Rainbow OMG Weekly Post 27/07/22

Evan playing Bass with The Go Set @ Mac’s Hotel, Portland 23/07/22
We Also Play Music!

You may or may not be aware that Evan was a touring musician in a past life, in fact Evan proposed to Jill mid-set, on stage at the Northcote Social Club. We had an excellent weekend, filling in on bass guitar for The Go Set while their current bass player was away. Jill and Evan packed up the car immediately after deliveries on Friday and drove down to the coast for one last getaway before our new baby arrives and life gets even busier. 

We had a fantastic time catching up with band mates, friends and fans and Evan got his musical therapy kick to keep his creative energies flowing. Music is a huge part of our lives, almost as big as gardening and we were very grateful for one of our very brief and infrequent holidays. We even managed to wild forage some Plantain for our medicinal herb gardens on the way home.

Notes from the Garden

Our first Broccoli heads have formed and will be available this week in 500 g bags of various sized florets.

Last week was a Stop Week in the Lunar Calendar ending this coming Thursday. We obviously took the weekend off but have also been weeding, organising sheds, fixing trellis wire and have nearly finished assembling our latest and largest ever compost pile.

Most of our early Summer seeds have now germinated in the Nursery. We should have Summer crops available again from early October this year, as opposed to December/January last year. Our Nursery skills are growing with the business.

As we have harvested almost half a bed of Beetroots we are offering Blemmy Beetroots @ $10/kg. “Blemmy’s” are our range of vegetables that are not quite the right shape or size but still taste delicious.

Our latest batch of Gardenkraut is also ready and available.

The latest Sunshine Salve is ready! Our new jars are 2.5 x the size of our previous jars so we have raised the price but increased the value for money. There are less than 20 available this time around as we are reserving quite a bit for our growing family. The larger jars will last a very long time, likely more than a year for most people.

We have new packaging for our Herbal Supplements. Our new jars contain a 3 month supply of 100 capsules compared to 50 and offer better value for money. 

We have changed over from Beef Liver Capsules to Beef Organ Capsules. These contain Beef Liver, Heart and Kidneys blended together and provide an even more beneficial nutritional profile than just Liver alone.

A reminder that some of our range is limited so please get your orders in quickly to secure your desired organic vegetables.

This week the Garden is providing Spinach (Limited), Broccoli (Limited) Red Russian Kale (limited) Sugar Snap Peas(Limited), Capsicums, Lettuce, Bok Choi, Carrots, Blemmy Beetroots and  Parsley.

Crops currently growing but not ready this week are Coriander, Celery and Red Cabbage.

Rainbow OMG Buyers Hubs  
Jeparit, Warracknabeal, Hopetoun, Beulah, Nhill, Dimboola etc

Are you interested in our delicious vegetables but live just that little bit too far away to be worth the drive to Rainbow just to pick up one order? 

We are looking for Rainbow OMG supporters from other towns in the region who are interested in working with us to increase the distribution of our organic vegetables and healthy lifestyle products. Buyers Hub organisers will be rewarded for their efforts.

If you would like a Rainbow OMG Buyers Hub in your town, please email “evan@rainbowomg.com” with your name and town and we will be in contact ASAP to kick start the process.

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: Broccoli

Broccoli is familiar to almost everyone, however did you know the leaves and stems are also edible and should be cooked and eaten along with the tops? As with most brassica’s Broccoli is packed with the following nutrients and health benefits:

  • Vitamin’s K, C, A and B6
  • Manganese, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium
  • Fibre, Protein, Folate and Vitamin E
  • Assists in Preventing Cancer
  • Lowers Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Levels
  • Supports Immune System Function
  • Slows Aging
  • Improves Teeth and Gum Health and Bone Density
  • Prevents Premature Aging of Skin
  • Promotes Wound Healing
  • Improves Eye Health
  • Assists in Detoxifying Blood
  • Assists in Liver Protection
  • Improves Hormonal Health and Adrenal Gland Functioning
  • Increases Metabolism and better management of a Healthy Weight
  • Promotes Cognitive Function, even into old age
  • Improves Fertility

Here are some ideas to get more Broccoli into your diet:

  • Every pasta sauce, soup, stew, curry or stir fry will welcome the addition of broccoli
  • Lightly fry broccoli with anchovies in your pan directly after cooking steaks for a delicious side dish. The meat juice will cook into the broccoli
  • Small florets can be snacked on raw although large amounts of raw broccoli is generally not recommended

Broccoli is a cool season crop in our climate and as such should be enjoyed thoroughly while it is available and replaced with Bok Choi when it is not. Order your Broccoli today.

This Week’s Available Produce and Supplements

Spinach $7.50
Broccoli $10
Capsicums $7.50
Kale $7.50
Butterhead Lettuce $7.50 
Sugar Snap Peas $7.50
Bok Choi $7.50
Blemmy Beetroots $10.00
Carrots $7.50 
Rainbow Chard $7.50
Parsley – 2 for the Price of 1 – $5.00
Gardenkraut – $15
Bovine Collagen Powder $10
Reishi Mushroom Capsules $35
Turmeric Capsules $35
Beef Organ Capsules $55 (NEW)
Moringa Capsules $55
Sunshine Salve $100

All items listed for $7.50 are discounted at 3 for $20 when paying with cash or cryptocurrency i.e. 1 x Lettuce, 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 Rainbow orders will be delivered from the new time of 1:00 pm Friday. For all clients who do not live in Rainbow, Local Pickup times can be arranged by contacting us.

We look forward to serving you,

Evan and Jill Young

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