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Sanguinelli Blood Oranges

Farmers’ Market Report February 28, 2013

Sanguinelli Blood Oranges
Grower: J.J.’s Lone Daughter’s Ranch

Description: Sanguinelli blood oranges are roughly rounded in shape with a semi-thin, smooth red-blushed peel that clings to its juicy and sweet, segmented flesh. The flesh is stained with a brilliant and consistent dark bing cherry color and though its flavor supreme, as with most blood orange varieties, it does contain numerous seeds. See more ………<<Read more about this item>>




Rutiz – Arroyo Grande, CA

  • Celery root
  • brussels sprouts
  • fennel
  • green garlic
  • arugula
  • leeks
  • baby broccoli

Rancho Del Sol – Fallbrook, CA

  • Meyer Lemons
  • Sorrento Lemons
  • Satsuma Mandarins
  • Cara Cara Oranges
  • Gold nugget tangerines
  • blood oranges

Garcia Organic Farm – Fallbrook, CA

  • Avocados
  • Kumquats
  • Oro Blanco grapefruit
  • Cocktail grapefruit
  • Page Tangerines

Ramona Duck Farm – Ramona, CA

  • Duck Eggs

Beylik Family Farms – Fillmore, CA

  • Japanese Tomatoes
  • Yellow Tomatoes
  • Persian Cucumbers

Coleman Family Farm – Carpinteria, CA

  • Freckles Lett
  • Sierra Lett
  • Treviso
  • Frisee
  • Pirat Lettuce
  • Pirella Lettuce
  • Deer Tongue Lettuce
  • Black Kale
  • Pea tendrils
  • Radish- Shunkyo, Easter Egg,
  • Green garlic
  • Mustard frill greens red

Rancho La Vina

  • Walnut Oil
  • Walnuts

Mike and Son Egg Ranch – Ontario, CA

  • Brown Eggs

Pudwill Farm – Nipomo, CA

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries

Tutti Frutti – Santa Barbara County and Carpenteria

  • Green Beans
  • Leeks
  • Red Torpedo onions
  • English Peas
  • Snap peas
  • broccoli

Weiser Family Farm – Bakersfield, CA

  • All red potatoes
  • Purple potatoes
  • Peewee Mix Potatoes

Flora Bella

  • Rapini
  • Stinging Nettles
  • Collard Greens
  • Cardoons
  • Baby Purple Turnips
  • Baby White Turnip
  • FB radish
  • Red Mustard Greens
  • German Butterball Potatoes
  • Arugula
  • Baby Fennel
  • Red Russian Kale

Yasutomi Farm – Pico Rivera, CA

  • Baby Bok Choy
  • Baby Celery

McGrath Farms – Oxnard, CA

  • Mixed Baby Carrots -  Orange, Yellow, and Red
  • Red young onions
  • Wild Arugula
  • Rapini
  • Pea Tendrils
  • Green Okami Spinach
  • Baby Turnips
  • Red Mustard Frill
  • English Peas

Jaime Farms – CA

  • Celery
  • FB radish
  • Strawberries
  • Chards- Rainbow, Red, and Green
  • Black Kale
  • Green Cabbage

Windrose – Santa Barbara, CA

  • Herbs-  Marjoram, Thyme, Rosemary
  • Green Frill Greens
  • Red Frill Greens
  • Scarlett Nantes
  • Rose Gold Potatoes
  • Carola Potatoes
  • Scarlet Radishes

Coastal Organics

  • Black Kale
  • Mixed Baby Lettuce
  • Red Chard
  • Green Chard
  • Fennel
  • Spinach
  • Arugula
  • Pink turnips
  • Red carrots
  • Nante carrots
  • Baby broccoli
  • Red beets

Be Wise Ranch

  • arugula
  • green cabbage
  • red beets
  • green leaf
  • red leaf
  • romaine
  • radishes
  • carrots
  • cilantro
  • collards
  • dandelion greens
  • red dandelion greens
  • dino kale
  • green kale
  • red kale
  • spring mix
  • mizuna
  • strawberries
  • Parsley




