Well, there is one more great thing about the heat of Summer. The price for mixed salad greens goes through the roof! Oh boy, finally a crop thats worth the effort for the creative farmer!
Our mix price per pound just doubled today and we have yet to grow enough to satisfy the demand. Of course, ours is quite special, and unique compared to most. It contains most of the 'less apt to bolt' cut and come again leaf lettuce, like black seeded simpson and oakleaf, as well as others. We mostly have more traditionaly thought of as steeming or sautaing greens, such as boc choi, tatsoi, mustards, mizuna, red russian kale, red amaranth, but they are only the baby leaves or tops. Our additional unique additions are the real show stoppers of the mix, the flowers! Yeah, eddible blossoms of the rainbow. They really pop and put the mix in a legue all of its own. This week we are useing, petals from sunflowers, shasta daisys, chickory, rose, callundula, snapdraggon, dianthus, hollyhock, and honeysuckle, the plants that we use the whole flower or bud of are pansy/viola, raddish and brassica ssp., clover, daylilliy, chamomille, borage, nastyturtium, lavander, just to name a few.
The two resteraunts that we supply have us pretty buisy reseeding and harvesting that we dare not tell anyone else of our product! Just the same, if you must get a bite of this delectable, it is availiable at The Ridge Stope Cafe, in NSJ, or The Pelton Wheel, in Camptonville.
Gotta go, just thought Id brag a bit during the heat. Enjoy!