Leafy Greens in Season in Idaho

It is Spring in Idaho and that means tender leafy greens are popping up in grocery stores and farmers markets at great prices. You might have a garden sprouting greens too!

Read on for a few ways to take advantage of this nutritious Idaho bounty…

  • Add greens to soups and stews!
  • Mix greens into a stir fry.
  • Add to your favorite pasta dish.
  • Mix greens into scrambled eggs or an omelet.
  • Add to sandwiches & wraps.

What to Look for: Look for leafy greens with a rich color. Avoid greens that are browning or wilting.

How to Store: Wash greens with a salad spinner in cold water. Gently swirl the herbs in the water to loosen any debris. Drain, then spin the greens. Drain the water again after spinning the greens, then store it in a salad container in the refrigerator.

Delicious & Nutritious: Dark green leafy vegetables are probably the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a great source of minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins, including vitamins K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins.

Check out this map of more than 20 leafy greens growers in Idaho:  https://idahopreferred.com/products/1111/

*Adapted from Idaho Preferred.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: