Five million heads of cauliflower grow every year at Lakeside Organic Gardens, a family-owned farm in Watsonville, California. These flower bunches are full of vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants… and they change from white to yellow if they’re not manually wrapped in their own leaves to protect them from the sun.
Another little-known fact: On organic farms like this one, they spray a soapy spray on the crops instead of harmful pesticides. “Since bugs breath through their skin, when the soap covers their bodies, they suffocate.” Eeep… well, that works, too.France wants you to eat ugly vegetables. In the archives: more ladybugs, more veggies, and Garlic: How Does it Grow?