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 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 includes lots of salad veggies, including endive, escarole, […]

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 have a sweet flavor and crunchy texture and are best served raw.  You could use them in cooking in a pinch, but they would not be as strong as cooking onions, and wouldn’t make the most […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cylindra Beet

three cylindra beets

Cylindra Beet Veggie Type: Root Season: Grows spring through fall and stores well throughout the winter Peak months: July-August Uses: Cylindra beets are longer and thinner than regular beets, which makes them perfect for slicing into uniform rounds. They can be used in any recipe that calls for ordinary beets, but they have the added […]

Purple Mu Radish

three purple mu radishes

Purple Mu Radish Veggie Type: Root Season: Can be found year-round Peak months: February-April Uses: Purple mu radishes are perfect for adding color to kimchi or pickling on their own for a spicy snack. Try grating raw radishes into coleslaw, noodles, a stir-fry, or any dish that could use a peppery kick. Raw radishes can […]

Purple Top Turnip

Purple top turnip

Purple Top Turnip Veggie Type: Root Season: Harvested late summer through fall and stored through the winter Peak months: Harvested August-November Uses: The purple top turnip is the most common and recognizable variety of turnip. They’re delicious steamed, mashed, and topped with butter and salt and pepper. They’re also great stir-fried, roasted, or pickled. Remove […]

Russian Kale

bunch of Russian kale

Russian Kale Veggie Type: Leafy Green Season: Usually can be found year-round Peak months: Peak harvesting months are September-November Uses: Russian kale is a sweeter variety of kale, and it gets even sweeter as its cooked. Try it in a salad or cooked with oil and garlic! If you want to zest it up a […]

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 […]