Farmers' Market Report September 20, 2012

Tahitian Squash
Grower: McGrath Family Farms

Description:The Tahitian squash is heavy, weighing anywhere from eight to thirty pounds at maturity. It has the appearance of a large elongated butternut squash with lengthwise furrowing and some crookneck shape tendencies. Its coloring are vivid like the fall colors of an aged orange maple leaf. Inside the winter Tahitian squash’s hardened rind is a thick, firm, dry flesh with rich golden colorings. The flesh contains an easily removable seed cavity at its bulbous end. The flesh has a very high sugar content and thus caramelizes as it cooks, its flavors becoming fragrant, nutty and sweet. Its texture will actually be somewhat fibrous, though, reminiscent of spaghetti squash vs. butternut squash. ……..<<Read more about this item>>

THE FARMS:

Polito Farms – Escondido, CA

  • Oro Blanco Grapefruit
  • Primavera Tangerines

Rutiz – Arroyo Grande, CA

  • Rainbow Chard
  • Leeks
  • Romano Beans
  • Baby Broccoli
  • Blue Lake Beans
  • Sierra Gold Potatoes
  • Fennel
  • Herbs – Itl Parsley, Rosemary, Mint, Thyme, Oregano, Sage
  • Black Kale
  • Jerry’s Salad Mix
  • Bloomsdale Spinach
  • Tomatillos
  • Persian Shelling Beans
  • Purslane

Coastal Organics – Camarillo, CA

  • Asst Baby Lettuce
  • Mixed Cherry Tomatoes
  • Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes

Rancho Del Sol – Fallbrook, CA

  • Meyer Lemons
  • Honey Nugget Tangerines

Garcia Organic Farm – Fallbrook, CA

  • Avocados
  • Pixie Tangerines

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

Coleman Family Farm – Carpinteria, CA

  • Freckles Lett
  • Sierra Lett
  • Treviso
  • Frisee
  • Pirat Lettuce
  • Pirella Lettuce
  • Deer Tongue Lettuce
  • Broccoli Spigarello
  • Padron Peppers
  • Shisito Peppers
  • French Sorrel
  • Escarole
  • Herbs – Thyme, Bay Leaf, Sage Flowers, Rosemary, Tarragon, Savory, Sage, Choc Mint,
  • Sunchokes

Rancho La Vina

  • Walnut Oil
  • Walnuts

Mike and Son Egg Ranch – Ontario, CA

  • Brown Eggs

Pudwill Farm – Nipomo, CA

  • Blackberrries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Mission Figs
  • Black Currants

Tutti Frutti – Santa Barbara County and Carpenteria

  • Bell Peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Sungold Cherry Tomatoes
  • Mixed Heirloom Hothouse Tomatoes
  • Acorn Squash
  • Kabocha Squash
  • Spaghetti Squash

Weiser Family Farm – Bakersfield, CA

  • Peewee Mix Potatoes
  • Ozette Potatoes
  • Red Shisito Peppers
  • Shisito Peppers
  • Padron Peppers
  • Piquillo Peppers
  • Bunch Mixed Carrots
  • Mixed Heirloom Eggplant

Flora Bella

  • Early Girl Tomatoes
  • Lemon Cucumbers
  • St Pierre Tomatoes
  • Padron Peppers
  • Purslane
  • Mizuna
  • Sweet 100 tomatoes
  • Tomatillos
  • Arugula
  • Cipollini Onions by the bunch
  • Indigo Rose Tomatoes

Yasutomi Farm – Pico Rivera, CA

  • Baby Bok Choy
  • Baby Celery

McGrath Farms – Oxnard, CA

  • Pearl White Onions
  • Pearl Red Onions
  • Baby French Beans – Green, Purple, and Yellow
  • Shelling Beans – Jacobs Cattle, Calypso, Cannelini, Tongue on Fire, Lima, Rattlesnake
  • Mixed Baby Carrots –  Orange, Yellow, and Red
  • Baby Corn
  • Zephyr Squash
  • Baby sugar watemelons

Jaime Farms – CA

  • Celery
  • Bell Peppers – Green, Red, & Purple
  • Bunched Walla Walla Onions
  • Mixed Heirloom Eggplant (small sized)
  • mini mixed peppers
  • Strawberries
  • mini yellow watermelons

JJ Lone Daughter Ranch

  • Hass Avocados
  • Fuerte Avocados
  • Valencia Oranges
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit

Windrose – Santa Barbara, CA

  • Herbs- Chives, Marjoram, Mint, Thyme, Rosemary, Savory
  • Ashmeads Kernel Apples
  • Golden Russet Apples
  • Belle De Boskoop Apples
  • Melrose Apples
  • Mutsu Apples
  • Jonagold Apples
  • Jonathan Apples
  • Kidds Red Orange

Be Wise Ranch- Escondido, CA

  • Herbs – Cilantro, Curly Parsley, Italian Parsley, Dill
  • Heirloom Tomatoes- Cherokee, Brandywine, Green Zebra, Marvel Stripe, Persimmon, White Wonder
  • Zucchini
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Cherry Tomatoes

Go Green Agriculture – San Diego, CA

  • Hydroponic Butter Lettuce – 12ct clams and 20ct bulk packs
  • Red Hydroponic Butter Lettuce

Stehly Farms Organics – San Diego, CA

  • Hass Avocados
  • Valencia Oranges

Penryn

  • Kosui Asian Pears
  • Hosui Asian Pears
  • Cho Juro Asian Pears
  • Kikusui Asian Pears
  • Shinsiki Asian Pears
  • Bartlett Pears

Raven Hill Orchard – Julian, CA

  • Empire Apples
  • Jonathan Apples

Frog Hollow Farms

  • Warren Pears
  • Hosui Asian Pears

 
 

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