On this weeks farm visit, I spent a ton of time with one of my go-to veggies. SWEET POTATOES. They are very yummy, very nutritious, very cheap, yet very filling. This makes for a very happy Hope.
When I arrived on the farm, Corey told me and two other interns that we had an order from Ronin Cooking for 8 Ibs of sweet potato shoots and leaves. What a weird order. Surprisingly, they taste super flavorful. The dark purple and green sweet potato greens are supposed to contain antioxidants, vitamin A and C, large amounts of fiber, potassium, and iron. After I found this out, I put some in a bag and brought them home to cook for dinner.
When we cut the leaves, we placed them in a cooler with a little bit of water, then took them to the back of the horticulture building to rinse, dry, and bundle them all. I was very proud of my little leafy bundles.