Many gardeners choose to plant Swiss chard in their garden because of its colorful stems and large decorative leaves. In fact, some people plant it for ornamental use only. It is pretty to grow and nutritious to eat! It is a leafy green, which means it is full of vitamins and nutrients. It can be used in many of the same ways as spinach. Check out the Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Swiss Chard from fruitsandveggies.org.
Visit your local farmers market this week and look for Swiss chard or pick some up at the grocery store. Choose greens with fresh, full leaves. Avoid any brown, yellow, spotted, or slimy leaves. You can store Swiss chard in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for about 5 days. Before you use them, give them good wash. Enjoy!