FM Report – Week of March 4th
Wow, a lot of our northern Cali growers are experiencing some heavy rain for this whole week – we are so lucky to be living in sunny San Diego!! Feels like spring already, doesn’t it?
Still a lot of baby beets, turnips, greens, and chards on the market so far. Hope you guys got a chance to check out those awesome Lyon artichokes with stem from Life’s A Choke; they are a variety from Southern France and are best broiled, steamed, marinated raw, stuffed, or baked! Let me know if you would like a sample!
Also, I would like to stick the the new baby broccoli from Coastal (excellent quality and a nice, smaller size) and the super sweet English peas from Rutiz. I liked them a lot better, hope you did, too!
Note: All pre-orders must be placed by Tuesday at noon to [email protected]. Emergency orders or add-ons will be accepted, but we can longer guarantee availability. If there are any special requests please feel free to ask!
2 Peas in a Pod – Oxnard, CA
Romanesco – a bright green, heirloom variety of cauliflower with a unique spiral pattern
Beylik Family Farms – Fillmore, CA
Japanese Tomatoes – a deep red tomato with a unique earthy tone
Coastal Organics – Oxnard, CA
Black Kale – also known as tuscan kale, black cabbage, or cavalo nero!
Pink and Yellow bunch Turnips – beautiful colors all the way through!
Coleman Family Farm – Carpinteria, CA
Broccoli Spigarello – great winter braising green!
Red Butter (Piret) Lettuce
Lollo Rossa Lettuce
Treviso – so young, you’ll barely recognize it. Deep green with a deep red blush
Radicchio – note: small heads! Perfect for plate garnishes.
Garcia Organic Farm – Fallbrook, CA
Cara Cara Oranges– a mix between a grapefruit and a navel orange gives it its signature salmon colored flesh!
Paige Tangerines – bet you can’t eat just one, so order up!
Meiwa Kumquats – a Japanese variety that has a sweeter pulp
Harry’s Berries – Oxnard, CA
Note: Their tomatoes are reaching the end of their season, but they are still amazingly sweet, so keep up the orders for now!
Yellow Cherry Tomatoes
Baby Red Roma Tomatoes
Jaime Farm – Ontario, CA
Mixed Baby Bunch Carrots – beautiful baby yellow, orange, and round carrots
French Breakfast Radish, Easter Egg Radish, and Watermelon Radish!– clipped tops! Available for discounted pricing 🙂
Life’s A Choke – Lompoc, CA
Baby Anzio Artichokes – a cross between green and purple artichokes, and very meaty!
Baby Purple (Fiesole) Artichokes– not as meaty, but beautiful color and a nutty flavor
Lyon Artichoke with stem– large and in charge! This is a very jumbo, round, meaty variety from Southern France that has very little bitterness, if any, compared to other varieties
Pencil Asparagus– pre-order only
McGrath Family Farm – Camarillo, CA
Baby Bunch Candy Beets, Red Beets, Gold Beets, and NEW! White Beets
Green and Red Frill Mustard Greens – both colors are available, so get frilly with it!
English Peas – see Rutiz Farm
Red Okami Spinach – a uniquiely shaped leaf with a deep red stem and veins – great for sauteing!
Baby White Japanese Turnips
Firecracker Lettuce – deep red and a bit frilly!
Mike and Son Egg Ranch – Ontario, CA
Brown Eggs (15 doz case only)
Polito Family Farm – Valley Center, CA
Oro Blanco Grapefuit – golden-flesh, sweet and juicy – still going strong!
Rutiz Farm – Arroyo Grande, CA
Sugar Snap Peas
Weiser Family Farm – Bakersfield, CA
Red Thumb Potatoes – red skinned on the outside, and pretty in pink on the inside
Russian Banana Fingerlings – baker size, but oh so creamy..
French Heirloom Fingerlings – red-skinned and white-fleshed, has a very silky texture (baker size)
Mix Baby Carrots – all heirloom varieties!
MICRO Mix Carrots– whoo hoo! They’re back! A little bit more expensive but I know some of you really love the super small size – same heirloom mix as the baby
Windrose Farm – Paso Robles, CA
*Only a few pounds left of Hauer Pippen and Granny Smith apples! Done for the season!
Yasutomi Farm – Pico Rivera, CA
Baby Bok Choy – amazingly tender, and small enough to braise whole
Baby Celery – this celery’s life was cut short just for you