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Tahitian Squash

Farmer’s Market Report September 30, 2011

Tahitian Squash

Grower: McGrath Family Farm

 

Seasons/Availability: Resembling an overgrown butternut squash, Tahitian squash can weigh in anywhere between eight pounds and thirty pounds and grow to three feet in length! Described as sweet and delicious, this versatile variety releases a fragrance some say is reminiscent of cantaloupe while others say its scent is like that of a pumpkin. This unusual squash has golden-orange flesh that gets even sweeter during storage….. <<Read more about this item>>

THE FARMS:

Be Wise Ranch – Escondido, CA

  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Chard- Rainbow, Green and Red
  • Kale- Dino, and Green
  • Collard Greens
  • Squash – Zucchini
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Lett – Spring Mix

Murray Family Farm – Bakersfield, CA

  • Concord Grapes

JJ Lone Daughter Ranch

  • Avocados – Hass, Lamb Hass, Reed, & Pinkerton
  • Valencia Oranges

Polito Farms – Escondido, CA

  • Oro Blanco Grapefruit
  • Eureka Lemons

Life’s a Choke – Lompoc, CA

  • Asparagus – Pencil, Medium, or Large
  • Baby Purple Artichokes
  • Lyon Artichokes
  • White Cauliflower

Rutiz – Arroyo Grande, CA

  • Rainbow Chard
  • Persian Shelling Beans
  • Rainbow Bunched Carrots
  • Purslane
  • Baby Broccoli
  • Bloomsdale Spinach
  • Tuscano Kale
  • Sierra Gold Potatoes
  • Fennel
  • Leeks
  • Herbs – Itl Parsley, Rosemary, Mint, Cilantro, Sage, Dill, Thyme,

Coastal Organics – Camarillo, CA

  • Mixed Cherry Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Early Girl Tomatoes

Beck Grove – Fallbrook, CA

  • Bearss Limes
  • Pomegrantes

Garcia Organic Farm – Fallbrook, CA

  • Avocados

Schaner Farm – Valley Center, CA

  • Hen Eggs

Ramona Duck Farm – Ramona, CA

  • Duck Eggs

Beylik Family Farms – Fillmore, CA

  • Japanese Tomatoes
  • Yellow Tomatoes
  • Persian Cucumbers
  • Peppers- Cubanelle, Hot Hungarian, Sweet Hungarian, Italian Frying, Lipstick

Coleman Family Farm – Carpinteria, CA

  • Freckles Lettuce
  • Red Frill Mustard
  • Lamb’s Quarter
  • Red Russian Kale
  • Frisee
  • Sunchokes
  • Sierra Lettuce
  • Vulcan Lettuce
  • Pirat Lettuce
  • Pirella Lettuce
  • Deer Tongue Lettuce
  • Shunkyo Radish
  • Broccoli Spigarello
  • White Peacock Kale
  • Black Kale
  • Radicchio
  • Rosemary
  • Tarragon
  • Basil
  • French Sorrel

Gloria Tamai Farms, Oxnard, CA

  • Beets
  • Sungold Cherry Tomatoes
  • Mixed Cherry Tomatoes
  • Sweet White Corn

Rancho La Vina

  • Walnut Oil
  • Walnuts

Mike and Son Egg Ranch – Ontario, CA

  • Brown Eggs

Pudwill Farm – Nipomo, CA

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

Tutti Frutti – Santa Barbara County and Carpinteria

  • Assorted Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Sungold Cherry Tomatoes
  • Green Zucchini
  • Cucumbers
  • Fennel

Weiser Family Farm – Bakersfield, CA

  • Red Thumb Potatoes
  • Melons – Sugar Queen, Sugar Cube, Arava, Canary
  • German Butterball Potatoes
  • Russian Banana Fingerlings
  • Orange Kabocha Squash
  • Confection Squash
  • Butternut Squash
  • Carnival Squash
  • Baby Beets – Bulls Blood, Red , & Gold

Flora Bella

  • Red Pears
  • Armenian Cucumbers
  • Ciopolini Onions
  • Sweet 100 Tomatoes
  • Arugula
  • Rapini

Yasutomi Farm – Pico Rivera, CA

  • Baby Bok Choy
  • Baby Celery

2 Peas in a Pod – Arroyo Grande, CA

  • Shelling Beans – Black Turtle, Cranberry, Cannelini,

McGrath Farms – Oxnard, CA

  • Baby White Scallions
  • Baby Red Scallions
  • Baby Gold Beets
  • Baby Red Beets
  • Shelling Beans -  Tongue on Fire, Tigers Eye, Red Italian
  • Red Kuri Squash
  • Butternut Squash
  • Green Kabocha Squash
  • Tahitian Squash
  • Winter Delight Pumpkins

Peacock Farms – Dinuba, CA

  • Baby Mixed Eggplant
  • Peppers – Serrano, Habanero, Pasilla, Mixed Color Bells

Jaime Farms – CA

  • Green Onions
  • Tomatillos
  • Eight Ball Squash
  • Purple Bell Pepper
  • Flying Saucer Squash
  • Red Spring Onions
  • Okra – Red and Green
  • Beets
  • Celery
  • Heirloom Tomatoes

Happy Quail Farms – Palo Alto, CA

  • Hot Banana Hungarian Peppers
  • Sweet Banana Hungarian Peppers
  • Chilaca Peppers
  • Guernica Peppers
  • White Jalapeno Peppers
  • Piment d’ Anglet Basque Fryers
  • Padron Peppers

Penryn Orchard

  • Kikisui Asian Pears
  • Cho Juro Asian Pears
  • Hosui Asian Pears
  • Kosui Asian Pears
  • Shinseiki Pears

Shanley Farms

  • Finger Limes

Windrose – Santa Barbara, CA

  • Windrose Gold Apples
  • Red Gold Apples
  • Braeburn Apples
  • Bramley Apples
  • Jonagold Apples
  • Jonathan Apples
  • Crab Apples
  • Holstein Apples
  • Melrose Apples

Ravens Hill Orchard – Fallbrook, CA

  • Empire Apples
  • Jonathan Apples

 



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Farmers’ Market Bag 9-28-11

Julian Jonathan Apples – Raven Hill Orchard
Sierra Gold Potatoes & Blue Lake Beans – Rutiz Farms
Leeks & Acorn Squash – Tutti Frutti Farms
Baby Bok Choy – Yasutomi Farms
Autumn Royal Black Grapes – Murray Family Farms
Red Beets – Be Wise Ranch
Watermelon Radish – Weiser Farms

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