Deliciousflowers or buds from the heirloom sunflower variety Autumn Beauty.

 

The flowers flavor is super reminiscent of dandelion and can be used in recipes in a similar manner.

 

The buds can be considered a Local alternative to artichokes, they taste incredibly similar and can be used the same way in recipes! I would love to see a local brewery, cidery, or distiller make a cynar amaro inspired beverage with this local ingredient!

Autumn Beauty Sunflower Buds or Flowers