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Week 12- Group B, Thursday, March 23rd@BeeHealthy

What a MONDAY! Produce is ordered and will be delivered Wednesday, God willing…Boxes will be ready Thursday at 10:00 a.m., God willing!

Box this WEEK: Greybull Valley Produce Garden Fresh Spring Mix, Organic Rainbow Swiss Chard, Organic Strawberries– 1 lb, Organic Mini-peeled Carrots– 1 lb, Organic Cucumber, Organic Grape Tomatoes– 1 pint, Organic Zucchini, Lloyd Craft Farms Sierra Blanca (white) Onion, Organic Garnet Yams$35

Rainbow Chard is not one plant with rainbow colored leaves, but different varieties of Swiss chard with the leaves sorted and bundled. Swiss chard is an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin K and a good source of vitamin C and magnesium. Swiss chard also contains the antioxidants beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. (Lutein and zeaxanthin are often in eye supplements.) 100 grams of chard will give you 3 times the amount of vitamin K you need per day. You’ll get more than 20% of your daily doses of vitamins C and A.

Swiss chard may be more nutritious when cooked. You can saute it alone or add it to stews, salads, stir-fries, frittatas, pastas, and more. Consider this fast and easy way to include cooked chard as a side-dish: cut off the stems and cover the leaves with water in a saucepan on the stovetop–cook until tender, drain, and cut into squares to serve individually with a little vinegar.

Below is a recipe for a Swiss Chard salad. You can use your cucumber from the box, and pick up the other ingredients at Bee Healthy: Red beets, dried cranberries and shelled raw sunflower seeds. For the dressing you’ll need olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, and maple syrup. (Bee Healthy has a true maple syrup– no additional sweeteners, or high fructose, just organic maple syrup from Maple Valley Cooperative in Wisconsin. Dark & Robust, US Grade A.$15.83/pint)


(Recipe by Hilah cooking at

Serves 4

Swiss chard can easily be ribbon cut and added to any salad, but the beauty of this recipe is the chard is softened by letting it sit for 15-20 minutes–this breaks down the tougher fibers in the leaves.  Excellent flavor–recipe is a keeper to make over and over.


3 cups chopped Swiss Chard

4 t. olive oil

2 t. red wine vinegar or cider vinegar

2 t. Lemon juice

2 t. maple syrup

Salt and pepper, a couple of shakes each

1 c. diced cucumber

1 small beet, sliced thinly and slices cut into quarters (raw)

½ c. golden raisins or dried cranberries

¼ c. toasted sunflower seeds


  1. Cut the stems out of the chard and put them back in the refrigerator for making hot dog stir-fry later. Stack the chard leaves and roll them into a tight cylinder.  Cut the cylinder into ¼” slices, giving you long chard ribbons.  That’s called a chiffonade!
  2. Put chard into a large bowl and add oil, vinegar, lemon juice, maple syrup, salt and pepper, and toss to coat the chard.
  3. Add everything else and toss.
  4. Let it sit 15-30 minutes to get the chard leaves softened.  Eat it and be the healthiest person you know.

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