Our food

 
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Tomatoes

Contrary to what you may think, tomatoes are actually fruits (berries to be specific)! They are a great source of vitamin C and the easiest plant to grow in your own home.

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Basil

This herb is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial. It is often paired with tomatoes when used for cooking.

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Thyme

This shrub-like herb has a slightly minty flavor and is often dried and ground up before it is used for cooking.

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Strawberries

Studies have shown that strawberries are better for your health when they are organic, as they contain higher levels of anti-cancer compounds. Organic strawberries taste good too! Before developing into a red, juicy fruit, these berries start off small, white, and bitter.

Raspberries

These berries contain iron, vitamin C, and antioxidants which are great for your health. Before the fruit develops, some raspberry plants grow prickly red flowers.

Mint

This aromatic, cool-tasting herb is widely used in tea or to give a dish an extra pop!

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Comfrey

This herb is widely known for its medicinal uses, most famously, its ability to help broken bones heal.

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Peas

These tasty legumes grow abundantly in our gardens. Feel free to come and visit to experience their crunchy texture and sweet taste!

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Tulsi

This herb is native to India and is used in a wide variety of herbal remedies. In some parts of India, tulsi is a symbol of good luck.

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Apples

Our crisp, sweet apples are perfectly organic and very tasty. Apples are a versatile fruit and are used to make pies, sauces, juices, fritters, and more.

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Mustard

This vegetable has a rich, spicy taste. Mustard seeds are commonly used to make mustard sauce, but the leaves share the same strong taste.

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Valerian

This perennial herb is often used as a treatment for insomnia and anxiety. It is native to Asia and Europe.

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Melon

These juicy, sweet fruit start off as yellow flowers growing on a vine-like plant. Melon plants have male and female flowers (male outnumbering female) meaning that only a small proportion of flowers will bear fruit.

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Asparagus

This is a perennial plant whose yield is often treated like a vegetable when cooking. The asparagus plant appears featherlike.

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Sunflower

These plants, which are grown primarily for their seeds, are easily identifiable by their tall, hairy stalks and their large yellow flowers with a black center.

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Elderberry

These berries are a powerful immune booster. Before the fruit develops, the plant lets out bunches of small, white, sweet-smelling flowers.

currant

These small, tart fruit grow on a shrub-like plant and are often used to make jams and pies.

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Red Cabbage

This leafy vegetable initially starts off as a sparse collection of leaves which fills in and takes its recognizable form as the plant matures.

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Kale

This plant is characterized by its long, loose leaves. Leaves are simply ripped off the stalk to harvest. Kale is packed with nutrients and antioxidants and is an excellent source of Vitamin C.

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collard greens

These leafy vegetables are from the same family as kale, and can aid in weight loss.

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zucchini

This long, green, cylindrical vegetable is actually a variety of squash. Above, we can see the a zucchini plant before it has flowered.

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Swiss chard

This green, leafy vegetable is packed with nutrients and often eaten sautéed.

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Garlic

The plants are grown for their pungent, strong-tasting bulbs and long, green stalks.

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pepper

Bell-pepper plants are cultivated for their multi-colored, slightly sweet yield.

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Celery

These long, fibrous stalks take about 140 days to fully grow and mature before they are ready to be harvested.

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peanuts

This plant is grown for its harvestable nuts which can be eaten raw, made into butters and spreads, and much more.

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Beans

These legumes are rich in protein, and start off as pinkish flowers as seen above.

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broccoli

A large bunch of dark green flowers surrounded by leaves. Broccoli should be harvested before the buds flower or become un-bunched.

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Beebalm

These flowers are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds alike. Medically, beebalm possesses several antibacterial properties.

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pineapple

These tropical fruit are grown by planting the head of another fruit! They can take around 3 years to fully develop from cutting to fruit.

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hollyhocks

These are vibrant flowering plants, of which some can grow past 5 feet. The picture above depicts baby hollyhocks.