All Hail Kale!

  • August 11, 2015
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  • CSA

Olympic red kale

Welcome tasty and nutritious kale to your regular diet!

Kale is rich in many nutrients including vitamins A, C, and K, fiber, and carotenoids. It is a member of the species Brassica oleracea which includes many other veggies most kids love; cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and more…

Get your kale

The best way to enjoy the freshest kale is to grow your own, we can help you with that here at True Garden. We grow five different tasty varieties of this “superfood” year round in our greenhouse,  so even you skeptics might find one you like. Come on down to our farmstand or better yet, join our CSA and reserve your weekly share of the best and most nutrient dense veggies around.


This is an old family favorite and an easy way to get some greens into your diet.

Colcannon (mashed potatoes and kale)

  • 4 russet potatoes (2 to 2 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into large chunks
  • Salt
  • 5-6 Tbsp unsalted butter (with more butter for serving)
  • 3 lightly packed cups of chopped kale, cabbage, chard, or other leafy green
  • 3 green onions (including the green onion greens), minced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup milk or cream

1 Put the potatoes in a medium pot and cover with cold water by at least an inch. Add 2 tablespoons of salt, and bring to a boil. Boil until the potatoes are fork tender (15 to 20 minutes). Drain in a colander.

2 Return the pot to the stove and set over medium-high heat. Melt the butter in the pot and once it’s hot, add the greens. Cook the greens for 3-4 minutes, or until they are wilted and have given off some of their water. Add the green onions and cook 1 minute more.

3 Pour in the milk or cream, mix well, and add the potatoes. Reduce the heat to medium. Use a fork or potato masher and mash the potatoes, mixing them up with the greens. Add salt to taste and serve hot, with a knob of butter in the center.

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