More about Blue Dragon Farm

First some corrections on the last post about Blue Dragon Farm…

It is actually called Blue Dragon Farm, not Touching the Earth Farm.  And “Miss America” Sarah, who grows wonderful produce there, is Sarah Doyle, not Sarah Auten.  She works with Dan Auten in raising the crops, harvesting, marketing, etc.  Sorry for the confusion.  Now that that is cleared up, let’s see some more pictures of their produce!

Three colors of chard, two feet long--from the Blue Dragon Farm, Hawi, Hawaii

Three colors of chard, two feet long–from the Blue Dragon Farm, Hawi, Hawaii

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Yes, I took some home and checked the brix.  Brix is a measure of soluble solids, in this case, in the plant sap.  It is a general indication of nutrient density.  Brix definitely correlates with sweetness/flavor because it measures sugars, among other food components.  The brix was much higher than that of chard grown on the Blue Dragon Farm 5 years ago before it went from “just organic” to “Beyond Organic”.  How much higher?  About 7 times higher!

“Miss America” with a Huge Celery Bouquet

Sarah and Dan from Touching the Earth Farm, also know as the Blue Dragon Farm, are enjoying their first year as Beyond Organic growers.  Their beautiful produce is very popular at the Hawi Farmers’ Market.  I couldn’t resist taking the celery home.  It has amazing flavor.  

Earth Day Celebration at ACE Hardware in Waimea (Kamuela, Big Island of Hawai`i)

Come see Dr. Jana Bogs, author of “Beyond Organic…Growing for Maximum Nutrition and Flavor”           At the Earth Day Celebration at ACE Hardware in Waimea, Saturday, April 18, 10am-Noon (Free Event) See videos on Beyond Organic food growing Book Signing Get your questions about growing nutrient- dense foods answered   Website: www.BeyondOrganicResearch.com

Nutrition Grown Farmland Closes Escrow

It’s a stunning 20 acres of deep soil in North Kohala, on the Big Island of Hawai`i.  Long-fallowed in grass, this land will soon be growing Beyond Organic, nutrient-rich produce.  With a full ocean and Maui view (look closely in the photo–Maui is somewhat hidden in clouds), the land is true joy to behold!

Big Island Avocado Festival and a Visit with the Mayor

Aloha All,  My good friend, Dr. Randyl Rupar, is the driving force behind the wonderful Avocado Festival each year.  This Saturday, February 21, will be the 9th Annual festival, which features live music, a myriad of vendor booths, and, of course, lots and lots of avocados!  Avocados are incorporated into interesting and delicious dishes, some of which will be entered in…

Food Forest Thriving with Beyond Organic Methods

Check out this food forest project in Hawi, Hawaii started about 1 year ago.  

Kohala Chapter of Hawaii Farmers Union United Established and Working

Here’s a sneak preview of an article I submitted to the Kohala Mountain News.  You heard it here first! Kohala has recently formed a chapter of the National Farmers Union, an organization established in 1902 to unite farmers and others interested in food in cooperative efforts of education and legislation. The National Farmers Union mission…

Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas) a Hauoli Makahiki Hou! (& Happy New Year!)

Aloha All,  Another year has zipped by!  I hope it has been a great year for you and your garden or farm.  For me, a big thing was getting my Beyond Organic book published in printed form.  It has been well received and is being sold in over 20 locations around the Big Island.  There…

Look at the size of these veggies! More Video from Big Jake

Big Jake has been using Beyond Organic methods for only a short time, but already having great results!

Big Jake’s Garden