Although available year-round, many vegetables in the brassica family are recognized as “cool season” crops. The most familiar brassicas include Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbages, Brussels Sprouts, Radishes, and Turnips. Here are a few items from the brassica family that flourish in the cold weather:
Romanesco– Striking in appearance, Romanesco is an heirloom cauliflower; the florets form a pyramid of spiraling, pointed cones. It is sweet with a mild nutty flavor without the somewhat pungency of cauliflower. 6-8ct case.
Carnival Cauliflower– Available in a 6ct mixed case of two orange, two purple, and two green. Individual colors are available by the case- purple (9ct), orange (9ct), and green (12ct).
Kohlrabi– Distinct protruding stalks topped with collard like leaves. Kohlrabi has tough, green outer skin and whitish/ green, firm, crunchy flesh with a flavor similar to broccoli. Roast or steam them for stir-fries and pasta, puree into a soup, or toss them in a salad. You can also grate them to make fritters or a delicious slaw. 12ct case.
Brussels Sprouts– A very versatile winter vegetable. Brussels may be steamed, roasted, braised, sliced, shredded, or sautéed. 25# case or by the pound.
Baby Radishes– Easter Egg and French Breakfast radish avail-able by 24 bunch case. Full size Purple Daikon is available by the 10# case from Riverdog Farm. Full size Watermelon and Black Radish are also available from Riverdog by the pound.
Turnips– Tokyo Turnips and Scarlett Queen Turnips are both available from Riverdog Farm by the 10# case.