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Week 5: Kale

All About It:

Kale is a hardy green.Kale is a hardy green that when planted, can survive when temps dip into the low 20s. But just because it can tolerate a cool spring in Minnesota, doesn’t mean you should forget about it when the weather grows warmer.

Kale can be grown all summer to make salads and smoothies. It can also be baked to make kale chips, which are arguably the healthiest snack food ever. And its ability to survive colder temperatures makes an ideal plant to grow in your fall garden too.

Just be careful when weeding around your kale plants. Its roots are close to the surface, so you could harm your plant if you dig too deep around it.

Recipes:

Salad with Sunflower Oil

Baked Kale Chips

Kale Green Smoothie

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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

Paynesville

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