This time of year in Michigan is notorious for inclement weather, and this season is no different, but we’re not letting that stop us! We’ve been busy this spring at Soil Friends and we have lots of crops planted, it will be a bountiful harvest season!
Red & Green Cabbage
Summer Squash is a rich source of Vitamin A and C, magnesium, fiber, folate, riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium and Vitamin B6. In addition, it is high in manganese, a mineral which helps the body process fats, carbohydrates, and glucose. Here’s some of our freshly planted Summer Squash!
Tomatoes are also an excellent source vitamin C, biotin, molybdenum, and vitamin K. They are also a very good source of copper, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin B6, folate, niacin, vitamin E, and phosphorus. Tomatoes are widely known for their outstanding antioxidant content, including, of course, their oftentimes-rich concentration of lycopene. Look how little these guys are right now, they will be huge in just a few weeks!
Onions contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar. The phytochemicals in onions along with their vitamin C help improve immunity. Onions have been cultivated for centuries for their ability to reduce inflammation, as well. We planted lots of them!
Strawberries are an excellent source of antioxidant-promoting vitamin C and manganese. They are also a very good source of dietary fiber, iodine, and folate. Plus, strawberries are a good source of copper, potassium, biotin, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin B6, and omega-3 fatty acids. Behold! Our first Strawberry blossom of the season!