There are organic vegetables that we receive each week in our CSA shares. What about organic grains? Steve is introducing quinoa to our CSA shares with 1 pound on Jan 28th. You can order more quinoa in 1lb, 5lb or 25lb bags starting this week for special order. This grain has been harvested in South America for centuries and was one of the three staple foods, along with corn and potatoes, of the Inca civilization. Steve brings this quinoa from Mosca, CO at White Mountain Farm.
Here is a little about quinoa from the White Mountain Farm website:
This Mother Grain of the Incas has been grown in the Andes of South America for centuries. Quinoa is a small seed about the size of millet. It is very high in protein and is closer to the United Nation’s FAO ideal balance for amino acids than any other common cereal grain. Quinoa is high in essential amino acids: lysine, methionine, and cystine, which are particularly important for vegetarian diets and in correcting deficiencies in legume diets. Quinoa is high in calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin E and some of the B vitamins. Colorado-grown Quinoa has a rich, delicate, nutty taste and can be substituted for nearly any grain in almost any recipe.
I will post more recipes and information on quinoa next week. If you want to place and order, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 473-1403. Thank you.