Posts by Randy Farrar

Carrots and Fennel with Almonds

Carrots and Fennel with Almonds

Carrots and Fennel are roasted in the oven, highlighting their natural flavor and sweetness. A great accompaniment for any dinner. Like celery, fennel is filling and yet surprisingly low in calories. One cup of fennel is only 27 calories. Fennel offers potassium, vitamin C, and small amounts of folate. Carrots and Fennel Ingredients 1 pound…

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Fall Harvest Rainbow Casserole for Healthy Diet

Fall Harvest Rainbow Casserole

This Fall Harvest Rainbow Casserole is filled with plenty of healthy fiber, lean protein, and Cruciferous greens, and beta-carotene.  This is kind of like a new-age version of the old shepherd’s pie if you will.  This dish can also be made ahead which makes it great for the upcoming holidays Fall Harvest Rainbow Casserole Ingredients…

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Spicy Cold Zucchini Soup – With a Spicy Kick

Spicy Cold Zucchini Soup

Spicy Cold Zucchini Soup is an easy cold blender soup with a spicy kick to it that is delightful in the heat of summer.  I used yellow zucchini to make this, but use your favorite summer squash or whatever you have on hand. Summer squashes are a good source of most vitamins and minerals, as well as…

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The Blood Orange – Many Health Benefits

Blood Orange

The Blood Orange is a wonderfully sweet and beautifully colored citrus fruit. It is smaller than other types of oranges, with a reddish blush skin. The inside flesh is maroon or even dark red. Along with their beautiful red color, they have a perceptible and delicious raspberry taste to their flavor. Blood Oranges may have…

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Zutano Avocado – A Rare Tasty Delight

zutano avocado

The Zutano Avocado is not an avocado you would find in the grocery store. One reason is that it is used as a pollinator for the Hass avocado and other more popular avocados and not planted in large numbers in the grove. Another is that it is a “green” avocado. Unlike Hass, green avocados stay…

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Nature’s Way of Disruptive Technology

natures way of disruptive technology

Disruptive technology will often kill current technologies, change the course of a trend, and even destroy jobs. But a disruptive technology may also be short-lived. A simple example of a disruptive technology that changed our lives and pretty much destroyed an industry is Uber. An example of a short-lived disruptive technology is the Blackberry. The…

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Bell Peppers – Long List of Health Benefits

bell peppers

Bell peppers are technically a fruit but are often used and treated as a vegetable. They belong to the nightshade family (Tomato, Eggplant, Potatoes). There are variations in taste and color, ranging from deep green to bright red and orange in color, and from slightly hot to sweet in taste. They have a long list…

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Chop and Drop – A Busy Person’s Best Friend

chop and drop

One of the most fun concepts of Permaculture is Chop and Drop. The concept of Chop and Drop is pruning, cutting or chopping woody perennials, shrubs and trees, and letting everything fall to the ground. Nature hates bare soil, and this is a way to naturally mulch your soil (like a forest) to feed the…

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Top 6 Reasons to Join Your Local CSA

Top 6 reasons to join Harvest2U's CSA (1)

There are many great reasons to join your local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Eat healthy fresh fruits and vegetables, value, learn about new foods &  cooking techniques, community, variety, the environment, choices, quality, the list goes on! 6 Reasons to Join a CSA 1. Eat Healthier When you start picking up a box of fruits…

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Rough Lemon – A Rare and Unique Citrus

rough lemon

Have you ever heard of Rough Lemon? I hadn’t either until one of my organic small farmer friends said she had some lemons for our Harvest2U customers. I asked what the variety was, and she said she didn’t know. I asked her to send me a picture, and when I saw it, I doubted very…

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