Farmers' Market Report August 1, 2014


Sunflowers
Grower: McGrath Family Farms

Description: The Sunflower is given the botanical name Helianthus annuus, from the Greek word, “helios” (sun) and “anthos” (flower). Easily recognized for its large flower head, the Sunflower has numerous yellow petals surrounding the dark brown center. The center of the Sunflower is composed of tiny florets, which later become edible seeds. The entire Sunflower is edible including the leaves, stems, seeds and petals. The petals of the Sunflower offer a mild floral taste with bitter notes, while the seeds offer a toasted nutty savor. The Sunflower heart has a very tender texture, that presents an artichoke-like flavor that is also mildly sweet as well as astringent. 
 
 

 THE FARMS:

 

Suzie’s Farm

  • French Breakfast Radish
  • Easter Egg Radish
  • Sweet Peppers- Italian red, Italian yellow, pimento, chocolate bells, purple bells, lime bells
  • Mild Peppers- Padron, Shisito, Red Shisito
  • Hot Peppers- Hungarian Wax, Fresno, Serrano
  • Tomatoes- Red Cherry, Yellow Cherry, Indigo Rose
  • Squash- Patty Pan, Zucchini, Costata Romanesco, Blossoms
  • Watermelon Cucumber gherkins
  • Fennel
  • Red Onion
  • Yellow Onion
  • Eggplant- Italian Black, Italian White, Rosa Bianca, Graffiti
  • Melons- Canteloupe, Honeydew, Muskmelon
  • Herbs- Chives, Basil, Nepitella, Sage, Oregano, Thyme, Dill, Rosemary, Parsley, Cilantro

Stehly Farms

  • Blood Oranges
  • Valencia Oranges
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit

Coastal Organics- Carpinteria, CA

  • Early Girl tomatoes
  • Sweet onions
  • Mixed summer squash
  • Marmonte French heirloom tomatoes
  • Mixed Cherry tomatoes

Rutiz – Arroyo Grande, CA

  • Fennel
  • Jerry’s Berries
  • Baby broccoli
  • Broccoli
  • Purslane
  • Blue Lake green beans
  • Rhubarb
  • Romano Beans
  • Persian cukes
  • Leeks
  • Persian Cucumbers
  • Sierra Gold Potatoes
  • Red skin potatoes
  • Rainbow carrots
  • Spring Onions
  • Herbs- Sage, Oregano, Rosemary, thyme, mint, persian cress, dill, italian parsley

Rancho Del Sol – Fallbrook, CA

  • Meyer lemons
  • Gold Nugget tangerines
  • Sorrento lemons

Garcia Organic Farm – Fallbrook, CA

  • Yosemite Gold Tangerines
  • Avocados

Loo Loo Farms – Paso Robles, CA

  • Colored hen eggs
  • Duck eggs

Coleman Family Farm – Carpinteria, CA

  • Black Kale
  • Lettuces
  • Radishes
  • Agretti
  • Watermelon Gherkin Cucumbers
  • Anise Hyssop
  • Nepitella
  • Papalo
  • Black Mint
  • Borage Flowers
  • Purple Shiso
  • Korean Shiso
  • Chamomile

Mike and Son Egg Ranch – Ontario, CA

  • Brown Eggs

Pudwill Farm – Nipomo, CA

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Figs
  • Golden Raspberries

Julian Berries

  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries

Tutti Frutti – Santa Barbara County and Carpenteria

  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • English Peas

Weiser Family Farm – Bakersfield, CA

  • Russian Banana Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Ogen melons
  • Sugar cube melons
  • Sugar queen melons
  • Cavallion melon
  • Arava melon
  • Eggplant- caliope, gretel, choryko, suraj, hansel, barbarella, raja

Yasutomi Farm – Pico Rivera, CA

  • Baby Bok Choy
  • Baby Celery
  • Japanese cucumbers

McGrath Farms – Oxnard, CA

  • Sunflowers
  • Baby French Beans
  • Lima Beans
  • Jaime Farms – CA
  • Cayenne Peppers
  • Pepperoncini peppers
  • Daikon radish blossoms
  • Radish-fb radish, easter radish

Be Wise Ranch – Escondido, CA

  • Arugula
  • Red leaf
  • Kale- green, dino, and red
  • dandelion greens- green and red
  • spring mix
  • Carrots
  • Eggplant
  • Squash – Zucchini, Eight Ball, Floridor Round
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Slicer Tomatoes
  • Heirloom Tomatoes- Black Krim, Brandywine, Cherokee, Golden Jubilee, Green Zebra, Marvel Stripe, Persimmon, Tigerella (STRAIGHT VARIETY CASES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST, OTHERWISE WILL COME MIXED)

Polito – Valley Center, CA

  • Valencia oranges
  • Oro blanco grapefruit
  • Clementines
  • Limes

Schaner

  • Hen eggs
  • Shallots

Lee Farms – Reedley, CA

  • Pluots
  • White Peaches
  • Yellow Peaches
  • Yellow Nectarines
  • White Nectarines
  • Tomcord Grapes
  • Beaute Plums

Life’s a Choke

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

 Tamai

  • Strawberries
  • White corn
  • Mixed Cherry Tomatoes
  • Mini mixed sweet peppers

Kong Thao Farms

  • Black Eyed Shelling Peas
  • Purple Hull Shelling Beans
  • Blue Crown Fruit
  • Filipino, Indian, Thai, Japanese eggplant
  • Cherry mixed tomatoes

Fitzgerald Farms

  • Yellow Peaches
  • Peacotum
  • Dancing Demon Pluots

Crows Pass

  • Red Torpedo Onions
  • Temecula Honey Spring Onions

Dassi Family Farms – Leucadia, CA

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

Frog Hollow Farms – Brentwood, CA

  • Flavor Top Pluots
  • Dapple Dandy Pluots
  • Flavor King Nectarines
  • Opal White Peaches
  • Zee Lady Yellow Peaches

Koral’s Tropical Farm – Vista, CA

  • Reed Avocados
  • Figs

2 Peas in a Pod

  • Mauve Runner Shelling beans
  • Coco Shelling Beans
  • Canellini Shelling Beans

Black Sheep Produce

  • Golden Snow Peas
  • Purple Wax Beans
  • Yellow Wax Beans
  • Strawberries
  • BiColor Corn
  • Papalo
  • Watermelon Radish
  • Zucchini
  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Beets

Dates By Davall

  • Brown Turkish Figs

JJ Lone Daughter

  • Pink Lemons
  • Oro blanco
  • Passionfruit
  • Reed avocadoes