How to store swiss chard
Short shelf life - keep in a plastic bag in the fridge and eat wthin a couple of days
How to cook swiss chard
You can cook the white ribs as well as the leaves. Just start cooking them a couple of mins before the leaves. Cook chard leaves in boiling water for 1 min, drain, then refresh in cold water and drain again. Squeeze out all the liquid, then fry gently in olive oil and garlic – it makes a really lovely side dish. Or stir the leaves into curries and stews.
Swiss chard is recognisable by its white mid ribs and green leaves. Ruby and Rainbow chard have coloured ribs and green leaves.
Organic chard farmer
Swiss chard grows well on our Devon farm. We also grow it on our Riverford farm in the French Vendée, where the warmer climate and favourable light levels mean that the crop is normally ready a month or so earlier.
Country of origin
Grown in Italy.