Category: Featured Produce

Radicchio

Radicchio

Radicchio, along with Belgian and curly endive, frisée, and escarole, are members of the leafy chicory family. Radicchio is characterized by variegated purplish-red leaves that can be a touch bitter and spicy, which is...

Parsnips

Parsnips

The parsnip is a root vegetable related to the carrot, but white or cream colored and sweeter. Up until the potato arrived from the New World, its place in dishes was occupied by the...

Cippolini Onions

Cippolini Onions

Cippolini (aka Cipolline) are small flat onions with a mild flavor. Their flat shape and size make them excellent candidates for roasting whole. The biggest problem with these little gems is getting the skin...

Romanesco Cauliflower

Romanesco Cauliflower

Romanesco cauliflower is a member of the Brassica family, which includes cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and kale.  This unique cauliflower originated and was first identified in the 16th century in Italy. Sometimes called Romanesco...

Purslane

Purslane

Purslane is one of those plants that grows unbidden all over, and yet, it is embraced by foodies around the world for its succulent leaves and stems. Originally from India, this fleshy plant resembles...

Winter Squash

Winter Squash

Winter squash is really a misnomer, as these delicious treats are grown in the summer. They are edible well into the winter, however, thanks to their ability to last for months in storage.  First,...

Orach

Orach

Orach, also called mountain spinach and bearing some similarity to spinach, is an interesting heirloom vegetable that you probably won’t find in many grocery stores.  The velvety leaves are burgundy on one side and...

Tromboncino

Tromboncino

This unique heirloom squash from Italy can be either a summer or a winter squash depending on when it is harvested.  In late summer tromboncinos are pale green or almost white, and can be...

Daikon Radish

Daikon Radish

Daikon, or white radish, is traditional to Asian cooking. It is a long white radish, and given its shape and color, has been called an “icicle radish”. It is extremely versatile in cooking. You...

Garlic Scapes

Garlic Scapes

For those of you familiar with the CSA, these curly beauties are a welcome friend. For those new to the CSA experience, this may be one of your first “experimental” vegetables.