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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 Market at CentraCare Health — Paynesville

The final Farmers Market of the year at CentraCare Health—Paynesville will be on October 27th from 11 am to 1 pm.

Thanks to everyone who has made it out this year!