Farmers' Market Report April 5, 2013

Baby Green Artichokes
Grower: Life’s a Choke

Description: Baby Green artichokes are roughly two inches in diameter when harvested. Their tender firm leaves form a compact floret with pistachio and lime green tones throughout. Baby Green artichokes are nearly chokeless, though they will still contain needle-like thorns on the tips of the artichoke’s outer leaves. A raw Baby Green artichoke is crisp, slightly bitter, tanic and nutty. When cooked, Baby Green artichokes develop flavors of toasted nuts, dry grass and caramel. Although not as meaty as a globe, they still provide a substantial meaty consistency when cooked. Of all the baby varieties, the Green provides the most “heart”, which is considered the most edible and delicious part of the plant. ……<<Read more about this item>>
 

 THE FARMS:

 

Rutiz – Arroyo Grande, CA

  • Sweet spring onions
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Bloomsdale spinach
  • fennel
  • green garlic
  • arugula
  • leeks
  • baby broccoli
  • Herbs – Rosemary, mint, thyme

Rancho Del Sol – Fallbrook, CA

  • Meyer Lemons
  • Sorrento Lemons
  • 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, French Breakfast
  • Green garlic
  • Mustard frill greens red
  • Stinging Nettles
  • Snap Peas
  • Baby Broccoli

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
  • Cauliflower

Weiser Family Farm – Bakersfield, CA

  • All red potatoes
  • Purple potatoes
  • Peewee Mix Potatoes

Flora Bella

  • Mizuna
  • Stinging Nettles
  • Collard Greens
  • Cardoons
  • Baby Purple Turnips
  • Baby White Turnip
  • FB radish
  • Red Mustard Greens
  • Miners Lettuce
  • Escarole
  • Frisee
  • Baby Mache
  • German Butterball Potatoes
  • Arugula
  • Baby Fennel
  • Red Russian Kale
  • Rapini Flowers
  • Arugula Flowers

Yasutomi Farm – Pico Rivera, CA

  • Baby Bok Choy
  • Baby Celery
  • Mizuna
  • Upland cress
  • Onion Chives
  • Japanese Cucumber
  • Komatsuna
  • Daikon

McGrath Farms – Oxnard, CA

  • Mixed Baby Carrots –  Orange, Yellow, and Red
  • Red young onions
  • White Scallions
  • Wild Arugula
  • White Beets
  • Forono Red Beets
  • Watermelon Radish
  • Rapini
  • Pea Tendrils
  • Green Okami Spinach
  • Baby Turnips
  • Red Mustard Frill
  • English Peas
  • Fava Tendrils

Jaime Farms – CA

  • Celery
  • FB radish
  • Albian Strawberries
  • Chards- Rainbow, Red, and Green
  • Black Kale
  • Green Cabbage
  • Bok Choy Blossom Flowers
  • Broccoli Blossom Flowers

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
  • Fennel
  • Lambs Quarter Spinach
  • Arugula
  • Pink turnips
  • Gold Turnips
  • White Turnips
  • Red carrots
  • Nante carrots
  • Baby broccoli
  • Red beets

Be Wise Ranch

  • arugula
  • 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

Woods Valley Rhubarb Ranch

  • Rhubarb

Polito

  • Sweet lemon
  • Eureka Lemon
  • Toms Terrific Tangerine
  • Clementines

 

 
 

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