Kate Lainhart (left) and Rebecca Evans Chadwick gently gathers a small number of shungiku micro greens before she cuts them at the perfect bite-sized length for Manakintowne Specialty Growers, a 21-acre farm in Powhatan County, Virginia, on Friday, May 6, 2011. The farm where Jo Pendergraph, her family and team raise specialty produce for chefs and markets of Richmond, Charlottesville and Williamsburg, VA area. This includes the online food hub of Lulus Local Food served by the Fall Line Farms cooperative. This is one of the farms that chefs get those seemingly unique greens such as French Sorrel, Pea Shoots, Frisee, Tat soi, Mizuna, Pink/green radish shoots, Sunflower shoots, Baby red mustard, Tuscan Kale, Beet greens. All harvested by hand and scissors. As well as micro greens such as Pak choi, Tat soi, Mizuna, Purple kohlrabi, Shungiku (edible chrysanthemum), Ruby chard, Purple/Daikon/Triton radish, Red amaranth and Bull's Blood Beet. Edible flowers such as African Blue Basil, Nasturtiums, Johnny Jump Ups, and Chive blossoms Dianthus (pinks) are grown here. The seasonal choices are listed by suppliers and ordered by members on Lulus Local Food website, the food is distributed to pick-up points in the Richmond, VA area. They also offer a wide variety of household food staples and specialty fruits, vegetables, meats, soaps, eggs, cheeses, flowers, honey, pastas, sauces, syrups, baked goods, mushrooms, flour and grains from and for the Richmond. VA area. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.
May 7, 2014