Dragon Tongue Bean

Dragon Tongue Bean

Dragon Tongue Bean Veggie Type: Legume Season: Summer Peak months: July-October Uses: These beautiful beans can be eaten either raw or cooked, but be warned that the colors will fade with cooking! Try them mixed in a summer-vegetable-filled bean salad with cherry tomatoes. Dragon Tongue Bean Inspiration More dragon tongue bean inspiration coming soon! Let […]

Cabbage

green cabbage

Cabbage Veggie Type: Cruciferous Season: Summer-Winter Peak months: October-November Uses: Cabbage stores well in the produce drawer and can be eaten raw or cooked. Use it in soups and stir-fries or pan fry it with olive oil, garlic, and chili pepper flakes and serve as a side dish. Thick-leafed cabbage makes great slaw and there […]

Rutabaga

rutabaga

Rutabaga Veggie Type: Root, cruciferous  Season: Harvested in the fall but sold most of the year  Peak months: August-November Uses: Rutabagas most resembles a root vegetable, but they’re actually a cross between a wild cabbage and turnip.  Typically, they’re sweet and mild but have a little bit of a sharp flavor like a turnip. How […]

Kale

kale

Kale Veggie Type: Leafy Green Season: Can usually be found year-round Peak months: September-November Uses: Kale is called a superfood for good reason! It’s a powerhouse of nutrients and is a very hearty, staple green. There are a lot of varieties of kale, but curly kale is the most common. Remove the thick stems and […]

Eggplant

three eggplants

Eggplant Veggie Type: Nightshade. Botanically speaking, a berry. Season: Summer Peak months: July-September Uses:  The texture and versatility of eggplant make it a great meat substitute. Try it pan-fried with breadcrumbs or grilled and used in a cheesy panini. Other popular eggplant recipes are Eggplant Parmesan,  Ratatouille, and Baba Ghanoush. Storage: Though eggplants look tough, they actually […]

Potato

Potatoes Veggie Type: Root Season: Summer, but potatoes store well and taste great in the winter Peak months: Peak harvest months are July-September Uses: Potatoes are extremely versatile. They can be boiled, baked, roasted, grilled or fried, and they complement a variety of spices and flavors. Potatoes fall into three basic categories:  waxy (thin-skinned), starchy or all-purpose. Waxy […]

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 […]

Red Kohlrabi

red kohlrabi

Red Kohlrabi Veggie Type: Cruciferous  Season: Available all year, but thrives in the colder months Peak months: October-May Uses: Peel away the tough exterior to reveal the versatile kohlrabi stem, comparable to a broccoli stem in texture. For a quick snack, try slicing it into sticks for a veggie platter or grating for a crisp […]

Radish

Radish Veggie Type: Root Season: Spring or winter, depending on the variety Peak months: December-April Uses: Spring radishes are a tasty, crunchy pop of color on soups, salads, and sandwiches, but they also make excellent snacks all by themselves. Try fresh radishes with tahini or roasted radishes with garlic. Types of Radishes Radish Inspiration More […]

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 […]