Spinach is a well-known and loved nutritious green. Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a member of the Amaranthaceae family, the plant family that includes beet and chard. Spinach is believed to have originated in ancient Persia, after which it spread to China and other parts of Asia through trade. Spinach can be used raw or cooked, […]
We are excited to be at the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. supplying market goers with fresh greens and high quality vegetables. Here’s what we’re featuring this month. Hope to see you at the market!
As the final few weeks of winter approach I find myself remembering the season and the challenges, lessons and gifts that it has left with me. Spring planning is well underway, our vision for the coming season is full of potential and excitement. The first of many seedlings have sprouted, destined to fill the waiting […]
Microgreens are the young leaves of plants from different plant families, frequently used as salad greens and herbs. Microgreens is an umbrella term that includes ‘shoots’, the stage from 7 to 14 days, and ‘microgreens’ or ‘baby’ from 14 to 21 days. Microgreens contain higher amounts of phytonutrients and minerals and lower nitrate than their […]
Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) is a member of the aromatic flowering plant family that includes carrot, celery and parsley. Cilantro microgreens are indeed aromatic, with a citrusy and grassy flavour. Cilantro is used in many cuisines such as Latin American and Asian cuisines. People may have strong reactions to the flavour of cilantro, with some loving […]
At Sunrise Gardens we dehydrate fruit and vegetables, both to reduce food waste and to offer out-of-season specialty products. A few of our favourite dehydrated products are the vegetable mix, raspberries, saskatoons, beet crunch, and root vegetable crunch. The vegetable mix makes an awesome soup that is really easy to use on camping trips; gourmet […]