Nasturtium comes from the Latin nasus tortus, meaning twisted nose, in reference to the impact of eating the plant on one's nasal passages. The nasturtium blossoms in your boxes of lettuce mix are more than just a pretty, peppery garnish. In the 1600s, nasturtium was first introduced to Europe from Peru, where it had long been used for its health-giving properties. High in vitamin C, flavonoids and carotenoids, all parts of the plant seem to have strong antibiotic and antimicrobial properties.
This week's kohlrabi comes from Maple Mountain Farm. The word kohlrabi is German for “cabbage turnip” (kohl as in cole-slaw, and rübe for turnip) though kohlrabi is not a root vegetable at all. It’s a brassica—like cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower—and those Sputnik shapes grow above ground, not below. Kohlrabi is a versatile vegetable. We usually eat them raw—peeled, sliced and added to a salad, taco or wrap, or served with a dip. A great addition to any stir fry.
What can you expect in tomorrow's share? Boxed mixed lettuce, kohlrabi, beets, onions, kale, carrots and a surprise or three!
ENTICING EXTRAS! We have head lettuce (pictured at left), boxed spinach, fresh basil, cilantro & sage, Swiss chard, broccolini, yellow & purple fresh onions, radishes, new potatoes, summer squash, cukes, garlic, strawberries and more! Our Marlinton store, 503 Third Ave, just down the block from Southern States, is open Thursdays 12-5pm. Come see us! We also offer free range eggs and an impressive variety of local gourmet goods.
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