Thursday, July 16, 2009

Blackberries and purslane

There were blackberries the size of small potatoes at the farmers market today. Needless to say, I had to get some. They are so much sweeter than any blackberry I can remember.

And another score today — purslane. In the U.S. most people consider it a weed, but purslane is eaten like any other green in many parts of the world. I first read about it early this spring and have been on the lookout for it since. Unfortunately, I wasn't really sure what it was or what it looked like. But I finally lucked out today. I went to visit Vandalia Farms for Edible WOW and they were weeding out the purslane from the rest of the garden beds. I snagged a huge bag to take home. Eaten straight from the field, it was delicious and I can't wait to make it into a salad tonight.


  1. I have never heard of purslane! Sounds good. :) And those blackberries - oh, man, I could make a serious pie with those. LOL!

  2. I just weeded all the purslane out of the garden this week- I should have saved it! Gotta look into the nutritional value of it.

  3. BE I read that purslane has a ton of vitamins A, C and E and has more omega-3 fatty acid than any other green. Sound pretty good to me!

  4. Purslane is always popping up in our garden beds. It's the perfect thing to eat when all the lettuce has bolted!

    Fellow Michigander, btw. :)