The Homestead Organic Farm

Certified Organic Produce and Hay

Farming in Peachland, British Columbia, we grow organic veggies and hay. 


Weekly Cooking Tip: Cooking with Chard and Bok Choy

What do I do with Swiss Chard?

This suggestion came in from veggie box subscriber Candace. Timing was perfect because I've been pretty busy all week:

I don't know if you're looking for more ideas to suggest to customers for using Swiss chard (or any other leafy green) or not, but if you are: Any recipe that someone would use cooked spinach in, Swiss chard is a great substitute. I also think it tastes great when chopped up and added to tomato sauce for pasta. Just make sure that any stems, or sturdier greens like kale, cook for a bit longer so they are tender. Just a thought, if it fits, great, if not, totally fine.

What about Bok Choy?

Your'e getting some Bok Choy (same as Pac Choi) in your bags this week. I love treating the stalks like celery--chop them up and put them in a salad. The leaves too. If you search through the farm's blog, there's an audio clip from about a month ago in which a local chef gives you one or two other tips.

The Homestead Organic farm produces certified organic produce, berries, and hay in Peachland, BC. We deliver veggies via our CSA type box program to homes in the Okanagan towns of Westbank, Peachland, Summerland, and Penticton. Click here for more info.