Fava Beans

Fava Beans

Although a bit labor-intensive, the work is worth it for these meaty beans. They are also often used as a cover crop because of their nitrogen-fixing properties.

Shiitake

Shiitake Mushrooms

Not only do shiitake mushrooms enhance the flavor of many dishes, they are also known for their medicinal properties, including research concluding immune-function increase, and they are often used in Japan as a complementary alternative medicine by cancer patients.

Oyster mushroom profitable

Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster mushrooms are the most widely eaten mushrooms in the world and very easy to grow. Their oyster-like flavor makes them great in soups.

Azuki beans

Azukis Beans

Azuki beans are traditionally used as paste in Japanese desserts, but they can be grown here in the U.S. and used in many other dishes as well.

Black-eyed Peas

Black-Eyed Peas

The black-eyed pea is hard-to-miss with its pale body and small, black “eye.” Traditionally, in the United States, it’s used in Southern dishes.

Red Onion

Red Onions

These mild-flavored onions are a little bit sweeter than white onions. They are great on salads and sandwiches.

White Onion

White Onions

Not only are pungent white onions great for grilling and sautéeing, they can also be used as an insect repellent for your garden.

Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato

Packed with nutrients, sweet potatoes are a staple food all over the world. In the United States, they are usually made into a sweet pie for Thanksgiving Day.

Russet Burbank potatoes

Russet Burbank Potato

The Russet Burbank potato is what Idaho is known for. This potato is commonly used at fast-food restaurants for French fries, but because of the higher sugar content, it’s great for simply baking and topping off with butter.

Yukon Gold

Yukon Gold Potato

Great for mashing or boiling, the sweet Yukon Gold potato stands up to high heat when cooking.