February 4, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Fresh Picked and Frozen
Trader Joe's Organic Chopped Spinach packs a double punch – superior nutrition and great taste. It also has the distinction of being grown in rich, fertile soil without the use of chemicals. We work directly with a grower in the farming region of Aguascalientes, Mexico, who has developed an innovative biological pest control system that greatly reduces damage from predatory insects. (Wanna know the secret? They use Ladybugs! Genius, huh?) They also harvest the spinach by hand, ensuring that only healthy spinach leaves are picked and brought into the production facility. The end result of this process (other than a healthier eco-system) is super-fresh spinach, picked at precisely the right moment, then washed, cut, blanched, frozen and packed in less than 24 hours, preserving all the color, flavor and goodness of fresh-from-the-field greens. We think it's so fresh tasting that you'd really have to go out and pick it yourself to get fresher spinach. But really, why do that when ours is right there in our freezers…
Trader Joe's Organic Chopped Spinach is excellent for omelets or frittatas and brings a big burst of color—and fresh flavor—into dips and casseroles. We're selling each 16 ounce bag for the big value price of only $1.99. Compare for yourself: most frozen spinach (not organic) comes in a 10 ounce package and costs this much or more!
Spinach Pie — Get the recipe!