We grow many varieties of bunched greens - all of them packing a nutritional punch. Chock full of nutrients, leafy greens provide humans with the nutritional benefits necessary to stay healthy all winter long. So, even if it doesn't sound like fun, eating your greens is terribly good for you! Full Belly farmers like being healthy which means that we grow A LOT of greens! Storage for bunched greens is fairly similar across the board- store them in your refrigerator, unwashed, and eat them as soon as possible to get all of their amazing nutritional benefits.
Arugula: Arugula is a spicy green- the perfect addition to a salad. It pairs nicely with goat cheese and balsamic vinegar! Eat it raw or lightly wilted.
Chard: The green, gold, and red chard leaves harvested at Full Belly are rich in color and nutrients. Chard can be steamed, sautéed, or added to soup or salad.
Collards: Collards are closely related to cabbage and have beautiful, blue-grey, flat leaves. Collards are an excellent source of various vitamins - A, K, and C, and are rich in B-complex vitamins. Collards are great with southern style cooking.
Kale: Kale is the king of leafy greens, providing your body with a whopping 681% of your daily Vitamin K needs. Kale is also rich in Vitamins A and C, and contains a fair amount of copper, iron, and calcium. Kale can be added to soups, salads, omelets, or sautéed into a stir fry. Can't get your kids to eat it? Try making kale chips by stripping the leaves off the stem, placing leaves on a baking sheet, sprinkling with salt and olive oil, and baking until crispy.
Mizuna: Mizuna is often found in our stir fry and braising mix because it is a very mild green. It can be wilted in a frying pan and seasoned lightly- it is very tasty!
Mustard Greens: The mustard greens found in your box are generally from wild mustard plants growing on our farm (often as weeds!). They can be a bit spicy, but are so tasty in salads and in stir fries.
Stir Fry Mix: Our stir fry mix generally contains baby leaves of ALL of the above greens. It is very tender and should not be overcooked. Wilt it in a wok or frying pan and serve over your favorite grain. Enjoy!