Kale is a leafy green vegetable
that belongs to the Brassica
family, a group of vegetables
including cabbage, collards and
Brussels sprouts that have
grow and can grow in colder
temperatures where a light frost
will produce especially sweet
kale leaves.
Kohlrabi is a part of the cabbage
family. It was first grown in
Europe around 1500 and was
imported into America 300 years
later. It has a turnip like
appearance, with leaves
standing out like spokes from
the edible portion, which is a
rounded, enlarged stem section
growing just above the soil line.
Kohlrabi is sometimes
misclassified as a root vegetable
Lettuce is a fairly hardy,
cool-weather vegetable that
thrives when the average daily
temperature is between 60 and
70°F. It should be planted in
early spring or late summer. At
high temperatures, growth is
stunted, the leaves may be bitter
and the seedstalk forms and
elongates rapidly. Some types
and varieties of lettuce
withstand heat better than
others. There are five distinct
types of lettuce: leaf, Cos or
romaine, crisphead, butterhead
and stem.

We grow lettuce in the field and
this year will be trying it
Lima beans are a very good
source of cholesterol-lowering
fiber, as are most other
legumes. In addition to lowering
cholesterol, lima beans' high
fiber content prevents blood
sugar levels from rising too
rapidly after a meal, making
these beans an especially good
choice for individuals with
diabetes, insulin resistance or
hypoglycemia. When combined
with whole grains such as rice,
lima beans provide virtually
fat-free high quality protein.
Mustard greens are jampacked
with nutrients. They provide
good to excellent amounts of 9
vitamins, 7 minerals, dietary
fiber and protein.

We grow straight, curly and red
mustard greens.
Okra is usually available fresh
year-round in the South, and
from May to October in many
other areas. You can also find
okra frozen, pickled, and
canned, and in some regions
you might find frozen breaded
okra for deep frying. When
buying fresh okra, look for
young pods free of bruises,
tender but not soft, and no more
than 4 inches long.
Onions, like garlic, are members
of the Allium family, and both
are rich in powerful
sulfur-containing compounds
that are responsible for their
pungent odors and for many of
their health-promoting effects.
Onions are very rich in
chromium, a trace mineral that
helps cells respond to insulin,
plus vitamin C.
Napa cabbage is a type of
Chinese cabbage originating
near the Beijing region of China,
and is widely used in East Asian
cuisine. In much of the world,
this is the vegetable referred to
as "Chinese cabbage". Napa
cabbage is lighter in color than
other Chinese cabbages such
as bok choy, which is also
sometimes called Chinese