People often ask if the produce from my farm share, which is all organic, has a lot of bugs. Usually, no. Last year I was warned that the broccoli could be a little wormy, but overall I haven’t found much more insect activity in the vegetables from our CSA than I’d find from the supermarket: basically, none.
You can see where this post is going, can’t you? I was slicing into a small arrowhead cabbage this morning when I found my first interloper: a small, brown wriggly thing with tiny legs. I stopped cutting and took a closer look. Want to see?
There were about a dozen of those guys throughout the cabbage (when curled up, about the size of my pinkie nail). My first thought was to throw the whole thing away, I just couldn’t deal. Then I went and got my camera. Once I was done snapping a few photos, I felt calmer and more rational, and just threw out all the animal life. I thoroughly washed the cabbage and continued making the dry curry I’d already started (recipe to come).
I did some searching and can’t figure out what these little critters are. Not cabbage worms or loopers. Any thoughts?