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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

This Season's Trip to Brockway Farms

When I got the call from Mark letting me know the harvest was coming in, I wasted no time getting to the Brockway Sweetcorn Farms. Located on highway 67, about 1/2 mile past Alcoa, (look for the Brockway Sweetcorn sign, a classic red tractor and an American flag), the farm's offerings include more than the name implies-- Swiss chard, peppers, herbs, tomatoes, fresh garlic, flowers, hot peppers, pumpkins and a lot more!

You'll be interested to know that all the crops there are organic, grown with stream feed irrigation and fish based fertilizer. A visitor will immediately notice the presence butterflies, frogs, and bumble bees-- telltale signs of a healthy organic farm, unlike “traditional” fields where few living things survive the pesticides.

This years recipe is our take on the popular health drink "green drink", or as we call it, Super Drink of Love!

Super Drink of Love, The Brockway/Happy Diabetic Recipe-
2 cups fresh Swiss chard
1 bunch of kale
1/2 to 1 cup water diced
2 cups diced cucumber
3 stacks diced celery
2 diced apples
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
2 diced bananas
Agave nectar (also called agave syrup) or 2 T Splenda or Stevia


Cut all the veggies and fruit into small pieces. Combine all ingredients into a blender. Unless you have a large capacity blender, I recommend mixing the kale, Swiss chard and water in a food processor first. Puree on high speed until liquid.

This makes approximately 28-30 ounces, or 3-4 servings.

Friday, July 6, 2012

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