Spring Has Sprung
Spring is almost upon us and it looks like it is going to be a wet season, having received over 74 mm just this month. For those who are unaware the Equinox marks the beginning of Spring as this signifies more daylight than darkness until the next Equinox in 6 months. Only a bureaucrat in a climate controlled office, likely wearing a mask by themselves, could apply a meaningless date of September 1st to such an important season. We love Spring as it marks the beginning stages of all the warm season favourites like Tomatoes, Capsicums, Cucumbers, Zucchini etc
Notes From The Garden
This is a Stop Week in the Lunar Calendar so we have been working on water infrastructure, weeding and making a new Gardenkraut. As we have now harvested some Red Cabbage this Gardenkraut contains Red Cabbage, Daikon Radish, Carrots, Beetroots, Ginger and Turmeric and will be ready in a few weeks. We have some very large, over 2kg, Cabbage heads for sale this week. More on Cabbage below.
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.
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 Red Cabbage, Butterhead Lettuce, Rainbow Chard, Spinach, Sugar Snap Peas (limited), Celery (Limited) Red Russian Kale, Broccoli (limited), Carrots, Beetroots, Coriander and Parsley
Crops currently growing but not ready this week are Bok Choi.
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 “firstname.lastname@example.org” 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: Red Cabbage
Red Cabbage is familiar to most people, at Rainbow OMG we primarily grow it as an ingredient for one of our probiotic ferments. This usually leaves us with a surplus of very large heads for a few weeks each year so don’t delay!
Red Cabbage is another potent Brassica containing the following nutrition and health benefits:
- Vitamin’s C, K, A
- Manganese, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium
- Vitamin B6, Folate, Thiamine, Riboflavin
- Boosts Immune System
- Fights Inflammation and Arthritis
- Promotes Healthy Bones and Reduces Osteoporosis
- Promotes a Healthy Gut when fermented
We think the best use of our Red Cabbage is to make Sauerkraut. This will give you the maximum health benefits and extend the enjoyment of this seasonal harvest. One of our large heads provides more than enough to make your own ferment at home, give it a try, order a Red Cabbage today!
This Week’s Available Produce and Supplements
Red Cabbage (2kg+) $30
Rainbow Chard $7.50
Sugar Snap Peas $7.50
Butterhead Lettuce $7.50
Coriander – $5.00
Parsley – $5.00
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