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

Blue Dragon chard 2015 (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Sarah Auten looking like Miss America holding a gorgeous bouquet of celery

Sarah Auten looking like Miss America holding a gorgeous bouquet of celery

Lovely and Huge Beyond Organic Rainbow Chard

Lovely and Huge Beyond Organic Rainbow Chard being purchased by a customer at the Hawi Market

 

Food Forest Thriving with Beyond Organic Methods

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