Farmers' Market Report July 26, 2013

Coco Shelling Beans
Grower: 2 Peas in a Pod

Description: Coco Shelling beans are encased in slender green to golden pods, each pod holds anywhere from one to six beans. The beans develop in the shell until they are plump enough to frame the shell’s skin. Coco Shelling beans are connected to the pod by a tiny fragment of flesh that creates the “eye” in each bean, once removed. The beans are ovate and slightly curved, glossy and near jet black with an ivory eye at the bean’s center. Though they are very lean, starchy and slightly grassy when just ripe, when cooked the beans establish a swollen, dense and meaty consistency and a nutty sweet essence. With the rapid ripening process, the cottony flesh of the shell will eventually lose water and harden as it matures and the beans will loosen readily. Dry Coco Shelling beans continue to shrink and harden as they age.



Fitzgerald Farms- Reedley, CA

  • Yellow Peaches
  • Yellow Nectarines
  • White Nectarines
  • White peaches
  • Low acid yellow peaches
  • Saturn Peaches
  • Plums- Pastel and dark, green and green/red

Murray Family Farms- Bakersfield, CA

  • Seedless Concord Grapes
  • Summer Muscat Grapes
  • Black grapes
  • White Figs
  • Mission Figs

Gloria Tamai

  • Black cherry tomatoes
  • Red Cherry Tomatoes
  • Yellow Cherry Tomatoes
  • Blue lake Beans
  • White Corn

Rutiz – Arroyo Grande, CA

  • Blue lake beans
  • fennel
  • arugula
  • leeks
  • baby broccoli
  • sierra gold potatoes

Rancho Del Sol – Fallbrook, CA

  • Meyer Lemons
  • Sorrento Lemons

Garcia Organic Farm – Fallbrook, CA

  • Avocados
  • Oro Blanco grapefruit
  • Yosemite Gold Tangerines

Ramona Duck Farm – Ramona, CA

  • Duck Eggs

Beylik Family Farms – Fillmore, CA

  • Japanese Tomatoes
  • Yellow Tomatoes
  • Persian Cucumbers

Coleman Family Farm – Carpinteria, CA

  • Herbs
  • Baby broccoli
  • Black Kale
  • Radish- Shunkyo, Easter Egg, French Breakfast

Rancho La Vina

  • Walnut Oil
  • Walnuts

Mike and Son Egg Ranch – Ontario, CA

  • Brown Eggs

Pudwill Farm – Nipomo, CA

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Gold Raspberries
  • Wild Strawberries
  • Figs
  • Black Raspberry

Tutti Frutti – Santa Barbara County and Carpenteria

  • Heirloom Tomatoes

Weiser Family Farm – Bakersfield, CA

  • All red potatoes
  • Purple potatoes
  • Peewee Mix Potatoes
  • Red Thumb Potatoes
  • Melons- cavaillon, charentais, arava, sugar cube, sugar queen, ogen, baby french
  • Padron peppers

Flora Bella

  • shisito peppers
  • Anna apple
  • Lemon cucumbers
  • german butterball

Yasutomi Farm – Pico Rivera, CA

  • Baby Bok Choy
  • Baby Celery

McGrath Farms – Oxnard, CA

  • Mixed Baby Carrots –  Orange, Yellow, and Red
  • Red young onions
  • White Scallions
  • zephyr squash
  • Lima beans
  • Cranberry Beans
  • Black Kale
  • Jaime Farms – CA

  • Rainbow Chard
  • Purple Scallion
  • Purple Pearl Onions
  • White Pearl Onions
  • Peppers- Banana, Hungarian Wax, and Anaheim
  • Cucumbers- Lemon and Persian
  • Baby Roma Tomatoes
  • Windrose – Santa Barbara, CA

  • Herbs-  Marjoram, Thyme, Rosemary
  • French leeks
  • Garlic varieties
  • Heirloom squashes- Romanesco, Bianca, and Striata
  • Anna apples
  • Golden apples

Be Wise Ranch

  • arugula
  • red beets
  • green leaf
  • red leaf
  • romaine
  • radishes
  • carrots
  • collards
  • dandelion greens
  • red dandelion greens
  • kale- dino, green, and red
  • spring mix
  • Parsley
  • Tomatoes- Cherry, grape, heirloom mix, green zebra

Woods Valley Rhubarb Ranch

  • Rhubarb-gapping for two weeks


  • Valencia oranges
  • Oro Blanco

Regier Family Farms

  • white peaches
  • yellow peaches
  • Yellow nectarine
  • White nectarine

Life’s a Choke

  • Baby Green Artichokes
  • Baby Purple Artichokes
  • Cauliflower
  • Asparagus
  • Lyon Artichokes


  • Romano beans


  • Rocky Sweet Melons
  • Ambrosia Melons
  • Honeyloupe Melons

Fresh Origins

  • Micro Shiso Red
  • Micro Mint LAvendar
  • Petite Nastrutium Leaf
  • Petite Fava Leaf
  • Flower Crystal Fennel

2 Peas in a Pod

  • Coco beans
  • Mauve runner beans
  • Cannelini beans