A Vegetable Bouquet
Broccoli Rabe & Asparagus Wrapped in Kitchen Twine delivered in a butter lettuce leaf

This Mother’s Day, why not embrace your wholesome foodie lifestyle and bring mom a vegetable bouquet that’ll nourish her spirit and her body?

That’s right, instead of flowers, we’re bundling beautiful vegetables together to make bouquets. Though we love a beautiful floral bouquet, sometimes it’s depressing to throw out the wilted plants a week or so later. With vegetables, once you’ve enjoyed the bouquet, you can also use the product to cook up some tasty, healthful meals.

Making a Vegetable Bouquet

Here’s all you’ll need to get started: baking or butcher’s twine; brown kraft paper (maybe reused from some brown paper shopping bags); and an assortment of long, skinny vegetables in various colors (we used asparagus, lacinato kale, frisée, broccoli rabe, heirloom carrots with their tops on, beets, radishes, and rhubarb). If you’re feeling particularly thorough, you could also print some recipes cards for mom, so she can artfully use up the produce you’re gifting her.

Now, get crafty! Below are some of our favorite veggie bouquets for inspiration.

Frisée, Beets, Radishes, and Heirloom Carrots

beet and carrot vegetable bouquet
Kraft paper adds a fresh from the farmer’s market touch

Bouquet with Frisee, Radishes, and Kale Tied with Kitchen Twine

Try radishes for a pop of color

Vegetable Bouquet with Spinach, Asparagus, and Broccoli Rabe

Hearty asparagus holds up well in a vegetable bouquet

What kind of bouquet will you make for mom?