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Anaheim Chile - Great for slicing and dicing and adding to your favorite foods to add spice.

Artichokes - Great for dips as well as for side dish. Great source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, dietary fiber, and protein.

Asparagus - Great as a side dish as well as a great source of folic acid (89), vitamins A, B6, C and K.

Basil - Great for Italian dishes as well as a great taste and scent!

Beets - Great in salads, as a side dish, or for juicing. Great source of dietary fiber, vitamins C, A, folates, niacin, iron, manganese and magnesium and potassium.

Bell Peppers - Great for eating raw, stir -fried, or for stuffing. Great source of vitamin A, C, E, K, B6 and potassium, magnesium, niacin, and riboflavin.

Blackberries - Great for eating as a snack, in smoothies, or for toppings. Great source of high dietary fiber, vitamins A and C, potassium, and calcium.

Blueberries - Great for eating as a snack, in smoothies or for toppings. Great source of anti -oxidants, high in vitamin C and A.

Broccoli - Great to eat raw, steamed, in salads, or mixed with other veggies. Great source of vitamin K, A, C, folate and choline.

Brussel Sprouts - Great for broiling, steaming, or in soups and stews. Great source of vitamin K, E, C, A, B6, folate, omega 3, iron, protein, copper, calcium, potassium, and phosphorous.

Cabbage - Great for salads, tostadas, sandwiches or enchiladas. Great source of Omega 3, vitamins A, K, C, B6, calcium, folate, and dietary fiber.

Cantaloupe - Great for snacking, and including in fruit salad. Great source of vitamins A and C.

Carrots - Great for snacking, salads, soups and stews and for dipping. Great source of vitamins A, K and folate choline.

Cauliflower - Great to eat raw, steamed or for making mashed potatoes (cauliflower instead of potatoes). Great source of vitamins C, folate and fiber.

Celery - Great to snack on with peanut butter and raisins; to add to soup or stews, or for juicing. Great source of vitamins C, B1, B6, B2, and calcium.

Cherry tomatoes - Great for snacking or for adding to salads. Great source of powerful antioxidant lycopene and vitamin C.

Cilantro - (AKA Coriander) Great for guacamole, tacos, and soups. Great source of iron, magnesium, and boosts immune system.

Arugula - Great in salads. Excellent source of calcium, vitamins A, C, K and iron.

Chives - Great topping for baked potatos, chicken, steaks, or salads.

Cucumber - Great to snack on with lemon juice and Pico de Gallo (powdered chile), to add to salads or sandwiches.

Eggplant - Great for making delicious Eggplant Parmesan, or for stir -frying with other veggies. Great source of vitamins B1, B6, and potassium.

Fennel - Great to add to salads. Excellent source of dietary fiber, potassium and high in vitamin C.

Fuji Apples - Great for snacking by themselves or with peanut butter, caramel, or chocolate. Great source of vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants.

Garlic - Great for sautéing, and lots of other different ways to use. Great source of antioxidants.

Golden Squash - Great for stir -frying with other veggies, for eating raw and dipping. Great source of vitamins A, C, and B.

Green Beans - Great to eat with bacon, stir -frying with other veggies, for eating raw, or steamed. Also great in soups and stews. Excellent source of iron, phosphorous, magnesium, manganese, and potassium.

Heirloom Tomatoes - Great in burgers, sandwiches, salads, spaghetti sauce, etc. Very rich in flavor. Excellent source of many vitamins and antioxidants.

Iceberg Lettuce - Great for salads, sandwiches, and burgers. Great source of vitamins B6, K, A, C and iron.

Jalapeno Peppers - Great for slicing and dicing and adding to your favorite meals for and extra spice.

Kale - Great for steaming. Excellent source of vitamins K, A, C, manganese and dietary fiber.

Leeks - Great for Leek soup, and for other soups and stews.

Lemons - Great for lemonades, as well as garnish for many different dishes. Great source of vitamin C.

Limes - Great for juicing, as well as garnish for many different dishes. Great source of vitamin C.

Navel Oranges - Great for snacking, juicing and garnish for a variety of dishes. Great source of vitamins C, beta carotene, and dietary fiber.

Onions - Great for caramelizing, garnishing, and condiments.

Potatoes - Great for potato salad, mashed potatoes, or French fries. Great source of many vitamins and minerals.

Radish - Great to snack on, in salads and as garnish. Excellent source of vitamins C and folic acid.

Raspberries - Great for snacking, for adding to smoothies, or baking.  Loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber.

Red Leaf Lettuce - Great for salads, for burgers, sandwiches, etc. High in vitamins A and K.

Romaine Lettuce - Great for Caesar salads, burgers, sandwiches, etc. Great source of vitamins C and fiber.

Snow Peas - Great for snacking, stir -frying, or adding to soups, stews or chicken/beef.

Spinach - Great for adding to salads, sandwiches, soups, stir -fries, or omelettes. Great source of iron, and vitamins.

Spring Lettuce Mix - Great for salads. Excellent source of vitamin A.

Strawberries - Great for snacking, dipping, jellies, smoothies, etc. Loaded with antioxidants and vitamins.

Sugar Snap Peas - Great for eating raw or stir -frying. Great source of foliate.

Summer Squash - Great for eating raw, dipping, and mixing in with other veggies. Excellent source of vitamins and minerals.

Sweet White Corn - Great for roasting, steaming, etc. Great source of iron, and vitamin C.

Tangerines - Great for snacking, and in salads. Great source of vitamin C.

Turnips - Excellent source of vitamin C and folic acid.

Valencia Oranges - Great for snacking, juicing, etc. Excellent source of vitamins and minerals.

Winter Squash - Great for eating raw, steamed or stir -fried. Excellent source of vitamins and minerals.

HERBS

Dill - High in vitamins and minerals.

Mint - High in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Oregano - Great for adding to soups and stews.

Rosemary - Great for adding to a large variety of foods such as chicken, vegetables, soups, or stews. Well -known culinary herb.

Watercress - Great for salads or juicing. Excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B6, C and E. Also high in calcium, fiber, iron, and copper.