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Arugula

Description:

Arugula is a long, dark green with lobed leaves. It is most often used in salads, but it also adds a nice peppery flavor when used in a sandwhich. It is very low in calories and high in Vitamins A and C.

Beets

Description:

Are colorful root vegetables containing powerful nutrient compounds that help protect against heart disease, birth defects and certain cancers, especially colon cancer. The greens attached to the beet roots are delicious and can be prepared like spinach or Swiss chard. They are incredibly rich in nutrients, concentrated in vitamins and minerals as well as carotenoids such as beta-carotene and lutein/zeaxanthin.

Bok Choy

Description:

Bok Choy is also know as Chinese white cabbage. It has large white stalks and green leaves. The white stalks are mild, crunchy and juicy, while the leaves are tender. Store in refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Cabbage, Caraflex

Description:

Caraflex cabbage is a cone-shaped cabbage. The inner leaves are tender and have a rich cabbage flavor. It is great to use in slaws or salads.

Cabbage, Napa

Description:

Napa Cabbage, also known as Chinese Cabbage, is oval in shape and has white ribbing throughout is light green-yellow leaves. Napa Cabbage is great in stir fries and is higher in calcium and Vitamin A than other cabbages.

Cabbage, Savoy

Description:

Savoy Cabbage has crinkled and curled leaves and is the most tender and sweet of the cabbage varities. The interior is yellow tinted and has very good flavor. This cabbages is great either raw or cooked and is an excellent source of Vitamin C.

Fennel

Description:

Fennel is vegetable that serves two purposes. The plant can be allowed to fully mature and produce seeds. The seeds are than sold as the appropriately named fennel seed. Fennel also can be harvested earlier for the bulb it produces near its base. The bulb is a crisp, hardy root vegetable and may be sauteed, stewed, braised, grilled, or eaten raw. It has a very distinct sweet licorice taste. Fennel has powerful antioxidants and is also a good source of Vitamin C, niacin, calcium and magnesium.

Kale

Description:

Kale or borecole is a form of cabbage (Brassica oleracea Acephala Group), green or purple, in which the central leaves do not form a head. It is considered to be closer to wild cabbage than most domesticated forms. The species Brassica oleracea contains a wide array of vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens, and brussels sprouts. The Cultivar Group Acephala also includes spring greens and collard greens, which are extremely similar genetically.

Kohlrabi

Description:

Kohlrabi has a similar taste to cabbage, but it is crisp and can be juicy like an apple. Remove the stem and cut off the fibrous coating before enjoying raw or cooked. Kohlrabi is a great source of Vitamin C and potassium.

Radish, Daikon

Description:

Daikon Radishes find their way into CSA boxes in the fall season. They are a long, cylindrical white root with pale green near the top. They are crisp and tender and can be stored for a few weeks. Daikon is rich in enzymes that aid in digestion of starchy foods and fatty oils. It is rich in Vitamin C, phosphorus and potassium.

Summer Squash, Patty Pan

Description:

Patty Pan Squash are yellow with scalloped edges. They have a mild flavor and butter texture. They are delicious prepared baked, roasted or grilled. They are a good source of Vitamin A, magnesium, iron and copper.

Swiss Chard

Description:

Swiss Chard has large dark leaves with mulitcolored stalks. Tender leaves can be used for salads while more mature leaves and stems are great for cooking and sauteing. Chard is an excellent source of Vitamin C and K.