Valley Bounty: June 7, 2014: Bok Choy

Jun 7 2014

Bok choy is a crunchy and mild Asian green, readily available this time of year at farmers’ markets and farmstands. Baby bok choy can be added to salad mix, while larger plants can be chopped in soup, sautéed, or used in a stir fry. Look for purple bok choy as well as the more common green-leafed varieties with white stems. On the Valley Bounty page at buylocalfood.org, you’ll find recipes for Sesame-Soy Glazed Bok Choy, Bok Choy with Bacon, and Spicy Tofu Hotpot from local farmers an bloggers. 

By Margaret Christie

Sources

Farmers’ markets are a great place to get fresh local greens of all kinds. Many CSA shares are starting up this week—it’s not too late to get your share!

Recipes

The Kitchen Garden’s Sesame-Soy Glazed Bok Choy

Bok Choy with Bacon from the Pioneer Valley Growers’ Association

Spicy Tofu Hotpot from Greenfield local food blogger Meggin Thwing Eastman of Happy Valley Locavore

 

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