Celebrating Silverbeetmany different veg growing in garden

One of the things we try to generate through our veg boxes is a bit of excitement about the more exotic veg that we can grow in the Illawarra. But what often goes unnoticed are the consistently performing veggies that just do their thing week-in, week-out, all year-round.

This week we’re celebrating silverbeet, one of those veg that just does its thing with little fuss. Silverbeet is a member of the chard family and is often called ‘swiss chard’. While the many members of the chard family have varying coloured stems, silverbeet is grown for its thick white stem and big dark leaves.

Silverbeet handles all weather conditions and is just as versatile in the kitchen as it is in the garden. Some common uses include shredding the leaves and cooking them into a soup or pasta or baking them into a classic spinach pastry. But don’t forget that the white stem is a great product in itself! It can be sliced and used as a celery type stalk in a cooled dish or can be smothered in oil and lightly baked along with the leaves.


Cal Champagne
Green Connect Farm Manager


In your box:

grid of veg planned for veg boxes

Note: We sometimes need to make changes to what we pack in your veg box based on the quantity or quality of produce that we can harvest and source. If you have any questions about what is in your veg box, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].


Did you know?

Silverbeet is one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables out there. To ensure your silver beet stays fresher for longer, try wrapping a damp paper towel around the stems and cover the leaves inside a reused plastic bag.


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