When was the last time you came across a recipe calling for leeks? In talking with our Small Farm's Educator, these veggies are gaining some popularity among Illinois growers. Expect to start seeing them more often!
Leeks are a member of the onion family. Instead of forming a bulb like an onion, leeks develop a long, thick stem that can be cut and used in recipes. While still strong, leeks have a mild onion flavor. They may be a good substitution if you do not like the potency of onions.