Swiss Chard is a vegetable I had never heard of until it showed up on the table here at the market a couple years ago. I’m glad it did, because you can never have too many nutritious powerhouses in your arsenal of healthy greens. We should have it available for the rest of the year, in a beautiful rainbow of colors.
a superstar vegetable
Swiss chard is an excellent source of Iron, Potassium, Vitamins A, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin E and dietary fiber. It is a very good source of Copper, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6 and Protein. (Source: The World’s Healthiest Foods, www.whfoods.org Information verified on : www.nutritiondata.com)
How to Cook (about 1lb of Swiss Chard):
Remove stems from leaves. Cut into one inch pieces. Begin sauteing the stems over medium heat with one teaspoon Olive Oil and one clove of minced garlic. Add When the stems become crisp-tender, add the greens with a little water. Cover, and continue cooking until the greens and stems are tender, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, serve & enjoy!
There are many ways to enjoy the benefits of swiss chard . Some of our customer’s enjoy swiss chard steamed and dressed with vinegar or lemon, sauteed with tomatoes and bacon, or added to soups, casseroles, and pasta.
If you’ve never heard of Individually Quick Frozen Sour Cherries before, you’re going to be excited. In a previous post I told you about our annual IQF Cherry special, giving our customers a chance to order 20 or 40 lbs of IQF cherries. For over a decade they’ve been available for two days only.
This year we added on something completely different. 4lb bags of IQF sour cherries are available at Kirby’s now and until we close December 24th. Neatly stacked in a freezer on the back wall, these delicious little pacakges are just waiting to be made into pie, cobbler, sorbet, cocktails, smoothies, muffins, breads….it would be easy to spend the winter experimenting with dozens of recipes like these! Of course you don’t have to wait until the snow flies to enjoy frozen sour cherries. They’re one of the best solutions to this hot, humid, weather that I know of!
All IQF cherries are pitted with no sugar added.
I won’t keep you guessing, I’ll just tell you right now. Peaches and walnuts.
That’s it, that’s all of it. Summer in a bowl! Slice up a ripe peach and toss in a handful of walnuts… you’re good to go. With peaches like the ones we have out front, you don’t even need any sugar. Just look at that color! Can you think of a better way to start your day? The Best Breakfast in The World, right there in your own kitchen. If it was January I would be saying otherwise, but this is August in WNY after all.
If you want variety we can help you out with that too. In our market right now we have:
Early Apples (Paula Red), Prunes, Plums, Red Haven Peaches (Freestone), Sweet Peppers, Eggplant, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Hot Peppers, Cucumbers, Pickles, Beets, Tomatoes, Plum Tomatoes, Yellow Cherry Tomatoes, Low Acid Yellow Tomatoes, SWEET CORN!
Produce is available in any quantity, from individual pieces to bushels. It’s best to order ahead of time (585)637-2600. It’s preserving season! Can it, freeze it, dry it. Homegrown and Homemade – it doesn’t get any better.