Collections: Local Producers

Jambican Gardens: Tokyo Bekana

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!

Tokyo bekana is a leafy lettuce-like green but it's actually part of the brassica family! Its flavour is mild and its texture is crisp and juicy. You can eat it raw like a salad green, but we love how it holds up to heat in a stir-fry or in a quick steam or poach. I think of it as the best of both romaine lettuce and napa cabbage.

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