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County gardens keep producing come autumn
Jay Hickenlooper scores a cauli ower at the Leland farmer’s mar- ket. He’ll roast it with lots of Parmesan cheese.
By Jennie Berkson
Special to the Color Tour
When weather cools and the pro- duce of summer makes an exit, Leelanau County dirt continues to provide plenty of edible pleasures.
“I enjoy growing cauli ower,” said Karen Drake, whose farm, Cherry Beach Orchards on Stony Point, also accommodates a large farmers market garden. “It grows fast but you have to be careful to keep it out of the sun. If it gets too hot it can  ower out.”
Cauli ower is popular these days as a substitute for rice or potatoes —
or even baking it as pizza crust.
“I like to steam it or roast it with plenty of Parmesan cheese,” said Jay Hickenlooper, a Leland summer resi-
Erica Hawking, who works for
Second Spring Farm in Cedar and sells produce at the farmers markets in Leelanau County, also is a fan of cauli ower.
“It’s such a beautiful, robust plant,” she said.
Many people may not be aware that cauli ower comes colors other than white.
“We grow purple, green and yel- low versions,” Hawking said.
Different kinds of greens also make their way onto the plate in the fall.
“I’m going to make a light dress- ing with walnut oil and champagne vinegar for this arugula,” said Omena
resident Gayle Madison. “I like aru- gula because it has a lot of  avor and pairs well for a simple dinner with a grilled meat or  sh.”
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