Did you know that the cauliflower plant grows to be about 3’x3’ to produce one beautiful head of cauliflower?!
Cauliflower is one of several vegetables in the family Brassicaceae. It is an annual plant that reproduces by seed. Typically, the head (a condensed flower curd) is eaten.
The Italian Cauliflower Group is diverse in appearance. This group includes various white, green, purple, brown, and yellow cultivars. This type is the ancestral form from which the others were derived.
We grow three varieties at Suzie’s Farm. Look for them in your CSA Box!
Cheddar cauliflower, similar in color to the popular cheese, contains 25% more vitamin A than white varieties. The orange trait comes from a natural mutant found in a cauliflower field in Canada.
Green cauliflower, which we call Romanesco, is also known as broccoflower. It’s the one with the green spiky (fractal) curd.
Purple cauliflower (or Graffiti) gets its hue from the antioxidant group anthocyanins, also found in red cabbage and red wine.
Enjoy this cruciferous vegetable sauteed, steamed, roasted, and mashed. Check out our extensive recipe page for more ideas. The cauliflower culinary possibilities are virtually endless!