Tokyo Bekana Cabbage

head of Tokyo bekana cabbage

Tokyo Bekana Cabbage Veggie Type: Cruciferous, leafy greens Season: Can be found year-round Peak months: Best in the spring and fall Uses: Tokyo Bekana Cabbage looks a whole lot like lettuce, but looks can be deceiving! While it doesn’t taste much like you might expect a cabbage to taste, it actually can be prepared similarly—think […]

Celeriac

two celeriac roots

Celeriac Veggie Type: Root Season: Available year round Peak months: Peak season November-March Uses: Aesthetically speaking, celeriac is one of the funkier veggies out there, but it’s great to have around while you’re waiting for spring/summer veggies to hit the shelves. Cut off the exterior to reveal a firm, white root that makes a surprisingly […]

Chioggia Beet

four chioggia beets

Chioggia Beet Veggie Type: Root Season: Generally found year-round (grown in the summer-fall and stored through the winter) Peak months: Harvested June-November Uses: Chioggia beets’ beautiful cross-section shows a pink and white bulls-eye emanating from the core. This distinctive pattern will fade when cooked, so chioggia beets are often eaten raw. Try them raw on […]

Red Onion

three red onions

Red Onion Veggie Type: Onion Season: Spring through fall, stored through the winter Peak months: June-November Uses: Red onions generally are not a good substitute for yellow/white onions. While other onion varieties are usually eaten cooked, red onions are often served raw to show off their sweet flavor and crunchy texture. Some of the best […]

Tatsoi

tatsoi

Tatsoi Young tatsoi leaves Veggie Type: Leafy Green Season: Generally available year-round Peak months: Peak seasons in the spring and fall Uses: Tatsoi is often compared to spinach, and for good reason. While its flavor is slightly different, it can be prepared any way spinach can be prepared (sautéed, braised, steamed) or eaten raw. Try […]

White Mu Radish

three white mu radishes

White Mu Radish Veggie Type: Root Season: Can be found year-round Peak months: February-April Uses: Mu/Korean radishes look a lot like daikon radishes, but they are not the same thing! Korean radishes are shorter and heartier in flavor, with a green tint that distinguishes them from their Japanese cousins. Try them pickled, steamed, or prepared […]

Mustard Greens

bunch of mustard greens

Mustard Greens Veggie Type: Leafy Green Season: Early summer through late fall Peak month(s): June Uses: While mustard greens can be eaten raw or cooked, they are primarily known as cooking greens. They pack quite a punch when they’re raw, but cooking mustard greens takes some of the edge off the bitter flavor. Try sautéing […]

Cilantro

bunch of cilantro

Cilantro Veggie Type: Herb Season: Summer Peak months: July-August Uses: Cilantro is pretty controversial, but if you’re a fan, try growing some in a sunny spot in your kitchen! Cilantro pairs great with tacos, potatoes, beans and rice, eggs, noodle dishes, etc., etc. If you have a lot to use up, try making homemade salsa!  […]

Purple Potato

purple potatoes

Purple Potato Veggie Type: Root Season: Late summer-fall, stored through the winter Peak months: Peak harvest August-September Uses: Purple potatoes are loaded with antioxidants and taste nearly identical to other potatoes, making them a healthy and colorful alternative. To identify your potatoes, remember that purple potatoes have purple skin and flesh, unlike red potatoes, which […]

Turmeric

turmeric root

Turmeric Veggie Type: Spice, Root Season: Harvested right before it gets cold and stored through the winter Peak months: October-November Uses: Turmeric is very similar to ginger in appearance, although its orange instead of tan, and it can be used similarly, although its taste is very different. Peel off the tough exterior of the root […]