Organic greens make a splash in Iowa’s presidential caucuses
Green tea is a perennial favorite in Iowa, and the state is seeing an explosion in interest in the product.
The state has more than 6,000 registered green tea gardens, which are licensed by the state.
And Iowa’s green tea is being touted as a good source of antioxidants and healthy fats.
But as more people move to the Garden State, it’s become an even bigger hot commodity.
The state has become a magnet for farmers who want to plant green tea and other greens that aren’t grown commercially.
Green tea has long been a symbol of Iowa’s farming tradition, as it has been grown in the state since ancient times.
But since the early 1900s, green tea production has been drastically scaled back, with only about 5 percent of the state’s production going to the farmers market.
That has led to a dramatic increase in green tea’s popularity, said Sarah Ritchie, owner of the Ritchie Tea Company in Cedar Rapids.
“It’s a lot of people who want that green tea, and that’s really the best thing,” Ritchie said.
A lot of those farmers who are growing greens want to get their green tea on the table, so they’re planting it themselves, she added.
And a lot more green tea producers are turning to organic greens as an alternative to commercial greens, because they’re healthier.
For some farmers, organic greens have been a boon.
According to the Iowa Department of Agriculture, Iowa is now the fifth most diverse state in the country, with nearly 20 percent of its people born outside the U.S. and more than half of its population in rural areas.
So far this year, Iowa has grown nearly 2.7 million acres of green tea.
That’s more than the number of acres that were planted in 2015.
Ritchie said her company is seeing more and more people buying organic greens.
When you have farmers and consumers, it really opens doors, she said.
“You’re seeing farmers that are buying organic in droves, which is great,” Ritzer said.
“People are becoming aware of the health benefits of organic green tea.”
Ritzer said she sees organic green teas becoming more popular.
They are so much better tasting, the company said.
And organic green leaves are much higher in antioxidant content, so people are more aware of that.
Another reason for the popularity of green teases is that they are a lot healthier.
Ritzer noted that green teasers contain more antioxidants than commercial teasers.
Even though the plant can be harvested year-round, farmers can use the green tea as an antioxidant in a spray.
She said people are looking for the green tease for its nutritional value and health benefits, but also to keep their greens green.
As farmers are getting more and different types of green greens, Ritchie is also seeing a lot demand for green tea-based supplements.
This year, she’s seen a lot coming in from Iowa’s farmers markets.
In recent years, the green green tea has been one of the top sellers, Ritzer added.
And farmers are looking to sell the greens in their greenhouses.
To make the tea more attractive to consumers, Ritter said they’ve been adding a little bit of green sugar to make it a little more palatable.
There’s also been an explosion of green products that are made with organic ingredients.
Ritchie’s company sells green tea to a variety of people, from grocery store owners to people who work in the green industry.
I’m not sure how they’re going to compete with the commercial greens.
But they are doing a good job of trying, she noted.