Westword: Weird Produce You Can Buy Now at Denver Farmers’ Markets


Westword: Weird Produce You Can Buy Now at Denver Farmers’ Markets

Westword: Weird Produce You Can Buy Now at Denver Farmers’ Markets

“Lemon Cucumber
You may have noticed small fruits resembling freckled lemons with pale stripes; they’re lemon cucumbers. Right now is the right time for nearly all members of the Cucurbitaceae family (which includes cucumbers, melons and squash), but this sunshine-hued orb stands out for its shape, color and flavor. It tastes, as you might have guessed, a bit like a lemon. That cool cuke-and-citrus combo makes for a refreshing bite, and chefs all over town have been using lemon cucumbers in a variety of ways. At Acreage in Lafayette, chef Eric Lee has taken a liking to these bright vegetables and throws them in a few dishes. There’s also a place for the cucumbers at Flagstaff House, where chef Chris Royster uses them for various menu items, such as a baby squash byaldi, which also has quinoa, carrots and heirloom tomatoes. Find lemon cucumbers for yourself at farmers’ market stands such as Cure Organic Farm and ACRES at Warren Tech.”

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