Terry Grewal, owner of Secrest Organics, started out working for Gene Covert on his 130+ acres farm as the farms manager. In 2014, Gene leased the ground cropping land to Terry and thus began Secrest Organics at Covert Farms. Secrest continues the Covert legacy of producing high quality fruits and vegetables in the Okanagan. Growing what seems to be anything that will flourish in their fertile soil. From everyday ground crops to seasonal specialties, there is not a dull week at Secrest Farms!
This is your sauce and salsa tomato - make your tomato sauce or soup something special. </br> </br> Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamins A, C, E and K. They are also low in fat and calories and high in potassium, folate and fiber. Studies have shown that a diet rich in tomatoes can help prevent cardiovascular disease by reducing LDL Cholesterol and lowering both blood pressure and inflammation. Tomatoes contain the powerful antioxidant lycopene, which has been shown to protect against many different types of cancer most notably prostate. The lycopene in tomatoes, particularly cooked tomatoes, helps prevent and reduce the progression of prostate cancer.
The Tomate Verde, or 'Green Tomato' that is a staple in Mexican cooking. These tomatillos have been de-husked for extra cooking ease. </br></br>For a wonderful resource on storing, preparing, and cooking tomatillos check out this website: http://whatscookingamerica.net/tomatillos.htm
Concord grapes are distinct from the everyday grapes you’ll typically get in the grocery store. They have thick, dark purple skins and crunchy seeds, which is where you’ll find the health-promoting plant nutrients – or polyphenols – behind the grape’s superfruit status.