–Hoop House Greens
Many of our winter and spring greens at the farm are grown in our high tunnel, a.k.a. “hoop house”. The possibilities are endless, in our opinion, and we do like to grow a wide variety of them, from Asian greens to salad greens, braising greens to herbs. Many are interchangeable, especially many of the Asian greens that are in the mustard/cabbage family. Once you get the hang of using greens, you will find that they are easy to use and quick to prepare with a bare minimum of additional ingredients!
As with salad greens, cooking greens that are not going to be used immediately should be stored in the refrigerator, protected in a plastic bag or container so that they do not wilt or dry out. A little moisture will help, but don’t store them soaking wet. Most greens will keep for a week and some even longer!
Yes, you can use the kind that you find in the yard (be careful that they have not been sprayed with anything!), but the cultivars are very tasty and more substantial!