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June 2010 Issue

Heirloom Vegetables: Historically and Nutritiously Precious

Heirloom vegetables, also known as heritage vegetables, have taken off in popularity. These timeless varieties, often found in quirky shapes, sizes and colors, are readily found in farmers’ markets, backyard gardens and upscale restaurants. Robust flavor is only one reason for the rekindled interest in heirlooms. Whether you’re a foodie or not, it’s hard to resist heirlooms’ one-of-a-kind charm, rich nutrients and colorful histories.

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