Archive for January, 2010

FARMERS MARKET REPORT: WEEK OF JAN. 10, 2010

now available: Baby Yellow Cauliflower from McGrath Organic Farms!!! The color is intriguing; the texture dense and crisp. Excellent true cauliflower flavor! $$$

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Windrose Farms and Tutti Frutti are back this week!!  Schaner Farms has green garlic!! and beets!  Coastal Organics has beautiful lettuces and baby broccoli.  Baby artichokes are on hiatus until mid-January. Cara caras from Rancho Del Sol have arrived and hopefully we will be receiving our first supply of blood oranges from  Beck Grove!!!  Apples are on their way out – looks like last week!

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WINTER CROPS:

Bacon, Mexicola and Gwen Avocados, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cardones, Baby Cauliflower, Celery Root, Cherimoyas, Citrus:  Buddha’s Hand, Grapefruit, Meyer lemons, Mandarins, Kumquats (late winter), Blood Oranges, Pomelos, Tangelos, Dates, Dragon Fruit, Escarole, Fennel, Kale:  Black, Peacock, Kohlrabies, Leeks, Mushrooms:  Black Trumpet, Chanterelle, Oyster, Shitake, Nettles, Parsnips, Radicchio, Radishes, Sapotes, Sorrel, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Turnips, Winter Squash

Allow this to be your navigational guide to menu-making and spontaneous cravings, getting what’s in season locally and just one chapter of living, breathing sustainability.

MARKET FORECAST:


Citrus is abundant at the market: Limequats!!!

Blood oranges,  cara cara oranges, Lee, kishu, satsuma and clementine mandarins, pomelos, oro blanco grapefruits, meyer lemons, bears limes, kaffir limes – it’s time for our favorite winter fruits!!! Soon…..kumquats! More >

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