Wasong is a succulent native to rocky soil in China, Korea, and Japan. Adherents of various Asian folk-medicine traditions maintain that wasong fights inflammation, enhances the immune system, even combats cancer. Whatever the truth of those claims, you can imagine how the chopped leaves might add an interesting, crunchy texture to an omelette or a quesadilla, after the fashion of nopales. And if you get your nose right up close, you can detect the faint scent that has earned wasong another common name, rock pine.
Founded in the late 1990s as Yuno's Farm, Lani's has earned a deserved reputation as a consistent purveyor of fresh and varied produce. Shown at bottom, from a market day several years ago: callaloo.
Lani's Farm (formerly known as Yuno's Farm)
Bordentown, New Jersey
At the Columbia Greenmarket, Broadway near 115th St., Manhattan