Madeley Kale

A bundle of madeley kale on a wood background

Madeley Kale Veggie Type: Leafy green  Season: Available year round  Peak months: November-February Uses: Sweet, productive and hardy heirloom kale from England that gives you lots of food. It makes armloads of beautiful big leaves. It is hardier and more tender than a lot of other kale varieties. Madeley Kale Inspiration More dinosaur kale inspiration […]

Rainbow Swiss Chard & Vegetarian Sausage

Chopped swiss chard with sliced of vegetarian sausage

Rainbow swiss chard is aptly named. It’s a cheerful tri-color variety of swiss chard, and the number of nutrients and vitamins it contains is kind of magical (Vitamins A, C, and K, potassium, magnesium, just to name a few). It also gets more vibrant and colorful when you cook it lightly.   Swiss chard is […]

Summer Succotash with Swiss Chard

Bowl of succotash

Succotash always comes to mind when zucchini and tomatoes are in abundance and I have leftover sweet corn. I recommend cooking fresh sweet corn the same day you get it and making a couple of extra ears while you’re at it—that way you can plan to make succotash the next day. I like to add […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]