchini! Have you seen them yet at the Farmers Market?  “I always get excited when the first summer squash arrive,” says co-owner and baker Shana Maziarz of Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co.  “Nothing else tastes like squash.  It’s fun to work with, it’s not fussy like a lot of the spring vegetables – just throw it in some oil and grill it and it tastes great.” Continue reading “Zucchini Delights with Shana from Three Forks Baking & Brewing Co.”

June Garden Tips: Aphid Control and When to Harvest Greens

KaleIt’s June, which means gardens are in full swing!  Between weeding, beginning to harvest, maintaining irrigation, and getting those last seeds and starts in for summer- this is a busy time of year.

Here are some quick tips for making the most of your June garden, in terms of harvesting greens and dealing with aphids. Continue reading “June Garden Tips: Aphid Control and When to Harvest Greens”

Racial Justice Requires Food Justice

The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have punctuated the centuries of systemic racism in our country with an immediate call to action. Sierra Harvest joins with all individuals and organizations that are committed to challenging ourselves, our communities, and our systems to create an equitable society for everyone, with freedom from violence, and opportunities to thrive. Continue reading “Racial Justice Requires Food Justice”

Not All Heroes Wear Capes!

Michael and Shanon Whamond of Hillview Farms

Not all heroes and heroines wear capes – some wear kitchen aprons and others wear farm boots!  And this is where our story begins with 300 pounds of fresh, spring lettuce delivered by two passionate organic farmers to three Nevada County school districts who continue to provide school lunches (to-go style) for low-income families during COVID.

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