grass to you proudly supplies Blue Planet Natural Grill with lush trays of wheatgrass. If you’ve been meaning to try a shot but can’t make it to the farmers markets, stop in to Blue Planet.
6307 Center St., Ste. 101
Omaha, NE 68106
Thank you Blue Planet!
A big thank you to Christy Pooschke for her excellent article about the Benson Farmers Market.
Come see us Saturdays at the Benson Farmers Market. 8–noon.
To your health.
grass to you is this week’s Omaha World-Herald Farmers Market Find! Check out the front page of the living section or online here:
Thanks again to Nichole at the Omaha World Herald for the excellent article about wheatgrass. In case the link breaks here is the text:
Farmers Market Find
published Wednesday June 9, 2010
WHAT IS IT?
The young, slender green grass blades of the common wheat plant, which yield an earthy, deep-green juice (pictured). At juice bars or health food stores, it’s often touted for its supply of chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins and enzymes. Though some wheatgrass health claims have yet to be scientifically substantiated, the juice is definitely nutrient-packed: It contains about as much protein and iron as equal amounts of spinach, and more vitamin B12. If you’ve tried it before and thought “blech,” you may want to try again. The juice shown here, from very young wheatgrass, has a sweet, almost honeyed, finish.
The Grass To You stand at the Benson Farmers Market on Saturday. Grower Justin Graham said he grows the grass in Dundee, enriching the soil with an organic ingredient derived from volcanic ash. It costs $2 per juice shot or $15 for an 11-by-21-inch tray (about 20 shots worth) of still growing and ready-to-cut grass delivered to your home. Grass To You, which has stands at the Benson market on Saturdays and the Florence Mill market on Sundays, also sells hand-cranked juicers.
HOW TO USE
Pass it through a manual or electric juicer and drink or freeze within 24 hours for best flavor, nutrients and freshness. Graham said he juices a tray, freezes the juice in ice cube trays and thaws the cubes as needed.
Add to other juices or to smoothies for extra nutrition. Swirl into a pureed carrot soup as a green garnish. Fold into an oil-and-vinegar or honey-mustard dressing for an unusual earthy-sweet taste and green color.
ALSO SPOTTED AT THE BENSON AND AKSARBEN MARKETS
New: Bing cherries, tiny strawberries, pickle-sized cucumbers, baby red and white potatoes, zucchini and garlic scapes.
Ongoing: Chinese spinach, baby bok choy, bitter and salad greens, green garlic, radishes, turnips, green onions, greenhouse tomatoes, rhubarb, fresh herbs, eggs and meat from pastured chickens, grass-finished beef, elk sausage, bison burgers, local cheese and honey.
— Nichole Aksamit, Omaha World-Herald
grass to you will be featured in the Farmer’s Market Find in Wednesday’s (06/09) Omaha World-Herald.
Thank you to Nichole at the Omaha World-Herald for spreading the word about wheatgrass. Also, thank you to the hundreds of people who have made this a success, one shot at a time.
I look forward to seeing you all at the Benson Farmers Market on Saturdays and the Florence Mill Farmers Market on Sundays.
cheers to you. grass to you.
Omaha’s local grown organic wheatgrass
Join us on Sundays at the Florence Mill Farmers Market from 11am – 3pm.
Thank you to all who made it to the Benson Farmers Market last saturday. It was a huge success and grass to you sold out by 11:00 am!
If you didn’t get a chance to sample, come see us again this sat. June 5th from 8 am to noon. Same place. Same time. Same great grass.
See you soon.
grass to you
omaha’s locally grown organic wheatgrass