Farmer's Market Report September 20, 2013


French Leeks

Grower: Windrose
Description: French leeks differentiate themselves from common leeks in both appearance and flavor. The French leek is sleek with more snowy white flesh versus green throughout its shank, which is advantageous as the green leaves can be fibrous and less edible raw. French leeks have a savory sweet aroma and flavor without the pungency of other alliums, their flesh consistently moist and tender. Young French leeks can be about a foot in length while mature leeks can reach up to two feet while still maintaining their slim figure. Ideally, French leeks will be 1/2″ in diameter and not reach diameters of more than 3/4″ inch.

 THE FARMS:

 

Frog Hollow Farms

  • Warren Pears
  • Emerald Beaut Pluots
  • Hosui Asian Pears
  • August Fire Nectarines
  • Golden Russet Bosc Pears

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
  • 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

Fallbrook Free Range Duck Farm – Fallbrook, 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
  • Padron peppers
  • Sunchokes

Yasutomi Farm – Pico Rivera, CA

  • Baby Bok Choy
  • Baby Celery

McGrath Farms – Oxnard, CA

  • Tongue on Fire beans
  • Jacobs Cattle beans
  • Cranberry Beans
  • 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

  • Keitt Mango

Koral’s Tropical Fruit Farm

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

Fairhills

  • Apples
  • Yellow Nectarine

Flying Disc Ranch

  • Barhi Dates