Archive for May, 2010

What to do with Kohlrabi?

Whether you are already a fan of this unique vegetable or need a little coaxing and encouragement… try these recipe ideas and I guarantee your next kohlrabi dish won’t be your last!

Kohlrabi is a crispy, sweet tasting, delicately flavored member of the Brassica family of vegetables, grown for its swollen, turnip-shaped portion of the stem which rests on the ground. It’s a distinctive looking vegetable, with a ball-like shape, marked by points where the leaf-stems attached. The flesh of the bulb is juicy and crisp with a sweetness and texture similar to that of an apple, and a hint of mild turnip-cabbage flavor.

Another great thing about kohlrabi is that every bit of the plant is edible and delicious – from the bulb, to the stems, to the leaves! Plus, it can be eaten raw, as well as cooked.

According to the USDA nutritional data, they are an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of potassium, while being low in both sodium and calories. One cup of diced and cooked kohlrabi contains 140% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C and only 40 calories.

Be sure to come by and get some fresh Purple Kohlrabi from us next Saturday!
See you at the Market!

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05/30/2010 at 1:00 am Leave a comment

Atherton Market – 5.29.10

What’s new this week from JW’s Farm??

Inchelium Red Garlic (heirloom) – Originated on the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington State. Won 1st place among 20 varieties tested for flavor at the 1991 Rodale Food Center. I’m going to have lots this week.
inchelium red garlic
 
Sweet Genovese Basil – Same large leaf basil we sold last year. Use fresh or dried for flavoring sauces, soups, dressings, and of course PESTO!!
 
Wando Peas – (heirloom) – Introduced in 1943. Delicious shelling type pea. Use fresh or frozen.
 
Kohlrabi Early Purple Vienna – (heirloom)  Delicious eaten raw in salads or cooked. If you haven’t tried Kohlrabi, you owe it to yourself to do so! Limited availability so come by early.
Kohlrabi
 
Rainbow Swiss Chard – A real superfood… nutritional dynamite! Use it in any recipe that calls for spinach, Google it, or be creative.
 
Live plants – a variety of herb, veggie, and flower starts. We’ll bring whatever looks nice this week.
 
See y’all there.
 
jw
 

05/28/2010 at 12:50 pm Leave a comment

New market pics – Sat. May 15!

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05/18/2010 at 9:20 am Leave a comment

First Day at the Atherton Market – 5.15.10

Be sure to look for JW’s Farm this Saturday at the new Atherton Market, located in the former Charlotte Trolley Barn adjacent to the corner of South Boulevard and Tremont Avenue in the Historic South End (2104 South Blvd).

English peas, spring onions, salad mix, sugar snap peas, potted herbs, native butterfly weed, jalapeno seedlings, Sophie’s Choice heirloom tomato plants in two gallon pots, and more delicious Swiss chard than you can shake a stick at!  Hope to see you there!

05/14/2010 at 10:38 pm Leave a comment

Final Tailgate Farmer’s Market – 5.8.10

This week JW’s Farm will tempt you with spring onions, sugar snap peassalad mix, radishesfree-range brown eggs, swiss chard, fresh cut rosemary, assorted herb plants and native butterfly weed seedlings, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on the patio of The Common Market, South End (1515 S. Tryon St.)

And while the era of the Charlotte Tailgate Farmer’s Market is coming to an end, JW’s Farm is just getting its second year of farming for market rolling. Summer 2010 is going to be an amazing season of new opportunities, expanded production, and delicious, local food!!!

Starting next Saturday… look for JW’s Farm at the all new Atherton Market !!!

The Atherton Market is on Facebook

05/08/2010 at 2:14 am Leave a comment

Visions of summertime danced in their heads

Check out the 26 heirloom tomato varieties propagated at JW’s farm this season! (Click on the picture to make it larger.)

Read more about each of the varieties here: 2010 Heirloom Tomato Collection

05/06/2010 at 2:39 am Leave a comment

Charlotte Tailgate Farmer’s Market – 5.1.10

Straight to you this week from JW’s Farm – Peas, glorious peas! (sugar snap), assorted herb and vegetable seedlings, salad mix, radishesfree-range eggs, swiss chard, mizuna (japanese mustard greens), mixed spring greens and kohlrabi greens. Also, stop by for a May Day gift, while they last!

This and one more Saturday from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on the patio of The Common Market, South End (1515 S. Tryon St.)… thru May 8.

05/01/2010 at 3:30 pm Leave a comment


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