[Market-farming] broccoli leaves

Bill Shoemaker wshoemak at illinois.edu
Mon Oct 26 16:58:11 EDT 2009


I've never tried them but it makes sense. They're kissing cousins of collards. Do you just use younger, more tender leaves? How do you prepare them? 

Bill


>   We sell bags of 12-16 oz of broccoli leaves... seems
>   a good amount for a small family.  They really are
>   delicious!  Cauliflower leaves, kohlrabi leaves also
>   good, but broccoli best.  Once people try any of
>   these though, they are happy to buy again.
>   We sell at about $2.50-$3 for those amounts, but
>   that's EC not U.S. currency and Dominica doesn't
>   have a cheap food gov't. policy, nor do we have big
>   farms mass producing to drive prices down.  
>   Best wishes,
>   Karen
>   Roots Farm Organic Produce
>   Fruits, Roots, Vegetables & Herbs
>   Cockrane, DOMINICA
>   767-449-3038
>   rootsfarm at cwdom.dm
>   On Oct 26, 2009, at 4:10 PM, Sue Wells wrote:
William H Shoemaker, UI-Crop Sciences
Sr Research Specialist, Food Crops
St Charles Horticulture Research Center
535 Randall Road  St Charles, IL  60174
630-584-7254; FAX-584-4610



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