Tokyo Bekana Cabbage

head of Tokyo bekana cabbage

Tokyo Bekana Cabbage Veggie Type: Cruciferous, leafy greens Season: Can be found year-round Peak months: Best in the spring and fall Uses: Tokyo Bekana Cabbage looks a whole lot like lettuce, but looks can be deceiving! While it doesn’t taste much like you might expect a cabbage to taste, it actually can be prepared similarly—think […]

Celeriac

two celeriac roots

Celeriac Veggie Type: Root Season: Available year round Peak months: Peak season November-March Uses: Yes, celeriac (a.k.a. celery root) is a pretty homely looking veggie, but it is really useful to have on hand, especially in the winter. Cut off the exterior to reveal a white root that can be eaten cooked or raw. It […]

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 […]

Tatsoi

tatsoi

Tatsoi Young tatsoi leaves Veggie Type: Leafy Green Season: Generally available year-round Peak months: Peak seasons in the spring and fall Uses: Tatsoi is often compared to spinach, and for good reason. While its flavor is slightly different, it can be prepared any way spinach can be prepared (sautéed, braised, steamed) or eaten raw. Try […]

White Mu Radish

three white mu radishes

White Mu Radish Veggie Type: Root Season: Can be found year-round Peak months: February-April Uses: Mu/Korean radishes look a lot like daikon radishes, but they are not the same thing. Korean radishes are shorter and heartier in flavor, with a green tint that distinguishes them from their Japanese cousins. Try them pickled, steamed, or prepared […]

Cilantro

bunch of cilantro

Cilantro Veggie Type: Herb Season: Summer Peak months: July-August Uses: Cilantro is pretty controversial, but if you’re a fan, try growing some in a sunny spot in your kitchen. Cilantro pairs great with tacos, potatoes, beans and rice, eggs, noodle dishes, etc., etc. If you have a lot to use up, try making homemade salsa. […]

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 […]

Mizuna

bag of mizuna

Mizuna Veggie Type: Leafy green Season: Can be found year-round Peak months: Cooler months like April-May or September-October Uses: Mitzuna is a peppery green that’s perfect for adding to a salad mix but also can be cooked. Try it sautéed with tofu and vegetables (e.g. bok choy, mushrooms, bell peppers, garlic), and splash it with […]