Kale has broad, curly leaves that are a deep green color. If you are lucky enough to find kale in your share, it will most likely be the largest leafy item in your box!
Kale’s health benefits are primarily linked to the high concentration and excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K
The bottom line. Leeks and wild ramps boast a variety of nutrients and beneficial compounds that may improve your digestion, promote weight loss, reduce inflammation, fight heart disease, and combat cancer. In addition, they may lower blood sugar levels, protect your brain, and fight infection
Refreshing, citrus-scented lemongrass imparts unique flavor to recipes. Its coarse tufted stems and leaf buds are among the most sought after herbal parts used in an array of cuisines all over South and East Asian regions.
Lemongrass herb has numerous health benefiting essential oils, chemicals, minerals and vitamins that are known to have anti-oxidant and disease preventing properties.
Acute-pointed, lance-shaped, wrinkled, bright green leaves, with finely toothed edges and smooth surfaces, the ribs very prominent beneath. Different varieties will have slightly different characteristics that you can view on our site by photos or when you receive them in your boxed shares. Apple mint, for instance, is fuzzy! Orange mint will have a more rounded leaf shape.
Mint is also a good source of several essential minerals, including magnesium, copper, iron, potassium, and calcium
Pac choi is a type of Chinese cabbage that doesn’t look like the typical cabbage. Features an elongated head of overlapping, crinkled, broad-stalked, dark green leaves connected to white stalks.
One cup of shredded Pac choi has 34 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C and more than a full day’s intake of vitamin A. Vitamin C works as an antioxidant in the body, protecting cells from damage by neutralizing free radicals.
Radish, the well known part of your salad, is a root crop, pungent or sweet in taste with a lot of juice. They can be eaten raw, cooked or pickled.
Radishes can be white, red, purple or black, long cylindrical or round in shape with green leaves. TeenasPrideCSA offers many delicious varieties of radishes!
Vitamin C Just half a cup of radishes makes up about 14 percent of your recommended daily amount of vitamin C.
Leaves are oblong, 3 to 6 inches in length, slightly arrow-shaped at the base. Green sorrel will be a solid green color, while Red Fire Sorrel will be green but veined in deep red/purplish color.
Considered both and herb and a vegetable, Sorrel has wide and varied culinary possibilities. But that’s not all – the gastronomic qualities of this tart leaf are of great benefit aiding in digestion.
Gourmet Sunburst, mini Sunburst, Gourmet Zucchini, Spaghetti squash are a variety of sizes of beautiful squash for the CSA.
Yellow or green, round or long-shaped, round sizes range from quarter-sized to softball-sized while long-shaped varieties range from finger-sized to rolling pin-sized.
A melon-sized, oblong seed-bearing variety of winter squash. The fruit can range either from ivory to yellow or orange in color.
Spaghetti squash serves as a source of beneficial carbohydrates. Each cup of cooked squash contains approximately 10 grams of total carbohydrates, including 2.2 grams of fiber.
While the leaves are always green, chard stalks vary in color. Chard has very large, shiny, green, ribbed leaves. It may well be one of the larger items in your shares with leaves as long as 1 foot or more!
Swiss chard is high in vitamins A, K and C, It is also rich in minerals, dietary fiber and protein
Long, slender leaves that are wider in the middle, a lanceolate shaped leaf; each single leaf growing off a thin branch stem with a glossy green color
Tarragon is one of the four fines herbs of French cooking, and is particularly suitable for chicken, fish and egg dishes. Tarragon is the main flavoring component of Béarnaise sauce. Fresh, lightly bruised sprigs of tarragon are steeped in vinegar to produce tarragon vinegar.
Turnips are, generally, white at the bottom with a light purple blush on the top. Those that are small have the sweetest, most tender flavor. The smaller turnip can be eaten raw, such as when sliced and added to salads.
Turnips have great anti-inflammatory properties. They also contain vitamins A,B,C,E.