Varieties grown: Fordhook Giant, Improved Rainbow Blend

Chard is related to spinach, and is actually the same species as beets (think of it as oversized beet greens). We grow a “rainbow chard” mix, as well as the heirloom Fordhook Giant. It has a smooth, silky texture and salty taste when cooked. Don’t toss the stems! We use them in soups and salads like celery, or saute them with the greens.

How to use it:

  • Sauted and served as a side dish with cream, vinegar, or butter

  • Cooked lightly into soups and stews

  • Juiced with fruits and other vegetables

  • As a replacement for spinach, especially in baked goods (like spanakopita), or egg or dairy dishes (like quiches or saag paneer)