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What's New at Twisting Twig Garden

Posted 7/25/2017 11:41am by Stefanie Jaeger.

Greetings from Twisting Twig,  

It is hard to believe that this is already the final delivery of July. I hope that you all have been enjoying the veggies so far. For those of you unfamiliar with our farm, I would like to give you a brief introduction.   Twisting Twig Gardens and Orchard is a diverse micro-farm located on the Bayfield peninsula halfway between Bayfield and Cornucopia. My family and I have been working to transition an abandoned farmstead back into production since 2009. Our vision is to create a low-input, biodiverse agricultural ecosystem which integrates trees and shrubs with annuals and, eventually, animals. Not only are we growing vegetables and fruits, but also promoting systems which yield soil fertility, farm resiliency, wildlife habitat, and beauty.   The focus of our production gardens is to grow veggies that are chemical-free, nutrient-dense, and taste delicious. Although we are growing a variety of crops, we specialize in growing lettuce, tomatoes, garlic, and shallots. Surrounding the gardens and throughout the farm, we are managing our “wild” apple orchard for cider production.   This week we are pleased to be contributing Italian parsley to your boxes. One of my favorite garden pleasures is the scent of freshly cut parsley stems as I am harvesting and bunching. Not only is this herb flavorful and versatile, but it is also a nutritional powerhouse. Research suggests that it is rich in vitamins and minerals, has anti-inflammatory properties, supports healthy kidney function, and contains cancer-fighting compounds. We love to add it to smoothies and sprinkle it fresh on to salads and pastas.  

Hope you enjoy! Thanks for supporting us and the other producers in your Lake Superior CSA.  

Have a great week, Rob