Chard is one vegetable that we grow year round. It will withstand a pretty good freeze so unless we get severely low temperatures we have it to sell and eat for twelve months.
Joel and I both think the white stemmed chard tastes the best but the gorgeous colors of the Bright Lights variety is lovely enough to use for a bouquet. I have a painter friend who bought a bunch to paint. The above orange colored plant is one of the prettiest in the garden. That variety comes in reds, pinks, purples, yellows and oranges.