What’s In Your Market Share This Week?
Brassicas are a briiliant crop that thrives in the Fall. Cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprout, kale, collards and cauliflower are just a few popular family members. Plant families matter most when you have a garden and want to know which plants to put together or rotate.
Fall market season is one of my favorite times of the year. The weather is perfect and there is always an abundant variety of brassicas. The plants generally have clustered leaves that are arranged alternately and many are peppery- flavored.
Each part of the brassica plant is edible. Here are some examples of the different plant
- Beets are a root vegetable, which grow underground. Known for its brig
- ht red pigment and deep earthy flavor, the beetroot is a great source of several key nutrients. Beet leaves can also be enjoyed!
- Kohlrabi’s bulbs, leaves and stems can be enjoyed raw or cooked. It’s a great source of fiber which is great for proper digestion.
- Broccoli has large dark green flower heads and light green stems. The mass of the flower heads are surrounded by leaves.
- Dark leafy greens such as kale are largely popular and one of the most nutrient dense foods. The stems of this leaf are also edible but can be quite fibrous.
Try out these recipes for some fall inspiration:
Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower is a simplistic and error free way to get your veggies in.
Crispy Apple and Kohlrabi Salad is a sweet and crunchy combination that has a perfect balance.
Colorful Kale Salad is tangy and tender but also sweet and crunchy.
Pasta with Brussels Sprouts and Pecorino is a great idea for a new weeknight dinner.
Make some family fun and try out some of our FoodPrints Anywhere activities:
We have some great Recipe Videos that show a full tutorial on how to make a Roasted Rainbow Bowl, ABC Salad and much more!
Learn how to make a colorful and nutritious Fried Rice using leftovers.
Explore different fruits and vegetables using your 5 Senses to Taste Test