Campus gardener, Libby Courchaine will continue to sell produce through September (and maybe beyond). Here’s what’s available this week for fresh and organic:
Try this lovely Eleonora and Large Italian Leaf basil combo. This is a great option if you are looking to get into pesto making, to add on top of pizzas, or to incorporate in soups and salads. It can be used in both fresh and dried form. This basil has the rich, traditional basil flavor that we all know and love.
Spice up your basil experience with this incredible lime basil. This heirloom seed originates from Thailand and has a true lime smell and flavor. You could add this to oils, salad dressings, pestos, or really any dish that could use a refreshing twist.
Get a large bag of these chives which are a wonderful addition to many of your staple dishes. Chives are rich source of vitamin K, C, and folic acid. They are also high in minerals such as manganese, magnesium and iron. If you are worried about having too many you can always freeze some for a later date!
We have a variety of fresh herbs ready for harvest in the gardens. Add some fresh flavor right away or dry these for later, either way you can’t go wrong! We have the following herbs available; parsley, sage, dill, oregano, thyme, and rosemary. Please specify which herb you would like so I know what to harvest for you. I can also do a combination.
Thai Lavender Frog Eggs-$4/bag
In central Thailand, the natives refer to these small and cream eggplants as “frog eggs.” These eggplant are about the size and form of a cherry tomato. They are very beautiful and probably something you haven’t tried before!
Sweet Banana Peppers-$4/bag
Try these organic and highly flavorful sweet banana peppers! These are a long, yellow pepper with a mild kick. They complement most dinner dishes. I love adding these to stir frys, sandwiches, and in curry! If you haven’t tried a banana pepper before I highly recommend it.
Medium Tomatoes -$4/bag
We have a wonderful selection of medium sized tomatoes this week. There will be a variety of tomatoes that will be great for sauces, salsas, and slicing.
We have an amazing variety of small/cherry tomatoes to enjoy this week! With colors ranging from the traditional red to oranges, purples, and greens. There are plenty of heirloom flavor profile to explore. These would be great in pasta dishes, salads, soups, and more.
Enjoy a bundle of these beautiful color variant beets. These beets are perfect pickled, fresh, cooked, or in borscht. Enjoy the health benefits of fiber, folate, manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C. Beetroots and beetroot juice have been associated with numerous health benefits, such as, improved blood flow and lower blood pressure over a period of time.
Red and Green Butterhead – Lettuce-$4/bag
This lettuce has the thick, crispy leaves that you’ve been looking for to make the perfect lettuce wraps! This week I will be doing a mixed bag of both a deep purple/red and traditional green butterhead lettuce. The green butterhead lettuce has slightly larger leaves than the red.
This lettuce is some of my favorite! As the name suggests, this lettuce has the shape of an oak tree leaf. The leaves are an attractive, deep burgundy with a green interior to make for a stunning contrast. The flavor is mild enough to be used in just about everything.
Red Russian Kale- $4/bag
Add some variety to your greens life with this kale. Stems are purple; leaves are flat, toothed, and dark green with purple veins. This plants also has leaves that are more tender compared to other kales. Great for salads and light cooking!
Rainbow Swiss Chard-$3/bag
The glossy dark green leaves have crisp multicolored stalks. This fun Swiss chard is sure to add the pop of color your dishes need with its range of orange, yellow, pink, and red stalks. Swiss chard leaves can be eaten raw or cooked but are less bitter when cooked.
Looking for a way to relax on a breezy summer night? Look no further! Make your very own chamomile tea with these flower bundles. This is a great option for those of you who are looking to avoid the chemicals and additives that most store bought teas steep into your water. We will have the flowers bundles ready for you. All you have to do is pop the tops off, dry them for a few days, and that’s it! You’re ready to brew some fresh and organic chamomile tea.
With a taste comparable to that of cucumber, borage has various culinary applications. This herb can be used in soups, salads, borage-lemonade, strawberry-borage cocktails, preserves, borage jelly, various sauces, cooked as a stand-alone vegetable, or used in desserts in the form of fresh or candied flowers. I like to use the leaves for tea and dry them in a similar way to the chamomile flowers. Please specify if you would like the leaves or the flowers of the plant.
Motherwort is a plant in the mint family, although it does not taste minty. It is bitter and I recommend adding a natural sugar to it if you are consuming it in tea form. Motherwort is a highly praised plant in herbal medicine. It is said to help with heart conditions, anxiety, absence of menstrual periods, intestinal gas, and over-active thyroid. I encourage you to do some research and see if this plant is right for you!
Send a direct email to Libby Courchaine, @Courchaine, Libby – firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order! You will receive a confirmation email prior to Wednesday to ensure your request can be met. At this time, she is accepting cash only.
At the Campus Garden between the Cofrin Library and Theater Hall.