Winter Rain Lettuces & Breakfast Radishes at ARTfarm today

Taste the winter rain: Romaine – like lettuce fresh picked this morning, and tender oak leaf lettuces, available by the head. Also this morning 10am – 12noon at ARTfarm: Tiny pink French breakfast radishes with the sweetest greens you ever ate, white carrots, beets, onions, microgreens, sweet salad mix, spicy mix, teen arugula, teen spicy mix, escarole, dandelion and mustard greens, Italian basil, holy (Tulsi) basil, lemon basil, Korean mint, lemon balm, garlic chives, cilantro, dill, sage, scallions, cherry tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, sweet bell peppers, honey, zinnia flowers, edible flowers.


ARTfarm Saturday: Herbacious! 10am-12noon

Lots of tender younger greens and a large sampling of herbs today! Teen spicy salad mix, teen sweet salad mix, baby arugula, baby spicy mix; radishes, beets, white carrots, escarole, dandelion greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, soursop; zinnia flowers, Wanda’s honey. Herb garden haul: Recao (aka culantro, mexican coriander, shado beni), frilly cilantro, garlic chives, scallions, sage, dill, lemongrass, Italian basil, Thai basil, lemon basil, kefir leaves, kefir limes!

A pile of several dozen freshly harvested beets and their greens, a bunch of scallions, and a pile of white carrots with their greens rest on a stainless countertop at ARTfarm.
Juicy red beets, scallions, and white carrots freshly harvested at ARTfarm

Slicer tomatoes have been spotted ripening, soon come but not today…

A farmer in a large straw hat squats down to weed a row of young tomato plants, with a banana tree, green hills and a blue sky full of puffy clouds behind him.
ARTfarmer Luca tends to young tomato plants.

Saturday Morning ARTfarm! Come early for tomato seedlings!

A green ceramic bowl holds a generous handful of vine-ripe cherry tomatoes in yellows and oranges, sitting on a worn wooden board with blue fading paint.
First tomatoes of the 2012 season! We have one half pint of cherry tomatoes for the first lucky customer.

Saturday morning ARTfarmstand: we have microgreens, sweet salad mix, spicy salad mix, arugula, escarole, dandelion greens, basil in various flavors, garlic chives, dill, sage, lemongrass, cucumbers, beets, radishes and their delicious greens, honey, huge gorgeous zinnia flowers, and limited quantities of organically started tomato seedlings for sale! (For those less ambitious, but early today, our tomato season is starting with a half pint of cherry tomatoes available this morning, for the first lucky customer!)

Escarole-ing In Fresh Greens and Cucumbers! Saturday ARTfarmstand!

Today’s farmstand at ARTfarm features the freshest: tender teen arugula, arugula, sweet mix, spicy mix, microgreens, radishes, beets, cucumbers, Italian basil, Thai basil, holy (Tulsi) basil, sage, garlic chives, lemongrass, dandelion greens, escarole, lettuce heads, mangoes, zinnia flowers, honey and honeycomb. You’ll find some of ARTfarm’s organically grown cucumbers and lettuce heads over at Beeston Hill’s VI Farmer’s Coop this morning, too.

What do you do with escarole? It looks like a cross between a lettuce head and a bunch of arugula, with some snap to the leaves. When young, it can be eaten in a salad, although it can be on the bitter side. It can be steamed and dressed like other strong cooking greens – steam it until tender in a pan, then sauté it with garlic and hot pepper, or add salt, olive oil, and lime juice or vinegar. Lots of people like to make white bean classic Italian soup with escarole. Yum!!

A large head of escarole grows amongst young onions, lettuce and dandelion greens at ARTfarm.
Escarole is delicious in soups or sautéed as a side dish. A large head of escarole grows amongst young onions, lettuce and dandelion greens at ARTfarm.