Spinach cultivation is thought to have originated in Nepal and soon was used also throughout the Indian subcontinent. Other accounts point towards Iran as the first area where spinach was consumed. In Muslim culture and cuisine, the use of spinach became increasingly widespread, and Muslim Arabs diffused the plant westward up to Islamic Spain. Use of spinach in Muslim culture was pervasive by the 11th century. Spinach use also reached into China by 650AD as a gift by the King of Nepal, and today, China grows and consumes 85% of the world’s spinach. In sharp contrast, the United States, which is the world’s second largest producer, accounts for only 3% of the world’s total spinach production.

Spinach on our farm

At Melvin Farms, we’ve been growing and packaging fresh market spinach since 1992.

Market Presentation

All of our spinach is packaged within our VitaBite trademark. Our traditional product has been the 10oz cello bag. This year we are providing 6oz and 1lb retail packages.



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