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Veg bloom tour

July 10, 2016

Could you identify a flowering beet? A parsnip? How about an onion?

Today, Sunday, July 10, at 4 p.m., Meadowlark Hearth farm, just east of Scottsbluff,  is offering a tour of these blooming vegetables and more. (Apologies for the tardiness of the post – the date snuck up on me!)

The reason Meadowlark Hearth has these unusual vegetable blooms is because they raise these plants for seed. Most of us eat the plant before it has a chance to flower.

meadowlark heart bloom tour

I don’t think these flowers are on the tour, but I’m including them as an example of the flowers of commonly eaten veggies that most Americans have likely never seen:

potato flower

The flowers of a potato plant.

asparagus flower

The tiny flowers of an asparagus plant.

Meadowlark Hearth is also a regular vendor at the summer 18th Street Farmers Market in downtown Scottsbluff (June-September, Saturdays 8-11) as well as the Scottsbluff Winter Farmers Market (October-March, 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 11-2), and also has a Community-Supported Agriculture subscription.

Copyright 2016 by Katie Bradshaw

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