How to Select Swiss Chard
When picking swiss chard, look for bright, full leaves. Avoid leaves that are yellow, discoloured or wilted. If you plan on eating the stalks, check the stems for any nicks, browning, or softness. Stalks should be firm like celery, avoid limp stalks. If you’re eating chard raw, try to pick smaller, tender leaves. Swiss chard plants can grow to 28 inches high. The bigger leaves and stalks are best for use in soups, stews, or sautéed.
How to Store Swiss Chard
Store unwashed in a plastic bag for 2-3 days.