By EarthDance Farm to School Educator Joia Walker
The What’s Fresh initiative was started in efforts to encourage our community to eat and grow healthy vegetables. EarthDance is not only growing fresh and organic produce, but is also teaching the community how to do it during our Summer Apprenticeship. The Summer Apprenticeship is a 10 week, full-time training program that allows participants to dive right into farm life. From June 1 – August 9th, apprentices will explore greenhouse seeding and propagation, preparing fields for planting, crop cultivation and more! Applications are open for this paid apprenticeship now. https://apply.workable.com/earthdance-organic-farm-school-2/j/6BC457AF9C/
So What’s Fresh in March? This month we’re featuring spinach! All leafy greens are a great source of vitamins and minerals that help the body function at its best but the spinach leaf is a small leaf that packs a mighty punch. It’s no wonder why Popeye loved it so much! Spinach is full of antioxidants, reduces inflammation, improves eyesight and even contributes to bone health. While Popeye ate his spinach out of the can, we prefer to eat it fresh from the fields! No matter if you prefer spinach in a creamy spinach dip or fresh and raw in a salad, spinach is a great green to eat year round.
You can find EarthDance-grown spinach at our booth at the Ferguson winter farmers market on March 18th and April 15th, at the outdoor Ferguson Farmers Market and the EarthDance Pay What You Can Farm Stand, beginning in May!
Want to know how to make a delicious and dairy-free spin dip? Check out the recipe below or find it on https://www.karissasvegankitchen.com/vegan-spinach-dip/
Vegan Spinach Dip
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courtesy of Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen https://www.karissasvegankitchen.com/vegan-spinach-dip/
This easy and creamy Vegan Spinach Dip made with garlic, onion, dairy-free cream cheese and fresh spinach, is a crowd-pleasing and sharable appetizer.
Thanks for reading “What’s Fresh” in March!
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Ferguson Winter Market:
Date: April 15, 2023
Time: 9:00 am
Location: St Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 33 N Clay Ave, Ferguson, MO 63135.