Author: jerryconn

Daytime Blue Ridge Visits Four Oaks Farms!

We recently had the pleasure of hosting Lindee Katdare and her crew at our Farm for a tour and discussion about Hydroponic Growing.  We always enjoy showing off our operation to folks! Here is the video they took for their…

Most Nutritious Leafy Greens

Below is an excerpt from an article on WebMD regarding the ten most nutritious leafy greens.  I have removed the ones that we do not grow at Four Oaks Farms.  Just as a side note the least nutritious leafy green…

Product Availability Week of 11/17/14

Spring Mix Availability: Now   Individual Count: 300 Bunches   Case Quantity: 37 Cases Romaine Availability:  Now Individual Count: 75 heads Case Quantity: 6 Cases Red Lolla Availability: Now   Individual Count: 100 Heads   Case Quantity: 8 Cases Green Bibb Availability:  Now  Individual Count: 150 Heads  Case Quantity: 12 cases Red…

USDA Nutrition Information

The table below is from USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (Release 24) and gives average nutrient information for the most common types of lettuce.  While Iceberg Lettuce is the most recognized lettuce, it is actually the least nutritious.…

Label Information

Below are links to informational labels for the various lettuces and herbs that we grow.  The Nutritional data and images courtesy of Nutrition Data. Four Oaks Farms is not responsible for any errors or omissions regarding this information. Please click on…

7 Facts About Tomatoes And Skin Care

From the Huffington Post           Tomatoes rarely come up in conversation unless I’m ordering a salad or veggie burger. But after senior style editor Ellie asked me about the beauty benefits of the juicy red fruit,…

What are Microgreens

Microgreens are an ingredient used both as a visual and flavor component primarily in fine dining restaurants. Fine dining chefs use microgreens to enhance the beauty and freshness of their dishes with their delicate textures and distinctive flavors. Microgreen or…

Microgreens

Here is a quick series of pictures that shows just one variety of microgreens at various stages as the progress through their growth stages.   Day 1                    Yep just 3 days later.…