IN SEASON: June, July, September, October, November
We grow several types of cabbage, include red, green, and savoy. Cabbage is part of the cruciferae family of vegetables along with kale, broccoli, collards and Brussels sprouts.
Head cabbage stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator's humid vegetable bin will last at least a week. Savoy and Napa cabbages should be consumed within three or four days.
Cabbage will lose freshness rapidly once the head is chopped so use within a couple of days of cutting. For salad or coleslaw thinly slice the cabbage and toss with a vinaigrette or make a creamy dressing with plain yogurt, vinegar, honey, dill and salt and add grated carrots or other veggies. Boil cabbage for 5 minutes with chopped onion and add to mashed potatoes.