The Elite Eight Regional Finals!

Thank you to all of you who voted. It turned out to be a great race between some tough contenders (and we’re a little shocked that leeks is still in the running….sorry for the spoiler!)

Here is the next round of match-ups!


#4 Brussels Sprouts (defeated Arugula in last round)

O little cabbage

Flavor and texture robust

Savory delight


#10 Mixed Salad Greens (defeated Bok Choy in the last round)

Leafy and bitter

Sometimes sweet and crunchy red

Looks like my green lawn

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#4 Carrots (defeated Sweet Onions in the last round)

Orange and yellow

Craggy, twisted, not too straight

Good snack for munching


#7 Garlic (defeated Sweet Potatoes in last round)

Bulb of pungent love

Added to many dishes

All Vampires beware!

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#1 Heirloom Tomatoes (defeated Hot Peppers in the last round)

Flesh of many tones

So special and so pricey

Salad Caprese


#6 Corn (defeated Avocados in the last round)

Very versatile

Can be roasted, boiled, grilled, popped

Ears of golden taste

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#1 Broccoli (defeated Crimini Mushrooms in last round)

Choppin, choppin green

Choppin, choppin mean and green

Choppin, choppin green


#10 Leeks (defeated Chard in the last round)

Surprise winner here

Bully of the onion fam

Strong, green and stalky

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4 Responses to The Elite Eight Regional Finals!

  1. john says:

    now i’m hungry again!

  2. Kate LKHR says:

    noooooooooo, avocadoes were beaten! :( (I console myself with two thoughts: 1. I LOVE corn, and 2. Brussels sprouts made the Elite Eight!!!)

  3. D says:

    I can’t believe that chard and bok choy didn’t advance! But, I don’t have the same prejudice against leeks that the tournament organizers seem to have, so… (Heather– you’ll have to have Chad’s Leek and Potato Soup.)

  4. D says:

    The Heirloom Tomatoes and Corn matchup is a tough one! Ah well, at least it will be worth watching.