local september-banana bloomberg september Septembertanbloomberg. The best part is that local produce is cheaper than ever, and the quality of produce is generally better than what you’ll find anywhere else. While some producers might have a hard time attracting local buyers, everyone can benefit from a few less trips to the farmer’s market and more time on our farms. And let’s not forget about the small but significant marginal cost of production. You are getting a much more productively grown, healthier product at much lower price compared to why you would spend hours or days on a traditional farm. So why not make all the right decisions and go for it? Here are my top 10 recommendations for growing your own produce in the New York City area:
Make up your own food with fresh, local ingredients
Outside of New York City’s biggest cities, where the produce is of high-quality and some regional produce is available for cheap, you’ll find most produce in the U.S. being grown in states like California, Oregon, and New York City. While most people think of states like California and New York as the center of all things U.S. grower, there are actually a few other places where you can find really really good produce—most notably New England and the South. With fresh, local ingredients, your crop will be delicious, nutrient-rich, and probably less expensive than its counterparts far away in China or Europe.
Have a grow room
Grow rooms are the heart of the vegetable industry. They’re not just for farmers; they’re for any kind of business. Grow rooms are the places where you get your vegetables and herbs grown, stored, and ready to use. If you want to grow your own herbs, you’ll need a produce farm—especially if you’re growing spring/summer bulbs. Grow rooms are the most efficient growing space you’ll ever spend. In fact, they’re usually the only space you can use to grow your own herbs, too.
Use only the highest quality water
Have you ever had soup that was too watery or pasta that was dry and tasteless? Yes, we’re talking about you, your grow room. Water is essential to all life on earth, but in the vegetable Kingdom, it’s a non-factor. Watermelons are way too sweet for other sweets, and watermelons don’t keep well in the garden. Water, whether it comes from a coastal rainforest in Florida or a desert in Southwest Louisiana, will keep most veggies and herbs very, very, very good.
Dehydrated fruits and veggies are even tastier than fresh ones
We get it, you’re used to fresh veggies and summer fruits tasting more like fresh oranges or grapefruits than they do like almost all other vegetables. But no one’s talking about dehydrated veggies and fruits being better for us than fresh ones. Yes, we get that fresh veggies and summer fruits are better for our health, but the opposite is also true. If you have a growing place, you can add water to your dehydrated vegetables and fruits to make them easier to handle. And don’t forget to dry off your vegetables and fruits before and after their workdays to prevent them from getting too dry.
Quality oil is packed with healthy emulsions
When you’re growing your own veggies and herbs, you’re actually actually planting a lot of oil trees. Oil is a nutrient-rich substance that’s found in a wide range of plants and animals, but the ones we’re mainly concerned about here are oil trees like arabidopsis and peppermint. Ours is a type of oil tree known for its high antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-caking properties. The reason it’s so good for us is that it keeps our skin hydrated. Yes, we know it’s not really beverages or meat, but it’s still a healthy beverage that we can consume at any time. And don’t forget to get your oil tree seeds blessed before you plant them.
Don’t forget the space heaters
When you’re growing your own food, you need a special heating equipment that’s ideal for growing your vegetables and herbs. There are literally hundreds of varieties of vegetables and flowers, and most of them will do well in the cold weather. But when it’s really cold outside and you want to put your treat in the greenhouse, you need a heat-conducting device like a space heater. A space heater will keep your vegetables and herbs very, very, very, very warm. You can simply place an oil tree in the room where you want to put your food, and the oil will collect on the wall unit and keep the room warm.
Growing your own vegetables and herbs is easy and fun. The only thing you need to do is find a location with nice weather, a location where you can grow your vegetables and herbs, find the right growing conditions for your vegetables and herbs, and water them properly. After that, you’re able to eat your veggies and herbs whatever way you want!