Happy National Kale Day 2021!

October 06th, 2021

#HappyNationalKaleDay! It’s also #VeggieWednesday – and today, it’s all about kale!

Through clouds and a little rain, we harvested 22 pounds of Red Russian Kale and Curly Kale today! Red Russian Kale has purple stems, and the leaves are flat with jagged edges. Curly Kale has a ruffled texture and is similar to cabbage in taste.

Kale is a cruciferous vegetable and a part of the Brassiaceae family. There are many varieties, and kale is a good source of fiber; vitamins A, C, and K; and antioxidants. Not only is Kale grown and cultivated as food, but kale is also grown for ornamental purposes. Here is a photo of Sam washing Red Russian Kale and of Rachel putting a bunch into a bin.

Kale can be enjoyed many ways. Kale can be put into smoothies, and eaten raw in salads, stir-fried, boiled, steamed, cooked, baked as kale chips, in soups and stews, and many other ways – so celebrate kale and enjoy it as much as you can!!