General Info

Spinach is related to beets, chard, and quinoa. A cool season crop, spinach has a distinct flavor and can be used in a variety of dishes.

Serving Suggestions

Use spinach in fresh preparations like salads and also as a cooking green. Spinach does not require a long cooking time.

Complimentary flavors include thyme, chives, basil, nutmeg, and allspice.

When cooked, the heirloom Bloomsdale spinach variety is able to keep its bulk better than other types of spinach, which can reduce by about three-quarters of the volume of the fresh leaves.

Storage

Keep your spinach dry by leaving it unwashed or thoroughly drying before storing in the fridge in a plastic bag. Pick out any leaves that are breaking down and add a dishcloth or paper towel to the bag to keep moisture off the leaves. Spinach should keep for a week to ten days stored this way.

Varieties

We have spinach in various stages of maturity in the Abundant Harvest Organics produce boxes each fall, winter, and spring.

 

Baby Bloomsdale Spinach

 

Mature Bloomsdale Spinach

 

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