Archive for August, 2010

FARMER’S MARKET REPORT AUGUST 27, 2010

NEW THIS WEEK:


Bartlett Pears


ITEMS THAT HAVE SADLY LEFT US….

FITZGERALD FARMS IS DONE FOR THE YEAR!!! RED & WHITE CURRANTS, SANGUINELLI  BLOOD ORANGES,  PORCINI MUSHROOMS,  SANTA ROSA PLUMS, RED CURRANTS

THE FARMS:

Penryn Orchard – Placer County, CA

  • Goldmine Nectarines
  • Kosui Asian Pears
  • Fig Leaves
  • Black Mission Figs
  • Celestial Figs
  • Elephant Heart Plums
  • Bartlett Pears
  • Indian Blood Peaches
  • O’ Henry Peaches

Carlsbad Aquafarm – Carlsbad, CA

Owner and diver, John Davis is passionate about sustainable aquaculture:  He believes that every oyster and mussel raised in his 6 acre aquafarm is one less that will be taken from the ocean.  The aquafarm, located in the highly protected Agua Hedionda Lagoon offshore is a green operation that returns water back to the ocean cleaner than when it comes in.  Carlsbad Aquafarm grows and harvests one oyster in two phases, young and mature:  the young oyster is known as “Luna” and the mature: “Blonde”.  Both are delicate and delicious.  The Blonde offering a little more mineral and salt in finish. Their shells are cupped and grow deeper with age, which provides a great vessel for the oysters’ liquor.

  • Luna Oysters
  • Red Ogo Seaweed

Mountain Meadow Mushroom:  Escondido, CA

  • Blazei Mushrooms –  now available dried too

Garcia Organic Farm – Fallbrook, CA

  • Hass Avocado
  • Valencia Oranges

Fallbrook Mushroom Farm – Fallbrook, CA:

  • Baby Oyster Mushrooms
  • peewee shitake

Polito Family Farm – Valley Center, CA

  • Oro Blanco Grapefuit

Schaner Farm, Valley Center, CA

  • Hen Eggs

Sage Mountain Farms:  Temecula, CA

  • Wild Arugula
  • Beets – Gold, Bulls Blood, Chioggia
  • Carrots – White, Yellow, Orange
  • Spring Onions – small & medium bulbs
  • Squashes – Eight Ball, Zucchini, Multi colored Patty Pan
  • Spring Garlic
  • Italian Purple Garlic
  • Radishes – Purple & French  Breakfast
  • Dandelion Greens

Beylik Family Farms – Fillmore, CA

  • Persian Cucumbers
  • Japanese Tomatoes
  • Yellow Tomatoes
  • Sweet Basil
  • Lipstick Peppers
  • Italian Frying Peppers
  • Hungarian Peppers

Coastal Organics – Oxnard, CA

  • Heirloom Cherry Tomato Mix
  • Baby Summer Squash Mix
  • Cherokee Heirloom Tomato

Coleman Family Farm – Carpinteria, CA

  • Pirella Lettuce
  • Baby Broccoli
  • Deer’s Tongue Lettuce
  • Red Butter (Piret) Lettuce
  • Vulcan Lettuce
  • Freckles Lettuce
  • Lollo Rossa Lettuce
  • Frisee
  • Treviso
  • Radicchio
  • Red Bok Choy
  • Brocolli Spigarello
  • Peacock Kale
  • Red Frill Mustard
  • Persian Watercress
  • French Sorrel
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Lemon Verbena

Gloria Tamai Farms, Oxnard, CA

  • Gaviota Strawberry
  • Albian Strawberry
  • White Corn
  • Cherry Tomato Mix
  • Black Cherry Tomatoes
  • Yellow Wax Beans
  • Heirloom Tomatoes

La Nogalera

  • Walnuts
  • Walnut Oil

Life’s A Choke – Lompoc, CA

  • Lyon Artichoke with Stem
  • Baby Purple  Artichokes
  • Baby Green Artichokes
  • Anzious Baby Artichokes
  • Squash Blossoms
  • Asparagus: Pencil to Jumbo

Mike and Son Egg Ranch – Ontario, CA

  • Brown Eggs

Pudwill Farm – Nipomo, CA

  • Blackberrries
  • Blueberries
  • Black Mission Figs
  • Raspberries – Red, Orange, and Yellow
  • French Strawberries

Rutiz Farm – Arroyo Grande, CA

  • Romano Beans
  • Savoy Spinach – cut in small clusters of 3-4 leaves – beautiful!!
  • French Breakfast Radishes
  • Wild Arugula
  • Sierra Gold Potatoes
  • Herbs – Sage, Thyme, Arugula, Tarragon, Oregano

Tutti Frutti(Italian for All Fruit) – Santa Barbara County and Carpinteria

  • Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Blue Lake Beans
  • Strawberries

Weiser Family Farm – Bakersfield, CA

  • Red Thumb Potatoes
  • Russian Banana Fingerlings
  • Peewee Potato Mix
  • Eggplant – Black Bell, Caliope, White, Green Apple
  • Melons – Arava, Cavaillon, Ogen, Sugar Queen
  • Mixed Colored Carrots
  • Bermuda Onions

Windrose Farm – Paso Robles, CA

  • Braising Mix Greens
  • Torpedo Onions- Red & White
  • Potatoes – Carola, Onoway, Rose Gold
  • Apples -  New Jersey,  Green Gravenstein
  • Red Dandelion Greens
  • Smoked Tomatoes

Flora Bella

  • Shell Beans – Cranberry & Black eyed
  • Fresh Garbanzo Beans

Yasutomi Farm – Pico Rivera, CA

  • Butter Lettuce
  • Baby Bok Choy
  • Baby Celery

Suzie’s Farm – San Diego, CA

  • Freckles
  • Summer Squash Mix
  • Italian Rustic Arugula
  • Beets – Red, Gold, & Chioggia
  • Radishes – Black, Watermelon, Mixed Bunch
  • Fennel
  • Macho Squash Blossoms
  • Semi-Savoyed (Bloomsdale) Spinach
  • Squashes – Eight Ball, Zucchini, Heirloom Romanesco
  • Cucumbers – Mini White, Crystal Apple, Armenian
  • Shelling Beans – Tiger Eye, Fava

2 Peas in a Pod

  • French Beans
  • Snap Peas
  • Romano Beans
  • Shell Beans – Cranberry, Money, and Persian
  • Fava Beans

Specialty Produce Farmers Market Bag

Farmers’ Market Bag 8-25-10 #spFMB

YouTube video:

Sugar Cube Melon – Weiser Farms
Bay Leaves & Kaffir Limes – Beck Groves
Cherry Heirloom Tomatoes – Tutti Frutti Farms
Baby Broccoli & Pirat Lettuce – Coleman Farms
Italian Parsley – Windrose Farms
Blue Lake Beans & Mint- Rutiz Farms
Oro Blanco Grapefruit – Polito Farms
Plums – Fitzgerald Farm
Organic Gala Apples – Smit Orchards
Hearts on Fire – Fresh Origins
Hot Hungarian Pepper – Beylik Farm

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