At our urban farm, we do seasonal veg. This means that there are many types of veg that come and go throughout the year and we follow this seasonal rhythm. The Tomatoes, Zucchinis, and eggplants in your fridge for example, will wind down their production over the coming months as the days grow shorter and their place in the box will soon be filled with the cool season classics: Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, and other winter classics.
But we do have vegetables that perform all-year round, regardless of the season. One of these veggies is the humble leek and it is as reliable as anything we grow. Leek is a member of the allium family, and a close cousin to the widely popular onion. While onions are grown for their spherical bulb, Leeks are produced for their sweet stem. They are an incredibly versatile veg and can add a sweetness and freshness to any dish that you would normally add onion to.
We’re really looking forward to catching up with those of you who are coming to our veg box customer morning tea next Saturday (20th of march). Remember to book by Monday 15th or otherwise contact us by email at [email protected]
All info for the morning tea can be found here.
In your box:
What’s that in my box: Edible chrysanthemum or shingiku in Japanese is a leafy green that can be eaten in salads or boiled down and seasoned. both the flowers and leaves are delicious and nutritious and the leaves have a succulent bite and range from very mild and juicy to slightly mustardy depending on age. For more information on how to store & cook any of our vegetables, visit: https://draxe.com/ and type in the veggie you’re looking for.