"Sriracha Coleslaw with gochujang and peanuts is a new way to escape the standard coleslaw recipe. Filled with flavor and spice, this one gets even better as it sits overnight absorbing all the spicy goodness. This is one sure way to get my husband to eat his vegetables!"
Last week I had the pleasure of going to Grower's Organic which has provided high quality organic produce to Denver restaurants and groceries for over 20 years. This amazing warehouse supports many local and regional farmers and is also at the forefront of growing technology. Truly I think I saw the future! Grower's Organic and Callender Farms are working in tandem on a vertical farm. So what you may ask is a vertical farm and like why is it way cool? I know you've all seen those tomatoes hanging from the ceiling and you've all heard of container gardens that take less space, but a vertical farm? Check this out: LED light strips provide crops with spectrums of red and blue which is required for photosynthesis.
This freight container, (aka: energy and water efficient freight farm) uses only 10 gallons of water a day to produce what would take a farmer 1.8 acres, and this in only 320 square feet. Labor is just 16 hours a week and power usage is only 100 kw per day. Growing apps are done on a lap top or phone. Imagine taking the distance out of sourcing veggies and herbs and things that just don't do well in transit. Imagine the savings in energy. Imagine how much better and longer your produce will last if it is harvested closer. Imagine being able to do this all year long and not having to worry about weather! Imagine what this can do worldwide to help feed people? Yes, I did think this was WAY COOL! Right now they are experimenting with herbs and tomatoes and I must admit I am curious to see how those tomatoes will taste!
But back to Farmer's Markets. If you are anything like me I always find myself buying way too much, but thanks to Grower's Organic, if I want, I can order a GOBOX, sized just for me. Yes, I can shop where the BIG BOYS do! Grower's Organic launched the GOBOX program in early March. Currently they are offering GOBOXes in small and large sizes, along with a PRETTY UGLY box with $1 of the proceeds going to the nonprofit, We Don't Waste. In June they will launch a Foodie Box and sometime soon, a Juicer's box. Can't wait to see the foodie box! For more info on any of these visit www.growersorganic.com/gobox. Prices range from $17-$32 a box. Order your box and pick it up on a Friday or Saturday. Additionally they have a small market where you can purchase additional produce, beverages, eggs, homemade tortillas, and more. They sent me home with such bounty that I didn't have to shop for produce for a whole week! Thanks Grower's Organic!
All this being said, I'm not quite sure if I'm allowed to bring Geordie shopping. After all this is a working warehouse. What I can say is that this is a super find with super food and super people who will go out of their way to get you what you want. These folks have heart. They love what they do and it shows in every 56,000 lbs of fruit and vegetables that they move in and out of the warehouse all week.
6400 Broadway #11
Denver, CO 80221
With all the great produce Grower's Organic sent home with me I decided to make this spicy coleslaw. It is one sure way to get Manservant to eat his veggies. This recipe also let me try the Big B's organic apple cider vinegar that Grower's Organic supplies. It was tart and tangy, so along with the cabbage, red pepper and scallions, I was ready to roll. This is a great coleslaw for a BBQ and it's also great on BBQ. And we all know farmer's market season means BBQ season is not far away!
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