YUF Superfood Seeds
Growing delicious nutrient-dense superfoods is easy with this collection of superfood seeds from Young Urban Farmers. We’ve curated a few specialty edibles that are easy to grow, delicious to eat, beautiful to look at, and loaded with beneficial nutrients. For the beginner or advanced gardener, these make a perfect addition to your raised beds, containers, or in-ground plots.
Superfood seeds come in a reusable, decorative metal tin and make a great gift for your gardener friends or as an excellent addition to your own vegetable garden. A unique sliding top makes them easy to access and easy to store and stack. Buy 3, Get 1 Free!
This wild relative of cultivated arugula has deeply serrated leaves and an intense dark green colour. In addition to its rich appearance, it is its taste that sets it apart, which is coveted by top chefs, food lovers, and specialty growers all over the world. First there is its spicy fragrance each tender leaf exudes after being picked. This is followed by a slight bitterness and explosion of heat and flavour we like to describe as a bold, assertive, and peppery. Wild arugula is best enjoyed raw or slightly wilted to appreciate its depth of flavour.
Wild Arugula grows slower than regular arugula, though makes up for this with better heat and cold tolerance compared to traditional cultivated arugula. Enjoy it in pastas, salads, and pizzas, and more. Arugula is low in calories, rich in antioxidants, and an excellent source of vitamin A, B-vitamins, vitamin C, and vitamin K.
This broad leaf Italian dandelion has striking red stalks and broad lobed leaves. While not a true dandelion, this member of the chicory family has an excellent flavour, adding a bit of bite to salads and a wild leafy green flavour when cooked, steamed, or sauteed.
Italian Dandelion is a fast growing superfood that becomes sweeter and loses much of its bitterness when cooked. Connect with the popular Mediterranean flavours of Northern Italy and give this super green a loving spot in your garden. It is commonly used as an appetite stimulant, as a treatment for upset stomach, digestive support, and constipation treatment.
Fiesta Calendula Mix
This mix of calendula flowers features a variety of single and double blooming flowers ranging from cream to apricot to intense yellow and dramatic orange in colour. Plants produce uniform, long lasting flowers all summer long. Calendula brightens up any garden or meal with its bright, sunny colours. Its petals are often used in place of saffron to provide a golden glow in rice dishes, soups, salads, and even jams. It can also be used where a spicy, tangy, and slightly peppery flavour is appropriate.
Historically, calendula has long history of being used to heal wounds, as an antiviral and as an anti-inflammatory product in tinctures, creams, teas, and ingested orally. It attracts lots of beneficial insects to the garden, making it a workhorse in the garden, in the kitchen, in the medicine cabinet, and as a visual enticement for the senses.
Eye of the Goat Beans
This heirloom pole bean, also known as Ojo de Cabra, is typically grown as a dry shelling variety, but can also be picked early as a fresh snap bean. These plump pole beans grow vigorously on sturdy vines with strong yields. Beans have a distinctive curved brown stripe or “goat eye” look to them.
Eye of the Goat beans are a favourity in Baja California and Northern Mexico. They have a rich, firm, and smooth texture that holds up well to long, slow cooking times. Tantalize your friends with mouthwatering bean dishes like they’ve never had before. Great in soups, salads, chilis, and more, this bean is high in fiber, protein and antioxidents, and makes for a delicious, easy to grow superfood.