Red Leaf Lettuce

A bunch of red leaf lettuce on a wood background

Red Leaf Lettuce Veggie Type: Leafy green Season: Summer and fall Peak months: June-September Uses: Red leaf lettuce is a tasty, nutritious variety of lettuce that pairs well with other salad greens. Tear your leaves and and wash them thoroughly before eating, ideally using a salad spinner. The mild flavor of red leaf lettuce means […]

French Breakfast Radish

french breakfast radishes

French Breakfast Radish Veggie Type: Root Season: Can be found year-round but tend towards bitterness in the heat of the summer Peak months: April-June Uses: French breakfast radishes can vary in shape, but they can always be recognized by their distinctive coloring. They’re great snacking radishes and pair especially well with fat and dairy. Try […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Habanada Pepper

habanada peppers

Habanada Pepper Veggie Type: Technically, a fruit! Season: Late summer, must be very hot Peak months: August Uses: The habanada pepper is a non-spicy variant of habanero peppers, and it works best as a snacking pepper. Eat them whole, or slice them and add to wraps. Habanada Pepper Inspiration More habanada inspiration coming soon! Let […]

Tomato

tomatoes

Tomato Veggie Type: Technically a fruit! Season: Summer Peak months: July-September Uses: Some uses for raw tomatoes include salads, sandwiches, wraps, salsas, pico de gallo, and taco toppings. If you have an abundance of tomatoes, try them in soups (e.g. gazpacho) or stews (e.g. ratatouille). Tomato Inspiration More tomato inspiration coming soon! Let us know on our Facebook […]