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Week 4: Spinach

All About It:

The two main types of spinach are smooth leaf and savoy leaf.Unlike Popeye, you don’t want to eat canned spinach. Choosing locally grown spinach ensures that the greens don’t become wilted and crushed in transport.

The two main types of spinach are smooth leaf and savoy leaf. Smooth-leafed spinach is easier to clean, which is why it’s usually chosen for processed spinach. Savoy leaf spinach has greater texture and handles cold weather better than the smooth variety.

Spinach is a good source of Vitamin A, C, K, manganese, potassium, iron and some phytonutrients, which may help prevent disease.

Fresh spinach will keep for two to three weeks if kept in very cool place (around 32 degrees F).


Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Easy Sautéed Spinach

Spinach Berry Salad

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Fresh Food Links:

MFMA: Find a Farmers' Market Near You

Minnesota Grown

University of Minnesota Extension: Growing Leafy Greens in Minnesota Home Gardens

Farmers Markets at CentraCare Health

Farmers Markets are available at the following CentraCare Health locations:

St. Cloud

Every Thursday through Oct. 13 at CentraCare Health Plaza, from 3 - 6 pm

Long Prairie

Every Friday through Oct. 14 at CentraCare Health—Long Prairie from 2 - 6:30 pm


The 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month through Oct. 27 at CentraCare Health—Paynesville , 11 am - 1 pm