Collections: Local Producers

Jambican Gardens: Gai Lan

Our friends Colin and Kumiko grow beautiful veggies at their farm Jambican Studio Gardens in Manotick. These days, they are avoiding markets to keep their inter-generational household safe. So we are giving them a hand, selling their produce at our store on the weekends. We picked our favourite Asian greens and veggies to share with you!

Gai Lan has thick broccoli stems and sturdy kale-like greens. Its flavour is much like its brassica siblings, some with additional pleasant bitterness especially around the florets. Simply trim the ends (and florets if you want), blanche for 1min or 2, and serve with your favourite dressing. We enjoy soy sauce and crispy chili oil! With so little prep, it's a super easy green to add to a meal, and one of our favourite greens to make at home! You may have had gai lan in our Moo Shu lunches before!

Learn more about Jambican Studio Gardens via their website. Veggies are only available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for now.