A new product this week is verdolaga or golden purslane, a nutritional powerhouse. It is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A and C and has a tangy flavor.There is a native variety that grows in several of our beds, but we cultivate the more delicate golden purslane. This green is great in salads, in smoothies, as part of a stir fry and in soups or curries.
Kathy Ward and Jeri Kinser
Kathy is professor emerita of sociology and women's studies at SIU-Carbondale. She is currently farmer and co-owner with Jeri Kinser of La Colina Linda Farm. Jeri has been an educator of K-12 for 40 years specializing in instructional technology and bilingual education.