This Weeks Eclectic Share Includes: You guessed it..Sugar Cane, Roselle Hibiscus, Baby Bok Choy, Tri-Colored Green Beans, Squash, Korean Daikon Radish, Fresh Arugula and Colorful Red and Green Okra.
Sugar Cane- We started growing this crop for it’s protection as a wind and sun barrier, with the climate changing we are experiencing much stronger winds accompanying hurricanes, we headed into hurricane season this year with that in mind. Not only is it a great source of protection, it is “nature’s own candy”. Sugar cane is the most economically valuable field crop in the state of Florida, 75% of the states sugar comes from South Florida, the palm beach county specifically (field to feast, 2012). If you know anything about South Florida you know that most of the farmland was once part of the great river of grass i.e. the Everglades. This diverse environmental habitat that was once home to a variety of wild animals, was drained for agricultural purposes and is now having devastating effect on Florida’s fisheries, tourism industry and clean water. If you care about any of those issues please inform yourself and go to the polls to vote. Ok, that being said check out this handy informational video on how conventional table sugar is made from sugar cane by Imperial Sugar How Cane Sugar Is Made (Video)