Farmers Market Fresh Item
Week 4: Spinach
All About It:
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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University of Minnesota Extension: Growing Leafy Greens in Minnesota Home Gardens