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Beets are available in many months of the year because they can be found in many different varieties and grow in many different regions of the country. Canned beets are a quick and convenient alternative.

Harvest of the Month

Network for Healthy California.

Newsletters and menu slicks for educators, families, and the community focused on a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Watch Your Garden Grow: Beets

University of Illinois Extension.

Web site contains in depth information on beets including varieties, planting and growing as well as selection, storage, nutritional information and preparation techniques.


Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network.

Visitors to this web site can download and distribute newsletters, recipes, bookmarks, and other materials related to beets.

Beets Fact Sheet (PDF | 408 KB)

Mississippi State University Extension Service.

This fact sheet provides growing information, food safety tips, nutrient information, mealtime ideas, fun facts, and ways to involve children in preparation. From One to Grow On: A Garden-Based Learning Program for Preschoolers.

Selecting, Storing and Serving Ohio Beets (PDF | 128 KB)

Ohio State University Extension.

Quick fact sheet includes information about selection and storage, yield and nutrition information. Also includes several recipes using beets.

Vegetable Posters (PDF | 6.13 MB)

Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Each of these 18 colorful posters features a different vegetable with simple facts for preschoolers. Page 1 contains a Beets poster. From One to Grow On: A Garden-Based Learning Program for Preschoolers.