Oxbow Farm Is Back!

Surviving snows and floods and cold and a rumored attack of locusts, though no one can confirm it, Oxbow Farm makes it triumphant return to Ballard Farmers Market on Sunday, May 10th after an unusually long winter hiatus.

Oxbow's Luke Woodward restocking the farm's beautiful, and huge, rainbow chard at Ballard Farmers Market in 2008. Photo copyright 2008 by Zachary D. Lyons.

Oxbow Farm, located in Carnation, will arrive Sunday with a terrific selection of its magnificent heirloom tomato plants, as well as baby beets (love them greens), green garlic, Japanese turnip rapini, arugula, spinach, Easter Egg and French Breakfast radishes, purple sprouting broccoli, parsley, baby carrots (hopefully, Luke says) and pea tendrils (if there is any justice, Luke exclaims).

Baby chiogga beets from Oxbow in 2008. Photo copyright 2008 by Zachary D. Lyons.

In case you've forgotten what to expect from Oxbow, look above at last year's baby beets. Β These guys give you two dishes in one: roast the beets and sautΓ© the greens... maybe with a little bit of that green garlic. Mmm.