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Farmers’ Market Box 2-27-13

Arugula – Be Wise Ranch
Leeks – Tutti Frutti Farms
Sumo Citrus – Suntreat
PeeWee Fingerling Mix – Weiser Farms
Tom’s Terrific Tangerines – Polito Family Farms
Broccoli – Jaime
Spinach – Jaime Farms
Redbor Kale – Be Wise Ranch
Mint – Jaime Farms

Organic Juicing Bag:

Celery – Tutti Frutti
Oro Blanco Grapefruit – Polito Farms
Italian Sorrento Lemons – Rancho Del Sol
Sanguinelli Blood Oranges – J.J.’s Lone Daughter Ranch
Carrots – Tutti Frutti Farms
Beets – Coastal Organics

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Below are some great recipes courtesy of Diane Phillips (Cucina Divina) & Mischa’s Cafe & Juice Bar (located just down the street from us!) for you to try out with the produce from your bag. Let us know on our Facebook Page or through twitter if you tried any of them!


Carrot Tang
3ea carrots
1ea grapefruit

Citrus Punch
4ea blood oranges
1ea grapefruit
1ea lemon

The Body Cleanser
1# carrots
2ea beets
1 rib celery
1ea orange

Specialty Produce Recipe Suggestions
courtesy of Diane Phillips (Cucina Divina)

Arugula Pesto
Makes 1 1/2 to 2 cups

1 cup packed arugula leaves
1 cup walnuts
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
1 tablespoon capers in brine, drained
1/2 to 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

1. In a food processor or blender, combine all the ingredients except the oil, pulsing to break up the nuts, and parsley.
2. With the machine running at 1/2 cup of the oil, and add more if needed. This should be a paste, not a runny pesto. Season with salt and pepper if needed.
3. Remove from the machine and pour into an airtight container, spooning 1 to 2 tablespoons of the oil over the top of the pesto, to preserve its green color.
4. Refrigerate for up to 1 week, freeze for up to 3 months.
5. Cooks’ Note: The pesto is terrific on baguette slices, or tossed into pasta, or pasta salad, or potato salad. It’s also delicious as a crust on fish, or chicken, or add a bit more oil to it for a sauce for grilled steak.

Roasted Pee Wee Potatoes over Arugula Salad

To make this a whole meal, grill chicken or fish (from your FMB) and serve over the salad.
Serves 6
For the Potatoes

One pound pee wee mix potatoes, scrubbed, and cut in half
1/2 cup olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and arrange the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking liner.
2. Drizzle the oil over the potatoes, and sprinkle with the salt, pepper, and thyme.
3. Toss the mixture together until the potatoes are coated, and roast for 35 to 45 minutes, until the potatoes are tender. Remove from the oven and set aside.
4. Do-Ahead: If you are making these ahead, they should cool, then be covered and refrigerated. Take them out of the refrigerator and sauté in a skillet, before adding to the salad, they should be warm.

For the Salad

One bunch arugula
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion or shallot
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
1. Arrange the arugula in a mixing bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, onion, oil, salt and pepper.
2. Toss the arugula with some of the dressing.
3. Transfer the salad to a serving platter, and arrange the warm potatoes on top of the arugula.

Pan Roasted Salmon with Tangerine Salsa

This is a great marinade for fish, poultry, or pork. Substitute any thick fleshed fish for the salmon; cod, halibut, sea bass are all good choices.

Serves 6
For the Salmon

2 pounds salmon filets
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup Mirin rice wine

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lay the salmon filets in a 13-by-9-inch baking dish.
2. In a small bowl, blend the remaining ingredients and pour over the fish.
3. Marinate the salmon for at least 1 hour, or up to 4 hours.
4. Remove the salmon from the marinade, and discard the marinade.
5. Lay the salmon on a baking sheet lined with a silicone liner, and bake for 10 minutes per inch of thickness.
6. Remove from the oven, and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

For the Tangerine Salsa

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1/4 cup finely chopped scallions
2 cups tangerines, sectioned and chopped
1 cup finely diced jicama
1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped mint
Tabasco to taste

1. In a small bowl, combine the ingredients, and allow to mellow at room temperature for 1 hour.
2. Refrigerate for up to 2 days. Serve at room temperature. Great on grilled seafood, poultry, or pork.

