Carrot

bunch of young carrots

Carrot Veggie Type: Root Season: Younger carrots are available in the summer and older carrots are stored and sold through the winter Peak months: July-November are peak harvest months Uses: Carrots are a great staple veggie to keep in your fridge year-round. They last for a long time and are extremely versatile. Enjoy them raw with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Garlic

garlic bulb

Garlic Veggie Type: Root Season: Summer Peak months: June-July Uses: It’s a good idea to always have garlic on hand as it makes any savory dish better. It’s easy to burn, though, so be mindful of how you add it and when. If you have more garlic than you know what to do with, make […]

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 […]

Hakurei Turnips

hakurei turnips

Hakurei Turnip Veggie Type: Root, Greens Season: Spring-Fall Peak months: Hakurei turnips thrive in mild warm weather and will take a break in the hotter months of the summer (July-August) Uses: Separate the leaves from the roots and you have two amazing flavors to work with. The leaves can be eaten raw in salads or […]

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 […]