Musselburgh Leek
Photo: Giant Musselburgh leeks, Hutchinson Farm, Burlington, ON, October 8 2017

Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 2016. Available mid September to late October.

Thanksgiving Traditions
One of ours is to serve leeks, and we've been doing this every year since we started growing leeks, which was way back in 2016!
We grow "Giant Musselburgh", a Scottish heirloom variety that was introduced in 1834.

  • In season
    Mid September to late October.

  • Purchasing tips
    Look for thick stems. and crisp leaves

  • Storing at home
    For short term storage, room temperature is fine. For long term storage keep them cool (the refrigerator).

  • Cultivar
    Giant Musselburgh: A thick, tasty heirloom variety from Scotland, 1834. Musselburgh leeks, or Scotch Leeks, were actually developed by Dutch immigrants to Scotland in the late 18th century, named for the town of Musselburgh which is just east of Edinburgh.
    Musselburgh leeks are renowned for their thick tender stems, and sublime flavour.

  • In the Kitchen
    Use the white and light green parts.

  • Classic Recipe
    Potato leek soup

  • Favourite Recipes
    Best Recipe: Cheesy leeks a la Oliver I can't wait for dinner: https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/cheese-recipes/cheesy-leeks-la-oliver/
  • More recipes to come, please share yours!

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