July’s Harvest of the Month is corn! We are thrilled to have Jackie Lee, the new Executive Chef of Watershed at the Owl, share her culinary expertise and down-home love for corn with us this month.
Updates & Helpful Tips
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.
Welcome July! By now, home gardens are in full swing. If you aren’t harvesting yet- worry not- your time is coming! Here are a few things to be on the lookout for this month:
It takes building community to feed a community, and thanks to a new partnership between this month’s Local Food Heroes Curt Chittock of Simply Country and Starbright Acres Family Farm, there’s going to be even more local food available to nourish the people of Western Nevada County.
The Harvest of the Month for June is zucchini! In addition to being delicious, zucchini packs a nutritious punch as a good source of vitamin C. It is also a source of manganese which helps with bone formation. Keep those bones healthy and strong this summer by enjoying zucchini- appearing at farmer’s markets starting this weekend!
It’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” →
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” →
Sierra Harvest is excited to announce a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program for the 2020 season! Bring the fresh flavors of the Food Love Farm to your home for just $30 each week!
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.