Spinach

Spinach

Spinach, cultivated by humans for over 2500 years, is undoubtedly a healthful food: it is full of iron, calcium, fiber, and vitamins A and C. The green also contains folic acid, lots of chlorophyll, and antioxidants. The truth, though, is that spinach is no more nutrient-packed than its dark leafy green counterparts like kale, arugula, collards, dandelions, and chard.

In Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Recipes with Spinach

Spinach and Shaved Root Vegetable Salad with Moroccan Spiced Chicken

Joanne Weir, www.joanneweir.com

Garlicky White Bean and Spinach Soup

Sarah Henkin, CUESA’s Market Chef

Spring Minestrone Soup with Parsley Lemon Pesto

Cate Conniff, author of Seasons in the Wine Country: Recipes from The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone (Chronicle, 2010)

Baked Spinach and Goat Cheese Dumplings

Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, authors of Goat: Meat, Milk, Cheese (Stewart, Tabori & Chang , 2011)

Articles about Spinach

July 25, 2014

The Great Tomato Debate

Confused by terms like heirloom, open-pollinated, hybrid, and GMO? We’ll help you sort them out.

July 18, 2014

Meet Marcy

CUESA is excited to welcome our new executive director, Marcy Coburn! Find out what inspires her work.

July 11, 2014

Farm Tripping

Summer is prime time for agritourism. Here’s our list of local U-picks, tours, and other farm fun.

July 09, 2014

A Fond Farewell from Critical Edge Knife Sharpening

Bob Kattenburg retires after 19 years as the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market’s knife sharpener.

July 04, 2014

On the Farm at Marin Roots

Take a behind-the-scenes look at organic veggie growing with the young farmers at Marin Roots Farm.

About CUESA

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and its educational programs. Learn More »