The sun choke, or Jerusalem artichoke as it is sometimes called, is a sunflower native to North America. Sun chokes produce a nutty flavored tuber that looks similar to ginger root. They can be eaten fresh, baked, sautéed and even fried. The taste is somewhat like that of a blend between an artichoke and potato. This humble vegetable fed Native Americans and newcomers alike and is gaining renewed popularity as a sustainable vegetable. Low in calories and high in vitamin content, sun choke is a good nutritional alternative to potatoes.
Crown C Farms grows a variety of seasonal vegetable crops on our flood irrigated grounds. For 2017, we have zucchini and patty pan squash available, along with lettuce, spinach, fall squashes and a small sampling of herbs.