Via veggie list email: “Thank you to all who have been supporting the campus hoop house and outdoor gardens. The produce is locally grown, picked morning of, pesticide free, and all proceeds go directly towards supporting your campus gardens! If you would like to get your hands dirty and your face in the sun I would love to have some help! Even if you just have 15 minutes to volunteer on a lunch break, I would love to see some of your smiling faces out in the gardens. Feel free to email me if a certain day or time works best.”
Available this week with descriptions by campus gardener, Libby Courchaine:
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.
Cinnamon Basil Microgreen-$5/bag
Enjoy the light sweet flavor of cinnamon that comes through on this Microgreen. Switch up your normal pesto recipe by adding this for a fun, fresh twist. It would also be interesting to try with deserts, oatmeals, or anything that you usually put cinnamon on. This Microgreen is the perfect balance of flavor without being overpowering.
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!
3-5 inch, round firm slicers. These would be great in sandwiches They have a meaty, bright red fruit that are rich in beefsteak flavor.
This lettuce has the thick, crispy leaves that you’ve been looking for to make the perfect lettuce wraps!
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.
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!
Yellow Straightneck & Crookneck Squash-$1/squash
Also known as summer squash, yellow varieties of squash provide numerous health benefits. The vegetable is high in vitamins A, B6, and C, folate, magnesium, fiber, riboflavin, phosphorus, and potassium. That’s a serious nutritional power-packed veggie!!! Yellow squash is also rich in manganese.
We have beautiful dark green zucchini in all different sizes! From large to small babies, you can use this zucchini for pickling, dips, soups, salads, lasagnas, casseroles, and more! It is great battered, fried, and fresh. As a bonus, it also freezes really well!
Send a direct email to Libby Courchaine, firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order. If you do not send your request directly to this email she will not receive your order. You will receive a confirmation email prior to Wednesday pickup to ensure your request can be met. Supplies are limited.
This Wednesday, July 31, 2019, froom Noon to 1 p.m. at the plaza gardens outside of the University Union. The gardens are located outside of the doors closest to the Cloud Commons and Phoenix Bookstore if you are coming from the University Union. The plaza beds are in between Cofrin Library and Theater Hall. Rain location: University Union, outside The Phoenix Bookstore on the couches.