Chard, also known as Swiss chard, is a leafy green vegetable in the same family as beets and spinach. It is recognized by its succulent wrinkled leaves and brightly colored stems. Chard is available in a many different varieties - green, red, or rainbow - which are distinguished by the color of their stems. Although their stems differ in color, they all provide similar nutrition and have identical flavor.
how to choose
Select chard with stems that are firm, crisp and unblemished and with leaves that are tender and dark green in color. Avoid bunches that are dried out or starting to turn brown.
how to prepare
Rinse well before use. Cut about a half inch off the bottom of the stem. Prepare the stems and leaves separately. The stems are tougher than the leaves and require longer cooking time. Chard leaves can be served raw or cooked.
how to store
Chard should be pat dry and can be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
where we grow
We offer organic chard is year round. It is grown in Salinas, California from May through October and in Scottsdale, Arizona from November through April.