Veggie Sale this week

Available at the Veggie Sale on the Green Bay Campus this week:

Italian Basil-$3/bag
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.

Lime Basil-$3/bag
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.

Fresh Herbs-$3/bag
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, oregano, thyme, dill, and rosemary. Please specify which herb you would like so I know what to harvest for you.

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.

Green Bell Peppers-$4/bag
A classic green bell pepper to add to anything you need. I have personally been loving to roast the peppers and then add them into a homemade hummus.

Thai Lavender Frog Eggs-$4/bag
In central Thailand, the natives refer to these small lavender 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.

Beets-$3/bundle
Enjoy a bundle of these beautiful deep reddish/purple 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 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/bagThe 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.

Butterhead Lettuce-$4/bag
This lettuce has the thick, crispy leaves that you’ve been looking for to make the perfect lettuce wraps! Also great in tacos!

Oakleaf Lettuce-$4/bag
This lettuce is some of my (Libby) 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.

Borage Leaves/Flowers-$3/bag
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-$2/bag
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!

Fresh Chives-$2/bag
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!

TO ORDER:
Send a direct email to Libby Courchaine, @Courchaine, Libby – courem01@uwgb.edu to place your order! If you do not send your request directly to this email I 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, so FIRST COMEFIRST SERVED.

PICKUP:
This Wednesday (8/21) from Noon to 1 p.m. please come to the plaza gardens outside of the University Union. We accept cash only at this point. 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 outside in between Cofrin Library and Theater Hall.

If you request produce, please remember to come pick it up so it does not go to waste. If these times do not work for you, please send me an email in advance with your order and I am more than happy to accommodate.

 

This week’s veggie sale, Red Russian Kale, and more…

Thank you to all who have been supporting the  Green Bay Campus hoop house and outdoor gardens. The produce is locally grown, picked the morning of, pesticide free, and all proceeds go directly towards supporting UW-Green Bay community gardens!  Here’s what is available this week:

Mixed Greens-$4/bag
Enjoy this lovely mix of organic salad greens that have a dynamic range of leaf shapes and colors.The flavors are equally diverse: spicy to mild to slightly sweet. This mix includes red mustard, green mustard, arugula, Chinese cabbage, pac choi, and tatsoi. Varieties are subject to change depending upon availability.

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!

Beets-$3/bundle
Enjoy a bundle of these beautiful deep reddish/purple 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.

Rainbow Swiss Chard-$3/bag
Add some variety to your greens selection with Rainbow Swiss Chard. 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.

Dark Opal Basil Microgreen-$5/bag
Adds robust, sweet-and-spicy flavor and visual interest to summer cocktails. Makes a colorful dessert garnish with its bold purple color and true basil flavor. Great as a basil leaf replacer. I personally love to make a homemade basil hummus to add to sandwiches and salads.

Cinnamon Basil Microgreen-$5/bag
Enjoy the light sweet flavor of cinnamon that comes through on this rich 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.

Chamomile Flowers-$2/bundle
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.

Borage Leaves/Flowers-$3/bag
With a taste comparable to that of cucumber, borage has various culinary applications. The leaves can of course be used as a salad green and the flowers as edible decorations, but to stop there would be an insult to the wide variety of uses for borage. 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, to name a few. 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.

Fresh Chives-$2/bag
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!

TO ORDER: Send a direct email to Libby Courchaine, @Courchaine, Libby – courem01 to place your order! If you do not send your request 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.

PICKUP: This Wednesday (7/10) from Noon to 1 p.m. at the plaza gardens outside of the University Union. The plaza beds are in between Cofrin Library and Theater Hall. Inclement weather pick-up is outside of Bookstore.

 

This week’s Veggie Sale, spinach, chamomile flowers and more

Available this week at the weekly Veggie Sale on the Green Bay campus:

Spinach-$4/bag
Enjoy some large leaved spinach! This beautiful green spinach is an extremely nutrient-rich vegetable. It packs high amounts of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron, and calcium. It is mild enough to toss in any smoothie to increase your daily vegetable intake! It is also great to incorporate in salads, pasta dishes, and more!

Mixed Greens-$4/bag
Enjoy this lovely mix of organic salad greens that have a dynamic range of leaf shapes and colors. The flavors are equally diverse: spicy to mild to slightly sweet. This mix includes red mustard, green mustard, arugula, Chinese cabbage, pac choi, and tatsoi. Varieties are subject to change depending upon availability.

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!

Chamomile Flowers-$2/bundle
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.

Chives-$2/bag
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!

