Are you getting ready for the New Year with healthy resolutions? Well, our great line up of veggies should really help with that goal. Joining the share this week is Chard. Chard is a tall leafy green vegetable commonly referred to as Swiss chard and scientifically known as Beta vulgaris. Chard belongs to the same family as beets and spinach and shares a similar taste profile with a flavor that is bitter, pungent, and slightly salty. Swiss chard is truly one of the vegetable valedictorians with its exceptionally impressive list of health-promoting nutrients. Chard provides us with vitamins K, A, and C, as well as magnesium, potassium, iron, and fiber.
When preparing chard in your meals, you can cook both the stem and the leaf. If you’re not sure what to do with chard it is a great substitute for spinach in any recipe or just check out our vegetable directory. If you have a chard recipe that your family loves, please send it along to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, there is a new resource to help you cook everything in your share and connect with CSA members around the globe. If you are wondering what cook, you can head on over to the CSA Member Discussion group on Facebook and ask the group of culinary-minded CSA members from across the country and the world! If you have great ideas, you can join in the discussion yourself! To join click here and request access to join.
A friendly remind that if you normally pick up on Thursdays or Fridays please check the CSA pick up schedule for holiday changes.
Have a safe, happy and healthy New Year!