Chard Grows Wild | Foster

Wow! Since Foster’s irrigation was fixed this summer, the newly planted Swiss Chard has been growing RAPIDLY! I made sure when making my rounds to speak with teachers today, to announce the news that the chard is absolutely begging to be eaten. I even showed several staff how to harvest the leaves by simply snipping the stem at least 2 inches from the base of the plant. Swiss chard can be eaten in raw salads, sauted with onions and garlic, wilted and wrapped around a meat filling, or juiced. This veggie’s versatility is infinite!

Hope Cox

Hope is an urban farmer, garden educator and foodie transplanted from Tennessee to SoCal in 2014. She hopes to move out of the big city one day to pursue the life of a sustainable farmer; but in the meantime loves to teach elementary kids about how food is grown, nutritious and tasty recipes and connecting with nature.