Welcome to the 2018 main season with Farmer Dave's. For many members this is a continuation of the spring share which began in early March, for others this is something new. All will find the fruits and vegetables a little different than what is offered at the supermarkets. Our fruits and vegetables will be a little more rustic and less picture perfect. Most flavors of our produce will be more robust. It is in our rustic and robust flavors that are hidden more nutrients and better health. You can not exactly see the nutrients in food. But, when you see that perfect looking tomato in the supermarket and take it home to find it to be merely a red globe of water, you can surmise that it is must be lacking in something that the tomato of our grandparents days was prized for- true flavor and nutrients.
In growing food sustainably, some of our fruits and vegetables may appear imperfect. We often have a choice between allowing some insect damage, or covering the crop with chemicals. We also eat this food and feed it to our families and so desire it to be the most healthy and nutritious possible. While growing healthy food is not easy, knowing that our members want the best food for themselves and their families drives us to grow for health, rather than growing for the perfect looking grade that the supermarkets require. Healthy food is our focus and passion.
Thank you for trusting in your Farmer and hats off to a wonderful season ahead.