Fresh, Organically Grown Edible Flowers – Week of April 19, 2021 (Calendula & Chive Blossoms)
Organically Grown, Seasonal Edible Flowers
Edible flowers are some of the most colourful and pretty, though not the easiest, flowers to grow. This season, we are proud to offer a variety of organically grown, minimally processed, fresh edible flowers from our cutting garden.
Knowing that they will end up either in my stomach or yours :), we grow our edible flowers without the use of synthetic chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides.
Week of April 19, 2021
Calendulas are known to have anti-flammatory, skin-healing properties that will soothe your skin in conditions like eczema, insect bites, rashes, acne and stings, etc.
To make calendula oil, all you need is 1 part dried calendula flowers and 1 part carrier oil (extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil, and almond oil are all affordable and effective options!) Get further instructions here. And for a list of carrier oils and their healing properties on skin, reference this chart published in PubMed.
Chive blossoms are versatile. You can add them to your scalloped potatoes, make a salad vinaigrette, or make a beautiful chive blossom butter!
List of flowers that will be available through the season
Borage (my favorite for salads or as a garnish on creamy white panna cotta)