Farmers' Market Report May 9, 2014


Apriums
Grower: Fitzgerald Farms

Description: The aprium has the initial appearance of a small deep rose-hued apricot, a physical trait inherited from its plum parentage. It skin is covered with a near translucent fuzz which the fruit inherited from its other parent, the apricot. The fruit’s flesh, when ripe, is sweet forward with a bright and tart finishing mouthful. The flesh is also more comparable to a plum with layers of juice that make the fruit’s consistency delicious when just ripe, yet mealy when overly matured. Apriums are classified as a “climacteric fruit”, meaning the fruit continues to ripen after picking.
 

 THE FARMS:

 

Coastal Organics- Carpinteria, CA

  • Pink turnips
  • White turnips
  • Radish- Black,
  • Mixed baby lettuces
  • Baby broccoli
  • Arugula
  • Round Orbit Carrots

Rutiz – Arroyo Grande, CA

  • Fennel
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • English Peas
  • Artichokes
  • sierra gold potatoes
  • Green Garlic
  • Celery Root
  • Jerry’s Berries
  • Fava Beans
  • Bloomsdale Spinach
  • Spring Onions
  • Herbs- Sage, Oregano, Rosemary, thyme, mint, persian cress, dill, italian, arugula, cilantro, chives, french tarragon

Rancho Del Sol – Fallbrook, CA

  • Meyer Lemons
  • Gold Nugget Tangerines

Garcia Organic Farm – Fallbrook, CA

  • Meiwa Kumquats
  • Gold Nugget Tangerines

Metzer Family Farm, – Salinas, CA

  • Duck Eggs

Coleman Family Farm – Carpinteria, CA

  • Herbs
  • Black Kale
  • Lettuces
  • Chamomile
  • Snap Peas
  • Stinging Nettles
  • Radishes
  • Green Garlic
  • Coriander Flowers
  • Borage Flowers

Mike and Son Egg Ranch – Ontario, CA

  • Brown Eggs

Pudwill Farm – Nipomo, CA

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Mulberries
  • Pink Lemonade Blueberries
  • Golden Raspberries

Tutti Frutti – Santa Barbara County and Carpenteria

  • Purple Carrots
  • Leeks
  • Torpedo onions
  • Purple Turnips
  • English Peas

Weiser Family Farm – Bakersfield, CA

  • Russian Banana Potatoes
  • Peewee Mix Potatoes…..gapping for 3 weeks

Yasutomi Farm – Pico Rivera, CA

  • Baby Bok Choy
  • Baby Celery
  • Japanese cucumbers
  • Shisito Peppers

McGrath Farms – Oxnard, CA

  • Red, Orange, and Yellow baby carrots
  • Wild Arugula
  • Mizuna
  • Red Mustard Frill
  • Jaime Farms – CA

  • Cauliflower
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Arugula
  • Daikon radish blossoms
  • Radish-fb radish, easter radish
  • White beets
  • Red butter lettuce
  • 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
  • Beets- red, gold, chiogga
  • Strawberries
  • Bok choy
  • Green cabbage
  • Chard- Rbow, Red, and Green
  • Carrots
  • Zucchini

Polito – Valley Center, CA

  • Valencia oranges
  • Oro blanco grapefruit
  • Primavera Tangerines

Schaner

  • Hen eggs
  • Shallots
  • Sage Flowers
  • Beets

Lee Farms – Reedley, CA

  • Gold Nuggets
  • Cara Cara Oranges
  • White Peaches

Life’s a Choke

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

 Tamai

  • Strawberries
  • Thumbelina carrots

Kong Thao Farms

  • Sprouting collard greens
  • Green garlic
  • Garlic Scapes
  • Pea Tendrils
  • Sugar snaps
  • Persian Mulberries

Fitzgerald Farms

  • Carmen Miranda Nectarines
  • Yellow Peaches
  • Apriums
  • Yellow Nectarines
  • White Nectarines

Murray Family Farms

  •  Brooks Cherries
  • Sequoia Cherries
  • Rainier Cherries
  • Apricots
  • Yellow Peaches
  • Donut Peaches

Crows Pass

  • Red Torpedo Onions
  • Temecula Honey Spring Onions
  • Assorted Summer Squash
  • San Marzano, Sweet 100 and Sungold Tomatoes coming in June!

Dassi Family Farms – Leucadia, CA

  • Cocktail Roma Tomatoes
  • Red Heirloom Tomatoes
  • On the vine red  tomatoes
  • On the vine green tomatoes