Coke Farms
Organic Cauliflower, Romanesco
Product code: PR100247NCO
$7.99
for 1 Med/Lrg Head
Organic Organic Vegan/Dairy Free Vegan/Dairy Free
About the product
Romanesco superficially resembles a cauliflower, but it is light green in colour and its form is strikingly fractal in nature. It has a delicate creamy and nutty flavour and beautiful conical florets.

Romanesco came about as a result of selective breeding by Italian farmers in the 16th century and has been classified both as a type of cauliflower and of broccoli - a long-standing argument, as all are members of the Brassica oleracea species. The Brassica oleracea species group also includes Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Collards, Kohlrabi and several other common vegetables.

Brassicas have remained popular throughout Europe for so long as they grow well in all sorts of climates and soil types, and have easily moved around the globe in recent years. The largest ever Romanesco, at 35 pounds, was grown in Alaska.

The Carl Sagan of vegetables, Romanesco brings both hippie coolness and mathematical referencing to the table. Within Romanesco's delicious flavour is an abundance of vitamin C, vitamin K, dietary fiber and carotenoids, while the number of spirals on the head Romanesco is a Fibonacci number.

When cooked, the flavour is creamy and nutty, without the bitter edge found some other closely related family members. However, do be careful when cooking Romanesco because it can acquire a strange texture if cooked too long. Most cooks prefer to lightly steam or saute it to avoid this problem.
Romanesco superficially resembles a cauliflower, but it is generally light green in colour (although there other colours of it around) and its form is strikingly fractal in nature. It has a delicate creamy and nutty flavour and beautiful conical florets.

Romanesco came about as a result of selective breeding by Italian farmers in the 16th century and has been classified both as a type of cauliflower and of broccoli - a long-standing argument, as all are members of the Brassica oleracea species. The Brassica oleracea species group also includes Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Collards, Kohlrabi and several other common vegetables.

Brassicas have remained popular throughout Europe for so long as they grow well in all sorts of climates and soil types, and have easily moved around the globe in recent years. The largest ever Romanesco, at 35 pounds, was grown in Alaska.

The Carl Sagan of vegetables, Romanesco brings both hippie coolness and mathematical referencing to the table. Within Romanesco's delicious flavour is an abundance of vitamin C, vitamin K, dietary fiber and carotenoids, while the number of spirals on the head Romanesco is a Fibonacci number.

When cooked, the flavour is creamy and nutty (as mentioned above) without the bitter edge found in some other closely related family members. However, do be careful when cooking Romanesco because it can acquire a strange texture if cooked too long. Most cooks prefer to lightly steam or sauté it to avoid this problem.

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Features: Organic , Vegan/Dairy Free
General information
Storage Tip: Store in perforated plastic bag for up to 5 days. Flavour deteriorates every day it is not eaten!

Preparation Tip: The trick to cooking cauliflower is to cook until just tender.

Did you know... Cauliflower may discolour if cooked in aluminum or cast iron cookware.

Culinary Compatibility: Paprika, green onions, ginger, tomato sauce, cheese, leeks and potatoes all go great with cauliflower.

Health Information: There are just 25 calories in a cup of cauliflower and it is an excellent source of vitamin C, and folate, a good source of magnesium, potassium, and vitamin B and contains many important phytochemicals.
About the vendor
Coke Farms Coke Farms
San Juan Bautista, CA
Coke Farm is a family-run operation started by Dale and his sister Madelene. Christine Coke joined the farm after she married Dale. Dale began the farm in 1981, with 1/4 acre of strawberries. Initially, he did all the work himself, delivering locally to restaurants and local markets, and growing more vegetables as the market expanded. In fact, Dale's foray into organic gardening was at a fortuitous time, coinciding with the explosion of California cuisine and its demand for esoteric, high-quality and organic vegetables.

Over the years, Coke Farm has grown to its current size of 400 acres on various ranches spread around the San Juan Bautista area. Each site has its own microclimate, soil conditions, and water type, creating different challenges in each area. As it has grown, the farm has changed its focus, moving more to mainstream varieties, but the farm still keeps a few more 'interesting' crops, like pomegranate, cassis, and red currants. Coke Farm's main crops now are strawberries, lettuces (10 varieties), broccoli, celery, and cauliflower, plus what's in season now: beets, celeriac, parsnips, leeks, spring mix, and braising mix.

Coke Farm is proud to be continuing its tradition by growing three main varieties of strawberries. Christine's favorite is Chandler, a dark, round, medium-sized berry with an intense fragrance and a very sweet flavor. Coke Farm also grows Seascape and Aroma strawberries and trials other varieties.

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