Finca Santa Marta – An Organic Finca in Panama

Organic farming in Panama

Preparing Our Greens for Market May 31, 2012

Filed under: Greens — kimlmiller @ 1:37 am

One of our specialties here at Finca Santa Marta is our flavorful greens.

Hellen is busy washing and drying our greens shortly after they have been harvested.  This process is to hydrate, clean and cool the tender leaves and get the produce ready for sale on market day.

By giving the fresh leaves a cool, quick swim and then a good spinning to dry them, we can ensure maximum crispness and freshness for market and a longer storage life throughout the week for our customers as well.

This large salad spinner makes processing the large amount of greens we harvest and prepare for market each week a much easier job.

Our team at Finca Santa Marta take great pride in bringing you fresh, flavorful  and nutritious organic produce.

Greens grown are:  arugula, bok choy, dandelion, lettuces, kale, collards, tatsoi, salad mix, chinese cabbage, mustard, beet greens, swiss chard and more.

It is a good practice to include different greens in your diet.  Each one has different nutrient profiles, so variety is good and we do offer a variety.

What other greens would you like to see us grow?

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2 Responses to “Preparing Our Greens for Market”

  1. Dona Says:

    We would like to see baby spinach. We are not fond of the larger leaf spinach, it has a stronger dirt taste than we would like.

    • Ron Miller Says:

      We have tried to grow several varieties of spinach at FSM without much success. We will continue to experiment until we find a variety that will grow well for us at our altitude.


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