Thursday, 23 June 2011

Meet this week's vegetables

  • Heirloom leaf lettuce mix — The mix is changing a little, we grow different varieties for early spring, summer, and fall.
  • Red bib head lettuce
  • Zucchini  — Our first pickings of the season!
  • Rainbow Swiss chard — Great steamed, boiled or stir-fried
  • Hakurei turnip — AKA the salad turnip. A delicious japanese white-flesh turnip that can be eaten raw. The greens can be eaten as well, and are great in a stir-fry.
  • Kohlrabi — We like to cut it in sticks and eat raw, or you can steam or stir-fry.
  • Spanish onion  — Before they've dried-down, fresh onions are two onions in one. Use the greens like you would a green onion.
  • Garlic scapes — The flower of the garlic plant. Scapes can be eaten raw or cooked, lending a delicious, mild garlic flavour.
  • Herbs: Cilantro & mixed basil