NWREC hosts Oregon winter vegetable trials
Clint Taylor and Heidi Noordijk of the OSU Small Farms Program grew eight crops and 79 varieties of overwintering vegetables and storage crops at the NWREC.
The OSU Small Farms Program grew eight crops and 79 varieties of overwintering vegetables and storage crops at the NWREC Learning Farm in the winter of 2020/21. Due to COVID-19 all of the winter vegetable programming was virtual and took place from December 2020-March 2021, featuring TED-style talks, interactive Q&A sessions, cooking demonstrations, and virtual field tours.
Content focused on eight winter vegetables: Celeriac, Radicchio, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collards, Winter Squash, Garlic and Purple Sprouting Broccoli. Presentations explored plant histories, origins and domestication; medicinal, nutritional and culinary elements of species; farm visits; cooking demonstrations; art and folklore.