Cooper's Harvest

A First Generation Farmers Incubator Farm

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Cooper's Harvest strives to bring its customers with the most diversified organic produce grown in the Contra Costa county.  We use seedlings for most of our crops to extend the crops' season.  We will eventually do this process ourselves, but are working with First Generation Farmers in the meantime to have these done. 


The following lists include all crops currently in our crop plan for our 2019 season.  Varieties are included in parentheses and we have included links for those crops that are less familiar.  Each crop and variety has been carefully chosen based on our favorites or what we think our customers will enjoy the most. We'd love to hear from you on your favorites, too!  


Our customers will also have access to handpicked recipes featuring the crops we grow.  Interested in becoming a customer?  Sign up for our CSACSA

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BACK IN STOCK! Radishes

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 Variety: Red Planet, Garden Party, German Giant

Nutrition: Very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Folate and Potassium. Good source of Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Magnesium, Copper and Manganese.

How to store: Cut off leaves and roots, wrap in damp paper towel and store in sealed plastic bag.

How to prepare: Slice raw and add to a salad or make a quick pickle which makes a good snack or side. Greens can also be eaten. Cook similar to collards.

 

Kohlrabi

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Variety: Terek
 

Nutrition:  More vitamin C than oranges!  Also rich in Vitamins K and A, as well as a good source of Dietary Fiber. Lots of antioxidant compounds too, so eat up!
 

How to store: In fridge bin uncut.
 

How to prepare: Probably one of the most versatile veggie, great raw with a little lemon and salt, add some to you salad, roast it like potatoes, or add it to your favorite soup. And don't throw away the greens!  They can be prepared the same way as collards.

Komatsuna

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Variety: Summerfest
 

Nutrition:  Rich in Vitamins K, A, and C, as well as a good source of Dietary Fiber. Lots of beta-carotene, too!
 

How to store: Wash, wrap in moist paper towel and store in plastic bag.
 

How to prepare: This Asian greens, that some would say is a cross between a mild mustard and cabbage, can substitute your bok choy or saute in your favorite Asian sauce. So simple, yet so good!
 

Braising Mix

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Includes bok choy, komatsuna, young kale, young collards, and young mustards
 

Nutrition:  Rich in Vitamins K, A, and C, as well as a good source of Dietary Fiber.
 

How to store: Wash and store in airtight container.
 

How to prepare: Braise this mix with a little broth and soy sauce. Also good adding to your soup or stew to add a few extra greens. 

Swiss Chard

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Variety: Oriole, Fordhook, Rhubarb

Nutrition: Excellent source of Vitamins K, A, and C, as well as a good source of Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, and Dietary Fiber. 

How to store: Wash, wrap in paper towel and store in plastic bag in fridge.  

How to prepare: Steam, saute, use in place of celery, add to soups. 

Kale

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Variety: Red Russian

Nutrients: Great source of Vitamins A, K and C. Very high in antioxidants. A superfood.  I think you know that you should just eat this.

How to store: Wash, wrap in paper towel and store in plastic bag in fridge. 

How to prepare: Raw, sauteed, chips, in soups/stews.  I would just add this to everything you make to add a boost of nutritional goodness. 

Collards

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Variety: Tiger

Nutrients: Great source of Vitamin K, good source of Vitamin A and Folate. 

How to store: Wash, wrap in paper towel and store in plastic bag in fridge. 

How to prepare: Our favorite is a classic collard greens recipe with some bacon, but you can add it any recipe calling for some greens.  You'll likely want to cook them a little bit longer as they're a bit tougher than other greens.

Mustard Greens

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Variety: Red Giant

Nutrients: At only 21 calories per cup, it's a great source of Vitamins A and K and Fiber and has lots of disease fighting strength you'll want to make sure you have some in your weekly routine. 

How to store: Wash, wrap in paper towel and store in plastic bag in fridge. 

How to prepare: Shred some up and add it to your salad.  It'll add a nice kick.  It's also great braised with some onions and garlic.  

Lettuce

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Variety: New Red Fire

Nutrients: Good source of Fiber, very low in calories, and good source of Vitamin A.

How to store: Wash and wrap with paper towel and store in plastic bag in fridge. Shredded in an airtight container, it's lasted us for weeks!

How to prepare: Great for wraps or other carb substitute.  Put some in your sandwich or shred some up for a sal

Salad Mix

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Variety: Encore

Nutrients: Good source of Fiber, very low in calories, and good source of Vitamin A.

How to store: Wash and store in airtight container, it's lasted us for weeks!

How to prepare: Great salad or add some in your favorite sando. 

Broccoli

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Variety : Happy Rich - smaller heads than your typical variety, but the taste makes up for size.

Nutrients:  Excellent source of Vitamin C. High in Fiber and has Potassium, B6 and Vitamin A. 

How to store: Wash and store in vegetable bin in fridge.

How to prepare: Steam, saute with some citrus, add to a salad. 

Full Crop List

Spring Crops (April - July)

  • Lettuce (Red Cross, Ridgeline, New Red)
  • Salad Mix (Encore)
  • Spinach (Corvair)
  • Mustard Greens (Red Giant)
  • Swiss Chard (Fordhook, Rhubarb Supreme, Oriole)
  • Kale (Darkibor, Red Russian)
  • Broccoli (Happy Rich)
  • Onions (Walla Walla, Parade)
  • Collard Greens (Tiger)
  • Komatsuna (Green Boy, Summer Fest, Komatsuna)
  • Kohlrabi (Terek)
  • Bok Choi (Savoy Tatsoi, Tatsoi, Dwarf Bok Choi, Red Tatsoi)
  • Radishes (Red Planet, Garden Party, German Giant)

Summer Crops (July - November)

  • Eggplant (Millionaire, Traviata)
  • Cucumbers ( H-19 Little Leaf, Lemon)
  • Bell Peppers (Lunchbox, Olympus, Sweet Sunrise)
  • Tomatoes (New Girl, Esterina, Pink Bumble Bee, Sungold)
  • Melons (Israeli, Divergent)
  • Okra (Clemson Spineless)
  • Basil (Genovese)
  • Shiso (Hojiso, Ao Shiso)
  • Summer Squash (Zephyr, Y-Star, Dunja)
  • Cilantro (Calypso)
  • Potatoes (Kennebec)
  • Onions (Walla Walla, Parade)

Fall Crops (October - November)

  • Winter Squash (Kabocha, Butternut)
  • Salad Mix (Encore)
  • Radishes (TBD)
  • Beets (Touchstone Gold)
  • Komatsuna (Green Boy, Summer Fest, Komatsuna)
  • Bok Choi (Savoy Tatsoi, Tatsoi, Dwarf Bok Choi, Red Tatsoi)
  • Spinach (Corvair)
  •  Potatoes (Kennebec)

Test Crops

  • Lilikoi/Passion Fruit (Frederick)
  • Green Beans (Trilogy)
  • Carrots (Romeo, Shin Kuroda, Short Stuff)
  • Strawflowers (Sultane Mix)
  • Zinnia (Benary's Giant Mix, Queen Lime Orange, Queen Red Lime)
  • Statice (Apricot, Seeker Mix)