Chard is a great source of vitamin K, A and C, and is a wonderful cauldron of potassium, magnesium, iron and fiber. It is high in antioxidants, making it another great super food. Oh, and it’s low in calories. A single serving is merely 35 calories, yet contains more than 300% of your daily vitamin K needs. It is also rich in a multitude of B-complex vitamins, including a lot of ones I cannot pronounce. So, for our veggie of the week, I give you Swiss Chard!
At the market 8/4/16:
3 kinds of kale
14 different varieties of garlic
the last of the 2016 cala lilies
gladiolas by the stem
bouquets of mixed flowers
bundles of both cosmos and sunflowers, ready to brighten your day
Blueberry, Blackberry, Blueberry Rhubarb, Peach Ginger, Black Raspberry, Strawberry, Strawberry Rhubarb Jam, Pear Vanilla, Raspberry, Lavender Jelly, Currant Jell, and my newest flavor: Balsamic Strawberry Jam.