Farmers' Market Report February 6, 2014


Baby Purple Artichokes

Grower: Lifes a Choke
Description: The Fiesole artichoke is defined by its tulip shaped floret and deep violet-wine colored exterior that fades little when cooked. It is harvested young (at approximately 2 inches in diameter) for its tenderness and rich flavor. An immature Fiesole artichoke also has the advantage of being virtually chokeless, though its outer leaves have the artichoke’s trademark thorny tips. It has intense fruity and nutty flavors and grassy tones and is considered to be the most flavorful of all baby artichoke varieties.
 

 THE FARMS:

 

Coastal Organics- Carpinteria, CA

  • Pink turnips
  • White Turnips
  • Radish- Black, Watermelon
  • Nantes carrots
  • Mixed baby lettuces

Crows Pass – Temecula, CA

  • Baby Chard
  • Bordeaux Spinach

Rutiz – Arroyo Grande, CA

  • Fennel
  • Romanesco
  • baby broccoli
  • sierra gold potatoes
  • Rainbow chard
  • Tuscan kale
  • Red Russian kale
  • Broccoli Raab
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Leeks

Rancho Del Sol – Fallbrook, CA

  • Kishu Mandarins- done for the year
  • Meyer Lemons
  • Cara Cara Oranges
  • Buddha hands
  • Gold Nugget Tangerines
  • Moro Blood Oranges

Garcia Organic Farm – Fallbrook, CA

  • Avocados
  • Meiwa Kumquats
  • Meyer Lemons

Fallbrook Free Range Duck Farm – Fallbrook, CA

  • Duck Eggs

Coleman Family Farm – Carpinteria, CA

  • Herbs
  • Black Kale
  • Lettuces
  • Broccoli spigarello
  • Snap Peas
  • Wood Sorrel
  • Stinging Nettles
  • Baby Broccoli
  • Radishes
  • Green Garlic
  • Chamomile Flowers
  • Coriander Flowers

Mike and Son Egg Ranch – Ontario, CA

  • Brown Eggs

Pudwill Farm – Nipomo, CA

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries

Tutti Frutti – Santa Barbara County and Carpenteria

  • Purple Carrots
  • Leeks
  • Torpedo onions
  • Bloomsdale

Weiser Family Farm – Bakersfield, CA

  • Russian Banana Potatoes
  • Peewee Mix Potatoes
  • Red Sunchokes
  • Purple sprouting broccoli

Yasutomi Farm – Pico Rivera, CA

  • Baby Bok Choy
  • Baby Celery
  • Japanese turnips

McGrath Farms – Oxnard, CA

  • Fava Tendrils
  • Red, Orange, and Yellow baby carrots
  • Wild Arugula
  • Pea Tendrils
  • Mizuna
  • English Peas
  • Red Mustard Frill
  • Jaime Farms – CA

  • Cauliflower
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Arugula
  • Bok Choy
  • Radish-fb radish, easter radish
  • White beets
  • lollo rossa

Be Wise Ranch – Escondido, CA

  • green leaf
  • red leaf
  • romaine
  • Fennel
  • Kale- green, dino, and red
  • dandelion greens
  • spring mix
  • arugula
  • collard greens
  • Red beets
  • Strawberries

Polito – Valley Center, CA

  • Valencia oranges
  • Oro blanco grapefruit
  • Blood Oranges
  • Meyer Lemons
  • Bearss Limes

Fairhills – Santa Barbara, CA

  • Fuji Apples
  • Pink Lady Apples
  • Dried Apple Chips

Schaner

  • Tahitian squash
  • Beets – three colors
  • Emu eggs
  • Shallots
  • Beets

Lee Farms – Reedley, CA

  • Page Tangerines
  • Oro Blanco
  • Cara Cara Oranges

Life’s a Choke

  • Asparagus – Small and Large
  • Baby Artichokes – Green and Purple
  • Lyon Artichokes

 Tamai

  • Strawberries
  • Thumbelina carrots