Baked Kale Chips

In order for this to work, the kale has to be completely dry before baking; if your kale still has a few droplets of water on it, dry with paper towels.

Makes enough for a snack

One bunch kale, washed and spun dry
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt

1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
2. Remove the tough stems, and cut the kale into large chip size pieces.
3. Toss the dry kale with some of the oil and salt. Arrange on baking sheets lined with parchment or silicone baking liners. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until crisp. Remove from the oven, allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Baked Easter Baskets
These are a great make ahead for Easter or any brunch you are serving. Try both fillings, they are terrific!
Serves 6 to 8

Spinach and Bacon Filling

4 strips bacon, cooked crisp, drained, cooled and crumbled
One leek washed and finely chopped
One bunch spinach, washed and spun dry
Salt and pepper
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
One 5.2-ounce package Boursin Cheese
¼ cup finely shredded Gruyere or Jarlsberg cheese

1. Drain all the fat from the pan used to fry the bacon, and sauté the leek and spinach in the same pan, until wilted. Season with salt and pepper and remove the spinach mixture to a bowl to cool.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, mustard, and Boursin beating until the Boursin is broken up. Add the shredded cheese, and the cooled spinach and bacon.
3. Ladle 1/3 to ¼ cup of the mixture into the puff pastry cups. Bake as directed.

Broccoli, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Filling

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
One small shallot (about 2 tablespoons) finely chopped
5 slices prosciutto, finely diced
One bunch broccoli, cut into florets, and steamed till tender
Salt and pepper
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
One 5-ounce package goat cheese
¼ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

1. In a sauté pan, melt the butter, and add the shallot and prosciutto, sautéing until the shallot is softened, about 3 minutes. Add the broccoli, season with salt and pepper, and sauté for about 5 minutes, until the liquid in the pan has evaporated. Transfer to a bowl, and cool.
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, mustard, goat cheese, cooled artichoke mixture and the cheese.
3. Ladle 1/3 cup into the puff pastry cups. Bake as directed.

Puff Pastry

One 17-ounce package Puff Pastry
Filling (above)
Finely grated cheese (see note)

For Muffins:
Roll the puff pastry out into a 16-inch square. Cut the square into 4-inch squares. Coat the inside of muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray and preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lay the puff pastry into the muffin tins, pulling the points of the square outside the cup. Ladle in the filling and bake for 17 to 25 minutes, until the filling is set and the puff pastry is golden brown. Allow the pastries to rest for 5 minutes, and serve warm or at room temperature.

For individual 4-ounce (1 cup) ramekins

Roll the puff pastry into an 18-inch square, and cut the pastry into 6-inch squares. Coat the inside of the ramekins with non-stick cooking spray and preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lay the pastry into the ramekins, pulling the point outside the cup. Ladle in the filling (about ½-cup) and bake for 35 to 30 minutes, until the filling is set and the pastry is golden brown. Allow the pastries to rest for 5 minutes, and serve warm or at room temperature.

Rolling out the dough:
Puff pastry can be rolled out with flour, but rolling the pastry in finely shredded cheese is also an option, as well as rolling the pastry in finely chopped herbs. The cheese gives the pastry an added depth of flavor, and the herbs will highlight whatever filling you decide to try.

Do-Ahead: The filling can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 2 days; the puff pastry can be rolled and patted into the tins the night before, so that all you have to do is fill and bake. If you want to freeze these, you will have to bake them first, but don’t bake them for the entire time. Back off and bake them until they begin to firm (usually about 5 minutes less with the muffins and 10 minutes less for the ramekins) Remove them from the oven, and allow them to cool completely. Store in airtight containers in the freezer for up to 4 weeks, defrost overnight in the refrigerator, and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, until heated through. (By initially baking for less time, the eggs will still be cooked, but you are leaving some moisture in the egg mixture so that when they are reheated, they won’t be dry) Most egg dishes can be handled this way for freezing.

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