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 […]

Scarlet Turnip

scarlet turnip cut in half

Scarlet Turnip Veggie Type: Root Season: Late summer through fall, but can be stored through the winter Peak months: August-October Uses: It might look like enormous radish, but it’s actually a turnip! Try Scarlet Turnips stir-fried, grilled, or roasted in a veggie medley. You can also simply pan-fry them with butter and thyme or slice […]

Red Cabbage

red cabbage

Red Cabbage Red cabbage with outer leaves Veggie Type: Cruciferous Season: Can be found year-round Peak months: September-November Uses: While the pictures above look pretty different, they’re actually both pictures of red cabbage. The second shows red cabbage more or less as it looks in the ground, but a cabbage very much like the first one […]

Easter Egg Radish

bunch of easter egg radishes

Easter Egg Radish Veggie Type: Root Season: All year round Peak months: Before or after the hottest part of the summer Uses: Easter egg radishes are colorful and packed with flavor, making them a perfect addition to revamp an otherwise simple meal. Pickle and add to sandwiches, or try them lightly sautéed over black beans […]

Swiss Chard

rainbow chard

Swiss Chard Rainbow Chard Green chard, unknown variety Veggie Type: Leafy Green Season: All year round, but spring-summer is optimal Peak months: April-June Uses: Swiss chard is one of the lucky vegetables with equally delicious leaves and stalks. For a quick side dish/light meal, chop and sauté the leaves and stalks with garlic, mix with rice, […]

Beets (Red Round)

three beets

Beets (Red Round) Veggie Type: Root Season: Primarily considered a fall/winter vegetable, but also available in summer Peak months: June-October Uses: Beets are more versatile than you might think. When properly stored in a cool basement or in a vegetable drawer, they can last weeks or even months. Eat them steamed, roasted, or raw. Peeling […]