Growing Cabbage: Tips and Recipes

Cabbage Food White Cabbage Healthy Raw Vegetables

The Versatile Veggie – Enjoyed both cooked and raw.  Our best year-round source of Vitamins A and C. Read More

Why Buy Local?

Promotes wholesome eating habits.

Locally grown food tastes better, and is better for you. The produce is vine-ripened and has been picked within the past couple of days. Fresh produce loses nutrients quickly, so the longer it sits the less you, the consumer, get out of it. The shorter storage and/or transportation time also helps avoid post-harvest contamination.

Provides access to locally grown, farm-fresh produce.

Shoppers have the opportunity to personally interact with the farmer who grows the produce at the Saturday Market. You can put a face with the name of the farm that grows what you eat, as well as ask them about their growing practices and cooking tips.

Builds community.

The Saturday Market brings people together in a social atmosphere where the mixing of diverse demographic groups is enabled. The Market also enhances sense of place for Greenville because it fills citizens with a feeling of pride in their community.

Preserves open space and supports a clean environment.

Contributing to local farms means that they do not have to sell their property. Not selling property means that the agricultural landscape, or “country”, will be protected from commercial development, not to mention it provides a home for many forms of wildlife. Crops keep the soil fertile, help prevent erosion, and fight global warming. Buying local also helps reduce energy consumption because locally produced food does not require significant transportation or storage.

Supports the local economy.

The Market gives farmers an additional outlet to sell their merchandise at a fair price. In addition, the downtown businesses also benefit because many Market customers patronize another nearby business. Bottom line: buying local keeps money within the community.

How To: Organic Gardening

Organic gardening is one of the most popular forms of gardening in the world today. This is due mainly for concern regarding one’s health and that of the environment. High quality organic gardening information is critical for growing and cultivating the many different species of plants that the farmer or gardener raises. Read More

Certified Organic Food

With the release of organic products is growing rapidly, government agencies have taken to make sure that the public is what we do, especially organic food certificates from reputable suppliers. We need more from agriculture without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides to make the service of organic food certificates. Every aspect of a growing process must meet strict standards to gain the certification of seed, which is grown in a process that goes to the consumer. Read More

7 Reasons to Eat Organic

Like any other industry, the primary goal of the food industry is to make money. Read More

The Wonder of Organic Eggs

Breeding hens in your garden is a good way of getting your own fresh and organic eggs. They do not take a lot of space and are easy to look after. Chicken food does not cost a lot as well so there’s no reason why everyone can’t do it. Read More

Organic Vegetable Gardening

Organic vegetable gardening is now a fast growing market and industry all over the world. Many people are becoming more and more aware of the dangers of traditional farming and gardening as well as the merits of organic vegetable gardening. Read More

Growing Herbs at Home

Although growing beautiful flowers like roses or daisies can bring great joy to a gardener, growing herbs at home is also an easy task and very enjoyable. It permits you to do some gardening and save some money at the same time. There are some herbs you can easily grow and that allows you to have fresh herbs anytime. This is the best way to have tastier food because fresh herbs boost the aroma and taste of foods. Read More

The Benefits of Organic Living

The awareness of health problems, and the wish to live green, has led people to choose to adopt organic living. Organic living refers to organic food, organic clothes, ornganic furniture, organic skin care and so on. Read More