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What's in Season: Fall Edition

Each season offers their own unique fresh vegetables and distinct flavors. Today on the blog, we’re sharing What’s in Season: Fall Edition. Some of Fall’s best veggies include cauliflower, celery, kale, chard, fennel, dandelion greens and leeks. We’re highlighting each of these veggies at their peak and listing nutrition facts for each!

According to CookingLight.com, “When the air turns cool and the trees blaze with color, it’s time to fill up your basket and taste the autumn harvest.” Whether you’re visiting your local grocery store or farmer’s market, we encourage you to try these yummy Fall veggies during their peak season!

Cauliflower

Cauliflower can be a colorful vegetable (appearing in green, purple and orange), but it’s creamy white florets are perhaps its most recognizable calling card. This pure color is maintained by the vegetable’s protective leaves that naturally fold or are tied over the head. Similar to its cousin broccoli, cauliflower is a good source of vitamin C and fiber.

Celery

Celery is another Fall favorite – famous for its appearance in traditional Thanksgiving stuffing. Also great in soups and stews, celery is packed with minerals and vitamins C, K and A to support a strong immune system and clear vision. When celery is cooked, it boasts a subtler flavor that can complement many other foods.

Kale

Foxy Organic offers green kale, red kale and lacinato kale. Packed with nutrients, kale makes for a tasty addition to seasonal soups, casseroles and simple sautéed side dishes. It’s slightly bitter flavor shines when raw, baked, sautéed, or stewed. It’s particularly high in vitamin A and vitamin C: just one serving has more than 100 percent of your recommended daily value for both vitamins.

Chard

Foxy Organic also offers a range of chards, including green chard, red chard and rainbow chard. Chard is a leafy green vegetable packed with nutrients and a mild enough flavor that pairs nicely with a variety of dishes. With just 3 ½ ounces, you’ll receive 130 percent of your recommended daily value of vitamin A!

Fennel

Fennel is tasty whether it’s raw or cooked. It’s a great addition to salads and gives that extra touch of texture!

As a very good source of fiber, the fennel bulb may help to reduce elevated cholesterol levels. In addition to its fiber, fennel is a very good source of folate and potassium, which helps lower high blood pressure. The vitamin C found in the fennel bulb is the body’s primary water soluble antioxidant and needed for the proper function of the immune system.

Dandelion Greens

Dandelion greens can be green or red. Red dandelions are the foliage from a red dandelion plant before the plant flowers. They have reddish stems and dark green jagged leaves. They are high in calcium and rich in iron, antioxidants, beneficial minerals and protein.

Leeks

Leeks are the perfect addition to risottos, salads and stews!

Leeks are cousins of the onion, but have a harsher flavor when eaten raw and a milder flavor when cooked. Leeks are good sources of vitamin A and C, which aid the immune system.

Be on the lookout for new Fall recipes and instructional videos coming next month! Click here to sign-up for our monthly e-newsletter to ensure you receive the latest information and offerings from Foxy!

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