Ghislaine de Lessines wrote:I wonder if fresh bamboo shoots would be welcome. You might just ask at the Asian Market you do have to see what they'd be interested in buying direct.
chip sanft wrote:I love the way you're thinking about this!
It always seems like herbs bring big bucks. Pretty, fresh basil costs a bundle and isn't hard to grow. Allium tuberosum (called jiucai / chiu-ts'ai in Chinese, and garlic chives, Chinese leek, etc. in English) is expensive at the Asian market here, and that's dead easy to grow.
On the other hand, there are tomatillos, which are productive and more disease etc. resistant than tomatoes but cost twice as much at the store here (and that's not even organic).
David Livingston wrote:pak choi springs to mind( its a type of cabbage and you grow it the same way) also Lotus both the flowers and the roots( its a perennial ! woo hoo ) . there are types of onions too that I suspect would sell well
I would simply ask them also how about visiting the local chinese shop and having a word with them
Anne Miller wrote:My first thought was Mung beans. I love sprouts but the seeds are expensive. When I think of Chinese food, I think beans sprouts, bamboo shoots and water chestnuts.
What produce do you buy at the grocery store? What are things you would like that your grocery doesn't carry or that the Chinese market doesn't have?
elle sagenev wrote:I'm wondering what vegetables we could possibly grow that are not common and may be appreciated.
My first thought was Mung beans.
elle sagenev wrote:I don't buy any of the produce at the chinese market except the lemongrass each spring and only because I grow it. The produce all looks gross. It's not exactly fresh. He gets it from a bigger market in Denver, CO and brings it here so who knows how old it is. Just looks gross to me when we go.