Stand up and take CHARD-ge of your kitchen with colorful Swiss Chard!
Swiss Chard is now available at multiple vendors at CitySeed Farmers Markets.
Shop at our markets this week to truly add the rainbow to your diet!
Downtown October 18th vendor listing here.
Fair Haven October 19th vendor listing here.
Wooster Square October 21st vendor listing here.
Edgewood Park October 22nd vendor listing here.
The Swiss chard harvest typically begins in the late summer and lasts into the fall.
How to Store:
After a mild rinse, store chard in moistened paper towels in a plastic bag (with a few pinholes to allow air to circulate) in the refrigerator for two or three days.
Health benefits of Swiss chard:
Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke. Swiss chard is a nutritional powerhouse — an excellent source of vitamins K, A, and C, as well as a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron, and dietary fiber. Diets rich in foods containing fiber may reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. One cup of chopped Swiss chard has just 35 calories and provides more than 300% of the daily value for vitamin K.
Swiss Chard is like many other leafy greens in its versatility. Swiss Chard can be used in ways similar to that of spinach and kale. Impress your friends, family, and self with how you take Chard-ge of the kitchen using the links below:
How to Stem Swiss Chard (Skill)
Swiss Chard Onion Frittata (Breakfast)
Lentil and Swiss Chard Soup (Lunch)
Sauteed Swiss Chard with Parmesan Cheese (Perfect side dish)
Garlicky Swiss Chard and Chickpeas (Perfect side dish)
Sausage, Chard, and Lemon Lasagna (Entree)
Sicilian Swiss Chard Over Quinoa (Vegan)