Radicchio

two heads of radicchio

Radicchio Veggie Type: Leafy veggie Season: Year-round, but typically more of a winter veggie Peak months: February-April Uses: This Italian veggie is actually a form of chicory, which might be surprising if you only know chicory from the nutty, earthy taste of its root. The versatile chicory family actually includes lots of salad veggies, including […]

Butterhead Lettuce

butterhead lettuce?

Butterhead Lettuce Veggie Type: Leafy green Season: Summer through fall Peak months: June-October Uses: Butterhead lettuce has a mild, sweet taste compared to its lettuce brothers and sisters, which makes it perfect for pairing with a wide variety of flavors. Compared to other lettuce varieties, its leaves are fairly sturdy and can maintain their structure […]

Red Leaf Lettuce

red leaf lettuce

Red Leaf Lettuce Veggie Type: Leafy green Season: Summer and fall Peak months: June-September Uses: Red leaf lettuce is a tasty, nutritious variety of lettuce that pairs well with other salad greens. Tear your leaves and and wash them thoroughly before eating, ideally using a salad spinner. The mild flavor of red leaf lettuce means […]

Mixed Greens

mixed greens

Mixed Greens Veggie Type: Leafy Green Season: All year  Peak months: N/A Uses: Most bags of seasonal greens are meant to be eaten raw in salads/wraps, but others are labeled as cooking greens and are meant to be cooked. If you’re wondering what to do with a bag of mixed greens, check to see if […]

Kale/Collard Greens Hybrid

Kale/Collard Greens Hybrid Veggie Type: Leafy Green Season: Summer-Fall, stores through winter Peak months: June-November Uses: This hybrid can be used in place of either of its parents, but it’s probably best prepared as you would a simple collard greens side dish. Discard the stems and lightly sauté the greens with olive oil and garlic, […]

French Breakfast Radish

french breakfast radishes

French Breakfast Radish Veggie Type: Root Season: Can be found year-round but tend towards bitterness in the heat of the summer Peak months: April-June Uses: French breakfast radishes can vary in shape, but they can always be recognized by their distinctive coloring. They’re great snacking radishes and pair especially well with fat and dairy. Try […]

Frisée

frisée

Frisée Veggie Type: Leafy Green Season: Available year-round Peak months: September-November Uses: Frisée packs quite a punch and usually isn’t used as the sole base of a salad. Try it instead as one component of a salad mix! The bitter green is usually served raw, and while it can be lightly sautéed, be prepared for […]

Yellow Cucumber

three silver slicer cucumbers

Silver Slicer Cucumbers Veggie Type: Gourd Season: Summer Peak months: July-August Uses: White cucumbers tend to be a bit more bitter than their green cousins. The smaller the cucumber, the milder and sweeter the taste, so try a slice of a smaller cucumber to see if it is sweet enough for your taste. Of course, […]

Yellow Zucchini

two yellow zucchinis

Yellow Zucchini Veggie Type: Gourd Season: Summer Peak months: June-September Uses: If you’re asking yourself how to tell the difference between yellow zucchini and summer squash, here’s your answer! Since zucchini is a type of summer squash, these confounding veggies are actually both zucchinis and summer squashes. The flavor is very similar to that of […]

Dinosaur Kale

bunch of dino kale

Dinosaur Kale Veggie Type: Leafy green  Season: Available year round  Peak months: November-February Uses: Dino kale has lots of advantages over other varieties of kale, including a milder taste. The stems are thinner can be cooked with the rest of the leaf. In general, younger dino kale is best eaten in salads, and older dino […]