What’s Growing

These are some of the greens we are starting with at the farm. This page will update as we change and add new plants. Stay tuned!

 

Volcana – Red-to-the-heart Mini Gem Lettuce

Flavour: Volcana lettuce offers a mild, sweet flavour with a slightly nutty undertone, enhanced by its crisp leaves.

Usage: Ideal for fresh salads, this lettuce adds a bright colour contrast and crunchy texture. Use it as a bed for grilled meats or seafood.

Fact: Volcana lettuce is known for its unique red colour, which makes it pretty and healthy because of the higher levels of antioxidants.

Green Wave – Organic Mustard Green

Flavour: This is the spiciest mustard green with a hot, mustardy flavour and bright green, broad leaves that are scalloped.

Usage: Green Wave mustard greens can be used to add a spicy kick to salads, stir-fries, and sautés. They can also be blended into pesto or used as a peppery addition to sandwiches and wraps.

Fact: Mustard greens, including Green Wave, are rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as antioxidants that support immune health and reduce inflammation.

Scarlet Frills Mustard Green

Flavour: With green and red tones, this plant has lobed and ruffled leaves. It provides a robust, peppery flavour.

Usage: Perfect for adding flavour and making salads look beautiful. Scarlet Frills mustard greens can also be used in stir-fries, spicy dishes such as curries or soups, and as a garnish.

Fact: The intricate, frilly leaves of Scarlet Frills not only add a visual pop to dishes but also contain glucosinolates, compounds that have been studied for their potential cancer-fighting properties.

Dragoon – Organic Lettuce Green Mini Romaine

Flavour: Dragoon lettuce has thick, crisp leaves with a mild, slightly sweet taste.

Usage: This mini romaine is excellent for Caesar salads or as a crunchy addition to sandwiches and wraps. The heads are compact which is also great for grilling or roasting.

Fact: Dragoon lettuce is a good choice for small-space gardening or hydroponic systems where efficient use of space is crucial because it is so compact.

Breen – Organic Lettuce True Mini Bronze-Red Romaine

Flavour: Breen lettuce features a mild, slightly sweet flavour with a hint of bitterness.

Usage: Its small, bronze-red leaves make it great for adding colour to salads or layering in sandwiches. It can also be used as a garnish or a base for various dishes.

Fact: Breen lettuce’s unique bronze-red coloration is due to high levels of anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that can help protect against chronic diseases.

Truchas Lettuce – Dark Red Mini Romaine

Flavour: Truchas lettuce has a mildly sweet flavour with a crisp texture and dark red leaves.

Usage: This lettuce is perfect for fresh salads, adding colour and texture. It can also be used in sandwiches, as a bed for grilled proteins, or as a garnish.

Fact: Truchas lettuce is known for its bolt resistance, meaning it stays tender and flavorful longer in warmer temperatures, extending its growing season.

Cegolaine Lettuce Seed – Bronze-Red Little Gem Type

Flavour: Cegolaine lettuce offers a sweet, mild flavour with semi-savoy leaves.

Usage: Exceptionally slow-bolting and uniform, it is perfect for fresh salads, sandwiches, and wraps. The dense heads can also be used as a base for appetizers or side salads.

Fact: Cegolaine is recognized for its slow-bolting nature, which allows for a longer harvest period and consistent quality in warm climates.

Rosaine – Dark Red Little Gem Type

Flavour: Rosaine lettuce has a mild, sweet flavour with crisp, semi-savoy leaves.

Usage: Ideal for salads and pairing with other greens like Cegolaine and Newham. It can also be used in sandwiches or as a decorative garnish because of its dark red colour and dense heads.

Fact: Rosaine lettuce pairs beautifully with other colourful greens and is often used by chefs to create visually stunning salads that are as appealing to the eye as they are to the taste.

Astro Organic Salad Arugula

Flavour: This arugula has a spicy and nutty flavour with less deeply lobed leaves.

Usage: Perfect for sprinkling over salads, adding to vegetable stir-fries, or using it as a pizza topping. It can also be blended into pesto or used to brighten up sandwiches and wraps.

Fact: Astro arugula is a favourite among chefs for its fast-growing nature and ability to thrive in cooler temperatures, making it available for longer periods throughout the year.

Bellezia Organic Wild Arugula

Flavour: With a more deeply lobed leaf and a spicy flavour, this arugula offers a bold taste.

Usage: Ideal for salads, sandwiches, and garnishing dishes. It can also be used in stir-fries, pasta dishes, or topping for pizzas to add a peppery kick.

Fact: Wild arugula like Bellezia often has a more intense flavour than cultivated varieties, making it a popular choice for gourmet dishes and high-end culinary applications.