At the Farmers Market: Miniature Vegetables – Calabasas Homes for Sale
At the Farmers Market: Miniature Vegetables
Good things come in small packages and these flavorful mini-vegetables are a testament to that.
An organic farm based in the Capay Valley, northeast of San Francisco, recently debuted at the Calabasas Farmers Market.
Capay Farms, the new vendor on the block, is starting small and bringing only miniature versions of its best spring and summer crops.
Baby bok choy
These miniature versions of the Chinese cabbage came in plastic containers, to prevent bruising and wilting. Native to China, the baby bok choy is usually found in temperate climates.
Packed with vitamin C, beta-carotene and iron, these leafy, green vegetables can be eaten whole, unlike the regular bok choy whose bottoms are usually chopped off. Daniel Martinez, a farm employee, also suggested grilling, roasting, steaming or braising these tender and sweet-tasting mini cabbages.
“Look for full, dark green leaves with no signs of wilting or yellowing,” advised Martinez.
Priced at $1 per container, the baby bok choy should be refrigerated in a plastic bag. Ideally, it should be consumed within three days for optimum flavor and freshness.
Nothing better than fresh vegetables from your local farmer’s market. Make sure to check out the Calabasas Farmer’s market and support your local farmers. These miniature veggies are great!