Many people ask Rosemary about organic food and if it's really possible to have clean food in today's world.
Friends Sharon and Mike helped us expedite seeding this year, ensuring our seasonal veggies are ready for you on time.
Rosemary answers questions about Glycemic Index, starchy carbs, and the best potatoes for your blood sugar.
The team at Tour 564 was out for a summer visit and caught our sunchokes hand-harvesting process. Take a quick peek!
Stay tuned to see what we cook up this year.
Rosemary was interviewed on Shaw TV's "Amber Approved". Great info packed into only 8 minutes!
Poplar Bluff Organics owner Rosemary Wotske explains how to plant potatoes the right way. You can be a successful gardener and grow delicious, healthy potatoes if you start them off right.
We all need antioxidants to protect our health, but did you know you can find rich sources right here?
We have varieties of vegetables that beat out blueberries in the antioxidants race. Read on:
Ask for Russian Blue potatoes and Purple Haze carrots for a delicious win for your health.
You don’t have to be a plant scientist to know intuitively that that would be a bad idea. But why is it that very little of food value would grow in sand? The answer is, like all living things, vegetables need nutrition to grow.
Poplar Bluff’s dark, rich organic soil is chock full of soil creatures that find, build and deliver life-sustaining nutrients to the plant. The plants trade the sugar they make for the minerals and nutrients delivered. The more nutrients, the more sugar the plant makes. Eventually, there is so much sugar that it is just stored in the veggie for later (yep, they hoard sweets). A well-fed root veggie doesn’t burn all that sugar, so that’s what creates the unbeatable flavour.
The famous Kennebec potato is sought after by French fry aficionados everywhere. Problem is, they’ll go green within four hours of light exposure, so they’re not sold in stores.
Restaurant chefs seek out Kennebecs for their amazing properties, but you can bring them home, too.
Just make an appointment at Poplar Bluff Organics to pick them up, or ask your organic grocery store to order them in for you. Keep them in a paper bag in the fridge until you’re ready to cook.
For unbeatable flavour and nutrition in potatoes, go for the gold, the heavy lifters in the nutrient category. There's a direct correlation between colour and nutrient density in vegetables. The darker the flesh, the more packed with nutrients; the more nutrient dense, the better the flavour. Golds have tons of carotenes, Vitamin A family, and lutein for eye health. Just be sure to serve with butter or oil, since carotene needs fat to be absorbed. Powerful stuff!
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