Potted Chive, Dill, or Cilantro-$8/pot
Get your very own little potted herb! This is a great choice for people who don’t have the space or time to garden but want the fresh taste that only hand-picked herbs have to offer. You can harvest whenever you need from the comfort of your own living space. We currently have a selection of dill, cilantro, and chives for sale. Please specify in your email which potted herb you would like.

TO ORDER:
Send a direct email to Libby Courchaine, schmem01@uwgb.edu to place your order. If you do not send your request to this email, she will not receive your order. You will receive a confirmation email to ensure your request can be met.  Supplies are limited.

PICKUP:
This Wednesday (6/26) from Noon to 1 p.m., plaza gardens, or at the University Union in between the Cofrin and Theater Hall. If it is raining, I will be outside the Union bookstore on the couches.

Spinach, beets and more at the Veggie Sale, this week

Available this week at the Veggie Sale

Spinach-$4/bag
Enjoy some large leaved spinach! This beautiful green spinach is an extremely nutrient-rich vegetable. It packs high amounts of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron, and calcium. It is mild enough to toss in any smoothie to increase your daily vegetable intake! It is also great to incorporate in salads, pasta dishes, and more!

Mixed Greens-$4/bag
Enjoy this lovely mix of organic salad greens that have a dynamic range of leaf shapes and colors.The flavors are equally diverse: spicy to mild to slightly sweet. This mix includes red mustard, green mustard, arugula, Chinese cabbage, pac choi, and tatsoi. Varieties are subject to change depending upon availability.

Beets-$3/bundle
Enjoy a bundle of these beautiful deep reddish/purple 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, including improved blood flow, lower blood pressure, and increased exercise performance

Chamomile Flowers-$2/bundle
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.

Chives-$2/bag
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!

Potted Chive, Dill, or Cilantro-$8/pot
Get your very own little potted herb! This is a great choice for people who don’t have the space or time to garden but want the fresh taste that only hand picked herbs have to offer. You can harvest whenever you need from the comfort of your own living space. We currently have a selection of dill, cilantro, and chives for sale. Please specify in your email which potted herb you would like. A picture is included down below for further reference.

Dark Opal Basil Microgreen-$5/bag
Adds robust, sweet-and-spicy flavor and visual interest to summery cocktails and makes a colorful dessert garnish.

Mild Microgreen Mix-$5/bag
This blend of mildly flavored brassicas contains mizuna, cabbage, kale, and kohlrabi. Mostly green with a touch of purple.

Spicy Microgreen Mix-$5/bag
A colorful blend of red and green mustards with various textures. Spicy flavor pairs well with the Mild Micro Mix.

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!

Arugula-$4/bag
This variety has long, dark, lobed leaves which add nice shape to salads. With fresh, tart, bitter, and peppery flavor my favorite way to incorporate these is in sandwiches.

TO ORDER:
Send a direct email to Libby Courchaine, schmem01@uwgb.edu to place your order! If you do not send your request to this email I will not receive your order. You will receive a confirmation email to ensure your request can be met. Supplies are limited.

PICKUP:
This Wednesday, June 19, 2019, from Noon to 1 p.m., please come to the plaza gardens outside of the University Union in between the Cofrin and Theater Hall. If it is raining, I will be outside the Union bookstore on the couches.

If you request produce, please remember to come pick it up so it does not go to waste. If these times do not work for you, please send me an email in advance with your order and we can arrange something!

This week’s veggie sale: Mixed greens, chives, kale and arugula

It’s mixed greens and chives this week at the weekly Veggie Sale. Here’s more from Libby

Mixed Greens-$4/bag
This week we have a lovely mix of organic salad greens that have a dynamic range of leaf shapes and colors. An amazing palette of greens and reds in an array of leaf shapes and textures. The flavors are equally diverse: spicy to mild to slightly sweet. This mix includes red mustard, green mustard, arugula, Chinese cabbage, pac choi, and tatsoi. Varieties are subject to change depending upon availability.

Chives-$2/bag
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.

Potted Chive-$8/pot
Get your very own chive pot to keep in your home for harvest when needed.

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!

Arugula-$4/bag
This variety has long, dark, lobed leaves which add nice shape to salads. With fresh, tart, bitter, and peppery flavor my favorite way to incorporate these is in sandwiches.

TO ORDER: Send a direct email to Libby Courchaine (Schmit) at schmem01@uwgb.edu to place your order! If you do not send your request to this email she will not receive your order. You will receive a confirmation email to ensure your request can be met. Supplies are limited.

