Rain, Rain, Glorious Rain
Hello everyone, we were blessed with two breaks over the weekend. The first being taking a week off from our deliveries to do catch up tasks all over the farm, the second being the Autumn Break rains, we have measured over 20 mm on the weekend and another 4 mm last night. We really celebrate the Autumn Break as it means we no longer have mass irrigation to contend with on a daily basis. The cooler months allow us more free time to work both ‘on’ an ‘in’ the business rather than just keep up with everything.
This Week’s Available Produce and Supplements
Rainbow Salad 300g $10
Carrots 750g $7.50
Zucchini 500g $5
Rainbow Chard $7.50
Sugar Snap Peas 400g $10.00 (limited)
Red Capsicum $7.50 (1-2 weeks) Basil $5.00 (1-2 weeks)
Red Russian Kale $7.50 (limited)
Butterhead Lettuce $7.50
Garlic 200g $10
OMG Eggs $10
Cucumbers 500g $7.50
Beetroots 500g $7.50 (1-2 weeks)
Bok Choi $7.50
Parsley $5 (1-2 weeks) Cherry Tomatoes 500g $10
Silver Health Range $13.95-$49.95
Cod Liver Oil & Butter Oil Gel $84.90
Gardenkraut 400g $15 (3-4 weeks)
Bovine Collagen Powder $10
Clean Sweep $10
Reishi Mushroom Capsules $55
Turmeric Capsules $55
Beef Organ Capsules $55 (1-2 weeks)
Green Machine Capsules $55
Sunshine Salve $100
This Week On YouTube
Our latest video is live on YouTube in which Jill discusses Easter, the changing seasons and living in tune with natural cycles.
Notes From The Garden
At Rainbow OMG we plant by the Moon as much as we possible can. We do this as we recognise the centuries long wisdom of farmers observing that different stages on the Moon co-relate to growth in different parts of the plant. The cycle is Leaf, Flower, Fruit, Root, Stop.
Last week was a Root Week in the Lunar Calendar, so we have been doing bed preparations for Onions, broke new ground in 4 beds for this years Garlic, seeded Beetroots in the Nursery and weeded our younger Carrot and Beetroot beds. As usual we also planted and seeded 1 bed worth of Lettuce. We are really seeing the slow down in growth rate as the sunlight hours diminish. We are hopeful that a few days of sunshine after this rain will really kick on our Spinach beds which are still quite small.
This week the Garden is providing Sugar Snap Peas, Celery, Bok Choi, Butterhead Lettuce, Garlic, Zucchini’s, Eggs, Rainbow Chard, Cucumbers, Carrots, Red Russian Kale and Coriander.
Crops currently growing but not ready are Cherry Tomatoes, Beetroots, Spinach, Capsicums, Sugar Snap Peas, Rainbow Salad, Beetroots.
Some of our products may be a little different to what customers are used to so we will be providing Product Profiles in our Weekly Post and in a dedicated page on our website. This will provide recipe ideas and nutritional information for all of the vegetables and products we offer.
Product Focus: Rainbow Chard
The ever beautiful Rainbow Chard is simply multi coloured Silverbeet. Rather than just green and white Silverbeet, Rainbow Chard comes in red, pink, orange, yellow, white with pink stripes, white and more allowing you to Eat The Rainbow. Rainbow Chard is far more heat tolerant that traditional Spinach and is generally available all year.
Rainbow Chard is a nutritional powerhouse being low in calories and containing:
- Vitamin’s K, A, C & E
- Anti Oxidants
- Phytonutrients and more.
Rainbow Chard can be best described as salty spinach crossed with celery. It is best served lightly cooked and is generally prepared by cutting the leaves off the stem, then slicing the stem up like celery and the leaves like spinach.
Rainbow Chard can be used a spinach substitute in any cooked meal such as:
- Stir Fry
- “Spinach” Pie
- Added to baked beans
- An ingredient in vegetable stock
Rainbow Chard grows all year in climate and is an important staple in a seasonal diet.
Order your Rainbow Chard today.
All items listed for $7.50 are available at a discount of 3 for $20 when paying with cash or Bitcoin i.e. 1 x Rainbow Chard, 1 x Capsicum and 1 x Carrots = $20.
Please head to www.rainbowomg.com to finalise your orders by 5:00 am Friday morning. All orders will be delivered from 1:00 pm Friday starting in Rainbow.
We look forward to serving you,
Evan and Jill Young