Covilli Brand Organics has been growing by organic methods since 1965, but they were the first to start by receiving their full fair-trade and organic certification. Long before the world had caught on to the benefits of organic produce, Terry and his co-founders, Ernesto Moreno and Susan Solis, were growing great food, free of harmful pesticides, chemicals, additives, and genetic modification. Not because they had to, but because they knew that it was the right thing to do for the consumer, the farmworkers and our planet.
They also recently opened their medical clinic that will provide healthcare and dentistry services to the over 700 farm hands, their families and nearby communities. Learn more about it here.
The cutest and most attractive looking peppers, Cherry Bombs are about as hot as jalapeos. They're great for sauting but are preferred for pickling. </br></br>Hot peppers contain capsaicin which has anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, and analgesic properties according to some studies. It's the molecule that is responsible for the 'heat' in peppers. Cherry Bombs are also known to be high in vitamin C, A, flavenoids, and other beneficial nutrients.
Deep orange fleshy squash that is perfect for baking with a little butter and brown sugar on top. </br> </br> Classified as a winter squash but technically in the same species as most summer squashes (i.e.: zucchini), Acorn Squash are named so for their shape. Typically a dark green rind gives way to a rich orange flesh that is characteristically creamy and very flavourful when baked. The seeds are also edible, especially when roasted.