The winter months always provide gardeners with a time of rest and reflection, as plants lie dormant under the frozen ground and the vibrant summer colors of our shrubs and flowers become just distant memories. It’s a time to browse through your favorite seed catalogs and dream of those new tomatoes you are going to try this year, or of the day lily garden you are finally going to plant.
But here at Hidden Ridge Plants there is still a reason to stop by and see what’s new! I am now growing and serving wheat grass, the fresh, savory, green, juice from the young wheat plant. Wheat grass juice, also called “Green Gold,” is rich in chlorophyll and nutrients including vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E, iron, calcium, magnesium and amino acids.
What are the benefits of wheat grass? Wheat grass enthusiasts say that its rich nutrients boost immunity, kill harmful bacteria in your digestive system, and rid your body of waste. Wheatgrass is also a great way to help meet your daily target for vegetable servings, equivalent to eating a two-lb salad! Wheat grass contains nutrients that have anti-antioxidant and anti-inflammatory (swelling) activity. Some wheat grass devotes also use it in the treatment of health issues that include cancer, anemia, diabetes, constipation, infections, skin conditions, colon cleansing, ulcerative colitis and joint pain.
So while the temperatures are dipping outside and the snow is swirling, come stop by Hidden Ridge Plants for a shot of wheat grass juice! Wheat grass can be purchased fresh by the flat or frozen ($15 a flat). Stop in for a shot of juice ($2), or take some home frozen (11 servings for $20). You can just defrost it in your refrigerator a serving at a time as needed. The first shot of wheat grass juice is on us! Come in and get warm by the wood burning stove and have a taste.
Call today or stop by to learn more about the benefits of wheat grass. Visit us at: Hidden Ridge Plants, 441 Randall Road in Ridge, NY 11961-2154 or call me at 631-924-1513, email firstname.lastname@example.org and Like us on Facebook by clicking here Hidden Ridge Plants.
Starting in May you can also find us at the Farmers Market in Port Jefferson and Westhampton.