PICKUP: This Wednesday (6/12) from Noon to 1 p.m., plaza gardens outside of the University Union in between the library and Theater Hall. Rain location, University Union, outside the The Phoenix Bookstore. If you request produce, please remember to pick it up so the produce does not go to waste. If these times do not work for you, please send an email in advance with your order for other arrangements.

This week’s veggie sale – mixed greens

Available on the Green Bay Campus this week, mixed greens – $4/bag. “This week we have a lovely mix of organic salad greens that have a dynamic range of leaf shapes and colors.  An amazing palette of greens and reds in an array of leaf shapes and textures. The flavors are equally diverse: spicy to mild to slightly sweet. This mix includes red mustard, green mustard, Chinese cabbage, pac choi, and tatsoi. Varieties are subject to change depending upon availability.”

To order: Send a direct email to Libby Schmit, schmem01@uwgb.edu to place your order. If you do not send your request to this email, she will not receive your order. You will receive a confirmation email to ensure your request can be met.

Supplies are limited, so first-come, first-served. Along with your request, please feel free to include a few things you would like to see planted in the garden this year.

Pick-up is Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from Noon to 1 p.m. Please go to the University Union outside The Phoenix Bookstore entrance. If you request some produce, please remember to pick it up so the produce does not go to waste. If these times do not work for you, please send Schmit an email with your order and something can be arranged.

Heirloom Vegetable Plant Sale gets WFRV coverage

WFRV covered the annual Heirloom Vegetable Plant Sale that was held on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Hosted by Natural and Applied Sciences, the funds from the sale go towards helping the students in the program. More than 9,000 heirloom plants, vegetables, herbs and flowers were on sale at the successful event.

Veggie sales are back and microgreens are on the menu

Want fresh veggies? Email Libby Schmit, schmem01@uwgb.edu to get on the distribution list and to place an order. Supplies are limited. On sale this week, microgreens, also known as micro herbs or vegetable confetti, are rich in flavor and add a welcome splash of color to a variety of dishes. Despite their small size, they pack a nutritional punch, often containing higher nutrient levels than more mature vegetable greens. This makes them a good addition to any diet! Microgreens are great to toss on just about anything. Incorporate them on top of pizzas, salads, sandwiches, fresh spring rolls, pasta, bagels and much more!

AVAILABLE THIS WEEK:
Spicy Microgreen – $5/bag
With radish and arugula in the mix these (mildly) spicy greens are sure to add a lot of flavor to anything you add it to.

Mild Microgreen- $5/bag
A slightly milder taste with all the same nutritional benefits! A great option for those who want to pair the microgreens with an already flavorful dish.

TO ORDER:
Send an email to Libby Schmit, schmem01@uwgb.edu to place your order! If you do not send your request to this email we will not receive your order. You will receive a confirmation email to ensure your request can be met. SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED, so FIRST COMEFIRST SERVED. Along with your request, please feel free to include a few things you would like to see planted in the garden this year!

PICKUP:
Wednesday (May 8) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Union outside The Phoenix Bookstore. Orders will be taken until 11 a.m. Wednesday morning. If you request some produce, please remember to pick it up so the produce does not go to waste. If times do not work for you, make note with your order and something can be arranged.

Reminder: UW-Green Bay Heirloom Veggie Pre-sale on Friday, May 10, Public Sale on Saturday, May 11

UW-Green Bay faculty and staff have an opportunity to shop at the heirloom veggie pre-sale from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019. If possible, bring containers to carry your plants. More than 150 varieties of transplant-sized heirloom peppers, tomatoes, amaranths, eggplants, cucumbers, flowers, greens and herbs will be for sale. All money raised supports student research in the sciences at UW-Green Bay. The public sale will be on Saturday, May 11, 2019 and numbers will be handed out beginning about 7:30 a.m. (possibly earlier). Most plants are priced between $1.75 (tax included). Cash or checks only. Also, Associate Prof. Steve Meyer (Natural and Applied Sciences) will have his salsa available for a donation both days! Come and taste-test the salsa, take a jar or two home as a thank you if you make a donation to the memorial scholarship established to honor the memory of student Katie Hemauer. Learn more about the sale.

Mark your calendars: Heirloom Plant Sale is Saturday, May 11

Hosted by the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, the UW-Green Bay NAS Heirloom Plant Sale will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Laboratory Sciences greenhouse. This annual sale will fund student science research opportunities. Hundreds of rare and unique heirloom varieties including tomatoes, peppers, basil and other herbs, flowers, amaranth, eggplants, cucumbers, squash, greens and other veggies. All plants are $1.75 each. Attendees should park in the Laboratory Sciences Parking Lot. Numbers will be handed out at 7:30 a.m., with doors opening at 9 a.m. Check out the event on Facebook.