With a texture similar to cabbage and a mildly bitter flavor, collard greens have become a staple vegetable of the United States. Often thought of as a southern food, collards are being consumed by an increasing number of people trying to incorporate healthy foods into their diet. The wide variety of greens recipes available on our site and others, has certainly taken some of the mystery out of cooking greens. High in vitamins & minerals: A, C, K, E & Folate, Calcium, Fiber Distinctively broad flat leaves blue-green in color are distinguishing characteristics of this healthy vegetable. Collards greens are a non-heading member of the Brassica family, which includes such vegetables as broccoli and cauliflower. Traditionally, quality collard greens were only available from January through April, however our growing location allows us to cultivate the highest quality greens throughout the year.