Meet Your Produce: Cucumber

By Brittany Arthur Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) A plant in the gourd family that grows in a typically cylindrical shape that is elongated and rounds off at the ends. The fruit has a tough outer rind with a softer interior and are usually more than 90% water. The fruit grows from vines that spiral and creep … Continue reading Meet Your Produce: Cucumber

Meet Your Produce: Lavender

By Brittany Arthur Lavender (Lavandula) A herbaceous perennial that is one of the 39 known species of flowering plants in the mint family. Lavender is commonly used as an ornamental plant for landscape use as well as for culinary purposes and essential oil. Lavandula blooms blue, violet, or lilac flowers and varies in leaf shape … Continue reading Meet Your Produce: Lavender