The Cycles of Life
This week we had the sombre task of replacing our Chicken flock. This involved dispatching our 3 remaining old birds in order to welcome 14 new layers into our micro farm. The deliberate act of taking another life is something we approach we respect and gratitude. We thanked our old girls for all their eggs and hard work making compost for us before their lives were ended peacefully and quickly. We are not vegetarians however chose not to eat these birds and instead will compost their bodies and blood and return them to the earth.
Notes from the Garden
This week is a Stop week in the Lunar Calendar and as such we have neither transplanted or seeded any new crops. As noted above we did however dispatch our chickens and muck out their entire yard to give it a deep clean before welcoming our new flock. The result was this enormous compost pile in the featured picture.
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 Butterhead Lettuce, Spinach, Celery (Limited) Red Russian Kale, Broccoli (limited), Sugar Snap Peas, Carrots, Beetroots, Coriander and Parsley.
Crops currently growing but not ready this week are Capsicum, Bok Choi, 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 “email@example.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: Spinach
Spinach is one of our most popular crops and needs no introduction. Our Spinach leaves are quite large and will keep fresh for weeks (not days) in your fridge, it is delicious eaten raw or cooked and is packed with the following nutritional and health benefits:
- Vitamin’s K, A, C and B6
- Manganese, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Copper, Phosphorus, Zinc, Sodium and Selenium
- Folate, Riboflavin and Thiamine and Niacin
- Protects Against Cancer
- Defends Against Heart Disease
- Boosts Immunity
- Stabilises Blood Sugar
- Maintains Healthy Vision
- Supports Bone Health
- Keeps Skin Glowing
- Aids in Detoxification
- Preserves Brain Health
- High in Magnesium
Here are some ideas to get more Spinach into your diet:
- Buy more or grow more of it 🙂
Spinach grows and tastes best in cooler weather and as such is a seasonal vegetable in our Market Garden. Order you Spinach today.
This Week’s Available Produce and Supplements
Butterhead Lettuce $7.50
Sugar Snap Peas $7.50
Rainbow Chard $7.50
Coriander – $5.00
Parsley – $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 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 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