Beets are part of the Chenopodiacaea family (say that ten times fast) which includes chard and spinach. Beet greens have a taste reminiscent of both of these vegetables. Sub Edge grows many different varieties of beets including red, golden and Chioggia.At Sub Edge we direct seed beets in the spring and they are available in the summer and fall.
Storage: Store roots and greens separately. The roots can be left uncovered in a fridge drawer or kept in a paper bag. Beet roots can keep for weeks and weeks but the greens are best used right away.
Tips: Wash green sin cool water and cook as you would spinach. Young greens can be eaten raw. Try them in salads for a splash of color. Wash roots to remove soil. Very young beets can be eaten with the skin on, more mature beets may require peeling. Beet roots can be eatem cooked or raw. Try grating and adding to salads or using as a topping on tacos, burritos or tostadas. Beets are SWEET and EARTHY and are good combined with other vegetables such as onions, carrots or potatoes. Beets can be ROASTED, STEAMED, GRILLED, BOILED or BAKED! Good partners for beets include olive oil, vinegar, lemon, mustard, cilantro, curry, yogurt, sour cream.