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.

Scallion

Scallions

Scallions are onions that have been harvested early. The mild flavor makes them perfect as a topping on a baked potato or stir-fried.

leeks

Leeks

Leeks are mild in flavor, even milder than scallions, and usually used in stock.

Catnip

Catnip

Although native to Eurasia, catnip is fully naturalized across North America. Part of the Mint family, it is sometimes called Catmint. What is essentially a behavior-modifying drug for felines works as a mild sedative for us. When catnip’s crushed leaves and flower buds are brewed as a tea, it has a calming effects. Catnip (Nepeta cataria) has also been used widely in salads and soups, and as a digestive aid.