Cucumbers - Pickling & Regular

Our cucumbers are slightly sweet, crunchy, and refreshing. They're a great way to rehydrate yourself on a hot Florida day. Try them sliced on greens, mixed with tomatoes and sour cream, or dipped in hummus. Needless to say, they also make incredible pickles.

 

Fresh From...

Our cucumbers are grown locally, right here in our own fields, early October to mid-December, and then early April to mid-June. They are sold by the pound. Depending on the season and availability, Jessica's Stand also sells Certified Organic cucumbers from other farms.

 

Health Benefits

Although much of the research is still in preliminary stages, evidence suggests that "three types of phytonutrients found in cucumbers provide us with valuable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits."

Source: whfoods.com


Nutrition Facts

"Cucumbers are also a very good source of free radical-scavenging vitamin C and the enzyme-cofactor molybdenum. They are also a good source of vision-supportive vitamin A; heart-healthy potassium, folate, dietary fiber and magnesium; and bone-supportive manganese."

Source: whfoods.com

Dandelion Greens

Our dandelion greens are very flavorful, with the distinctive bitter tones they're known for. They can be eaten raw, juiced, blanched, or stir-fried.

 

Fresh From...

Our dandelion greens are grown locally, right here in our own fields, September to mid-June. They are sold by the pound.

 

Health Benefits

"Historically, dandelion was prized for a variety of medicinal properties, and it contains a wide number of pharmacologically active compounds. Dandelion is used as folk remedies in North America, Mexico and China. Culturally, it was used to treat infections, bile and liver problems, as well as cancers, and as a diuretic. There is evidence to suggest it may have anti-inflammatory effects and assist with urinary tract infections in women."

Source: wikipedia.com


Nutrition Facts

A nutrient-dense food, dandelion greens are a good source of Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Potassium and Manganese.

Source: nutritiondata.self.com

Apricots

apricothalvedOur apricots are sweet and slightly tart, with smooth, brightly colored flesh.

Jessica's Stand regularly sells Certified Organic apricots by the pound.

 

Health Benefits

"Nutrients in apricots can help protect the heart and eyes, as well as provide the disease-fighting effects of fiber. The high beta-carotene content of apricots makes them important heart health foods."

Source: whfoods.com


Nutrition Facts

Good source of Dietary Fiber and Potassium, and a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.



Artichokes

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Artichokes are commonly boiled or steamed until tender, then dipped into lemon butter or aioli. Artichoke hearts can also be stuffed with a variety of ingredients, including herbs, spices, nuts, grains, vegetables, cheese, or meat.

 

Health Benefits

"The total antioxidant capacity of artichoke flower heads is one of the highest reported for vegetables...This diuretic vegetable is of nutritional value because of its exhibiting an aid to digestion, strengthening of the liver function and gall bladder function, and raising of the HDL/LDL ratio. This reduces cholesterol levels... also seems to have a bifidogenic [prebiotic] effect on beneficial gut bacteria."

Source: wikipedia.com


Nutrition Facts

Good source of Niacin, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate and Manganese.

Arugula

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Our arugula is light, savory, and slightly spicy. Try it in salads, sandwiches, or wraps. Arugula can also be used to make pesto, in place of basil, or as a pizza topping.


Fresh From...

Our Arugula is grown locally, right here in our own fields, September to mid-June, and is sold by the pound. Depending on the season and availability, Jessica's Stand also sells Certified Organic baby arugula from other farms, in 1 lb and 5 oz containers.

 

Health Benefits

"It has been grown in the Mediterranean area since Roman times, and is considered an aphrodisiac."

 Source: wikipedia.com


Nutrition Facts

Very good source of Vitamin K, Vitamin A, and Folate. Also contains Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Manganese.

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