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1558 Gladding Ct. Milpitas CA 95035Call Us: (650) 961-3300

Time to Plant Your Kale Garden

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If you’re looking for a way to grow your own salad greens, look no further than kale. Relatively easy to grow, kale is a nutritional powerhouse – boasting huge amounts of vitamins A, C, and K. Plant your kale in mid-July and you can expect a harvest in the fall. We have a few tips for creating space for your kale patch.

  1. Prepare a bed of light, nutrient-rich soil. If the soil in your backyard leaves a lot to be desired, go to your local hardware store and pick up a bag. Use natural fertilizers to build in extra nutrients, which in turn gives your garden better chances of growing.
  2. Plant kale seeds in small biodegradable pots, so the seedlings don’t have extra stress while being transferred. These Peat Pots can be planted directly in the ground.
  3. When it’s time to put them in the ground, space the pots 8-12 inches apart so that each kale bunch has space to grow.
  4. Water the plants regularly, with a moderate amount of water. Make sure you don’t overwater!

Here at Catering Central, we love making fresh food taste great. We’d be happy to hear about the vision you have for your party, and work with you to make it happen. We do Private Party catering in the San Francisco Bay Area (94110), Corporate Catering in Silicon Valley, and events all the way from Mountain View to San Francisco. If you’re looking for catering when it comes to parties, events and gatherings – call us today on (650) 961-3300.

Farm to Table

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The concept of Farm to Table (as the name suggests) refers to the process by which food is bought directly from local farms and soon after, finds itself on our table. By skipping the middle man, we have fresher produce that not only tastes better, but is also better for our bodies.

The first step to creating your own farm to table menu is to research where to find your local farmers’ market. The produce on sale at the markets is not necessarily grown organically, but there are usually plenty of organic stalls selling local fruit and vegetables – without the pesticides.

All food groups are represented at the Farmers’ Markets, so you can go with a shopping list or see what is seasonal and be inspired from there. As well as seasonal produce, local breads, fish, meat, pastries and desserts are staples for most markets in Northern California. Even the simplest food served farm to table will taste incredibly fresh and rustic.

Enjoy the simplicity of the food nature has prepared for us, and be amazed at how flavorful produce can be when taken directly from the farm, to our table.