What other vegetable is as refreshing as a cucumber? With peak summer upon us, cukes are more plentiful than ever and a good time to load up on them for salads, slaws, pickles, lettuce wraps, noodles, cocktails and so much more.
At Rumar Farm we have a few different varieties to choose from:
Slicing cucumbers – longer than pickling types, are to be consumed fresh in salads or with dips. Try the classic cucumber sandwich with toasted bread, cream cheese, cucumber slices and dill.
Green pickling cucumbers – shorter and bigger around than slicing cucumbers, they have thinner skins. They can be eaten fresh or are often pickled. Canning is not for everyone, so you may want to try quick pickles, sometimes called refrigerator pickles. The process takes only a few minutes and can keep in the fridge for up to 2 months.
Dutch White cucumbers – very sweet, pickling style cucumber, ivory white in colour. It is a very rare, heirloom variety and has a pleasant taste.
Salt and Pepper cucumber – small pickling style cucumbers are sweet and very crunchy. They have a white skin with black spines which was the inspiration for the name “salt and pepper”.
We sell the Slicing cucumbers as singles and the Green, Dutch White and Salt & Pepper in a quart mix. All picked fresh daily.
Here is what we have in our on-line store this week at www.rumarfarm.ca
Lettuce heads and Rumar Farm lettuce mix
Swiss Chard and Kale
Early Golden Plums
Mushrooms & Honey
Ruth and Marc