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Able to take a freeze, hardy kale supplies fresh garden greens well into fall/early winter

Kale is a superstar in the fall garden. The plant is tough as nails, able to take some very cold temperatures. In fact, myself and many other gardeners have harvested kale from under the snow.

Along with its toughness, kale has many other good properties. It’s very easy to grow, can grow in part shade, and is quite tasty. It is best after a couple of good frost/freezes, which give the leaves a sweet flavor and cuts down on the bitterness.

There are many varieties of kale, and here are a few of my favorites:

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 10/28, 2013 at 08:15 AM

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Hearty Chorizo, Kale and Potato Soup

It’s February. There’s nothing I can really say that’s redeeming about local eating in February in Pennsylvania except that we’re one month closer the return of good local veggies than we were in January. 

Okay, there’s one other thing I can say. It’s a good time for soup, and I love soup. Far and away my favorite soup of all time is a Portuguese chorizo, kale and potato soup. I don’t know where the recipe is from, unless “my mother” is a suitable answer. This soup is flavorful and hearty and a good way to use any potatoes you have put up from last year that are getting all wrinkly and soft. 

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{name} Posted by Emily Reddy on 02/08, 2013 at 11:57 AM

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Pulling Summer from the Freezer when it’s Freezing Outside

During my garden harvest season, which stretches from summer through much of fall, I preserve a lot of what we get from our backyard in two ways—canning and freezing.

I like to do both because of cooking flexibility. You can do a lot of great things with canning: sauces, relishes, pickles, etc. But freezing for me tends to be about just the vegetable/fruit.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 02/07, 2012 at 11:09 PM

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Green Week: Kale

Want to add more greens to your diet, but can’t get excited about iceberg lettuce and broccoli? Give kale a try; it’s the “super food.”

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{name} Posted by Erin Donahue on 03/15, 2011 at 12:02 PM

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Caramelized Tofu over Sautéed Greens

This nutritious one pan meal is provided by Jessica from Gilbertsville, Pa.

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{name} Posted by Jessica Reilley on 06/25, 2010 at 10:24 AM

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