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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Kale

purple kale

Purple Kale Veggie Type: Leafy Green Season: Late summer through fall Peak months: September-November Uses: Use just like you would any other type of kale. It’s great in salads, or sautéed as a side dish. Purple Kale Inspiration More purple kale inspiration coming soon! Let us know on our Facebook page that you’re waiting for […]

Komatsuna

Komatsuna with yellow flowers on a wood background

Komatsuna Veggie Type: Leafy Greens Season: Fall-Spring Peak months:  October-November and March-April. Does not do well in cold or heat. Uses: Komatsuna, also called Summerfest, is a mild, tender Asian leafy green. It can be eaten raw or cooked, so try it in a salad, stir-fried, or in a soup. The slender stems maintain their […]

Mizuna

bag of mizuna

Mizuna Veggie Type: Leafy green Season: Can be found year-round Peak months: Cooler months like April-May or September-October Uses: Mitzuna is a peppery green that’s perfect for adding to a salad mix but also can be cooked. Try it sautéed with tofu and vegetables (e.g. bok choy, mushrooms, bell peppers, garlic), and splash it with […]