Cham Shan Farm
🚚 The Fastest Delivery Time : Every Tuesday.
🐝 Supplier / Place Of Origin：Cham Shan Farm / Sheung Shui
🔖 Certification： Local Regenerative Agricultural Approved Farm
🌱 Producer Introduction：
Back in 1993, when Pat Fan was 12 his parents stopped farming but continued living on it. Just under 20 years later, Pat Fan returned to farming the organic way, using the skills that were passed down to him by his mother all those years ago. As with many farmers in HK, due to the ever changing climate there are many challenges - and Pat Fan is not immune to this. He is now in the process of transitioning towards regenerative farming on his farm, where he aims to develop a sustainable system and long-term solution.
Pat Fan believes that as long as he actively focuses on rebuilding the farm’s soil microbiome and reclaiming soil health, he can better control pest issues and eventually grow healthier, tastier vegetables. He admits that there are less customers now at the outlets that he sells, but he is determined to keep improving his produce and attract more customers to support regeneratively farmed food.
🌱 Supplier Products：
🛍 Product Information (Main) (English)：
Binomial Name：Lactuca sativa L.
Other Name：Italian Lettuce
Product Description：Sweet and bitter in taste, cold in nature. It has the curative effects of cooling blood to stop bleeding, clearing heat and promoting body fluid, diuresis and milk, anesthesia and pain relief, and heat-toxin treatment. Lettuce is rich in carotene, which becomes a powerful antioxidant after being converted into vitamin A in the human body, which can maintain the normal structure of epithelial cells and resist the invasion of carcinogens.
Native to the Mediterranean coast, evolved from wild species, mainly distributed in Europe and America. Introduced to China around the 5th century, and later evolved stem lettuce (lettuce) in China. At present, the northern region mainly cultivates stem lettuce, and the southern region mainly cultivates leaf lettuce. There are several varieties of lettuce, and the leaf lettuce is tang lettuce.
Variety：There are many varieties of lettuce, which can be divided into two categories: "leaf lettuce", which eats leaves, and "tender stem lettuce", which eats stems. Leaf lettuce can be divided into two categories: "head lettuce" and "non-head lettuce". The leaves of Tang lettuce are alternate, pinnately lobed and dark green. The varieties produced in the middle of winter are the best. They are green and crisp and can be eaten raw, but the taste is slightly astringent because they contain lettuce.
Supply Season：Hong Kong is available all year round.
Storage Method：Lettuce should not be stored for a long time. It can be placed in a cool and ventilated place for 2 to 3 days. It can be stored in the refrigerator for about 1 week after being sealed with plastic wrap.
In addition, lettuce is extremely sensitive to ethylene, so it cannot be stored with apples, bananas, and pears, otherwise it may produce russet spots.
#Should Be / Avoided：
Suitable: It can be eaten by ordinary people, especially suitable for those who have difficulty urinating, those with postpartum milk problems, and those who suffer from eye diseases.
Contraindications: Those with cold constitution, frequent urination and cold stomach should eat less.
Appropriate: Lettuce and Mushroom: Because lettuce has the effect of diuresis, eyesight, and appetite enhancement, while mushroom has the effect of invigorating spleen and qi, moisturizing dryness and resolving phlegm and strong nourishing effect, the combination of the two can treat hot cough and excessive phlegm. , chest tightness, vomiting and diarrhea. Contraindications: Not reported in the literature.
Cooking Skills：Edible parts are young leaves. The outer leaves must be removed to avoid pesticide residues, leaving a single piece, soaked in water for about 45 minutes, and then rinsed with running water.
#Remarks Matters：Some studies have pointed out that lettuce contains aromatic hydrocarbon hydroxylated lipids, which can decompose carcinogenic nitrosamines in food, thereby preventing the formation of cancer cells. It has a certain preventive effect on liver cancer and stomach cancer in the digestive system, and can also relieve cancer patients. or response to chemotherapy.
Commonly Used Dishes：Whether served as a salad dish or cooked, Italian lettuce is very suitable.
Supply Period： From December To February
Suggested Eating Method：
The edible parts are mainly edible stems and young leaves. Conventional dishes must be removed to avoid pesticide residues. The remaining tablets are left. After soaking in water for about 45 minutes, rinse with flowing water.
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🔅Note (English Version)：
☘️ Preserve vegetables
1. Leafy vegetables and softer vegetables, if packaged, should be placed in the cold box in the original package;
2. Organic Vegetables are more prone to spoilage if they have water droplets. Put the vegetables in a ventilated place to dry or wipe off the water vapor, then wrap the vegetables in slightly damp newspaper and put them in a plastic bag before refrigerating. ;
3. Organic vegetables do not use preservatives or special treatments. Vegetables are generally stored for three to five days. Some vegetables will decompose enzymes, so they should be eaten as soon as possible.
☘️ How to wash vegetables
1. Wash vegetables before cooking to keep them fresh;
2. It is not advisable to soak the vegetables for too long, and they should be washed first and then cut to avoid the loss of vitamins;
3. Washing vegetables with dilute salt water or Dish Drop can easily remove vegetable insects;
4. Cut vegetables with a stainless steel knife to reduce vitamin loss;
5. Vegetable leaves contain a lot of nutrients, so you should avoid shredding, chopping or grinding the leaves;
6. Immediately after cutting, to avoid the loss of vitamins due to air oxidation.