Veggie Unearthed: Bok Choy
Your Bok Choy came to you from Hoover Farm in Live Oak, FL — less than 150 miles from most of our customers.
Bok Choy is classified as a cabbage, but it doesn’t look or taste much like round green cabbage. The crisp, sweet white stalks can be chopped and cooked right along with the tender, loosely bunched greens. High in vitamins A and C, potassium and calcium, it’s a great addition to any meal as an appetizer, side dish or incorporated into an entree. You can use your bok choy in any baby bok choy recipe, but you may need to add a few minutes to your cooking time or cut it into smaller pieces to be sure it gets tender.
To store, we strongly suggest that you wrap the bok choy in a damp paper towel, then a plastic bag. The damp paper towel will keep the leaves hydrated. Place the bag in your crisper and use it within 2-3 days for best results. As with any tender greens, the sooner you use it, the better it will be.
Prepping bok choy is simple, but be certain to thoroughly wash the leaves, especially the lower stems, as grit can get trapped there during growth. Plunging the cut leaves into cold water and giving them a thorough rub & swish should do the trick. This is another great time to have a salad spinner!
Bok Choy Recipes
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Returning your produce box clean and undamaged means that we can use it again and again. This keeps costs down, minimizes landfill waste and keeps our carbon footprint smaller. Boxes that aren’t returned will incur a $5.00 replacement fee, so be sure to put it out for pickup!