Monthly Seasonal Feature: Swiss Chard

Swiss chard is not a hard sale for many consumers. Available straight from the soil, use this local green to capture eaters’ attention.

With vibrant colors that add interest to a plate, a mild and familiar flavor, and many health benefits, consumers won’t be able to turn down this month’s Seasonal Feature. 

Read on for chard inspiration, where to find it growing in Georgia right now, and a little secret we're having a hard time keeping quiet.

Chard Comes With Plating Perks

We as Southerners love our leafy greens. Raw or cooked, chard can act as the star of your plating presentation. Available on Farm’d is some of the most beautiful and vibrant chard we’ve seen in Georgia.

Order chard in an array of warm colors from Jody’s Farm today because this seasonal fix won’t last through spring. 

Farm’d Tip: Blanch your swiss chard before cooking to retain the natural vibrant colors.
— CUESA

Prepare your leafy green to fit your menu and spring specials. Young chard makes for a deliciously crisp addition to salads and wraps. Use heat with mature chard leaves and stalks to take the bitterness from the plant and create a delicate flavor that customers may even enjoy more than your usual old greens.

 

Benefits Past the Plate

Swiss chard is just as enticing to your insides as it is to your eyes. Just as healthful as kale and even more so than spinach in some ways, introduce your customers to chard’s nutritional value as a side dish or salad addition.

Chard is packed with vitamins, and includes up to 50% of your daily value of vitamin C, if you weren’t getting enough of Georgia’s spring sun. 
 
Enjoy the chard, chefs! Connect with Jody’s Farm online to thank them for the local food and follow us on Facebook to keep up with new products, features, and news coming from the Farm’d team! 

P.S. - We’ve caught wind of some more special spring produce headed to Farm'd soon… We’ll give you a few hints...

"In the cavernous pail of the first one to come!

And all ripe together, not some of them green

And some of them ripe! You ought to have seen!"

-Robert Frost