Collections: Local Producers

Jambican Gardens: Shungiku

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!

Also called chrysanthemum greens or crown daisy leaves, Shungiku is a very distinctly flavoured, grassy, and fragrant green! One comparison is like a sweeter carrot green. In Chinese cooking we call it "Tong Ho" (茼蒿) and is very popular with in hot pot. This leafy veggie holds its own. Some cooking ideas include adding to a flavourful stews like Korean kimchi-chigae, poaching and dressing with sesame sauce like Japanese goma-ae, or sautéing with rich sauces like Chinese fuyu! These greens play best with bold flavours.

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