May-June and September-November.

Nutrition Facts: 
One cup serving of raw spinach has 10 calories. Packed with vitamins that promote health, it is a major source of vitamins A and C. it is also a good source of calcium.

Look for bright green leaves that are fresh, young, moist, and tender. Avoid coarse stems, injured, torn, dried, limp or yellowed leaves.

Store in the coldest part of the refrigerator for no more than two to three days.

Wash leaves and remove large stems. Blanch for 2 minutes, cool, drain and package, leaving ½-inch headspace. Seal, label, and store up to one year in the freezer.


Wash in lukewarm water in a large bowl. Remove any roots, rough ribs, and the center stalk if it is large or fibrous.

Buying Kentucky Proud is easy. Look for the label at your grocery store, farmers' market, or roadside stand.