Yukina is a leafy vegetable that dates back to the governor of Yonezawa (Japan), Uesugi Yozan (1751-1822), who was responsible for the subsequent diffusion of the vegetable. Yozan brought several vegetable varieties to Yonezawa from Niigata, and todayâ€™s Yukina is a result of a selection of these.
Yukina belongs to the Kabuna species (Brassica rapa L.) of native Japanese turnips. It is one of the few vegetables that used to be cultivated in the old New Year period because it can be grown in the snow, extending the stem and leaves above the snow. The most commonly used recipe was â€œFusube zukeâ€, in which the turnip was boiled and then preserved in salt.
Yukina has a pleasant, sweet flavor especially if eaten raw. It can be used in salads or Miso soup or as Ohitashi (boiled and cooled), sautÃ©ed, or as Nabemono (boiled with other ingredients). Saute, steam,or stir-fry for healthy, delicious greens.
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Where We Are
Spring is Coming!
Thursdays are open for visitation. We are packing seed orders and chatting it up with friends and family. In addition to eggs and seeds, there are also dry beans and some root stocks floating around and available. The home farm is located at 10145 Oxford Rd. We hope to see you soon!
Boulder Farmers Market re-opens Saturdays on April 2 from 8-2 and Wednesdays on May 4 from 4-8
This year we will also have seeds at the Longmont Farmer's Market for the first 6 markets.