Farmers' Market Report August 30, 2013

Grower: Warren Pears
Description: The Warren pear is the perfectly crafted composition of its parentage. Its appearance, though less than perfect (its skin slightly scarred by nature) is quintessential: bulbous, yet bell-shaped, sun-kissed with tones of earth, sun and clay and dotted with bronze freckles hinting at the fruit’s ripeness. Each visual element is simply a precursor to the fruit’s finest qualities. When ripe, the fruit is semi-firm to the touch and the flesh of the fruit is soft, but not too tender, succulent and juicy, aromatic and candy-sweet but not cloying with complex undertones of vanilla, honey and spice.


 

 THE FARMS:

 

Frog Hollow Farms

  • Warren Pears
  • Emerald Beaut Pluots
  • Hosui Asian Pears
  • August Fire Nectarines
  • August Flame Peaches

Murray Family Farms- Bakersfield, CA

  • Autumn King Grapes
  • Concord Grapes
  • White Figs
  • Mission Figs

Gloria Tamai

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

Rutiz – Arroyo Grande, CA

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

Rancho Del Sol – Fallbrook, CA

  • Meyer Lemons
  • Gold Nugget Tangerines

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
  • Lipstick Peppers

Coleman Family Farm – Carpinteria, CA

  • Herbs
  • Baby broccoli
  • Black Kale
  • Radish- Shunkyo, Easter Egg, French Breakfast
  • Mini Mix Peppers
  • Sapote

Mike and Son Egg Ranch – Ontario, CA

  • Brown Eggs

Pudwill Farm – Nipomo, CA

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Gold Raspberries
  • Figs

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

Yasutomi Farm – Pico Rivera, CA

  • Baby Bok Choy
  • Baby Celery

McGrath Farms – Oxnard, CA

  • Lima beans
  • Tongue on Fire beans
  • Jacobs Cattle beans
  • Cranberry Beans
  • Black Kale
  • Baby Corn
  • Yellow Romas
  • Jaime Farms – CA

  • Purple Pearl Onions
  • White Pearl Onions
  • Peppers- Banana, Hungarian Wax, and Anaheim, Habaneros
  • Okra red and green
  • Windrose – Santa Barbara, CA

  • Herbs-  Marjoram, Thyme, Rosemary
  • Garlic varieties
  • Heirloom squashes- Romanesco, Bianca, and Striata
  • Red Gravenstein apples
  • Golden apples
  • Gravenstein 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 MORE weeks

Polito

  • Valencia oranges
  • Oro Blanco

Life’s a Choke

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

Jimenez

  • Romano beans

Munak

  • Rocky Sweet Melons
  • Ambrosia Melons
  • Honeyloupe Melons

Fresh Origins

  • Herb Flower Mix
  • Micro Orchid
  • Tiny Veggie Turnip
  • Micro Watercress

2 Peas in a Pod

  • Coco beans
  • Mauve runner beans
  • Cannelini beans
  • White Cap beans

Penryn Orchard

  • Kosui Asian Pears
  • Cho Juro Asian Pears
  • Hosui Asian Pears
  • Celestial Figs
  • Hosui

Wong

  • Valencia Pride Mango

Koral’s Tropical Fruit Farm

  • Varigated Figs
  • Osborne Prolific Figs
  • White Figs
  • Passionfruit
  • Sapote

Fairhills

  • Apples
  • Yellow Nectarine

Flying Disc Ranch

  • Barhi Dates