Lots of green things come in our vegetables shares. For help telling them apart, check out the images and descriptions below!


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Celery
We grow two varieties of celery on the farm, Ventura and Redventure celery, and neither resemble the supermarket variety. Our celery tends to be thinner-stalked, but more potent in flavor and nutrients. Redventure is a red-tinged variety. Use the stalks in recipes calling for celery, adjusting for the more concentrated flavor. Dry and save those tops for a home-made celery salt or to crinkle directly into soups.

Cilantro

Cilantro
Cilantro is an herb with a fresh, grassy green flavor. It works well stirred into salsas, sprinkled atop soups, whirred into salad dressings, or spread on tacos.

Spinach

Collard Greens
A staple of Southern soul food, collard greens are highly nutritious. Like other dark leafy greens, collards greens are best when not overcooked. Saute a little garlic and/or some chopped onion in a skillet, then add the collards and a splash of water. Cover and cook until just tender, but still green.

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Dill
A famous addition to pickles, this herb serves many other dishes quite well. It graces Greek recipes and adds a fresh bite to mellow foods. Try serving it with blanched, buttered carrots or use in this dill kohlrabi pie.

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Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage
An attractive and great-tasting heirloom cabbage. This sweet cabbage makes a great coleslaw.

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Early moonbeam watermelon
An icebox watermelon with a sweet, yellow interior. Try adding this colorful melon to a salad such as this spicy cucumber-melon salad.

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Eden's Gem Melon
This small muskmelon is a green-fleshed fruit. Eden's Gem melons are smooth, sweet, and complex. 

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Endive
Endive is a mildly bitter salad green often mixed with other lettuces to add variety and punch. Rinse well and mix with other salad greens.

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Farao Cabbage
Tender, thin leaves characterize this cabbage variety. This cabbage is sweet with a little bite and has a crisp texture. This cabbage would make a great choice for a raw cabbage wrap recipe or a stuffed cabbage.

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Garlic Scapes
An early cutting from garlic plants causes larger bulbs to develop. Garlic scapes have a very mild, garlicky flavor. They're great in stir fries or fresh spring pestos.

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Green Bell Peppers
Green bell peppers are picked before they ripen to their final color. They have a crisp, grassy flavor and are especially good raw. They often grace veggie trays, but are also fresh additions to salads and sandwiches.

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Green Zebra Tomatoes
Nope, these tomatoes aren't unripe! Green zebra tomatoes are an heirloom variety noted for their bright green color. Some fruits develop a striped pattern, some an orange blush, and others remain an unmarked pale green shade. Ripe green zebras are firm, but have a slight give when pressed.