Are your fruits and veggies OLD? and by old we mean HEIRLOOM.
“Ever since we invented agriculture ten thousand years ago, we have been selecting fruits and vegetables that are high in starch and sugar and low in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. As a result, there is a dramatic nutritional difference between the wild plants in our original diet and the man-made varieties we eat today. Some wild potatoes, for example, have twenty times more antioxidants than our modern russets. Wild tomatoes have up to thirty times more cancer-fighting lycopene than most super-market tomatoes.” – Jo Robinson Eating on the Wild Side
This Spring Ellwood Thompson’s is going back to where we began with heirloom produce. These heirloom varieties are more nutritious, organic, non-GMO, local vegetables and fruits. This initiative is an effort to regain the wealth of nutrients we lost from our diets thousands of years ago. Follow us on our journey, we will keep you up to date with the produce coming through our door and it’s nutritional value.