The Black Cat Farm booth at the Boulder Farmers’ Market will include the following produce on May 16, 2015:

  • Arugula
  • Baby fennel
  • Baby pak choi
  • Celery tops
  • Chrysanthemum greens
  • Cilantro
  • Frisee
  • Gailon (Chinese broccoli)
  • Mizuna
  • Parsley
  • Radishes
  • Rapini
  • Salad mix
  • Scallions
  • Sorrel
  • Swiss chard

Mulefoot pork cuts will also be available. We often use our pork in the charcuterie that we make and serve at Black Cat Bistro and Bramble and Farm.

Check out the blog archives to view the posts we published this week on our charcuterie program and recipes for how to make pancetta and a frisee salad with pancetta.

Artichokes

We often grow small amounts of experimental crops. Last year, polenta corn was one of our experimental corn. We also planted artichokes.

Artichokes generally don’t grow well in Colorado because of our cold weather. They are a biennial plant which become fully mature, bloom, and bear fruit in its second year. We have tried growing them before and they did not survive through the winter.

One of this year’s pleasant surprises is that 21 artichoke plants started last Spring were alive and healthy this spring due to the mild winter. This will probably not result in a crop big enough to sell at the Farmers’ Market.  Still, it tickles us and isn’t farming partly about delighting in the natural world?